Hammerhead (band)

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Origin Fargo, North Dakota, Minneapolis, United States
Genres Noise rock
Years active 1990-1996, 2010-present
Labels Amphetamine Reptile,
Members Paul Erickson
Jeff Mooridian Jr.
Paul Sanders
Past members Kat Bjelland

Hammerhead is a Minneapolis based noise rock band active in the early 1990s. Members went on to form the band Vaz.


Hammerhead was formed in Fargo, North Dakota in the early 1990s, with members Paul Erickson, Jeff Mooridian Jr. and Paul Sanders, later moving to Minneapolis.[1] The band released extensively through Amphetamine Reptile Records. Their major breakthrough album Duh the Big City[2][3] garnering them critical acclaim, however after its release Paul Sanders left the group. The remaining members went on to form Vaz after experimenting with other line-ups.[4][5]

In 2010 the band reunited and released an EP of new material, Memory Hole EP, the following year.[6] In 2014 they released a new EP, Global Depression, and in August 2015 they published New Directionz, their first full-length album since regrouping in 2010.


Full Discography including 7" and splits [7]



  • Peep 7" (Amphetamine Reptile Records, 1991, scale 42) picture disc, research and development series
  • Load King 7" (Amphetamine Reptile Records, 1992, scale 46) tour only
  • Evil Twin 10" (Amphetamine Reptile Records, 1993, scale 61) tour only
  • Earth I Won't Miss 7" (Amphetamine Reptile Records, year ?, scale 70) tour only


  • split 7 (OXO Records, 1993, OXO 008)
  • Porn No. 1 7" (Amphetamine Reptile Records, 1995, scale 72)


  • Evil Twin 10"/MCD (Amphetamine Reptile Records, 1993, ARR 47/306,amrep 024)
  • Memory Hole EP (Amphetamine Reptile Records, 2011) tour and digital release.
  • Global Depression (Learning Curve Records, 2014) tour and digital release.


  1. ^ "Hammerhead reunited for AmRep Anniversary & a NYC show". Brooklyn Vegan. June 23, 2010. Retrieved September 14, 2010. 
  2. ^ Publicado por jistonboy (February 26, 2004). "Saturno es aburrido: Hammerhead - Duh, The Big City (1996)". Saturnoesaburrido.blogspot.com. Retrieved June 8, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Hammerhead - Duh, the Big City CD Album MP3". Cduniverse.com. January 28, 2001. Retrieved June 8, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Vaz". I Heart Noise. November 4, 2008. Retrieved September 14, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Almost 15 years later Hammerhead returns". High Plains Reader. August 2010. Retrieved September 14, 2010. 
  6. ^ [1][dead link]
  7. ^ "AmRep Discography (chronological)". Amphetaminereptile.com. Retrieved June 8, 2013.