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Sunday, March 13, 2022
Incoming: Thunder Rising
THUNDER RISING “Back
to the Time of Rock” NEW ALBUM out 04th MARCH
2022 Music for the Masses is
proud to announce the agreement with RTI
Mediaset for the cd release of the new album by
Thunder Rising, featuring well-known guitarist Frank Caruso, out on March
4th 2022, entitled “BACK
TO THE TIME OF ROCK” (In Japan Release
date 31 March)
Born from the mind of the Italian guitarist Frank Caruso,
known for his numerous projects such as Firehouse, Arachnes and
Vivaldi Metal Project above all, superband Thunder Rising is
back on the record market with a brand-new album called “Back to the time of
Rock”, the Band’s latest studio effort.
A rocky, melodic sound, hypertechnical and exquisitely hard rocking: this
is Thunder Rising, which since their debut (featuring Mark Boals) on,
have always pursued a musical dimension of their own, growing it step
To The Time Of Rock”, out on March 4th 2022
will be their first to be released by Music For The Masses. Twelve
extraordinary tracks, a real time travel
towards the re-discovery of sounds from the past but
in a modern key, capable of striking and fascinating any listener.
In addition, we’d like to point out a Bonus Track which will only be
featured on the cd version and not in the Digital
stores: “Stairs to the top”.
The Band is currently shooting the Videoclip
of the first single “FATE
TRAIN” to be released in the forthcoming
Thunder Rising - a super Group composed by great professional musicians
united to deliver the best hard rock of our time.
Rock in its purest, sheerest form, brought to you by these five
modern-day hard rock'n'rollers.
New album "Back to the time of Rock" is going to be
released in March 2022
The project THUNDER
RISING was born in 2012 from an idea by Frank Caruso and Corrado "Nail" Ciceri. The two
old friends re-meet by chance after twenty years when, back in 1986, they
founded their first band called FIREHOUSE that would release two albums
all over Europe. It's during those years that they fall in love
with the voice of Mark Boals, then lead singer of guitar
After twenty years of different musical careers: Frank Caruso (in
Arachnes with which he releases eight albums and Strings24 of which Frank
is founder and publisher of two albums) and Corrado Ciceri (with his
fifteen years with the band Wine Spirit on the most
important Live Stages such as Gods Of Metal, Metal Mèan Festival, Glenn
Hughes, Alvin Lee and many others and four worldwide released albums)
rejoined to start a new project
I have the pleasure to tell the story
of the brand new Thunder Rising album, an album born during
full pandemic and in a difficult moment.
We were working on a tv production in order to make part of its
soundtrack and the storyboard implemented some 70’s,
That’s when I dusted off some old Hammond voices and guitar sounds
And here’s the idea: going back, as a sign of tribute, over all
that repertoire that made not just the history of
rock music but, and above all, it is integral part of our
No sooner said than done,I started a reflection with my bandmates and,
if the first albums represented a journey on a more
American-style songwriting, this time we decided to sail new seas…
By mutual agreement with my fellas, we started writing and working hard!
The new pandemic arrival and therefore the sanitary
emergency ended up blocking everyone at home, forcing us to
suspend the recording sessions.
We only had half the tracks done but we couldn’t
stand the waiting!
It was on March 2021 and, thanks to our editor (RTI-Mediaset), the first
Ep (a.k.a. THUNDER
RISING III) was released.
As soon as it was published, the critical consent was very
positive so that we immediately came back recording the second
part, released the same year (October 2021) and called THE TIME MACHINE.
The two EPs represent two different musical
ages: The first turned toward the ’80 and ’90 while
MACHINE” is a real going back in time
to the glorious ’70 and
to their primal rock roots with explicit historic-riff mentions.
It’s crucial to know that the recreation
of the sounds has been possible by using real vintage
instruments (guitars as well as amps) and even the digital
parts have been re-elaborated keeping in mind what were the iconic
equipment and tools of the past. A great deal of work has been
done in researching and emulating the old sounds like Tape-Echo
and Analog Mixing Consoles.
Meanwhile on the market my early album reissues were published
and, thanks to the meeting with Music For The Masses, the idea
to release a new album including the previous two eps
(available only in digital) took place.
Moreover we wanted the new full-length to include some extras.
For this reason some tracks appear in different versions (extended)
but, more importantly, the ‘physical’ copy includes an
exclusive new track not present on the digital one called “Stairs To The Top“.
- Frank Caruso
01 FATE TRAIN
02 BLACK TIGER
03 SCRATCHES ON THE HOOD
04 I’M STILL ALIVE
05 TIMELESS BLUES
06 ROCK FROM THE SKY
07 DON’T BE SHY
09 ESCAPE FROM YOU (Extended Version)
10 LABYRINTH OF SPECTRES
11 NAMELESS (Second Movement)
12 STAIRS TO THE TOP (Only for CD Bonus
CURRENT LINE UP:
ALESSIO SPINI – Vocals
FRANK CARUSO – Guitars
ENZO CARUSO – Keyboards, Backing Vocals
GABRIELE BARONI – Bass
CORRADO CICERI – Drums
2013 – THUNDER RISING Feat. Mark Boals
2015 – SOLE FREEDOM
2021 – TR III
2021 – THE TIME MACHINE