Gloryhammer and their symphonic Space Metal blast El Corazon last night.

June 12, 2019
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Gloryhammer, Aether Realm, Zero Down, GreyHawk
El Corazon - Seattle 6.11.19 www.facebook.com/gloryhammer
Blog/Photos: "Iron" Mike Savoia - www.Facebook.com/SavoiaPhotography
KISW Photo Gallery: kisw.radio.com/galleries/gloryhammer-photo-gallery

On this hot night in Seattle, El Corazon was jammed pack full of sweaty fans of the Anglo-Swiss symphonic Space Metal band Gloryhammer. Supporting their newly released album "Legends from Beyond the Galactic Terrorvortex" on Napalm Records, Gloryhammer members represent a certain character in the story concept of albums.

Angus McFife XIII, Crown Prince of Fife – Vocals
Ser Proletius, Grand Master of the Deathknights of Crail – Guitars
The Hootsman, Astral Demigod of Unst – Bass
Zargothrax, Dark Emperor of Dundee – Keyboards
Ralathor, the Mysterious Submarine Commander of Cowdenbeath – Drums
 This time around the story is a long one after Earth is destroyed by Hootsman. Read the story concept on the album here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legends_from_Beyond_the_Galactic_Terrorvortex
Coming out on stage individually to a roaring crowd, the band ripped into "The Siege of Dunkeld (In Hoots We Trust)" with its energized instant crowd reaction chorus.
My favorite song off the new album has to be "Hootsforce", the ending set song before the encore. Its one of those grab a beer hook elbows with the person next to ya and singing out "Fight for the king, For the hammer and the ring - Fight for the ancient story - Fight for your life, We must fight for Fife - For the power and the glory..."
This being my first Gloryhammer show (this is the 2nd USA tour for the band), at times I felt like I was a Comic-Con concert show. Kept asking myself are these real fans of Metal or just there to be cool in support of fellow comic, gamer, Star War music nerds? HA! Little confusing crowd, but it was rad to see El Corazon packed like sardines for this band featuring musicians who come from Scotland and Switzerland. Gloryhammer are interesting, entertaining, somewhat cornball, yet fun to watch live in their character costumes acting out their stage story lines like fighting off goblins to the crowd participation and interaction. 
 Great band of players for sure. The biggest entity to their sound is definitely the symphonic part with the huge keyboard sounds. The mysterious Zargothrax, Dark Emperor of Dundee on keyboards must have been cooking in his cape outfit onstage.  
 Well worth to see live if you handle an overdose of space metal subject matter and visuals. Now we need a Gloryhammer & Galactic Empire tour for sure! Stay up-to-date with their space travels at www.gloryhammer.com

Setlist:
The Siege of Dunkeld (In Hoots We Trust)
Gloryhammer
Questlords 
The Land of Unicorns
Masters of the Galaxy
Legend of the Astral Hammer
Goblin King of the Darkstorm Galaxy
Magic Dragon
The Hollywood Hootsman
Hootsforce

Encore:
Heroes (Of Dundee)
Angus McFife
Universe on Fire
The Unicorn Invasion of Dundee

Opening the show were awesome hard rock metal locals Greyhawk and Zero Down with national touring act from North Carolina Aether Realm, a blend of speed folk power metal. All were great and the crowd approved each one for sure which was great cause most of the time people just wanna get to the headliner before releasing so much energy. It was a great night from start to finish for sure!