Created by Andrew James of Edmonton’s Eye of Horus and Shotgunner, James’ latest project is one man folk-metal band North Hammer and the group is now streaming their debut album Stormcaller! Inspired by Wintersun, Ensiferum, Amon Amarth, Aether Realm, Blind Guardian, “the album is a 21st century continuation of the work of Norse bards with its melodic death metal folk riffs.

Explains James, “The experience I’m trying to give the listeners is that of a fellow fan. I want people to be euphoric for other bands that mean something to them like Ensiferum, Wintersun and Amon Amarth. To connect personally with my music and realize that I love and worship these bands.”

James also added, “Stormcaller has been quite an adventure in itself to record, many aspects of music I had never even attempted before. From the creation of an over-arching narrative to satisfy lyric content, to writing guitar solos and orchestration, I finally have been able to come out with something that I am so excited to share with you! I hope you, the fans, enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed making it for you!”