The August Engine

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The August Engine
A large outstretched talon in a silver circle. The text "Hammers of Misfortune" is displayed above it.
Studio album by Hammers of Misfortune
Released September 16, 2003 (2003-09-16)
Recorded December 2001 – April 2002 at Louder Studios, San Francisco, California and Trakworx, South San Francisco
Genre Heavy metal, progressive metal
Length 44:26
Label Cruz Del Sur Music
Hammers of Misfortune chronology
The Bastard
The August Engine
The Locust Years

The August Engine is the second studio album by the American progressive/heavy metal band Hammers of Misfortune.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by John Cobbett, except where noted. 

No. Title Length
1. "The August Engine, Part 1" (music by Cobbett and Chewy Marzolo) 4:53
2. "Rainfall"   3:12
3. "A Room and a Riddle"   5:13
4. "The August Engine, Part 2" (music by Cobbett, Marzolo; lyrics by Cobbett) 8:57
5. "Insect"   5:19
6. "Doomed Parade"   5:40
7. "The Trial and the Grave"   11:13


Hammers of Misfortune
Additional musicians
  • Lorraine Rath – all vocals on "Rainfall"
  • Kris Force – violin on "Rainfall"
  • Sitara Kapoor – cello on "Rainfall"
  • Tim Green – engineer and mixing at Louder Studios, San Francisco, California
  • Justin Wies – engineer, mixing, mastering at Trakworx, South San Francisco, California
  • John Cobbett – cover drawings and design
  • temnO – booklet layout


Cobbett, John (2003). The August Engine (booklet). Hammers of Misfortune. Ostiense, Rome, Italy: Cruz Del Sur Music.