Origin: Scotland  
Genres: Power Metal
Page online: July 30, 2016
Last update/review: July 5, 2019


Founder Christopher Bowes trades in his pirate paraphenalia from his main band (Alestorm) and goes for a sci-fi/fantasy go-around with the aptly named Gloryhammer. This is symphonic power metal through and through, throroughly unoriginal yet ridiculously catchy. Over-the-top lyrics, plenty of swirling keyboards, anthemic choruses, it's all here in abundance. It's almost too much, as if Bowes and crew walk right up to the parody line and dare to step over. Do they? Maybe, maybe not. There really isn't much middle ground with a band like this. If overblown, ridiculous, cheesy, yet impeccably played upbeat symphonic power metal is your thing, then Gloryhammer is just the band for you. Otherwise, this is certainly not a band to win you over.

Current Members

Sozos Michael


Paul Templing

guitars/backing vocals

James Cartwright

bass/backing vocals

Christopher Bowes

keyboards/backing vocals (Alestorm)

Ben Turk

drums/backing vocals

Former Members/Guests

Thomas Winkler



Tales From The Kingdom Of Fife  
2013 Napalm
  1. Anstruther's Dark Prophecy
  2. The Unicorn Invasion of Dundee
  3. Angus McFife
  4. Quest for the Hammer of Glory
  5. Magic Dragon
  6. Silent Tears of Frozen Princess
  7. Amulet of Justice
  8. Hail to Crail
  9. Beneath Cowdenbeath
  10. The Epic Rage of Furious Thunder
  • Thomas Winkler
  • Paul Templing
  • James Cartwright
  • Christopher Bowes
  • Ben Turk

Space 1992: Rise Of The Chaos Wizards  
2015 Napalm
  1. Infernus ad Astra
  2. Rise of the Chaos Wizards
  3. Legend of the Astral Hammer
  4. Goblin King of the Darkstorm Galaxy
  5. The Hollywood Hootsman
  6. Victorious Eagle Warfare
  7. Questlords of Inverness, Ride to the Galactic Fortress!
  8. Universe on Fire
  9. Heroes (of Dundee)
  10. Apocalypse 1992
  11. Dundax Aeterna
  • Thomas Winkler
  • Paul Templing
  • James Cartwright
  • Christopher Bowes
  • Ben Turk

Legends From The Beyond The Galactic Terrorvortex  
2019 Napalm
  1. Into the Terrorvortex of Kor-Virliath
  2. The Siege of Dunkeld (In Hoots We Trust)
  3. Masters of the Galaxy
  4. The Land of Unicorns
  5. Power of the Laser Dragon Fire
  6. Legendary Enchanted Jetpack
  7. Gloryhammer
  8. Hootsforce
  9. Battle for Eternity
  10. The Fires of Ancient Cosmic Destiny
  • Thomas Winkler
  • Paul Templing
  • James Cartwright
  • Christopher Bowes
  • Ben Turk

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