Heavy indeed but with harmony, old-school but not self-limiting traditionals – here are THUNDER AND LIGHTNING from Berlin.
You like screaming vocals, tons of riffs, shredding solos and pounding drums? You are out for a crushing live act, and a tremendous metal show? So, here you go.
Existing since 2004, with the current line-up since 2008, THUNDER AND LIGHTNING present their version of aggressive Power Metal to the scene, and place it in the glorious line of their archetypes.
The band released the debut album “Purity” in october 2008, which was highly regarded by the press and stated the band high potential and outstanding songwriting.
In 2010 another big step came with “Dimension” and with it the signing of the first record deal, with Hammersound Records. The album received great reviews and played several festivals, shows together with GRAVE DIGGER, THE SWORD, PARAGON and PRO PAIN and club shows in Austria and Poland.
Bandleader Marc Wüstenhagen, who has worked together with metal acts like WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH and POSTMORTEM in the past, was in lead for production and mix of the new album “In Charge Of The Scythe” which was released in august 2013. The album’s overarching theme involves the story about a young woman named Mary, who’s kills the grim reaper and takes over his duties as the angel of death.
“In Charge Of The Scythe” got overwhelming reviews from all over the world and especially by Germany’s leading magazines ROCK HARD and METAL HAMMER, stating THUNDER AND LIGHTNING to be the leaders for the new generation of German Power Metal.
In 2014 the band released an EP celebrating their 10 year anniversary called “Slice Of Life” and played support shows for ex-Scorpions guitarist ULI JON ROTH and a-capella-metal band VAN CANTO.
In 2015 got to do their first tour in UK, supporting local power metal band WINTER’s EDGE.
For 2016 THUNDER AND LIGHTNING are aiming for a new album in december, they are releasing new tracks from the coming album on Youtube each month of the year.
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