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Hammerhead - Stiff

Hammerhead - Stiff
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Heavy melodic rock with chunky riffs, soaring harmonised vocals, dual guitar solos - very, very catchy!


  *****AUTOGRAPHED COPY*****   

 

Track Listing
1. Animal   3:14  
2. Dance of the Mail Order Bride   4:09  
3. Peacefully   4:16  
4. Fight   4:27  
5. Feel the Pain   4:36 
6. The One You Knock Back   4:04 
7. Hot When You Cry   4:28 
8. Never the Same   4:18 
9. Pure Evil   2:43 
10. Emirembe   5:30 
11. On Her Own   4:50    
12. Clinically Excited   4:23 
Click on above buttons to hear samples from select tracks

 


  More info & Reviews 

 Four piece Hobart heavy rock band Hammerhead began with the mission to wake the dead with an original flavour of ball tearing rock and roll that hasn’t been seen or heard in Tasmania for a long time. Extremely catchy songs, air tight rhythm section, chunky riffs, dual guitar solos, soaring harmonised vocals and extraordinary musicianship make it hard to take your eyes off live performances. Lead guitarist Adrian Scott’s (AKA Shred Master General – as he’s known around Tasmania) stunning fret board gymnastics alone are a must see!

Hammerhead’s debut 12 track album, entitled “Stiff”, came out in January 2006. The album was entirely self-produced and captures the bands powerful sound and intricate arrangements with twelve awesome tracks. Stiff received raving reviews and local air play, and paid for itself within the first month of its release. Four tracks from the album can be heard at www.purevolume.com/hammerheadaus. In recent times Hammerhead have supported bands including The Screaming Jets, The Panics, and Lord. The band are currently focussing on producing album number two as well as heading interstate for a string of gigs to follow-up Stiff prior to the release of the next album.

 


 

" There are 666 reasons to buy this debut EP by this local Tasmanian band that is Hammerhead. At 51 minutes length, this album attempts to be nothing more than a solid exponent of guitar driving rock and solos, with a filth rocking fervor and vitality that shakes. Yes, it rocks like successful CPR. Every rose has its thorn, but this album with its dark titles has a lot of character. With its searing minor harmonic guitar scales, fret-melting Stratocasters, the verse, the chorus, bridge and solo of ‘Dance of the Mail Order Bride’ is an obvious choice for a single.

With its amusing title, one can hardly think that this album is really about the expression of a singer with an mail-order Motley Crue live in Japan rare unreleased b-side in his hands after it arrives in the post, but just like that mail-order, it delivers - straight from the album sleeves of the 80s, dusty but untarnished. Riff metal once a pop culture sorely missed through the grunge years, today a genre given various guises, contortions, dimensions, hues and codas. Whether it’s too done is another matter for the listener, 80s metal is an enormous memory relapse – Hammerhead are serious about it and pull off the pastiche with undeniable ease. There is always an excellent excuse for starting a band – but playing the music that you grew up listening too is very understandable. I know I did – the time and the place you first heard White Lion, Hanoi Rocks or Queensryche. Legs-splaying, plank-spanking goodness. Asides from things, there are bands such as Wolfmother and The Darkness whom have made the style prominent and accessible. What a nice change to the entire industry Britpop or House techno it makes any day.

Kicking out the jams & laying down the mood of the album hereafter, the track “Peacefully” is also very solid – the lyrics are great – “step back from a heart attack, I’m alive and I’m awake and I move the stone. I’m not the chosen one but at least I'm living peacefully here on my own”. Hammerhead get mega-sensitive on our arses with ‘Emirembe’ being a power ballad which has been crooned, delivered and studio produced with remarkable clarity just like soft metal ought to be done. The lengthy soloing contained within the song ‘Fight’ are executed with precision. Other tracks sing of personal anguish, loneliness and pain in a world gone mad like ‘Feel the Pain’ ‘The One You Knock Back’ and ‘Pure Evil’ – themes not lost on the hordes of those whom want to rock. The duo of Nick and Adrian on vo-kills resonates on tracks like ‘Hot When You Cry’ and my favourite ‘Clinically Excited’ with its hard riffs is a perfect way to finish the album – I think another good single, and I cant wait to see the clip, the northern suburbs being perfect fodder for it as in the cover art. Its obvious that the Hammerhead guys are having a lot of fun and the invite to fang down highway route 666 should be took up with undaunted enthusiasm and wild abandon – so get this CD throbbing in your hot little palms at a shop near you today."

 ------------------------------------------------ *Review of Stiff* (by "Martin" taken from The Naked Dwarf website on 7th March 06)


 You can visit their website or e-mail them at nick.reeve@dhhs.tas.gov.au

 


 

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Heavy melodic rock with chunky riffs, soaring harmonised vocals, dual guitar solos - very, very catchy!


