BiografieThe idea of Gallhammer originated in 2002 by Vivian, who wanted to form a band based on the dark and morbid atmospheres of Hellhammer.

The other members joined the following year and Gallhammer was born in February 2003 in Tokyo,Japan, before each member had even learned to play their instruments.
This was because they had all been vocalists in their previous bands, but their influences and tastes varied greatly.

Vivian was a vocalist in a Grind Core band and had also played saxophone in a Noise group. Risa was a vocalist in an Avant-garde project, and Mika sang in a rock band. By March 2003, Gallhammer had already recorded a demo tape which was limited to just 30 copies and was given away for free at their first gig at Koiwa Death Fest Vol.2.
At early gigs their set also included covers of Hellhammer and Amebix tracks, the main influences of the band.
Only a few months later in July, the demo CD 'Gallhammer' was recorded and released Vivian's vision of Gallhammer had been realised in that it should sound like 'Dark, Morbid and raw sensibility' with the emphasis on raw feelings.
Gallhammer is the essence of mental violence, with lyrical themes covering topics such as 'despair and hopelessness, emptiness, obsession with life, hatred, observations of negative feelings'.

By April the following year a new demo CD "ENDLESS NAUSEOUS DAYS" was released and the band started to plan their debut full-length CD, which would feature reworked and re-recorded songs from their earlier demos and compilation appearances.

The band kept playing live around Tokyo such as the Gallhammer headline gig entitled "Aloof and Proud Silence vol.1" at Shinjuku D.O.M in August 2004 and also "Aloof and Proud Silence vol.2" at Nishiogikubo WATTS later the same year, in the process gaining plenty of experience and a devoted following wherever they played.

On November 11th 2004 their debut album was unleashed by 'Hello From The Gutter' Records, entitled 'Gloomy Lights', this 8 track album was a dedication to their influences but also created a new, unique and dark sickly sounding atmosphere of their own.

During 2005 more gigs were played mainly around Tokyo and finally, in January 2006, Gallhammer signed a deal with Peaceville Records where plans were made to record a full-length album.

In the meantime, 'The Dawn of...' was put together to offer people the chance to become aquainted with this exciting new prospect.

It contains a CD, offering raw demo & rehearsal footage, plus a DVD showing Gallhammer in stunning form at a show in Okayama, plus an extra 5 concerts of selected home video from their electrifying gigs around Tokyo.
The debut Peaceville album release is set for mid-2007, which will be supported by live appearances around Europe.Quelle: - The First Reh Tape (Demo-Tape)

2003 - Gallhammer (Demo-CDR)

2004 - Endress Nouseous Days (Demo-CDR)

2004 - Gloomy Lights

2004 - The Worship (Hellhammer,Amebix,Burzum-Tribute-Tape)

2007 - Dawn Of ... (CD/DVD)

2007 - Ill Innocence

2008 - Ruin Of A Church (DVD)


Ill Innocence - Cover
Laaangweilig. Man nehme alte Darkthrone- und Co.-Einflüsse, ziehe sich so an, also mit Nieten und Leder.
Ruin Of A Church - Cover
Für einige Fans räudig-fieser Mucke der Marke HELLHAMMER, DARKTHRONE, alte SODOM oder AMEBIX sind die drei durchgeknallten japanischen Mädels GALLHAMMER schon längst Kult, während man von Freunden hoc
The End - Cover
GALLHAMMER sind seit dem letzten Release zum Duo geschrumpft, was zur Folge hatte, dass „The End“ ohne Gitarren auskommt – deren Job wurde vom Bass übernommen, wodurch die sieben Son