Thorium

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Welcome to the official website of Thorium, the brand new Heavy Metal band featuring former members of Ostrogoth!

Latest news

26 oct

Date: OCT 26 2018

THORIUM SIGN WITH ROCK N GROWL RECORDS

We are pleased to announce that we signed a partnership with Rock'N'Growl Records for the release of our digital album...

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20 oct

Date: OCT 20 2018

SUPPORTING OPERATION MINDCRIME

Thorium is happy to announce we will support Geoff Tate's Operation Mindcrime in Helmond, The Netherlands on December 19th...

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12 oct

Date: OCT 12 2018

2019 TOUR DATES ADDED

Hamburg, Deutschland, das hat Spass gemacht!! A great night of heavy metal overkill and high class performances also by Benedictum and The Three Tremors...

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5 oct

Date: OCT 05 2018

THORIUM DEBUT ALBUM RELEASED

It's finally here!! Today marks the release of Thorium's long-awaited, self-titled debut album, out now on Empire Records...

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4 oct

Date: OCT 04 2018

ICONS FALL LYRIC VIDEO

Since tomorrow, OCTOBER 5TH 2018 marks the release of our self-titled debut album, let's kick off the celebrations with a brand new official lyric video of one of the album tracks...

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About the band

biography

Band photos © 2018 Andy Maelstaf

Given great incentive by their work together in Belgium’s legendary Heavy Metal band Ostrogoth, axemen Dario Frodo, Stripe and Tom Tee found themselves overwhelmed by massive amounts of inspiration for new material, much of which proved to lie too much outside the boundaries of what they could rightly realize with Ostrogoth. Therefore, they decided to found a brand new formation through which to channel all these new ideas. With the addition of classically trailed batterist Louis Van Der Linden to the fold, the search was open for a powerful vocalist with a wide range and striking stage presence, which they found in seasoned Dutch singer David Marcelis (Lord Volture, Black Knight). With the line-up complete, the band put the finishing touches on their debut album, which is set for release autumn 2018.

Influenced by and incorporating elements of all the classic styles of Metal from the past four decades, such as NWOBHM, Power Metal, Progressive Metal, Speed Metal, Bay Area Thrash and of course classic Heavy Metal, Thorium’s members set themselves no boundaries and seek to deliver music that is heavy, melodic, virtuosic, catchy and conceptual.


David Marcelis - Vocals


 
Former/Other bands:
Black Knight (2017-present)
Lord Volture (2010-present)
Fireforce (live) (2018)
Judas Rising (2005-2009, 2012-2014)
Writer's Block (2009-2010)
Methusalem (2005-2006)
Conquestador (2004-2005)
Retaliate (2005)
Purgatory (2000-2004)

Favourite artists:
Judas Priest, Halford, Iced Earth, Primal Fear, Cage, Savatage, Nevermore, Saxon, Accept, Agent Steel, Queensrÿche, Manowar, Jag Panzer, Overkill, W.A.S.P.

Special interests:
Survivalruns, history, historical novels, historical board wargames, PC games
 
Gear:
Sennheiser wireless microphone, Shure in-ear monitors, t-bone wireless system

Discography:
Conquestador - Promo (2005)
Lord Volture - Will To Power (2014)
Lord Volture - Never Cry Wolf (2011)
Lord Volture - Beast Of Thunder (2010)
Purgatory - The Green Angel (2004)
Purgatory - Loud Enough For A Deaf Man To Hear (2002)
Thorium - Thorium (2018)
Winter's Edge - The Deceivers (2015)
ZiX - Tides Of The Final War (2014)

Tom Tee - Guitars


Former/Other bands:
Entering Polaris
In Motion
23 Acez
Neo Prophet
Quantum Fantay
Offworld
ex-Ostrogoth

Favourite artists:
Iron Maiden, Rush, Blind Guardian, Symphony X, Helloween, Gamma Ray, Dream Theater, Rage, Ayreon, Kamelot, Metallica (of old), Virgin Steele, Therion, Iced Earth

Gear:
Ibanez ‘S’ guitars, ENGL Victor Smolski head, Orange and Mesa/Boogie cabinets, Morgan and Eastman acoustic guitars, TC Electronics FX pedals, Dunlop Jazz III picks, d’Addario strings, Planet Waves cables, Shure and Line 6 wireless systems
 
 
Special interests:
Literature, history, Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror, classic PC gaming

Discography:
23 Acez – Embracing The Madness (2018)
23 Acez – Redemption Waves (2015)
23 Acez – Crossroads (2012)
Entering Polaris – Godseed (2018)
Collieman – The Same Blood (2011)
Gabriel Scar – Oceans Of Sound (2014)
In Motion – Thriving Force (2018)
Mighty Sunscape – Road To paradise (2009)
Neo Prophet – T.I.M.E. (2015)
Offworld – Some Circles Are Square (2016)
Onesty – collected singles (2010)
Quantum Fantay – Tessellation Of Euclidean Space (2017)
Quantum Fantay – Dancing In Limbo (2015)
Rohan Lee – Crush The Rock (2012)
Thorium - Thorium (2018)

