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Hammers of Misfortune and The Gates of Slumber Live Philly Gallery

Hammers of Misfortune - band live at Philly's North Star venue 2012Our Senior Staff Photographer, Dante Torrieri wrapped up a double header evening last Sunday, just making it to Philly’s North Star venue to catch The Gates of Slumber and Hammers of Misfortune, following a shoot just minutes prior at The Kung Fu Necktie with YOB‘s Mike Scheidt and US Christmas‘s Nate Hall. Due to the venue shift, we missed the opening acts Wizard Eye and acoustic set by Backwoods Payback, and arrived just as The Gates of Slumber began an epic set.

The Gates of Slumber continue to support its most recent full-length, The Wretch, which hit streets in 2011 via Rise Above Records. In a live setting, The Gates of Slumber take listeners on a journey across wandering soundscapes with tracks that do not shy away from the 10-minute mark. Despite having seen numerous line-up alterations over the years, The Gates of Slumber continue to push forward, continually honing a doomy metal sound that thunders with authenticity and power. By giving nod to pioneers Black Sabbath and mixing this sound with modern elements, the band has become a staple of this underground genre and recommended strongly for any doom followers.

With six members, a barrage of 5 instruments including a vintage keyboard, San Francisco’s Hammers of Misfortune project an incredibly dense sound that is articulated with surprising clarity. The band continues to support its 2011 full-length on Metal Blade Records, 17th Street, as they tour across the US. This fifth studio album sees the band continuing to blend and bend doom, folk, and even thrash metal genres into a potent concoction of riffs, eclectic vocals, and driving rhythms. With multi-layered vocal harmonies, complimentary keys section, and a monstrous string attack, Hammers Of Misfortune never miss the mark live, and Sunday’s performance was no exception.

Photo Jedi, Dante Torrieri (Useless Rebel Imaging)was on hand to deliver another set of photos for your viewing pleasure.


The Gates Of Slumber

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Hammers OF Misfortune

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