Metal / Progressive Metal / Classic
now less than a week until Hamerex play their 100th show at the Apocalypse 2012
Festival at the Snooty Fox in Wakefield organized by the band.
Hamerex will be playing a
mixture of old, Rites Of Passage and new songs for their headline show which will
feature 6 other bands. The Apocalypse 2012 Festival on Saturday 15th December is
free entry and starts at 3pm and will also be streamed live on the internet at www.snootyfoxlive.com and www.hamerex.com/live-stream.
Bands and Set Times:
10:00pm - 10:45pm
Back To The Sea 9:00pm - 9:45pm
The Occupier 8:00pm - 8:45pm
Rok Ink 7:00pm - 7:45pm
--- 1 Hour Break ---
Of Violence 5:15pm - 6:00pm
Deformation Of Man 4:15pm - 5:00pm
InSpades.INC 3:15pm - 4:00pm
There will also be a Jewelry
stall and band merchandise available from the bands during the course of the day.
Facebook Event Page
"With a title like "IX" it will come as no surprise that this is Hamerex's second
album. Hang on, that can't be right! Ok, so it's their ninth release if you count
demos and singles. The band hail from Wakefield and play metal that borders on thrash.
There's a definite Iron Maiden influence in there, and also a bit of Testament.
All in all, this is pretty good. It does have its limitations, but these are more
to do with budget than talent. Opening with a brief instrumental, "IX Circles",
which owes more than a nod to "Ides of March", the band hit their stride with "The
Life of Death". It's very traditional metal, with shouty vocals and some nice guitar
Like I said, the only real criticism is in the production. But then if you have an
album of NWOBHM influenced metal, then a rough production just adds to the authenticity.
- 6 Powerpoints" Martin Howell, Powerplay Magazine
"The track of the album for
me is ‘The Night of Samhain‘. An epic 11 minute journey of mythical
adventure with some excellent musical sequences, time changes and story telling
and that’s what Hamerex are about. Crafted musicians writing music how they
like it without trying to fit into any specific genre of ‘Heavy Metal’
and telling there story how it should be done. Go and see them live, I’m confident
you will be head banging or at the very least, nodding your head. - 4/5" Vince
Hempstead, TBFM Magazine
"I love the catchy and economical
riffs driven by pulsing bass and fort-holding drums. Moule’s vocals are perfect,
hearkening back to a golden and oft-forgotten era. Fans of Meliah Rage, Anvil, Iron
Maiden and NWOBHM will enjoy Hamerex, as will fans that are looking for simple head-banging
metal without all the complications to go along with frothy ale. 4.0/5" Erich,
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