Gloryhammer fire vocalist Thomas Winkler

Author Samuel Järvinen - 24.8.2021

Gloryhammer, the Anglo-Swiss symphonic power metal band, is about to undergo some changes in their line-up. The band has decided to fire their singer Thomas Winkler for reasons as yet unknown.

The band offers an statement:

We regret to announce that Thomas Winkler is no longer a member of Gloryhammer. All upcoming shows (including the UK Tour with Alestorm) will continue as planned, with a new vocalist.

To our fans,

We have been reading all your comments and appreciate there’s a lot of confusion, speculation, and sadness around our last message and we wanted to try and explain why we were so brief.

Obviously we are all sad that it’s come to this, and it’s not the outcome anyone really wanted, but we felt we had no option. We currently don’t want to elaborate any further, out of respect to Tom.

All we can promise you is that we will be back, and we will do our very best to bring you a new vocalist that lives up to your expectations so we can continue to bring you Gloryhammer shows and albums, better than ever.

We want to really thank you for your understanding and kind messages of support, it’s a very sad and difficult time for us all.


Winkler himself says on social media that this came as an surprise to him. According to him, the email the band sent stated that this is all because of disagreements on business matters.