Thorr's Hammer


Thorr's Hammer
Thorrs Hammer at Supersonic.jpg
Background information
OriginBallard, Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Years active1994−1995, 2009, 2010
LabelsSouthern Lord
Associated actsBurning Witch, Goatsnake, Khanate, Khlyst, Sunn O)))

Thorr's Hammer was an American-Norwegian death-doom band.


Thorr's Hammer was formed in Ballard, Seattle, Washington by Greg Anderson and Stephen O'Malley during winter 1994–1995. Soon after, Runhild Gammelsæter, then a 17-year-old[1] Norwegian exchange student, joined the band as vocalist/lyricist. The band reached its final form when Jamie Sykes and James Hale joined. The band was active only for six weeks[1] during which it played two gigs and recorded a demo and an EP titled Dommedagsnatt. In 1997, the song "Troll" from their EP Dommedagsnatt was released on The Awakening - Females in Extreme Music,[2] a compilation album from Dwell Records.

The band disbanded after Gammelsæter's return to Oslo, Norway.[1] Burning Witch was formed from the ashes of Thorr's Hammer[3] and Gammelsæter has currently teamed up with James Plotkin (Khanate) to form Khlyst.[4]

Thorr's Hammer reunited in 2009 to play at the Supersonic Festival in Birmingham, England, and again in 2010 for The Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, Netherlands. In an interview with Rock-A-Rolla magazine, Runhild Gammelsæter said the band "might make some new music" in the future.[5]



  • Sannhet i Blodet (demo 1995)
  • Dommedagsnatt (cassette 1996, CD 1998, CD reissue 2004, picture disc 2004)
  • Only Death Is Real – Live by Command of Tom G. Warrior (LP 2019, recorded live at Roadburn 2010)
  • Awakening – Females in Extreme Music (CD 1997)


  1. ^ a b c "blood sisters: women in heavy music: thorr's hammer". Retrieved October 10, 2020.
  2. ^ "Various - Awakening - Females In Extreme Music". Retrieved October 10, 2020.
  3. ^ "Thorr's Hammer - Encyclopaedia Metallum: The Metal Archives". Retrieved October 10, 2020.
  4. ^ "Khlyst site". Archived from the original on February 12, 2008. Retrieved October 10, 2020.
  5. ^ Rock-A-Rolla magazine, Issue 20, May/June 2009

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