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Artist: Gallhammer
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The End Gallhammer CD Peaceville
Tokyo female group Gallhammer was formed in February 2003 by Vivian Slaughter (bass/vocals), following her passion for the primitive work of Swiss legends Hellhammer and other metal, punk and crust acts.
 
'The End' is Gallhammer's third studio album. Their debut, 'Gloomy Lights' (released back in 2004), combined with their captivating live presence, brought them to the attention of Peaceville Records, as well as catching the attention of Tom G. Warrior of Celtic Frost fame. Gallhammer released their 2nd album, 'Ill Innocence', in 2007, which brought the band great acclaim, followed by European tours and culminating in the band gracing the cover of the UK's 'Terrorizer' and 'Zero Tolerance' magazines.
 
It was announced in mid-2010 that original guitarist/co-vocalist Mika had left Gallhammer to concentrate on her other band, whilst Vivian and Risa (drums) continue as a duo, with Risa's vocal contributions increasing on the new material.
 
The new Gallhammer studio release was recorded at Void Lab in Tokyo in mid-October 2010 and evolves from the foundations of 'Ill Innocence'; an album of disturbing and dark drone music with a hypnotic bass and drum combination mixed with the band's raw black metal and punk origins. To further enhance the Gallhammer sound circa 2011, there is also the introduction of saxophone performed by Vivian, who describes the overall album direction as 'strange and psychedelic experimental sounds of doom'.
 
The album was mastered by Vivian and Maniac (Skitliv, ex-Mayhem) in Oslo.
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