Demolition Hammer reunites

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Demolition Hammer have apparently reunited according to the group’s Facebook page. The brutal New York speed metal band last released notable material almost a quarter century ago with the hammering death/speed hybrid Epidemic of ViolenceAlex Marquez of fellow death speedsters Solstice (and Malevolent Creation’s Retribution) is taking over the drum stool from the deceased Vinny DazeWhether any touring or quality material rises from this reunion remains to be seen.

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18 thoughts on “Demolition Hammer reunites”

  1. Anthony says:

    Nigga, who the fuck is Alex Marquand?

    1. Terence Calvin Hobbes says:

      Read cracka. The article tells you what he played on.

      1. Anthony says:

        Shit homie, that nigga name is Alex Marquez. There is no Alex Marquand, and you’d know that if you actually listened to death metal instead of just using “old school” as a fashion statement. False retro-death “I really liked Entombed back in the day, but now I only listen to Finnish doom/death” wiener detected.

        1. Jordi Jizzenburrough says:

          Yeah it is Alex Marquez, but you got to admit – Amorphis Privilege of Evil is better than Entombed and all the other Finnish doom/death. If you haven’t, check it out.

          Also, this Demolition Hammer reunion is a better idea than the Gorguts one. You know Coloured Sands was going to be awful before it even came out.

          1. Coloured Sands sounds like a shitty, regifted birthday present for a seven-year-old girl. I’d take the 2015 Malevolent Creation album over it any day.

          2. Drumpf of The Will says:

            Speaking of Amorphis, “Exile of the Sons of Uisliu” is one of my favorite DM tracks. It takes you on an epic journey in under 4 minutes, it feels complete, not a second is wasted.

  2. Anthony says:

    Alex Marquez being back is pretty cool, but can we get the other Alex _____ez back, namely Hernandez? That dude was one of the best death metal drummers.

    1. One minute or so into Fall From a High Place and the Unholy Cult era live DVD!

    2. Cynical says:

      Given that he had to quit Immolation because of health problems, I doubt it.

    3. morbideathscream says:

      Just looked at their facebook, it’s some dude named angel cotte, not Alex Marquez.

      1. morbideathscream says:

        Playing drums that is.

  3. morbideathscream says:

    Awesome news!

    Obviously not holding my breath for a reunion album that would approach the quality of epidemic of violence or tortured existence. Now them doing live shows playing mainly tunes off those classic albums would be killer assuming they can capture the intensity they had in those days.

  4. Sharon says:

    Is the music of Demolition Hammer death metal or speed metal ?? Also, what about Solstice is that death or speed ???
    Some people say that Malevolent Creation play speed metal not death metal so I am genuinely confused !!

    1. They’re all hybrids: speed metal bands too heavy to remain speed metal but who strictly keep the speed metal song structures and sometimes even the general, galloping triplet riffing style (Metallica’s Four Horseman, not Maiden’s The Trooper). These groups are closer to death metal than Dark Angel and Kreator but not firmly planted in extreme metal like Morbid Angel, Obituary, and Suffocation.

  5. Can you survive the blitzkrieg says:

    Pizza thrash kids love this band and may have something to do with their recent spike in popularity thus motivating a reunion.

    1. I actually saw Solstice play at a pizza parlor and thrashers love Cancer too.

    2. Meek Metalhead says:

      Pizza thrash? Is that a sub-genre of beer metal?

  6. 2cute4u says:

    The esotericism and mystery of death metal is nowhere to be found in Demolition Hammer. They are just headache-inducing brootal speed metal.

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