If you've never heard of Gloryhammer, there's nothing that can prepare you for what you're about to witness and learn. With the release of the music video self-titled song off their new album, Legends From Beyond the Galactic Terrorvortex, the U.K. group has proven they are the most power metal band in existence. Keep reading and you'll be convinced.

First, here's the lineup:

Angus McFife XIII, Crown Prince of Fife - Vocals
Ser Proletius, Grand Master of the Deathknights of Crail - Guitars
The Hootsman, Astral Demigod of Unst - Bass
Zargothrax, Dark Emperor of Dundee - Keyboards
Ralathor, the Mysterious Submarine Commander of Cowdenbeath - Drums

Let's keep going...

You saw that photo at the top, right?

Still, before we get to the video below, here's the lyrics to "Gloryhammer." Their steel will blow you away.

Galaxies swarming behind me
Nebulas lying ahead
This can only mean
That I have arrived into space, oh yeah
I feel the astral fire burning
It's blazing deep inside of me
It burns for the steel, my steel

Fly high into space to charge my
Laser Powered Goblin Smasher
With the force of solar fusion
Flowing through my veins
My steel will blow you away
Fighting mega battles every day

Glory! Hammer!
Wielding steel that is true
Glory! Hammer!
Since 1992
Glory! Hammer!
For the King of Dundee, my destiny
Glory! Hammer!

My hammer will not surrender
It fights until I'm to die
Now time has come
To regain its powerful might, once more
Celestial light of new dimension
Fill my maul with glory
For all that is real, yeah

Fly high into space to wield my
Thunder Striking Wizard Thrasher
The dawn of another reality
Reinvigorates
My steel will blow you away
Fighting mega battles every day

Glory! Hammer!
Wielding steel that is true
Glory! Hammer!
Since 1992
Glory! Hammer!
For the King of Dundee, my destiny
Glory! Hammer!

Forged by ancient Gods of warfare
Wrought of lasers from the sun
Now suffused with astral fire
It is the time for battle
Every knee will bow before me
Every goblin king will fall
Now the time has come to
Regain our fallen pride once more

Fly high into space to raise my
Heavy Metal Darklord Crasher
With the stars of this universe now
Lying in my hands
My steel will blow you away
Mighty prince with a licence to slay
Fighting mega battles every day

Glory! Hammer!
Wielding steel that is true
Glory! Hammer!
Since 1992
Glory! Hammer!
For the King of Dundee, my destiny
Glory! Hammer!

It is my destiny
To rule the Galaxy
I am the one
The chosen son
Glory! Hammer!

Okay, you've made it. This is where it all comes together. This video plays like an extended trailer for the next cult-classic sci-fi flick. Gloryhammer have been emerging victorious from "fighting mega battles every day" since 1992, so perhaps that cult-classic is here, right now in 2019 and this is all a simulation.

Speaking about the song, keyboardist Zargothrax, Dark Emperor of Dundee (Christopher Bowes, also of Alestorm) proclaimed, "Mighty warriors of the galaxy! Are you ready to raise up your laser powered goblin smasher to defeat the forces of Zargothrax? Then it's time to watch the video for our new single... simply called "Gloryhammer!" In this song, Angus McFife has arrived into a terrible alternate universe ruled by the evil wizard Zargothrax... and to make matters worse, his legendary Hammer of Glory is powerless! His only hope is to fly into space and recharge the hammer with the power of astral fire... if his quest fails, then the forces of evil led by the deathknight Ser Proletius will rain down nuclear fire upon the brave resistance fighters of the Kingdom of Fife. The tragic fate of the Kingdom of Fife hangs in the balance once more..."

If you listen to power metal, Gloryhammer are why you love it. You've earned this.

Enjoy and don't forget to check out the artwork and track listing for Legends From Beyond the Galactic Terrorvortex below as well as some tour dates. The album comes out May 31 on Napalm Records and you can pre-order it here.

Gloryhammer, Legends From Beyond the Galactic Terrovortex Album Art + Track Listing

Napalm Records

01. "Into the Terrorvortex of Kor-Virliath"
02. "The Siege of Dunkeld (In Hoots We Trust)"
03. "Masters of the Galaxy"
04. "The Land of Unicorns"
05. "Power of the Laser Dragon Fire"
06. "Legendary Enchanted Jetpack"
07. "Gloryhammer"
08. "Hootsforce"
09. "Battle for Eternity"
10. "The Fires of Ancient Cosmic Destiny"

Gloryhammer North American Tour Dates With Aether Realm

June 04 - Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Knitting Factory
June 05 - Montreal, Quebec @ L'Astral
June 06 - Toronto, Ontario @ Velvet Underground
June 07 - Chicago, Ill. @ Reggie's
June 08 - Kansas City, Mo. @ The Riot Room
June 09 - Denver, Colo. @ Oriental Theater
June 11 - Seattle, Wash. @ El Corazon
June 12 - Portland, Ore. @ Hawthorne Theatre
June 13 - Oakland, Calif. @ Metro Opera House
June 14 - Los Angeles, Calif. @ 1720
June 15 - Mesa, Ariz. @ Club Red
June 17 - Dallas, Texas @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
June 18 - Austin, Texas @ Come And Take It Live!

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