Fresh from their triumphant appearance on the Kiss Kruise and in celebration of their Sweden Rock announcement and on the eve of the next leg of their ‘Revival’ European tour, feisty Swedish hard rock act Thundermother release ‘Revival’, the latest single from their acclaimed self-titled album.
Thundermother – The Revival Tour Part II
29.11.2018 BE – De Verlichte Geest/ Roeselare
30.11.2018 NL – Boerderij Cultuurpodium/ Zoetermeer
01.12.2018 DE – Rosenheckhalle/ Ebernhahn
02.12.2018 FR – L’empreinte/ Savigny-le-Temple
04.12.2018 CH – Konzertfabrik Z7 – Pratteln
05.12.2018 AU – p.m.k/ Innsbruck
06.12.2018 DE – Der Cult – nightclub & more/ Nürnberg
07.12.2018 DE – X-Herford
08.12.2018 DE – NIKOLAUT – Winterfestival/ Oberhausen
Emlee Johansson – Drums
Guernica Mancini – vocals
Filippa Nässil – guitar
Sara Pettersson – bass
In the spring of 2017 Thundermother saw some drastic changes. Four members left, three new ones arrived. But the band’s centre-piece – guitarist and founder Filippa Nässil – stood steady by her vision. A new line-up quickly gathered, and each piece immediately fell into place. In June the new, upgraded, version of Thundermother released ‘We Fight for Rock N Roll‘ – a single that was just as much of a statement as it was a taste of great music to come.
This new line-up hit the road in Europe, touring with Michael Monroe, W.A.S.P., D-A-D and Danko Jones as well as their own headline run, culminating in their acclaimed appearance at the legendary Wacken Festival. Not bad for a line-up that had only been together for a couple of months…
Band leader Fillipa Nässil recalls; “To play at Wacken has been my major goal since I started the band and now we stood there and performed in front of 10 000 people. It had rained throughout the festival, but suddenly it stopped and the sun started to shine on us…”
After a summer of successful touring Thundermother rehearsed intensively for a month, before it was time to head into the studio, Nordic Soundlab in Skara, to begin work on their new album. The flow was unbelievable. In just ten days they recorded 15 new tracks. Everything – including vocals – was recorded live. And almost everything was wrapped in the first take. 13 of these 15 tracks became the bands third album ‘Thundermother’.
Thundermother have never sounded this great. Together with three times Grammis awarded producer Thomas Plec Johansson (Mustasch, Hardcore Superstar, Watain etc.) Thundermother have maxed just about everything.
“We wanted a really fat drum sound on this album. If you listen to records with say AC/DC and Airbourne, you’ll hear that the drums are at a damn high volume. So, we put some serious time into getting a wicked drum sound. When Emlee hit the bass drum both she and the whole bloody house shook.” says Filippa Nässil.
Stepping out of their comfort zone on ‘Thundermother’, the band have recorded their first power ballad, the glorious ‘Fire in the Rain’, a track that emphasises the band’s ambition to expand their horizons and the push the band further than ever before.
‘Thundermother’ is still the same great, high-octane, 70’s breathing rock’n’roll that the band has spoiled us with since their 2014’s debut album, but this time the groove is deeper, the sound is incredible and the songs are more memorable.