HAMMERHAWK - THE NETHERLANDS

Welcome Home, We Expected You - 1991 - Overdrive
The Future, Written In The Past - 1998 - HMF


  
 
Members

S= Mentorhawk>>THIJS "MANIAC" BRUIJNS>>Mentorhawk
G= Lunatics Without Skateboards Inc., Mentorhawk>>Dennis Hartog>>Putefied, Mentorhawk, Sinister - Emerald, Goddess Of Desire, Mentorhawk>>PAUL VAN RIJSWICK>>Emerald, Goddess Of Desire, Final Heiress, Mentorhawk
B= Mentorhawk>>THIJS "MANIAC" BRUIJNS>>Mentorhawk
D= Mentorhawk>>RAY VAN WIJNGAARDEN>>Mentorhawk



History

The Dutch heavy metallers released an EP called Breaks Loose in 1984 on HMF Records, before re-appearing in 1991 with a full-length album. The band's first two releases were demo tapes from 1981 and 1982. From then on several demo tapes appeared at regular intervals throughout the '80s and '90s.

Hammerhawk was formed in 1982 when Australian singer and bassist Maniac Bruyns and drummer Ray van Wijngaarden decided to form the "loudest metal band in the Netherlands." 1998's The Future, Written In The Past was a compilation of the band's accumulated material. In 1998, the band joined forces with The Mentors for respective tours of the bands' areas. The band was seen on HMF 18 years VHS video in 1999. Breaks Loose was re-released in 1999 on CD.

The band built its own studio in 2000 promising to record all future material there. In 1999, 2001 and 2002 the group was heard on the Heavy Metal Maniacs’ compilations and Motormorphosis CD, which was a tribute to Motörhead.

The band split up in 2003. Thijs "Maniac" Bruijns died in 2010. Van Rijswijk was an engineer at Surtronic, an electronic display firm, and continued axing in Final Heiress and Emerald. Mentorhawks was a turn-of-the-century project between Hammerhawk and Dr. Heathen Scum of The Mentors.

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