Former ANNIHILATOR bassist Sandor de Bretan announces the release of his band’s new self-titled CD, SUDDEN THUNDER.
States de Bretan: “The cd was originally recorded in 1992, but with the industry heading in the direction of grunge and alternative music, Sudden Thunder chose to call it quits. The band re-united around 2009. The CD was remixed, the artwork re-done, and now it looks and sounds KILLER! Great vocals, lush harmonies, kickass guitar work, melodic bass lines, and solid drum work! And above all, great songs!”
Sudden Thunder also includes members of IVORY KNIGHT (John Devadasan Perinbam – lead and backing vocals; Rob Gravelle – guitar, vocals), as well as newcomer Mike Lane (ex-ANTIX) on drums.
Says Sandor: “The music of SUDDEN THUNDER is a crossbreed of rock, rock / metal, rock / progressive, with no preconceived notions regarding musical style. We have always written whatever we feel – straight from the heart, with no boundaries. Our fans have always admired the fact that we write what we want – everything from badass progressive and metal tunes with crazy riffing all the way to those ‘we want to make you cry’ ballads.“
The SUDDEN THUNDER CD showcases this versatility, with songs ranging from the good-times rock vibe of the opener Tonight is the Night, the warm One Night Stand (featuring lead vocals by de Bretan) and culminating in the progressive metal tale of a descent into madness – Slipping into Oblivion – and everything else in between!
“SUDDEN THUNDER also has created an extensive line of high-quality merchandise including long and short sleeve T-shirts, with more coming soon”, states de Bretan.
SUDDEN THUNDER is currently working on its 2nd CD, finalizing arrangements and selecting songs. Says Sandor: “This band is amazing – the guys are awesome to work with, and the material that we have been writing lately is wicked – some of it’s a touch more to the metal side but still in a rock vein. And we seem to have an endless vault of materials to draw from – which helps out with any stress factors concerning writing new stuff. It’s great having around 80-plus songs from the past to choose from, and we are constantly writing new materials ….the sky’s the limit!! Now that we are back together and going strong, we are searching for all the key players to bring us on board with them: labels, management, promoters etc…. so we can get out on tour, release more cd’s and merch and make ourselves known globally.”
Check out SUDDEN THUNDER info, music samples, merch, and much more at www.suddenthunder.net.