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The sensational return of UK rock legends Thunder continues to gather unstoppable momentum. Having recently stormed the UK charts with their Top 10 album ‘Wonder Days’ the London five-piece have just completed a headline tour of arenas around the country, with the Daily Express stating:
“[As] the 7,000-strong audience erupts it instantly showcases a band perfectly at home in the cavernous Leeds amphitheatre and proves how a classic rock band can still sound vibrant, fresh and relevant in 2015…. Luke Morley’s guitar playing is simply stunning but what really sets Thunder apart is singer Danny Bowes, he is without doubt in the top echelon of great blues-rock voices… The encore allows Bowes and Morley to tease and tantalise the pleading audience [provoking] cheers and screams that threaten to blow the roof off the newly-built Leeds venue.”
And now Thunder announce the April 20th release of their digital five-track ‘Resurrection Day EP’, which features the following exclusive tracks:
1. Resurrection Day (radio edit)
2. Resurrection Day (album version)
3. Don’t Say That (RAK Studio Acoustic Live)
4. The Rocker (Brooklyn Bowl Live)
5. Black Water (Brooklyn Bowl Live Video)
Thunder have also unveiled the video to the emotionally charged rock anthem, ‘Resurrection Day’, showcasing them in all their live glory.
The song comes from the inspirational story of guitarist Ben Matthews life-and-death struggle with cancer. As the band gathered to record the album they learned that he had the disease in his tonsils requiring an unbelievably gruelling series of chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment. As a result he didn't get to feature much on the recording, but the news of him getting the all-clear last July inspired lead guitarist Luke Morley to write the song as a celebration of Ben’s ‘resurrection’ and return to health.
‘Resurrection Day’s message, that out of the darkness of cancer hope can shine, has fast become a favourite with fans and critics alike. Combined with Matthew’s recovery, and triumphant performances last week on tour, Thunder have returned to the very highest levels of British rock.
Musically, the track showcases all the classic Thunder traits, exuding a no-holds-barred pop prowess with the unmistakable vocals of Danny Bowes, backed up by a master-class of rock guitar playing and a rhythm section at the top of their game.
The band return to the national airwaves this weekend as very special guests on Terry Wogan’s BBC Radio 2 show on Sunday at 11.00am, playing live and having a chat with the legendary presenter.
They will also be releasing another track from the ‘Wonder Days’ album, ‘When The Music Played’, on limited-edition 10” vinyl for Record Store Day on Saturday April 18th.
Following Thunder’s storming headline UK arena dates, the band will appear as Very Special Guests with ZZ Top at Wembley Arena on June 24th, alongside a much-anticipated appearance at Download Festival and further European dates.
Our UK Rock heroes are back, bigger, better and stronger than ever before.
Praise for ‘Wonder Days’
“Brilliant…a massive reminder that class is both timeless and incandescent” 8/10
– Classic Rock
“The best songs they’ve recorded in a decade” 4/5 – Kerrang!
“It sounds amazing. Welcome back.” 8/10 - Metal Hammer
“Classy classic rock from a band who should have many more days ahead of them” – Total Guitar
“Timeless quality… the band sound on top form” – Record Collector
“It’s all about crunching guitar, strong melody and an exceptional vocalist” – Powerplay
“A great record [from] one of the finest British rock bands around” - Guitar & Bass
The album ‘Wonder Days’ is the band’s first release with earMUSIC, one of Europe’s most successful independent labels, distributed in the UK by Absolute/Universal.