Week 37 – Hammer Down Hard

Hard Rock – Heavy Metal


Well my Headbangers it’s time for a little Hammer Down Hard, let’s start with a song to get you all FIRED up.

“Bloodshot Eyes”

Here’s some bio directly from their management, thanks Nancy.

HAMMER DOWN HARD was formed by renowned hard rock drummer singer/songwriter Lonnie Hammer (Jack Russell’s Great White, Every Mother’s Nightmare, Black Oak Arkansas) in the Fall of 2017. The brainchild of Hammer, with assistance from manager Kim Allegrezza (The Allegrezza Agency), HAMMER DOWN HARD hand-picked some of the finest musicians in the hard rock and heavy metal music scene to join the ranks.

The debut album, Total Annihilation, presents all-star guest performances by members of Shinedown, Candlebox, Saliva, Great White, Black Oak Arkansas, Twelve Stones, Winger and Surrender The Fall. Total Annihilation debuted at #3 as the Most Added record on the Metal Contraband Chart and remained in the Heavy Top 40 for eight weeks. HAMMER DOWN HARD was voted Rockwired Magazine’s Artist of the Month for August 2018 by the fans only weeks after their debut and was selected as one of the Top 20 New Bands 2018. AXS exclusively premiered the “Total Annihilation” music video January 3, 2019. “Total Annihilation” AXS Video Premiere link: http://www.axs.com/136290

Lonnie Hammer branched out into new territory both musically and lyrically with HAMMER DOWN HARD, pushing deep into new creative realms. With honest songs, top notch lyrics, powerful vocals and shear rock fury you can feel the energy as well as the incredible enthusiasm this formidable band brings to the music world. Not only do they rock a crowd, they rule, conquer and certainly get everyone to stand up and take notice. The band’s very first gig was July 11, 2018 at RockFest 2018 in Cadott, WI., that night’s main stage lineup was HAMMER DOWN HARD, Autograph, Skid Row and Ace Frehley. Not bad for a first gig!
Total Annihilation complete album on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/hammer-down-hard/sets/total-annihilation/s-

Lonnie seated (1)

Here he is my headbangers “Lonnie Hammer”  or as I call him Fire Man

I’m putting this listing here so you can all see how much talent is going on in this album, yeah it’s fire, I was head banging to every song.

Studio musicians-

Lonnie Hammer (Black Oak Arkansas, Every Mother’s Nightmare, Jack Russell’s Great White): Lead vocals and drums
Justin Rimer (12 Stones): Guitar and bass guitar
Zach Myers (Shinedown): Guitar: “Who I Am”
Brian Quinn (Candlebox): Guitar: “Killing Time”
Donnie Wayne Smith (Winger): Guitar: “Total Annihilation” “Wakefield” “Fox On The Run” “Bloodshot Eyes” “Christine”
Wayne Swinny (Saliva): Guitar “Bloodshot Eyes” “Conquer and Divide”
Tony Cardenas Montana (Great White): Guitar “Fox On The Run”
Lou Kouvaris (Riot and 2018 Hall of Heavy Metal History Inductee): Guitar “Conquer And Divide”
Devon Hightower (Surrender The Fall): Bass guitar “Wakefield” “Bloodshot Eyes”

“Total Annihilation”

Pretty impressive wouldn’t you say, I haven’t found one song i didn’t like and I’ve listened to some more than once.  I love how it reminds me of the good old heavy rock. 

“Killing Time”

See my Headbangers, this is why I love doing my blog.  Some bands you find are right in your own backyard, while others are across the planet.  Wherever you find your fire breathe it in and let it take you to places you’ve never been, that is if you can handle the burn……


That’s it for this week my Headbangers, join me next week for another band and another song.  Try to find your fire, it makes everything so much more, trust me I know.

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