Thunder confirm ‘warts and all’ biography due this autumn

Thunder promo 2016

Legendary UK rockers Thunder are to release a ‘warts and all’ biography this coming autumn.

The tome is being written by esteemed rock scribe Joel McIver and will be published by Omnibus Press. Amongst other acts, McIver is known for his books on Metallica, Slayer, Black Sabbath and Queens Of The Stone Age.

Say Thunder in a statement revealing the news: “Yes peeps, the lovely people at Omnibus Press have commissioned us to tell our story. ‘Fools,’ we hear you cry.

“It’s being put together by a nice man called Joel McIver, who has been interviewing us and bashing his fingers repeatedly on the Olivetti since last summer.

“It won’t be out until the autumn, because we’ve got to take some of the rude bits out (quite a lot), so we don’t get sued or killed, but we thought we’d let you know it’s coming

“We’ll sell it in our online store, and hopefully other book sellers will want to sell it in theirs. More news on this as and when we get some, but it will be definitive, honest, warts and all, and well worth a read. It will also have loads of pictures in it too.”

Thunder frontman Danny Bowes recently hinted that the band are set to release new material in 2017. Their most recent album was 2015’s critically acclaimed Wonder Days.

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Thunder eye up release of new material in 2017

Thunder promo 2016

Thunder frontman Danny Bowes has hinted that the band may release new material in 2017.

The band have just launched a new 3-disc package titled All You Can Eat off the back of the success of their previous studio album, Wonder Days, released in 2015.

Speaking on One On One With Mitch LaFon, Bowes said: “Providing we stay happy and healthy, we’d love to release another record in 2017. We have momentum and an international presence which is growing. The ripples of love for the Wonder Days album are still coming home to us now.”

Thunder are currently on an arena tour of the UK with Terrorvision and King King in support.

The band will play:

Feb 16th: Bristol, Colston Hall
Feb 18th: Glasgow, Clyde Auditorium
Feb 19th: Sheffield Arena
Feb 20th: London, SSE Arena Wembley

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Thunder announce intimate London show for charity

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Thunder have announced an intimate London show taking place next week.

The band will play a gig at the legendary 100 Club on the 27th of January, two days ahead of the release of their All You Can Eat CD/DVD package.

All proceeds from the 100 Club gig will be going to the Childline and NSPCC charities. Tickets are priced at £30 and go on sale at 9am tomorrow, the 22nd of January, via LiveNation.

Says Thunder frontman Danny Bowes: “We hope you can come and help raise some money for kids. So buy a ticket and bring your dancing clogs too, because you’re gonna need them.”

Thunder embark upon a UK arena tour in February, playing the following dates:

15th Feb: Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
16th Feb: Bristol Colston Hall
18th Feb: SECC Glasgow Clyde Auditorium
19th Feb: Sheffield Arena
20th Feb: SSE Arena, Wembley

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Thunder to mount UK arena tour and release ‘All You Can Eat’ DVD

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Legendary UK rockers Thunder have announced an arena tour for 2016 along with the release of a new DVD.

The band will hit the road in February next year, raising the roof on venues such as the renowned SSE Arena in Wembley. Says Thunder frontman Danny Bowes: “The shows in March [2015] were incredible, and the new songs went down just as well as the Thunder favourites. We can’t wait for February, so we can do it all over again.”

Support will come from Bradford rockers Terrorvision, who have reformed for their first shows in three years, plus King King, nominees at this year’s Classic Rock Awards for Best New Band.

Prior to the live dates, January will see the release of All You Can Eat, a 3-DVD set documenting the story of the band’s latest, Classic Rock Award nominated album, Wonder Days.

The set includes a live album, a live in-the-studio session, and a documentary film following the making of Wonder Days.

Tickets for the live shows go on general sale today (25th September) and are available via www.ticketmaster.co.uk. prices are £28.50 for all shows except London where they’ll be £29.50.

Read our review of Thunder’s Wonder Days here.

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New music releases, 17th July 2015

This week’s new and notable music releases in one handy list!

Rock Formation EP cover
Rock Formation, Neanderthal

Sounds Of The Written Word, Eva Plays Dead
Star Wars, Wilco
Something More Than Free, Jason Isbell
Sing Into My Mouth, Ben Bridwell/Iron & Wine
The Essential Coheed & Cambria, Coheed & Cambria
Born In The Echoes, The Chemical Brothers
Currents, Tame Impala
In The Line Of Fire, Dragonforce
Cold, Ohhms
Burnt Offerings, Iced Earth
Thrashumentary, Death Angel
Live In Tokyo 1975, Miles Davis
Blessed & Possessed, Powerwolf
The Best of 1989-1995, Thunder
The Decline Of British Sea Power, British Sea Power
No Song No Spell No Madrigal, The Apartments
Nocturnes Of Hellfire & Damnation, Virgin Steele

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