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

12 sep

Date: SEP 12 2018

GERMAN AND DUTCH TOUR DATES

With the album release coming closer we are eager to announce a few more shows in support of the release...

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22 aug

Date: AUG 22 2018

THORIUM DEBUT ALBUM RELEASE

Here it finally is people! We are proud to announce the release of our self-entitled album on October 5th through Empire Records...

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20 aug

Date: AUG 20 2018

SUPPORTING THE THREE TREMORS

We are extremely happy to announce that we will be supporting the mighty The Three Tremors and Benedictum in Hamburg on October 9th, in order to promote our debut album...

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13 aug

Date: AUG 13 2018

THORIUM SIGNS WITH EMPIRE RECORDS

It's with great pleasure that we announce our co-operation with Empire Records for the release of Thorium's debut album. ...

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03 aug

Date: AUG 03 2018

PROMO PICS REVEALED

With the Thorium line-up complete, our debut album on its way to you after the summer (official release date will be announced soon!) and several gigs coming up after the release, the time has come to show our faces to the world...

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Upcoming & Past

Tour Dates

  • 05 Oct'18

    Elpee Supported by Flatchet Creed

    city Deinze (BE)

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    06 Oct'18

    The Jack Supported by Flatchet Creed

    city Eindhoven (NL)

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    09 Oct'18

    Bambi Galore Supporting The Three Tremors

    city Hamburg (DE)

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    09 Nov'18

    Alexander The Great Headline show

    city Mainz (DE)

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    10 Nov'18

    Soundcheck One Festival Soundcheck One

    city Waldbronn (DE)

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    17 Nov'18

    Backstage Supported by Velozza

    city Nijmegen (NL)

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    15 Dec'18

    Pluto Metal Fest Amb8

    city Oosterzele (BE)

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    16 Mar'19

    FullMetal Osthessen DGH Niederjossa

    city Niederaula (DE)

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  • 31 Aug'18

    Little Devil Supporting Q5

    city Tilburg (NL)

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    20 May'18

    Rockfest 28 Rockfesthall

    city Hamme (BE)

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    07 Apr'18

    A Tribute to Wizz Festival Guldensporenplein

    city Lotenhulle (BE)

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Deliverin' The Goods

merchandise


 
Thorium Logo T-Shirt
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Thorium Beanie

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)
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)

About the Album

discography


 
Thorium - Self-titled
Empire Records
5th October 2018

Tracklist:
#1 March Of The Eastern Tribe
#2 Ostrogoth
#3 Court Of Blood
#4 Godspeed
#5 Icons Fall
#6 Powder And Arms
#7 All Manner Of Light
#8 Return To The Clouds
#9 Four By Number, Four By Fate

What the reviews say

press

ALBUM REVIEWS

"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

  Boston Rock Radio   -/-


LIVE REVIEWS

"Als je er op je allereerste optreden meteen staat als een huis, en dat zonder terug te moeten grijpen oude(re) en/of bekende songs, dan weet je dat je met een band met een mooi toekomstperspectief te maken hebt." - Rock Tribune, 2018

"Well Thorium shall release their debut album 5 October and after this show I definitely recommend checking the album out. Good band with great vocals and some nice songs especially if you like your metal of 1986." - Erikprogtricolor, 2018

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

Rock Tribune #168, September 2017

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