Hammer Persuasion
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Rocky metal band hammers out persuasive new album

ABOUT to release their album after working on it for more than a year, Rockhampton's Hammer Persuasion band members weren't going to rush it.

Wanting to put the most effort they could into getting it right, their album Necropsy of the Human Mind was a long but productive process for the progressive melodic metal four-piece.

Vocalist and bass player Andrew Poots said the 12-track album featured some different songs, with the band members all putting their "two cents in".

"We have nine full-band tracks and three tracks which are just instruments layered on each other. There's about 70 guitars on them which is a bit different," Mr Poots said.

"We haven't gigged in ages because we've been recording and it's hard to move all of the equipment from the studio.

"But ... the best part about being in a band is gigging, so we're really looking forward to playing live again."

Going through a few line-up changes since Hammer Persuasion's inception four years ago, the band now consists of Andrew, Ged Ryan (lead guitar and vocals), Brett Glover (drums and vocals) and Bradley Hedges (guitar).

Influenced by bands like Opeth and Mastodon, the group will host their album launch in Rockhampton soon and hope to tour the CQ region.

Find their album at hammerpersuasion.bandcamp.com. It is also available for download.



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