Dario Frodo - Guitars


Former/Other bands:
ex-Outbreak
ex-Ghiribzzi
ex-Quantum Fantay
ex-Gemini Season
ex-Something to Say
ex-Ostrogoth

Favourite artists:
Toto, Fates Warning, Chicago, Journey, Level 42, Billy Joel, Testament, Iron Maiden, Foreigner, Heathen, Death Angel, Dream Theater, Queensrÿche, Def Leppard, Savatage, Armored Saint

Special interests:
Food, music, travelling

Gear:
Skervesen guitars, Kemper Amps, Mesa Boogie cabinets
 
Discography:
23 Acez - Crossroads
23 Acez - Redemption Waves
Gemini Season - Lost
Ghiribizzi - Pant'ha Rei
Ghiribizzi - Zep Tepi
Outbreak - The First Hatch
Outbreak - Live at 't Kelderke
Ostrogoth - Last Tribe Standing
Quantum Fantay - Agapanthusterra
Quantum Fantay - Kaleidothrope
Quantum Fantay - From Herzberg....
Quantum Fantay - Bridges of Kukeriku
Quantum Fantay - Bridges of the old fishing mine
Quantum Fantay - Terragaia
Thorium - Thorium (2018)
 

Stripe - Bass


Former/Other bands:
WASB (2012- present)
ex-Ostrogoth
ex-Kisstory
ex-Gemini Season
ex-Outbreak
ex-Mr E

Favourite artists:
WASP, Iron Maiden, Kiss, Halestorm, Saxon, Twisted Sister, Accept, Poison, Skid Row, Stratovarius, Queensrÿche, Dio, Vixen, Pink, Ratt, Mötley Crue, Dokken, Judas Priest
 
 
Special interests:
Moto GP, WK Superbike, snooker, airbrush, painting, leather crafting, collecting action figures

Gear:
B.C. Rich, Rotosound flatwound, Line 6 wireless, LD wireless in ear, custom leather straps MK, Ashdown 4x10, Markbass little Mark Tube

Discography:
Ostrogoth - Last Tribe Standing (2015)
Thorium - Thorium (2018)

Louis van der Linden - Drums


 
Former/Other bands:
Vermilion
23 Acez
Humanga Danga
Langzoght
ex-Sushi Invert
ex-Traffic Jam
ex-Shoot To Thrill
ex-Heads Up High
ex-Lucid

Favourite artists:
Meshuggah, Tool, Slipknot, Periphery, Night Verses, TesseracT, Tremonti, Animals as Leaders, Sky Harbor, A Perfect Circle, Gojira, Monuments, Ghost
 
Special interests:
Dogs, outdoor sports, books and movies, science

Gear:
Meinl Cymbals, Promark drumsticks, Evans drumheads, Tama drumthrone, DW9000 double pedal, Shure SE315 inears, Drumcraft serie 8 drumkit and Sonor Prolite snaredrum

Discography:
23 Acez – Embracing The Madness (2018)
Thorium - Thorium (2018)

Upcoming & Past

Tour Dates

  • 17 Nov'18

    Backstage Supported by Velozza

    city Nijmegen (NL)

    event

    15 Dec'18

    Pluto Metal Fest Amb8

    city Oosterzele (BE)

    event

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    19 Dec'18

    De Cacaofabriek Supporting Operation Mindcrime

    city Helmond (NL)

    event

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    19 Jan'19

    Ragnarok Live Club Headline show

    city Opitter (BE)

    event

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    16 Mar'19

    FullMetal Osthessen DGH Niederjossa

    city Niederaula (DE)

    event

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    31 Aug'19

    The Rock Den Headline show

    city Hatfield (GB)

    event

    02 Nov'19

    Metal Against Child Cancer De Wieke

    city Deerlijk (BE)

Past tour dates:
10.11.2018 - Soundcheck One Festival, Waldbronn (DE)
09.11.2018 - Alexander The Great, Mainz (DE)
05.11.2018 - Mendigo, Barakaldo (ES)
04.11.2018 - La Casa De Las Musas, Burgos (ES)
03.11.2018 - Silikona, Madrid (ES)
02.11.2018 - Spectrum, Murcia (ES)
09.10.2018 - Bambi Galore, Hamburg (DE)
06.10.2018 - The Jack, Eindhoven (NL)
05.10.2018 - Elpee, Deinze (BE)
31.08.2018 - Little Devil, Tilburg (NL)
20.05.2018 - Rockfest 28, Hamme (BE)
07.04.2018 - A Tribute To Wizz, Lotenhulle (BE)

