After 3 decades and almost 15 years in hiatus, Jackhammer, thrash metal band from the Philippines, is back together with their debut album, ‘Diklum’. The full album is already streaming on youtube.
“Eight tracks of depth angst, ferocity, heavy and dark elements, unleashing a dredging thrash brutality” as described by their own record label, Thresthold Records, Jackhammer is now set for destruction.
Formed in Camalig, Albay in the early 90’s, brothers, Vincent, lead guitarist, Gerard, rhythm/lead guitar and Roy Alvin Baldo on bass together with Peter Mullasgo on drums, the band started playing grunge that progressed to thrash metal music in their grandmother’s house in Camalig.
Last August 2020 the band planned for a comeback concert in Legazpi City but did not happen because of the pandemic. The band may be separated geographically since Gerard and Alvin are both musicians in Taiwan and Vincent and Peter are both in Metro Manila handling their own business, the band still manages to record songs for their album.
Jackhammer, Diklum Album will be released on June 6, 2021. It will be available in 2 CD packaging, the slipcase and jewel case.
No label or band contact was provided so we guess if you want to buy the record you’ll have to google it.