A Sound of Thunder
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A Sound of Thunder

Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C., United States | Established. Jan 01, 2009 | SELF

Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C., United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2009
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A Sound Of Thunder have released a cover version of the classic Manowar song "Pleasure Slave". The song can be streamed below. The band is offering a high-quality digital download of the track as a free bonus with its current Kickstarter campaign.

As if Manowar weren't controversial enough among metal heads, the song "Pleasure Slave", a bonus track from Manowar's sixth album Kings Of Metal, is infamous for its lyrical content.

"Joey DeMaio wrote one of the most hilariously sexist songs of all time," stated A Sound Of Thunedr vocalist Nina Osegueda. "And that's cool, but turnabout is fair play. This one's for you, Joey!"

"There is no greater joy than taking a hilariously misogynistic piece of music and turning it upside-down," Osegueda continued. "The composition itself is great, but I always wanted it to be a little faster. The vocals were a challenge, but I had fun using my low register more than usual. As for the background vocals, we had a great time recording a bunch of our male fans making horrible orgasm noises. I don't think I've ever laughed so hard in my life!"

A Sound of Thunder guitarist Josh Schwartz also commented on the track: "Ironically, this song has probably given me more pleasure over the years than any other. The lyrics are so ridiculously over the top, and Eric Adams delivers them with such conviction, that I can't help but crack up when I hear it...we are talking laughing so hard I'd be in tears sometimes! So full disclosure: we actually love Manowar and embrace their cheese, and just thought it would be fun to turn this one on its head. Our fans paid for the production of this song so we're releasing it for free to the whole world to hopefully spread some smiles and laughter. Hail, kill, and enjoy!" - Brave Words


Some people may claim rock and roll is dead–I’m looking at you Gene Simmons–but metal fans continue to prove there is life left in our beloved genre of music. Washington D.C.-based metal horde, A Sound of Thunder can celebrate having some of metal’s most diehard and loyal fans. This week the band announced its latest Kickstarter campaign for its forthcoming fifth studio album, Tales From the Deadside. Before the band had time to even spread the news, fans had already helped them eclipse their initial goal.
As devout as the band’s fans are, A Sound of Thunder is equally dedicated to giving them worthy rewards (and memorable metal) for their support. Moreover, they are perhaps the most prolific band around. Before the release of last year’s amazing The Lesser Key of Solomon record, the band had already begun writing and recording Tales From the Deadside. In the midst of all this they are also finishing up a covers EP that was a reward for fans of the previous Kickstarter campaign.
Tales From the Deadside was recorded at Assembly Line Studios with RIAA platinum-awarded producer Kevin ‘131’ Gutierrez (Shinedown, While Heaven Wept, Raven), and the album tells the story of Shadowman, one of the flagship characters of Valiant Entertainment‘s comic book universe.
A Sound of Thunder by Duy Tran 2013A Sound of Thunder is an independent and completely fan-funded band from Washington, D.C.

"Our fans, the Legion of Thunder, have helped us grow from a local band to a national Billboard-charting band while maintaining complete independence and control over our creative output. As a result we’re able to focus on making music for you, the fans, with complete creative freedom. We don’t answer to any record company…we answer only to you!

With this campaign we hope you’ll continue to support our musical endeavors. In return we’ve cooked up a slew of Kickstarter-exclusive rewards. Explore the rewards in-depth below…we think you’ll find something you like!"

The album release date is currently set for September 25th! - Metalholic


Valiant Entertainment has revealed more information about their partnership with Washington, DC area heavy metal band A Sound of Thunder -- a partnership that has led to the creation of a concept album starring the voodoo-powered Shadwoman.

The concept album,"Tales From the Deadside," was originally funded via Kickstarter, where it earned well over its initial target funding and raised over $30,000. A Sound of Thunder recorded the 10-track album with producer Kevin '131' Gutierrez. The album is a full hourlong "Shadowman" experience featuring original songs, voice narration and soundscapes created by A Sound of Thunder. The album's title references the Deadside, a supernatural realm that plays host to threats to our world -- threats that only Jack Boniface, the latest in a long line of Shadowmen, can stop.

