International Doom Collective THŪN have released their self-titled debut album on Eat Lead and Die Music. The album is streaming in its entirety and available as a 24-bit full dynamic range download with PDF lyric book. The companion physical release is a limited edition 24-page hard bound 8-inch square artbook. Stream and buy at: thundoom.bandcamp.com/album/th-n
Featuring Jon Higgs (guitar/vocals) and Hugo Wilkinson (bass) of MONSTERWORKS alongside James Knoerl (drums, GARGOYL) with special guest lead guitar by Karl Sanders of NILE, THŪN’s style can be described as epic death metal, some discordant doom …and plenty of old school SABBATH and PRIEST influences.
A drum/guitar playthrough video for the song “Cage Within a Cage” is available at youtu.be/R5yVGvxC0A8.
THŪN was devised as an outlet for the steady stock-pile of new music created by Jon during the pandemic, which had effectively left MONSTERWORKS and other related projects on hiatus.
THŪN is a virtual effort in that each musician, in the UK and US respectively, handled their own recording/production, with final mixing by Jon and dynamic mastering by Damian Herring (HORRENDOUS, Subterranean Watchtower Studios).
“This is a seriously strong debut album from a talented set of musicians and songwriters who firmly grasp the dire situation we find ourselves in and have written an album worthy of AOTY accolades.”