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Clone Of Europa

The final mix and master of our forthcoming debut full-length, "Clone Of Europa", is now in our hands!

9 tracks of melodic death metal clocking at 50 mins - we are extremely proud of this and look forward to sharing it with you all!

We'll be arranging pressing of the CDs in a sweet looking digipak that will be adorned with Nathan Navetto's stunning artwork.

This should be ready for a January release. \m/

Album update #6

"Clone of Europa" is coming...! We have sent our final comments onto Alex and now just need to get our sticky mitts on the final mastered version from him so we can send it off to get pressed.

We expect both the digital and physical copies to be released in January 2014.

We are also exploring full colour DTG digital t-shirt printing of the superb artwork that Nate Navetto did for us.

Thanks for your patience and support! \m/

Album update #5

Final draft mix of all of the songs has been received and is now being listened to. We've a few things to tweak here and there, but we're very pleased with the job Alex (www.signalsaudio.com) has done. Still hopeful we can get this out before year end!

Album update #4

It's taking longer than we had hoped, but we are getting there. We've received the close to final mixes for most songs now. Looks like release will be delayed until the end of the year...but we promise the wait will be worth it!

Album update #3

Yesterday we received the first mix of the first song from Alex. The sound is rich, full and powerful, and we're excited that we are very close to getting the finished article now!

We've also almost hammered out the final details of the artwork with Nathan, who's been working away on the concept behind the song 'Clone of Europa' (which was basically a nightmare of Graham's in which the sea was boiling ice and the world froze over). It's looking sweet!

Album update #2

We've finished tracking the album. Leads and backing vocals were done this last night, and the unmixed stuff is sounding powerful. Can't wait to get a hold of the mixed and mastered version once Alex works his magic! \m/

We're probably looking at a September-October release date, and man, are we stoked to share this with you all!


Great show on Saturday - thanks to the bands, fans and HazMat crew!

We've a few shows coming up out of town over August and September, including Edmonton, Medicine Hat and a slot on the Sunday bill of Farmaggedeon! So come down and see us if you're in the vicinity!

Album update

The album is coming along nicely - it's a pleasure to be working with Alex Wilkinson of www.signalsaudio.com again. Drums are done, bass is laid down, all rythmns are tracked and amped, leads are down and most solos are in, too! Vocals and a few solos to go, then its mixing and mastering and we're done! We're also happy to announce that Nathan Navetto will be workin on our cover art. Nathan's organic, dark and gritty style suits our music perfectly - you can see examples of his previous work at http://shownd.com/nathannavetto - Nathan's worked with several other local bands such as Train Bigger Monkeys, Truck!, We Found The Body and Burning Effigy, as well as preparing work for mags such as Beatroute. We're looking forward to seeing what he comes up with!

Artist wanted for album cover

We're heading into the studio next weekend to start on our debut full length album. We're looking for an artist to do some killer artwork to go with it. Not really interested in digital execution - something real would be better suited to our music. We have some concepts in mind. Anyway, if you are interested send us a note with some sample images to hammerdroneband@gmail.com and we can talk $.

Studio time is booked!

Hammerdrone is booked to go into the studio June and July to record our album. We will be recording again with Alex Wilkinson of Signals Audio, who recorded our "A Demon Rising" EP and who did a killer job of capturing our sound and feel. We are super pumped to be going in again and June cannot come soon enough!