Gloryhammer to release Return to the Kingdom of Fife + Tour with Alestorm
Chart-storming power metal warriors Gloryhammer are back and proudly announcing their highly anticipated upcoming fourth album, Return to the Kingdom of Fife, out June 2, 2023 via Napalm Records! Wasting no time, the band has released the epic first single, “Keeper of the Celestial Flame of Abernethy”, cut from the upcoming masterpiece. The track features a relentless blast of hyper-catchy laser-choruses that assault your ears on a non-stop voyage through space and time, and is not to be missed! A guaranteed singer-pipe ear-trumpet for all future live shows!
“Keeper of the Celestial Flame of Abernethy” is accompanied by a high quality animated music video, with which Gloryhammer exceeds all expectations! The exciting, action-packed music video – directed and animated by Alex Henderson – reveals the origin tale of the evil sorcerer Zargothrax, and shows the visual world of Gloryhammer the way it was always meant to be seen! Watch the music video for “Keeper Of The Celestial Flame Of Abernethy” here.
“Keeper Of The Celestial Flame Of Abernethy” is a tale begins long in the past, 1000 years before even Angus McFife was born. A simple peasant by the name of Zargothrax lived a peaceful existence weaving baskets in a village called Auchtermuchty, until the legendary hero Dundax decided to build a new Kingdom in his lands… the Kingdom of Fife. Follow the rise of Zargothrax into a twisted sorcerer of chaos and evil, as he seeks the ultimate revenge on the Prince of Fife and all his descendants!
With the journey back to Fife, Return to the Kingdom of Fife starts with trumpeting horns to lead them into battle, before jumping straight into “Holy Flaming Hammer of the Unholy Cosmic Frost,” telling the tale of reclaiming the lost Kingdom with the use of the mighty and majestic Holy Flaming Hammer. But the evil wizard has laid waste all over the Kingdom after the devastating war of Dundee, forming the nuclear wasteland of “Imperium Dundaxia.” Crossing through the diseased Kingdom, the mighty Hootsman and his warriors ride on nuclear motorbikes as the “Wasteland Warrior Hoots Patrol” fights goblins and controls the law of the land. The Grandmaster Proletius leads his “Brothers of Crail” to fight together and defeat the evil wizard Zargothrax. Rising to the occasion, the brave prince Angus McFife brings together warriors from across the land to fight in the name of “Fife Eternal!” Onwards on their journey, the mighty heroes must cross through the Dwarven Caverns and defeat the “Sword Lord of the Goblin Horde” to ignite the path to retrieve the legendary weapon known as the “Vorpal Laserblaster of the Pittenweem”… but our heroes are too late, for the weapon has been stolen by a great force of evil! The great journey comes to its climax as the evil sorcerer and master of nightmares, Zargothrax, wields ungodly power as the “Keeper of the Celestial Flame of Abernethy,” and the group of mighty warriors come together in one final attempt vanquish the evil double wizards from the Kingdom of Fife in “Maleficus Geminus (Colossus Matrix 38B – Ultimate Invocation of the Binary Thaumaturge).”
Return To The Kingdom Of Fife tracklist:
1. Incoming Transmission
2. Holy Flaming Hammer of Unholy Cosmic Frost
3. Imperium Dundaxia
4. Wasteland Warrior Hoots Patrol
5. Brothers of Crail
6. Fife Eternal
7. Sword Lord of the Goblin Horde
8. Vorpal Laserblaster of Pittenweem
9. Keeper of the Celestial Flame of Abernethy
10. Maleficus Geminus (Colossus Matrix 38B – Ultimate Invocation of the Binary Thaumaturge)
This is an album for the ages – power metal shines brighter than ever on the thrilling and action-packed Return to the Kingdom of Fife! Preorder your copy now!
Gloryhammer US Tour Dates w/Alestorm:
05.05.23 – Charlotte, NC / The Fillmore
05.06.23 – North Myrtle Beach, SC / House of Blues
05.07.23 – St. Petersburg, FL / Jannus Live
05.09.23 – Dallas, TX / The Granada
05.10.23 – San Antonio, TX / The Aztec Theatre
05.12.23 – Tempe, AZ / Marquee Theatre
05.13.23 – San Diego, CA / The Observatory North Park
05.14.23 – Los Angeles, CA / The Wiltern
05.15.23 – San Francisco, CA / The Regency Ballroom
05.17.23 – Seattle, WA / Showbox Market
05.18.23 – Portland, OR / Roseland Theater
05.20.23 – Salt Lake City, UT / The Depot
05.21.23 – Denver, CO / The Oriental Theater
05.23.23 – Minneapolis, MN / The Lyric
05.24.23 – Chicago, IL / The Vic
05.26.23 – Worcester, MA / The Palladium
05.27.23 – New York, NY / Irving Plaza
05.28.23 – Silver Spring, MD / The Fillmore
In the not-so-distant Kingdom of Fife, there lies a band like no other. Gloryhammer embodies the very essence of power metal and epic fantasy, with a sound so majestic and grandiose that it could only be the work of the gods themselves. Led by the manifestation of extreme trumpet-chaos in battle-mode, Gloryhammer has been waging a never-ending fight against the forces of Zargothrax since their formation in 2010.
With their soaring hyper-melodies, multitudinous orchestra-explosions and thunderous nano-guitar riffs, they have become the undisputed champions of the power metal scene, drawing in legions of fans from across the galaxy with their epic tales of intergalactic warfare, cosmic sorcery, and heroic deeds. It has been four years since the band’s last release, but the wait is finally over for another massive onslaught of power metal greatness.
Sozos Michael (Angus McFife) – Vocals
Paul Templing (Ser Proletius) – Guitars
James Cartwright (The Hootsman) – Bass
Michael Barber (Zargothrax) – Keyboards
Ben Turk (Ralathor) – Drums