The release date of the OMEN album „Hammer Demage“ on CD is May 27th, 2016. The first edition comes with a special colored grey tray. The officially pre-order phase will start on May 13th, 2016.
With the signing of US Metal legend OMEN, an old dream of ours has come true. For us, at Pure Steel Records, classic albums like “Battle Cry” and “Warning of Danger” are historical contributions to the metal world. With a striking release entitled “Hammer Damage”, the first studio album since “Eternal Black Dawn” (2003), OMEN is back in the saddle and means serious business. The new album was mixed by Kenny Powell and mastered by QuSound Studio/Michael Kusch.
When listening to epic and catchy power hymns such as “Hammer Damage” (the incisive title track) or the hard pounding “Cry Havoc” or the masculine pathos “Hellas”, fans of the Californian quartet will completely go crazy. Already active in OMEN between 1998 and 2009, Kevin Goocher (also Phantom X), with his raspy voice, will often remind you of the late J.D. Kimball, while guitarist Kenny Powell, also part of the 2016 lineup, has obviously not lost any of the striking guitar skills he displayed during Omen’s glorious early days.
With “Hammer Damage”, OMEN clearly show that they are ready to reclaim their throne as masters of unadulterated US Metal.
1. HAMMER DAMAGE
2. CHACO CANYON (SUN DAGGER)
3. CRY HAVOC
4. EULOGY FOR A WARRIOR
8. ERA OF CRISIS
Total Playing Time: 43:34 min
Kevin Goocher – vocals
Kenny Powell – guitar
Andy Haas – bass
Steve Wittig – drums
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