Slated for release on March 16th, the upcoming ten-track North Hammer album Stormcaller is available for preorder at Bandcamp here. New to the band? Never fear, we’ve got you covered. The musical entity is the brainchild of Edmonton-based musician Andrew James — also known for his work with bands Eye of Horus and Shotgunner — who recorded nearly the entire album by himself, with drums performed by Doug Helcaraxë Nunez.

Metalheads who are down with the likes of Wintersun, Ensiferum, Amon Amarth, Aether Realm, and/or Blind Guardian should find something to like here. So, without further ado, feast your ears on a stream of the brand new single “Wanderer” just below.

Andrew commented on the single as follows: “‘Wanderer’ is a song where he (a solider in the ranks of a Viking faction as part of the story concept) takes to the high seas to seek his destiny. Although he had visions of clear depictions of places, he doesn’t really comprehend what his purpose is at this point. And thus, he lies awake endlessly trying to piece the puzzle together. Without a real steadfast idea of where he is going, he navigates by the star’s using his memories from the vision.”


Wheil we have you, also stream the previously-released single “Avatar”.

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