  *****AUTOGRAPHED COPY*****   

 

Track Listing
1. Animal   3:14  
2. Dance of the Mail Order Bride   4:09  
3. Peacefully   4:16  
4. Fight   4:27  
5. Feel the Pain   4:36 
6. The One You Knock Back   4:04 
7. Hot When You Cry   4:28 
8. Never the Same   4:18 
9. Pure Evil   2:43 
10. Emirembe   5:30 
11. On Her Own   4:50    
12. Clinically Excited   4:23 
Click on above buttons to hear samples from select tracks

 


  More info & Reviews 

 Four piece Hobart heavy rock band Hammerhead began with the mission to wake the dead with an original flavour of ball tearing rock and roll that hasn’t been seen or heard in Tasmania for a long time. Extremely catchy songs, air tight rhythm section, chunky riffs, dual guitar solos, soaring harmonised vocals and extraordinary musicianship make it hard to take your eyes off live performances. Lead guitarist Adrian Scott’s (AKA Shred Master General – as he’s known around Tasmania) stunning fret board gymnastics alone are a must see!

Hammerhead’s debut 12 track album, entitled “Stiff”, came out in January 2006. The album was entirely self-produced and captures the bands powerful sound and intricate arrangements with twelve awesome tracks. Stiff received raving reviews and local air play, and paid for itself within the first month of its release. Four tracks from the album can be heard at www.purevolume.com/hammerheadaus. In recent times Hammerhead have supported bands including The Screaming Jets, The Panics, and Lord. The band are currently focussing on producing album number two as well as heading interstate for a string of gigs to follow-up Stiff prior to the release of the next album.

 


 

" There are 666 reasons to buy this debut EP by this local Tasmanian band that is Hammerhead. At 51 minutes length, this album attempts to be nothing more than a solid exponent of guitar driving rock and solos, with a filth rocking fervor and vitality that shakes. Yes, it rocks like successful CPR. Every rose has its thorn, but this album with its dark titles has a lot of character. With its searing minor harmonic guitar scales, fret-melting Stratocasters, the verse, the chorus, bridge and solo of ‘Dance of the Mail Order Bride’ is an obvious choice for a single.

With its amusing title, one can hardly think that this album is really about the expression of a singer with an mail-order Motley Crue live in Japan rare unreleased b-side in his hands after it arrives in the post, but just like that mail-order, it delivers - straight from the album sleeves of the 80s, dusty but untarnished. Riff metal once a pop culture sorely missed through the grunge years, today a genre given various guises, contortions, dimensions, hues and codas. Whether it’s too done is another matter for the listener, 80s metal is an enormous memory relapse – Hammerhead are serious about it and pull off the pastiche with undeniable ease. There is always an excellent excuse for starting a band – but playing the music that you grew up listening too is very understandable. I know I did – the time and the place you first heard White Lion, Hanoi Rocks or Queensryche. Legs-splaying, plank-spanking goodness. Asides from things, there are bands such as Wolfmother and The Darkness whom have made the style prominent and accessible. What a nice change to the entire industry Britpop or House techno it makes any day.

Kicking out the jams & laying down the mood of the album hereafter, the track “Peacefully” is also very solid – the lyrics are great – “step back from a heart attack, I’m alive and I’m awake and I move the stone. I’m not the chosen one but at least I'm living peacefully here on my own”. Hammerhead get mega-sensitive on our arses with ‘Emirembe’ being a power ballad which has been crooned, delivered and studio produced with remarkable clarity just like soft metal ought to be done. The lengthy soloing contained within the song ‘Fight’ are executed with precision. Other tracks sing of personal anguish, loneliness and pain in a world gone mad like ‘Feel the Pain’ ‘The One You Knock Back’ and ‘Pure Evil’ – themes not lost on the hordes of those whom want to rock. The duo of Nick and Adrian on vo-kills resonates on tracks like ‘Hot When You Cry’ and my favourite ‘Clinically Excited’ with its hard riffs is a perfect way to finish the album – I think another good single, and I cant wait to see the clip, the northern suburbs being perfect fodder for it as in the cover art. Its obvious that the Hammerhead guys are having a lot of fun and the invite to fang down highway route 666 should be took up with undaunted enthusiasm and wild abandon – so get this CD throbbing in your hot little palms at a shop near you today."

 ------------------------------------------------ *Review of Stiff* (by "Martin" taken from The Naked Dwarf website on 7th March 06)


 You can visit their website or e-mail them at nick.reeve@dhhs.tas.gov.au

 


 

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