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Thunder Horse: Imagine Black Sabbath mixed with Jane’s Addiction on a Pink Floyd Trip…..

Thunder Horse - Chosen One

When I was a kid I was very fascinated of thundering horses and cowboys and Indians. That’s why I discover the band Thunder Horse with some nostalgia feelings!

Thunder Horse is a metal band hailing originally from San Antonio, TX. The genre is hard to pin down, but there are definitely doom, psych, occult and classic rock n blues influences. Imagine Black Sabbath mixed with Jane’s Addiction on a Pink Floyd Trip, and you can almost imagine the guitar heavy sound of Thunder Horse.

San Antonio doom-laden heavy metal purveyors Thunder Horse released their brand new album Chosen One onFriday 12th March on Ripple Music. The track The Chosen One,

Slow, low and brutally truthful, the sound of San Antonio’s Thunder Horse doesn’t quite fit into one box, but it is built thick with classic doom, heavy blues and guitar-driven rock’n’roll, while the well thought-out addition of organs, talk box or acoustic guitars comes to cap off their savory, heavy songwriting. Close your eyes and imagine the brooding sounds of early Sabbath, the massive wall of guitars made famous by bands like Deep Purple and Mountain, on a sonically mesmerizing Pink Floyd trip, and you will have a taste of the experience that Thunder Horse brings.

«Chosen One is indeed an epic musical journey that sees Thunder Horse trotting to new heights, experimenting with exciting riffage, and bringing that rumbling rhythmic mojo we’ve grown to love so dearly over the years», say Doomed and Stoned editor.

Thunder Horse also previously released a video for their first single Let Them Bleed. Thunder Horse is led by vocalist and guitarist Stephen Bishop, a mainstay for many years on the Texas industrial metal scene as the front man for Pitbull Daycare (Cleopatra Records, MIA Records). Aided and abetted by fellow PD founder, T.C. Connally is the lead guitarist. With each’s playing influenced in no small part by some of the most iconic band members of the late 60s and 70s – Roger Waters, Michael Schenker, Toni Iommi, and Robin Trower – together, Thunder Horse`s songwriting duties are divvied equally, in line with a passion for all things heavy.

Taking a DIY approach, Thunder Horse released their self-titled debut in June 2018 to glowing press reviews. Original lineup intact, the band now returns with their second full-length Chosen One, once again featuring original artwork by Pig Hands, and mixing done by Caleb Bingham at Nightmare Sound and mastering by Joe Bozzi at Bernie Grundman Mastering in Los Angeles, CA.

Chosen One is a musical journey that expands the band’s catalog by experimenting with different sounds and influences. Metal played slow and low, with an intensity inspired by icons past and present. A wall of amps and an almost tribal rhythmic vibe produces a guttural sound with intensely mind-bending sensations. Imagine if Black Sabbath and Jane’s Addiction melded into one band and had a Pink Floyd influenced stage show with a Quadraphonic PA: that is Thunder Horse.The album was completed in 2020 while socially-distanced during the pandemic.

Line-up:

Stephen Bishop — guitar and vocals

T.C. Connally — lead guitar

Dave Crow — bass

Jason Shakes West — drums

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About Ulf Backstrøm (7437 Articles)
Mitt hovedfokus er musikk som er basert på progressiv tenking. Jeg er på ingen måte ensporet innen musikksmak, i likhet med intensjonen bak prog. Sjangerbegrepet er egentlig temmelig uinteressant annet enn til å gi en pekepinn om hva slags musikk det er snakk om i en anmeldelse. Jeg søker god musikk for å utfordre meg som lytter. God musikk til å trigge mine musikalske smaksløker, og til å sette i gang mine refleksjoner. Da er sjansen stor for at jeg utvikler meg og lærer, noe som bør være drivstoff for et hvert menneske. Fordi det å lære og utvikle seg er noe som tilfører livet en nødvendig porsjon "krydder". Slikt krydderet finner man blant annet i musikk. Ikke overraskende mener jeg at progressiv musikk har den fineste "smaken". På den annen side kan musikk med eller uten progressive elementer være godt nok til hverdags. Til fest derimot holder bare rendyrket prog! Må jo også få med at jeg rimelig kritisk, og jeg mener at det lages mye prog som er i beste fall uinteressant, og faktisk mye som er pinlig dårlig. Heldigvis oppveies dette av ekstremt dyktige aktører som for eksempel: Flower Kings, Mostly Autumn og White Willow, for å nevne noen tilfeldig valgte.
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