Chart-dominating power metal giants Gloryhammer have returned and are excited to announce their prophesized upcoming fourth album, Return to the Kingdom of Fife that will take launch on June 2nd, 2023 via Napalm Records. On the heels of such glorious news comes their epic new single, “Keeper of the Celestial Flame of Abernethy“, giving us a glimpse of the upcoming adventure that awaits. It’s got all the signature Gloryhammer catches, with star-shredding guitars, fiery choruses, and an endless barrage of cheesy power metal goodness that takes us on an endless journey through time and space. If you didn’t have a favourite track to sing-along to before, you will now!

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“Keeper of the Celestial Flame of Abernethy” kicks through the space/time barrier with an animated new music video, blowing our Gloryhammer expectations out of the sky. Directed and animated by the talented Alex Henderson, the origin story of the evil sorcerer Zargothrax is revealed, finally showing the world how Gloryhammer was always meant to be seen – and it’s also catchy as hell!

GLORYHAMMER about “Keeper Of The Celestial Flame Of Abernethy”:
“This tale begins long in the past, 1000 years before even Angus McFife was born. A simple peasant by the name of Zargothrax lived a peaceful existence weaving baskets in a village called Auchtermuchty, until the legendary hero Dundax decided to build a new Kingdom in his lands…the Kingdom of Fife. Follow the rise of Zargothrax into a twisted sorcerer of chaos and evil, as he seeks the ultimate revenge on the Prince of Fife and all his descendants!”

In a not-so-distant Kingdom of Fife, a band like no other takes on unspoken evils sent to taint their promised land. Gloryhammer takes the very heart and soul of power metal into their grasp, bursting through the scene with fantasy sound and inspiration unparalleled by another other. What majesty they possess seems to have been blessed upon them by the Heavens. With glorified purpose, they charge head-first into battle-mode, waging endless war against the evil forces of Zargothrax since their very founding in 2010.

With hyper-blasted melodies, orchestral dynamics, and laser-cutting guitar riffs, they have come to conquer the power metal scene as its Champions. With fans spanning across the galaxy, Gloryhammer‘s tales of intergalactic battle, sci-fi sorcery, cosmic goblin legions, and heroics have not only captured their attention but, their hearts. After four long years, Gloryhammer re-emerges with a thunderous new album that’s sure to uphold their power metal greatness.

Return To The Kingdom Of Fife Tracklist:

1. Incoming Transmission
2. Holy Flaming Hammer of Unholy Cosmic Frost
3. Imperium Dundaxia
4. Wasteland Warrior Hoots Patrol
5. Brothers of Crail
6. Fife Eternal
7. Sword Lord of the Goblin Horde
8. Vorpal Laserblaster of Pittenweem
9. Keeper of the Celestial Flame of Abernethy
10. Maleficus Geminus (Colossus Matrix 38B – Ultimate Invocation of the Binary Thaumaturge)

GLORYHAMMER on the album:
“Hoots! We are proud to teleport you all to as-of-yet unknown mountaintops of extreme-trumpet-confoundry with this new opus! Several orchestras were maimed during the production process, which we think reflects adequately in the hyper-sonic nano-recordings we have inscribed on disc for you to peruse. Many battles await!”

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Make sure to catch GLORYHAMMER live in 2023:

05/05/23: Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
05/06/23: North Myrtle Beach, SC @ House Of Blues
05/07/23: St Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Landing
05/09/23: Dallas, TX @ The Granada
05/10/23: San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theatre
05/12/23: Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
05/13/23: San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park
05/14/23: Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
05/15/23: San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
05/17/23: Seattle, WA @ Showbox Market
05/18/23: Portland, OR @ Roseland Ballroom
05/20/23: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
05/21/23: Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater
05/23/23: Minneapolis, MN @ The Lyric
05/24/23: Chicago, IL @ The Vic
05/26/23: Worcester, MA @ Palladium
05/27/23: New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
05/28/23: Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
Summer & Festival Dates:
10.06.23 ES – Z! Live Rock Fest / Zamora
13.08.23 BE – Alcatraz / Kortrijk
17.08.23 CZ – Rock Castle / Moravsky Kumlov
18.08.23 DE – Koblenz / Festung Ehrenbreitstein
19.08.23 NL – Dynamo Metalfest / Eindhoven
20.08.23 CH – Rock The Lakes / Lake Morat
15.09.23 Baltic Sea – Full Metal Cruise / Kiel

And don’t forget to follow Gloryhammer through space and sky on their socials including Facebook and Instagram. You can also check-out their website for updates, concert news, and much more!