About the Albums

discography

    Thorium - Thorium    

 
#1 March Of The Eastern Tribe
      (music: Dario Frodo)
#2 Ostrogoth
      (music & lyrics: Dario Frodo)
#3 Court Of Blood
      (music: Dario Frodo / lyrics: Tom Tee)
#4 Godspeed
      (music & lyrics: Tom Tee)
#5 Icons Fall
      (music: Dario Frodo & Stripe / lyrics: Dario Frodo)
#6 Powder And Arms
      (music & lyrics: Tom Tee)
#7 All Manner Of Light
      (music: Stripe / lyrics: Tom Tee & Stripe)
#8 Return To The Clouds
      (music & lyrics: Tom Tee)
#9 Four By Number, Four By Fate
      (music: Tom Tee & Dario Frodo / lyrics: Tom Tee)
 
Empire Records (CD & vinyl), 5th October 2018
Rock 'N' Growl Records (digital), 9th November 2018

David Marcelis: vocals
Tom Tee: electric and acoustic guitars
Dario Frodo: guitars
Kurk “Stripe” Lawless: bass guitars
Louis Van der Linden: drums

Produced by Tom Tee and Pete Mush
Edited by Tom Tee
Mixed and mastered by Simone Mularoni @ Domination Studio, San Marino
Drums and vocals recorded @ Pete Mush’s Mushroomland Studio, Lokeren
Backing vocals by Dario Frodo, Stripe & Tom Tee
Additional vocals and backings by Anneleen Olbrechts

Artwork by Sara Decat, Stripe & Phil Van Eeckhaute
Booklet, layout and visual design by Sara Decat
Thorium logo design & realization by Sara Decat, Stripe & Phil Van Eeckhaute

What the reviews say

press

ALBUM REVIEWS

"If you yearn for classy, well-crafted melodic heavy metal songs with a penchant for memorability, excellent musicianship and world-class vocals, then Thorium cries out for your immediate investigation.  Thorium are the real deal." - True Metal Lives

"All together it makes Thorium’s debut a fantastic one, this is a highlight in the history of Belgian Heavy Metal!" - Metal To Infinity

"I love an album with such vibrant energy. If you chance to pick apart the album as I am always inclined to do, each musician in and of themselves brandish absolute potent talent." - Boston Rock Radio

  Aardschok   78/100     Hell Spawn   90/100     Metal Addicts   -/-     Oblivion   8.5/10
  Battle Helm   5/5     Legacy   12/15     Metal Express Radio   -/-     RockMuZine   85/100
  Belgian Metal Shredder   90/100     Lords Of Metal   88/100     Metal Hammer   5/7     Rock Tribune   8.5/10
  Boston Rock Radio   -/-     Loud And Proud   70/100     Metal To Infinity   92/100     The Median Man   -/-
  DarkScene   8.5/10     Luminous Dash   -/-     Musika   90/100     True Metal Lives   9/10
  Distorted Sound   7/10     Mega-Metal.de   7.5/10     My Revelations   11/15     White Room   -/-


LIVE REVIEWS

  Made In Metal   05.11.2018 - Mendigo, Barakaldo (ES)
  Musika   05.10.2018 - Elpee, Deinze (BE)
  Erikprogtricolor   31.08.2018 - Little Devil, Tilburg (NL)
  Rockportaal.nl   20.05.2018 - Rockfest 28, Hamme (BE)
  Rock Tribune   07.04.2018 - A Tribute To Wizz, Lotenhulle (BE)


INTERVIEWS

  Metal To Infinity   November 2018
  Metal.Inside   November 2018
  Lords Of Metal   November 2018
  Rock Tribune #178   October 2018
  Rock Tribune #168   September 2017

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Deliverin' The Goods

merchandise

MUSIC ALBUMS

 
Thorium CD / €13

 

 
Thorium LP / €18-20

Colour
 

Blue Limited Edition LP's are sold-out!


CLOTHING

 
Spitfire Zipper / €35

Size
 

 
Spitfire T-Shirt / €16

Size
 

 
Logo T-Shirt / €15

Colour/Size
 

 
Beanie / €10

 


MISCELLANEOUS

 
Embroided Patch / €5

 

 

DISCLAIMER

Payment:
Buy your Thorium merchandise using your PayPal account. If you do not have a PayPal account, you can create one easily and for free at www.paypal.com. If you wish to pay by bank transfer or in another way, please contact us at merch@thoriumband.com.

Shipping:
Shipping costs are calculated in your cart before check out. In order to keep shipping costs low for you, shipment goes by standard postal service without tracking code. So far, our packages have always reached our customers in any country worldwide, but we cannot be held responsible if a package gets lost by the postal service of any country. If you wish to pay extra for a tracking code, please contact us at merch@thoriumband.com. Unless we are on tour, we usually ship within 2 days after payment.

Questions:
Any questions or remarks? Please contact us at merch@thoriumband.com.

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