San Antonio doom-laden heavy metal purveyors THUNDER HORSE are all set to release their brand new album ‘Chosen One’ this Friday 12th March on Ripple Music, and unleash the official video for the album title track exclusively via Doomed and Stoned!
“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 “If you need music that is never boring, not even for a moment: this is for you!” — Reflections of Darkness
Slow, low and brutally truthful,the sound of San Antonio’s THUNDER HORSE doesn’t quite fit into one box, but it is built thick with classic doom, heavy blues and guitar-driven rock’n’roll, while the well thought-out addition of organs, talk box or acoustic guitars comes to cap off their savory, heavy songwriting. 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, and you will have a taste of the experience that Thunder Horse brings. “Chosen One is indeed an epic musical journey that sees Thunder Horse trotting to new heights, experimenting with exciting riffage, and bringing that rumbling rhythmic mojo we’ve grown to love so dearly over the years.” say Doomed and Stoned editor.
THUNDER HORSE also previously released a video for their first single “Let Them Bleed”, which you can watch at this location. New album ‘Chosen One’ will be released on March 12th through Ripple Music on various LP formats, CD and digital.
THUNDER HORSE 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, THUNDER HORSE‘s 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 in June 2018 to glowing press reviews. Original lineup intact, the band now returns with their second full-length ‘Chosen One’, once again featuring original artwork by Pig Hands, and mixing done by Caleb Bingham at Nightmare Sound and mastering by Joe Bozzi at Bernie Grundman Mastering in Los Angeles, CA.
‘Chosen One‘ is a musical journey that expands the band’s catalog by experimenting with different sounds and influences. Metal played slow and low, with an intensity inspired by icons past and present. A wall of amps and an almost tribal rhythmic vibe produces a guttural sound with intensely mind-bending sensations. Imagine if Black Sabbath and Jane’s Addiction melded into one band and had a Pink Floyd influenced stage show with a Quadraphonic PA: that is THUNDER HORSE. The album was completed in 2020 while socially-distanced during the pandemic, and will see its official release on March 12th, 2021 via Ripple Music.
THUNDER HORSE is
Stephen Bishop — guitar and vocals
T.C. Connally — lead guitar
Dave Crow — bass
Jason ‘Shakes’ West — drums