New Jersey thrash n’ rollers HAMMER FIGHT have teamed with MetalInjection.net for the exclusive premiere of the music video for “I Didn’t Feel Like Drinking (Until I Started Drinking).” Directed by DC in the City (www.dcinthecityproductions.com), the song comes off the band’s forthcoming debut full-length album, Chug of War.
Check out the video at this location.
Chug of War, which follows the band’s 2011 untitled EP, was recorded by Bobby Torres at The Machine Shop in Belleville, NJ. Artwork for the album came from a collaboration between Hammer Fight bassist/vocalist Drew Murphy and Buz Hasson, tattoo artist and co-creator of the comic book The Living Corpse. Chug of War is set for release on November 12 via Horror Gore Pain Death Productions.
Guitarist Todd Stern comments on Chug of War, “It’s something we’ve all been looking forward to putting out forever. A record that isn’t here to compete sonically with the current state of metal affairs. Rather than taking a crack at being the heaviest, the darkest, or the fastest… we aimed for a record that would serve as the catalyst that helps transform your boring day into a good fucking time. Listen loud, rock hard, and have FUN kids. That’s what counts most…”
This initial release will be limited to only 500 copies. Pre-orders for the CD and a CD + t-shirt bundle are available from the band’s web store at hammerfight.bigcartel.com.
Horror Gore Pain Death Productions is also offering pre-orders at this location.
In support of Chug of War, Hammer Fight has announced the 10-date “Chug of Tour Volume 2” tour, which kicks off November 14 in Philadelphia. Dates are as follows:
11/14 – Philadelphia, PA – The M Room
11/15 – Richmond, VA – The Compound
11/16 – Chesapeake, VA – Rodger’s Sports Pub
11/17 – Raleigh, NC – Slim’s
11/18 – Nashville, TN – TBA
11/19 – Columbus, OH – The Shrunken Head
11/20 – Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge
11/21 – Akron, OH – Annabelle’s Lounge
11/22 – Erie, PA – The Beer Mug
11/23 – Asbury Park, NJ – The Saint
Spawned from a New Jersey scene saturated with death metal and hardcore, HAMMER FIGHT brings a sound that many kids these days may have missed; Hard Rockin’ Metal. Versatile enough to share the stage with the most extreme death metal acts to classic hard rock bands and everything in between. HAMMER FIGHT is here to kick some ass! Keep your eyes and ears open, they’ll be in your town soon.
Drew Murphy – Bass, Vocals
Ryan Blackman – Guitar
Todd Stern – Guitar
Justin Spaeth – Drums