Tuesday, January 20, 2009

THORR'S HAMMER - DOMMEDAGSNATT (1995)



My post last week about the "Women In Extreme Music" (DOWNLOAD IT!!!) compilation reminded me about this crushingly heavy, short-lived band. Thorr's Hammer was the pre-Burning Witch project of Stephen O'Malley and Greg Anderson (also both members of Sunn 0))). Only active for about six months, they played 2 shows and this 4-song EP was their only release. This band's major selling point was their vocalist, Norweigan exchange student Runhild Gammelsaeter, who, at only 17 years old, belted out some gutteral doom vocals that could curl your toenails. Heavy, simple, and brutal, like an angry Apatosaurus seeking revenge, this sludgy beast will simultaneously melt your face and send shivers up your spine. I garauntee you will be CHUFFED!

Where's Runhild now, you ask? Well, it turns out that upon her return to Norway, she got her Ph.D in cell physiology and now works as Manager and Chief Scientific Officer at an Oslo company called Regenics (a "Pioneer in the Development of Autologous Cell-Based Therapeutics", according to their website). Don't believe me? Check it out.

Download HERE

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

YES! This album rocks harder than satan's bowels after ad exec chili.

Peter said...

Truly a great album. Have you heard the cd she released last year? Its excellent and strange to say the least. She also released a cd with James Plotkin (Khanate) last year called khlyst. If anyones interested Ill upload them.

Shelby Cobras said...

Petey-
Totally. I've been looking for that Khlyst album and can't find it anywhere.
Go see Cretaceous this Friday at Annie's.
-out

Peter said...

Ill have it up in a few minutes. Im working on friday but I have no idea what the call time is. Id really like to make it to that show but it will depend on work. Ill keep my fingers crossed

Peter said...

Khlyst...
http://www.sendspace.com/file/fcfa9k

Peter said...

Correction, Amplicon actually came out in 2006. I had that mixed up.
Here is Amplicon, Runhild's solo cd, which did come out in 2008.
http://www.sendspace.com/file/hms027

Anonymous said...

Norwegian women do not age well at all. She went from Christina Applegate to Glen Close in 14 years? Dayuuum! Sick vocals nonetheless.

Shelby Cobras said...

i hope you mean "married... with children" era applegate. that ho be toe up, modern day. glenn close, though? harsh.

pete-
thanks for putting that stuff up! i'll most likely repost it here soon.
you're definitely not as lame as everyone says you are.

Peter said...

Its a common misconception.

Viagra said...

Why on Earth didn't she kept her career as a Metal Singer? She could have done terrific... And might rival some of the best there are out here now... and by the way.. she was hot... But Glen Close is a tough one.