New studio album from Japan's premier blackened Doom Metal band.

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 & other metal, punk & crust acts.

The End is Gallhammer’s third studio album, with their debut, Gloomy Lights, released back in 2004 which, combined with their captivating live presence, brought them to the attention of Peaceville Records, & also caught the attention of Tom G. Warrior of Celtic Frost fame. Gallhammer released their 2nd album in 2007, Ill Innocence, which brought the band great acclaim, followed by European tours & culminating in the band gracing the cover of the UK’s Terrorizer & 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 & Risa (drums) continue as a duo, with Risa’s vocal contributions increasing on the new material.

The new Gallhammer studio release, The End, was recorded at Void)))Lab in Tokyo in mid-October 2010 & evolves further from the foundations of Ill Innocence, with an album of disturbing & dark drone music with a hypnotic bass & drum combination mixed with the band’s raw black metal & 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 & psychedelic experimental sounds of doom".

1. The End
2. Rubbish CG202
3. Aberration
4. Sober
5. Entropy G35
6. Wander
7. 108=7/T-NA

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Gallhammer - The End (album teaser) by Peaceville


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Also Available from Peaceville

Also Available


The debut album from acclaimed Japanese Trio now available on Peaceville with two bonus tracks (plus mailorder only bonus 6 track CD).

"Morbid to the core, these girls thrive on creating dark, gloomy dirges that positively ooze the raw essence of desperation & despair" ROCKSOUND

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‘Ill Innocence’ was recorded & mixed by Makota Fujishima in Japan during late 2006/early 2007 and mastered in Oslo by Nocturno Culto of Black Metal legends, Darkthrone.

Ruin of a Church is Gallhammer’s exceptional performance from Colchester UK on September 25th 2007.The venue was a deconsecrated church, and a perfect setting for a night of unsettling intense blackened punk metal from this Japanese all-girl trio from Tokyo currently causing a stir in the metal world with their uniquely raw and emotional approach.

‘Simply fucking horrible. In all the right ways.'
KKKK’ Kerrang!

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Also Available

(CD & DVD)

The CD combines demo and rehearsal material to show the roots of this phenomenon in the making. Also includes demo versions of new tracks to feature on the upcoming album on Peaceville.

Perhaps an even more essential offering comes in the form of the included DVD, rammed with footage from their electrifying live shows around Japan.

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