San Antonio-based doom metal foursome THUNDER HORSE announce the release of their third full-length “After The Fall” this July 21st on Ripple Music, and unveil the first single with their crushing “New Normal” video today!
“Thunder Horse know the power of the riff and they aren’t afraid to use it.” — Decibel Magazine
“Thunder Horse prove there is no heavy like Texas heavy.” — Dark Art Conspiracy
Texas-based THUNDER HORSE
has a genre that is hard to pin down, but there are definitely influences of doom, psych, occult, and a smattering of classic rock and NWOBHM. Close your eyes and imagine the brooding sounds of early Sabbath, the massive wall of guitars made famous by bands like Deep Purple and Mountain, on a sonically mesmerizing Pink Floyd Trip, then you will have a taste of the experience that Thunder Horse brings.
Their third studio album and second Ripple Music release “After The Fall” cements the band’s reputation of delivering titan-sized songs in the form of a refined formula: doomier, sharper, but also stronger. Finding the perfect balance between their timeless and masterful southern-baked heavy metal and a strongly emotion-driven purpose, “After The Fall” unwaveringly stands as THUNDER HORSE‘s turning point and should drag more and more heavy music lovers in their path in their fierce conquest of the underground doom scene!
THUNDER HORSE “After The Fall”
Out July 21st on Ripple Music
US preorder – European preorder – Bandcamp
1. After The Fall
2. New Normal
4. The Other Side
6. Inner Demon
is led by vocalist and guitarist Stephen Bishop, a mainstay for many years on the Texas industrial metal scene as the frontman for Pitbull Daycare (Cleopatra Records, MIA Records). Aided and abetted by fellow PD founder, T.C. Connally is the lead guitarist. With each’s playing influenced in no small part by some of the most iconic band members of the late 60s and 70s – Roger Waters, Michael Schenker, Toni Iommi, and Robin Trower – together, their songwriting duties are divvied equally, in line with a passion for all things heavy.
Taking a DIY approach, THUNDER HORSE released their self-titled debut album to glowing press reviews such as “Thunder Horse pulls the listener quickly toward dark atmospheres and flourishes amid the weighted tones therein” (The Obelisk). Their debut album “Thunder Horse” made the Top 20 Doom Charts three months in a row, peaking at #12 on the December 2018 Doom Charts and #63 on the Top 100 Doom Chart albums. Their second full-length album “Chosen One” was released in March 2021 on Ripple Music, and debuted at #2 on the Doom Charts.
THUNDER HORSE pride themselves on an intense experience live. Their live shows have included video projections and quadraphonic sound harkening back to the heyday of 70’s classic rock shows. Being proud Orange Amplifiers ambassadors, Thunder Horse delivers a gut punch to the audience with a thick wall of sound — a must see both sonically and visually!
THUNDER HORSE is
Stephen Bishop — guitar and vocals
T.C. Connally — lead guitar
Dave Crow — bass
Jason ‘Shakes’ West — drums
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