"The story of Shadowman, his alter-ego Jack Boniface, and the many characters in his world inspired us to create what we believe is our best album to date," said A Sound of Thunder guitarist Josh Schwartz in the release. "We let the story lead us to places our music has never been before, combining all the elements of supernatural horror, drama, action and adventure found in the comics. Of course, everything has gone through our own unique Thunderous filter, and all the familiar ASOT elements will be there. Shadowman's harrowing journey demanded no less!"

"Tales From the Deadside" will be released digitally, on CD and on vinyl on September 25; a release party will also be held for the album at Baltimore Comic-Con on the following day. The band themselves will also be present at the con at Booth A185, and they'll even have an exclusive variant cover for "Book of Death" #3 from artist Dusan Markovic. You can check out a preview of the album below. You can also preview other tracks, like "Tower of Souls" and "Tremble."

Official Press Release

A SOUND OF THUNDER Brings VALIANT’s SHADOWMAN to Life In TALES FROM THE DEADSIDE – A Heavy Metal Concept Album Launching September 25!
Album to Debut During Baltimore Comic-Con 2015 with Live Release Party

Award-winning comic book publisher Valiant Entertainment and Washington, DC area metal band A Sound of Thunder are teaming up for "Tales from the Deadside" – an all-new concept album inspired by New Orleans' nocturnal guardian…the voodoo-empowered hero simply known as Shadowman!

Venture into the darkest reaches of the Valiant Universe to witness the story of Jack Boniface – the latest in a long line of Shadowmen tasked with protecting our world from the forbidden supernatural realm called Deadside…and the evil machinations of Master Darque, who long ago traded his humanity to possess the dark knowledge of the haunted world beyond our own.

From Shadowman's unearthly origin to his first brutal encounter with the arcane forces of the New Orleans night, "Tales from the Deadside" is a comics experience like none other, told across 60 minutes of spine-tingling tracks, voice narration, and soundscapes from rock n’ roll masters A Sound of Thunder!

"The story of Shadowman, his alter-ego Jack Boniface, and the many characters in his world inspired us to create what we believe is our best album to date," said A Sound of Thunder guitarist Josh Schwartz. "We let the story lead us to places our music has never been before, combining all the elements of supernatural horror, drama, action and adventure found in the comics. Of course, everything has gone through our own unique Thunderous filter, and all the familiar ASOT elements will be there. Shadowman's harrowing journey demanded no less!"

A runaway success on Kickstarter, "Tales from the Deadside" smashed through its initial crowdfunding campaign by more than 300 percent, raising more than $30,000. Recorded at Assembly Line Studios with RIAA platinum-awarded producer Kevin '131' Gutierrez (Shinedown, While Heaven Wept, Raven), the 10-track album is A Sound of Thunder's fifth full-length release, refining their classic blend of melodic heavy metal, rock, and prog. Since forming in 2009, the band has performed across the United States and Canada and shared the stage with notable acts such as Iced Earth, Accept, Overkill, and Kamelot. Their last album, "The Lesser Key of Solomon," debuted as a Top 50 release on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums chart.

On September 25th, the many worlds of Valiant's iconic Shadowman characters spring to life in "Tales from the Deadside" – available digitally, on CD, and vinyl! And don’t miss the band’s ground-shaking release party, kicking off during Baltimore Comic-Con 2015 at Baltimore’s own Metro Gallery on September 26th! Join A Sound of Thunder's Legion of Thunder and a host of Shadowman fans from around the globe for a musical performance unlike any other as Shadowman’s "Tales from the Deadside" smashes down the barrier from the Valiant Universe to yours!

Plus: meet A Sound of Thunder in person during Baltimore Comic-Con 2015 at Booth A185, as the band overtakes the metro area's biggest comic convention with band-exclusive variants of Book of Death #3 (of 4) by artist Dusan Markovic, CDs, vinyl, t-shirts, and more for sale and free autographing!

