Honestly I did think they were good. They knew their niche, the music was serious even if the subject matter was silly, and they put out some cracking tunes. I'd rather listen to general lighthearted absurdity than a lot of the darker topics more extreme bands sing about nowadays.I mean, I don't really get into power metal for deep, thought entrenching themes. I get into power metal for fun. Maybe Blind Guardian/D&W are the exception there, but like, Gloryhammer was never good, they were just fun as hell. But yeah, this probably is the end for the band.
According to my connected friend, Thomas Winkler actually owns the Gloryhammer trademarks, so they might not even have the name.
Well yeah. This is what I said to my friend: You know, in the end, if he's out of music, he has all these stories of places travelled, beer drunk, women laid, that he can use in bars forever, while simultaneously making tons of money as a lawyer. He's fine. It's the rest of the band that's fucked.I'm pretty sure he's a lawyer so that wouldn't surprise me.
I'm torn.What do you guys think about this?
Chris Bowes has had a reputation for years that many people chose to ignore. I know as I'm Scottish and know tons of folk in the metal scene here who knew him personally and they all had shit to say about him.Man, what the hell is going on with some of these artists. Iced Earth was an enormous influence for me and very important to me. Then Jon goes and becomes a freaking domestic terrorist (which also made me aware of some of his idiotic views of the past, never read any interviews). Haven't listened to IE since then and I've decided for myself that I won't return to them.
Gloryhammer wasn't as important to me, but I absolutely loved the third album. The themes were hilarious, the songs catchy, all in all incredibly fun. Now, with Thomas gone and the leaked conversations have soured both Gloryhammer and Alestorm in my view. Why is it so hard to be a decent human being for some people?