Frontiers Records announces the mainland Europe (excluding the UK) release of “Bang!” – THUNDER’s 9th studio album – on November 7th 2008.
Thunder are entering their 20th anniversary year with a brand new album recorded in 2008 at Walton Castle, near Bristol, in England. In a never ending quest for new recording experiences, the band decided not to return to Spain, where they recorded “Robert Johnson’s Tombstone”, instead opting for a seriously old castle in the west of England.
Singer Danny Bowes says: “We’ve known Marge the owner for years, and always felt her castle would make a great studio, but it was only last year that we decided to see if we were right. She loved the idea, so we dipped a toe in the water by shipping our recording kit down there for a few days, just to try it out with some guitar overdubs and percussion. It was perfect, with 2 foot thick stone walls, and loads of different rooms to choose from, everything sounded brilliant. It was a no brainer, we had do the whole album there, so we invaded the place, recorded 20 + songs, and stayed for 3 months. Marge loved it, and she got on the record too!”
Guitarist Luke Morley says “We’ve always made our best albums in a rural, English setting, so Walton Castle was the perfect location for us. We had cables and wires running everywhere but it was definitely worth it, as it’s the best sounding album we’ve ever made. I knew we had a great batch of songs so it was a question of giving ourselves the best possible circumstances to bring them all to fruition, and we definitely function better when we’re having fun. We moved in, set up our studio, frightened the local wildlife and befriended the local landlords (who were inconsolable when we moved out), as were the better looking sheep in the neighbouring field, well that’s what Harry said anyway…”
The band is also finalizing some tour dates in Europe for the beginning of 2009 to be announced in the near future. “Bang!” is once again a great collection of songs, assembled and delivered in the way only Thunder know how. Several are surely destined to become future Thunder classics.
On The Radio; Stormwater; Carol Ann; Retribution; Candy Man; Have Mercy; Watching Over You; Miracle Man; Turn Left At California; Love Sucks; One Bullet; Honey
A new 30 second audio clip of the new songs will go up on http://www.thunderonline.com every week between this week and the release date.
MetalManiaOnline, put up a clip of the new Judas Priest single, Nostradamus. Check it out below!
Atreyu have released their new single, “Falling Down,” off Lead Sails Paper Anchor. “Falling Down” is already getting airplay across the country and climbing the rock charts. Atreyu is currently preparing for the Taste of Chaos tour where they will hit the road with Avenged Sevenfold and Bullet For My Valentine. The tour kicks off on February 29th. Atreyu will also the launch of their new CDVU extended version of Lead Sails Paper Anchor with tons of extra content. Click here to listen to “Falling Down.”
If you are out taking advantage of the holiday clearance sales today, you ought to stop by your local mall and pick up a copy of the new Shockwave CD Single by Black Tide.
The two songs on this CD are excellent pieces of 80’s style metal.
It is hard to believe that a band full of teenagers can produce songs this good. After spinning this one a couple of times, I am quite anxious for the band’s debut CD, that is due in February.
The CD single is only available in Hot Topic stores. The songs on this CD are worth the trip, if you happen to find yourself in a mall this week.
You can hear the song Shockwave, on Black Tide’s myspace page or watch the video for the song below!
- Warriors of Time
Black Tide is:
Lead Vocals/Lead Guitar- Gabriel
Lead/Rhythm Guitar- Alex