The Flesh Hammers
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The Flesh Hammers

San Jose, CA | Established. Jan 01, 2003 | INDIE

San Jose, CA | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2003
Band Rock Metal

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Mar
09
The Flesh Hammers @ Jub Jub's Thirst Parlor

Reno, Nevada, United States

Reno, Nevada, United States

Jan
13
The Flesh Hammers @ Blue Lamp Lounge

Sacramento, California, United States

Sacramento, California, United States

Jan
06
The Flesh Hammers @ Bender's Bar & Grill

San Francisco, California, United States

San Francisco, California, United States

Music

Press


"Weekend Event to See"

Going on 10 years now, Nevada rockers Flesh Hammers have been playing some raunchy rock & roll and having a good time doing it. They play to the lowest common denominator, but do it with style and flare, like '70s drag queen icon Divine. Lead singer Blackie Crabtree grew up in LA, and used to play the Whiskey and the Troubadour, now his band plays like a campy version of the pristine LA hard rock scene, much like if someone hired Roger Corman to produce the next Batman blockbuster. The elements are all the same, but style is everything.
- Aaron Carnes - San Jose Metro


"In the Key of Fall - Local Stories"

Reno band The Flesh Hammers draws on even older rock ’n’ roll traditions: leather-and-spikes punk, Cramps-style rockabilly, and ’60s style garage rock. On the band’s new, third album, Bullseye, the B-movie inspired song titles give a strong indication of what they’re about: “Monster Maker,” “The Devil Wears Wingtips” and “Woman in Prison.” There’s some classic CBGB’s era sounds. Derek Olijar’s guitar leads often sound like they come straight from the Stooges’ Raw Power or an early Dead Boys record. Rhythm guitarist Pamela Lee Campbell and bassis Blackie Crabtree both sing, telling tales of shooting guns and partying at Motel Six. The album artwork fills in some of the gaps of the story: the band members, dressed in black, holding guns, fresh from target practice in what is unmistakably the Nevada desert. This is music that comes from the place where we all live.

- Brad Bynum, Reno News and Review - Reno News and Review


"String Theory"

“Since it’s impossible to know what it means when a band is referred to as “punk"—the term now being applied to pop idols like Good Charlotte—it might be better to say that the Flesh Hammers play guitar-heavy rock that is direct, loud and (usually) fast. They are a band in the tradition of ‘70s groups like the Stooges and the Dead Boys. In other words, this is not your daughter’s punk rock.”

— Tim Prentiss, Reno News and Review - News N' Review


"String Theory"

“Since it’s impossible to know what it means when a band is referred to as “punk"—the term now being applied to pop idols like Good Charlotte—it might be better to say that the Flesh Hammers play guitar-heavy rock that is direct, loud and (usually) fast. They are a band in the tradition of ‘70s groups like the Stooges and the Dead Boys. In other words, this is not your daughter’s punk rock.”

— Tim Prentiss, Reno News and Review - News N' Review


Discography

Riding Dirty (2005)
Satan on the Dash (2009)
Target Practice (2013)

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Bio

The Flesh Hammers are a controversial, independent, and musically brilliant outfit who have succeeded in creating a sound all their own. The band was formed in 2003 in Northern Nevada though current band members reside in both Nevada and the San Francisco bay area. The Flesh Hammers, innovators of the Gutter Punk scene play throughout the western states as well as regular gigs in San Francisco and the surrounding bay area.The band unleashes sound at the rate of submachine gun fire and their brand of no holds barred rock energizes as well as stimulates the listener, mind and body. The songs are driving, witty, and heartfelt. LIVE they are a force that needs to be heard and seen to be believed! They released their first album, RIDING DIRTY in 2005. Their second album was recorded in San Francisco at Rodent Records and released in 2009 on Wondertaker Records titled, SATAN ON THE DASH. It features guest appearances by professional wrestler, David Luster the Legend from Impact Wrestling team Reno Scum and Stagger G and Special Edna of The Grannies. The band's third album, BULLSEYE, was released in August 2013. The band's fourth album, FASTEST BAND IN THE WEST...LIVE!, was released in 2015. Their fifth album CINCO will be out April 2018.

Band Members