Swedish project Thundermaker are ready to unleash the new album, The Road, worldwide via Sliptrick Records on September 14th. The album contains 10 tracks of the purest heavy metal with various songs featuring special guest vocalists such as Ronny Munroe (Metal Church), Tim “Ripper” Owens (Judas Priest/Iced Earth), Rille Larsson and L-G Petrov (Entombed).
Here’s the ofiicial press release from Thundermaker; “The Road is an album that’s very personal and deals with our mental journeys and the awakening of our souls. It’s also a story about how we treat each other and react to the circumstances surrounding us. Every song has a story to tell and there’s a red line between them all, as it all comes down to how we deal with relationships in every form.
The album is mostly written about the spiritual journey and the road with your mirror twin. If you listen carefully to the lyrics, I hope you’ll find them meaningful and inspirational. How it all began, the road we travel together, how we see each other and what our goals are. These journeys really can make you grow as a person and achieve wonders where you once doubted yourself.
These songs can also be interpreted in a different way. You can see them as how you can grow as a person and help others, not following the norm, standing up for yourself, to see the light when there’s only darkness and how to come to that point in life. The Road is where we are headed, not dwelling in the past and looking to the future ahead.
The topic above raises some deep questions and its up to the listener to connect the music and lyrics to the kind of journey that they are on. Whether the relationships in itself are physical or spiritual, they all can be demanding, joyful, filled with laughter, tears and have their ups and downs. All in all, it’s a story about life ….your journey, and to follow your heart, dreams and goals.”
The Road | Released September 14th, 2021 via Sliptrick Records
01. The Road (ft. Ronny Munroe) | 02. Fire Burns Forever (ft. Tim “Ripper” Owens) | 03. Broken Promises (ft. Ronny Munroe) | 04. A Twin Flame Journey (ft. Ronny Munroe) | 05. Fake (ft. L-G Petrov) | 06. Symbiosis (ft. Rille Larsson) | 07. The Runner & The Chaser (ft. Tim “Ripper” Owens) | 08. Where Sorrow Dwells (ft. Rille Larsson) | 09. 1111 (ft. Ronny Munroe) | 10. Mi-Ya (Instrumental)
All music & lyrics by Marty Gummesson
Produced & recorded by Marty Gummesson at Opossum Studios, Sweden
Mixed by Mikko Karmila/ Mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios, Helsinki, Finland
Martin Gummesson – Rhythm & Lead Guitars/Bass/Keyboards