Heavy indeed but with harmony, old-school but not self-limiting traditionals – here are THUNDER AND LIGHTNING from Berlin.
Screaming vocals with, tons of riffs, delicate solos and pounding drums are the main reasons for THUNDER AND LIGHTNING being a live band, which nobody can take their eyes and ears of.The quintet exists since 2004, 2005 and 2006 two demos were recorded. Vocalist Norman Dittmar joined THUNDER AND LIGHTNING 2007 and with his unbelievable voice range he was a real enrichment to the band.
In 2008, with the new drummer Steve Mittag (Ex-Orth) a line-up was formed, which made it possible to transfer the songs to a new level – now the band is able to present their version of Power / Thrash to the Metal scene, and place it in the glorious line of their archetypes. The new lineup released the album “Purity” in october 2008, which was highly regarded by the press and stated the band high potential and outstanding songwriting.
In 2010 another big step came with the “Dimension”, and with it the signing of the first record deal, with Hammersound Records. The album got again great reviews and shows all over europe, like Rock In Schroth Festival, supportshows for THE SWORD and PRO PAIN and clubshows in Austria and Poland THUNDER AND LIGHTNING opened for the heavy metal legend GRAVE DIGGER in late 2011.
Bandleader Marc Wüstenhagen, who has worked together with metalacts like WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH and POSTMORTEM in the past, just finished the mix of the new album “In Charge Of The Scythe” which is schedule for a release in august 2013. The album’s overarching theme involves the story about a young woman named Mary, who’s kills the grim reaper and takes over his duties as the angel of death.
Be aware…the band was never so full of energy and packed with surprising ideas – and the rumbling engine is just getting warm…