Simon Stokes and I have been writing songs together since 2004. We first met him back in 1998 on one of our first trips to Los Angeles. We were sleeping on the floor of our manager at the time Mark Lord. Mark Lord's roommate was getting picked up by his co-worker that morning. His co-worker was none other than Simon Stokes. We woke up and there was Simon Stokes looking over us ,he was a hell of a guy and we started talking of mutual friends and music right off the bat, as if we had known him for years. We kept in touch and saw him every time we went to L.A. one of the times he met us at his hotel room and brought his acoustic guitar to show us some of the songs he was working on. One of them was " Down for Death" as he sang I could see the violence in the song clear as a bell in my mind. Right then I Knew I was in the presence of one of the greatest song writers of our time. In 2004 we started writing songs together over the phone. 2 of those songs ended up on Forgotten Range, "Living on Retreads" and "One Way Track" but his infuence on me help write that whole album even the songs he didn't have a hand in making. He also wrote "Soon I will be Free" with me, by far the best song on "Let the Bad Times Roll" an album that he came up with the title for. Through the years we always talked about doing an album together. Well we have stopped talking and have started doing. We have half an album recorded and the whole thing will be done by the end of the year. That's right Simon Stokes and Hammerlock is finally a reality after all these years and we couldn't be prouder. It will be out before you . Travis

I said we would be back in a couple months with a new vinyl release, okay maybe it has been 3 months but better late than never. December 19th "Glory Never Dies" will be available on 12" vinyl, compact disk, and digital download. By far this is the coolest album cover we have ever had. It was painted with the the blood of artists Ryan Almighty. Ya some artists claim to put their blood, sweat, and tears into their work but Ryan does it literally, no shit it's his blood not red ink. Cool painting too. Ten brand new previously unrealesed Hammerlock tracks, including our versions of songs written by Levon Helm, Greg Allman, and Billy Joe Shaver. This one was produced by the great Ginger Logan and mastered by Justin Weis. Standard Hammerlock album just a little better than everything else we have 
Done. Tone like Bad Company, lyrics with that classic Hammerlock insight. Vinyl,and CD both come with lyric sheets. You got a little more than a month but Dec 19, it really starts cause"Glory Never Dies" will be everywhere. T

Simon Stokes and Hammerloock "the Wagons Roll At Midnight" is available  NOW on iTunes including the instant gratification tracks. Here’re the links.
Official release date is January 25th-2019