The dark protector of the New Orleans night, Shadowman is one of the most enduring heroes in comics with more than 5.3 million comics sold since the character’s debut in 1992. As the sole protector of the boundary between our world and the nightmare realm known only as Deadside, Shadowman's mythology forms a cornerstone of the larger Valiant Universe and spawned the best-selling "Shadow Man" action-adventure gaming franchise produced by Acclaim Entertainment. The character will next appear in "Operation: Deadside" – a four-part storyline beginning in December's Ninjak #10 by New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite. - Comic Book Resources


Washington, D.C.-based metallers A SOUND OF THUNDER have entered Assembly Line Studios with producer Kevin "131" Gutierrez (SHINEDOWN, WHILE HEAVEN WEPT, RAVEN) to record their third full-length album entitled "Time's Arrow". Due in early 2013, the CD will feature the same band lineup, producer and studio that created 2012's acclaimed "Out Of The Darkness" release (Nightmare Records).

"Time's Arrow" will contain 11 new songs "combining rousing and catchy traditional metal with crushing modern production," according to a press release. The centerpiece of the album is the nine-minute sci-fi-themed title track. Guitarist and composer Josh Schwartz describes the song as "a high-octane headbanger with an unforgettable riff and an engaging story. Stylistically, it's IRON MAIDEN meets RUSH with a bit of MEAT LOAF thrown in for bombast." The tale begun in the lyrics is expanded in a short story by drummer Chris Haren, available in the limited box-set edition of "Time's Arrow".

On August 20, A SOUND OF THUNDER started a Kickstarter.com fundraiser campaign for the recording of "Time's Arrow". The campaign will run for 30 days and offers fans a chance to pre-order the album, have their name printed in the album booklet, reserve an ultra-limited box set edition of the album, and acquire unique and rare items from the band. Video at the band's Kickstarter.com page contains the first clips from the new album.

The band has also announced a second new release, "The Queen Of Hell" EP, due out in November. Also recorded at Assembly Line with Gutierrez, it contains four new tracks and is only available via the band's Kickstarter.com campaign. The cover art was provided by Serbian artist Dušan Markovic.

"We've always wanted to do an homage to classic swords-and-sorcery-themed metal album covers," says lead vocalist Nina Osegueda. "As you can see, we've gone horns up with 'The Queen Of Hell' art...I finally have the throne of skulls I've always wanted!"

"The Queen Of Hell" track listing:

01. The Queen Of Hell (album version)
02. The Queen Of Hell (Two Queens Mix)
03. Trashed (BLACK SABBATH cover)
04. Let's Start A Fire

Includes:

* Red vinyl
* Download card included
* 12" full color sleeve
* 2 new paintings by Dusan Markovic
* Exclusive "Legion of Thunder - The Queen's Guard" embroidered patch
* Limited to 250 copies worldwide


Read more at http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/a-sound-of-thunder-announces-new-album-and-ep/#a9sP2qSkgGL7jdW1.99 - Blabbermouth


Discography

Studio Albums:
Metal Renaissance (2011)
Out of the Darkness (2012)
Time's Arrow (2013)
The Lesser Key of Solomon (2014)
Tales from the Deadside (2015)

EPs:
A Sound of Thunder (EP) (2010)
Queen of Hell (2013)
Pleasure Slave (2015) [Bonus EP for KickStarter backers only)

Singles:
Justice At Last (2010)

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A Sound of Thunder is a Washington DC based, female fronted heavy metal band. Their four piece band consists of Josh Schwartz on guitar, Nina Osegueda on vocals, Chris Haren on drums, and TBA on bass. A Sound of Thunder conquers metal realms ranging from ’70s blues-based proto-metal a la Black Sabbath and early Judas Priest, to triumphant modern power metal a la Hammerfall and Primal Fear. Soaring vocals, incendiary instrumentals, and classic songs combine to form an unrelenting, unapologetic slab of metal to stand the test of time.