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Thunderbolt

From: Norway
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Thunderbolt News

Below is our complete Thunderbolt news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

Thunderbolt Streaming New Song "Dung Idols"

Norwegian band Thunderbolt has announced the new release "Dung Idols" is set to drop on February 25th, 2011 through Rock It Up Records. Thunderbolt is now streaming the title track from "Dung Idols" online via the band's official MySpace profile, which can be found here.

Thunderbolt also has the following upcoming live shows:

Apr 1 Glassheim-Dung Idols Release Party Jevnaker (Norway)
May 27 Nord-Odal MC-klubb, Skytterhuset Austvatn, NORWAY
May 28 Stay Awake Festival Borås, Västra Göt, SWEDEN
Jun 3 Metalfest Budapest, Budapest, hu
Jun 24 Banja Luka open air festival Banja Luka, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOWINA
Aug 6 Arena Fesztival Bene, UKRAINE
Sep 9 Byscenen Haugesund, NO
Oct 6 ESCAPE METAL CORNER VIENNA, AUSTRIA
Oct 8 Halford Rock Cafe Berlin, GERMANY
Oct 22 Zeljeznicar Zagreb, CROATIA (local name: Hrvatska)

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Thunderbolt Announces "Dung Idols" Release

Norway's Thunderbolt recently announced the band has signed to Rock It Up Records for the release of the new album "Dung Idols." Thunderbolt has now stated "Dung Idols" is set for release on February 25th, 2011. You can also catch Thunderbolt live on the following dates:

1/20 N-Senteret Larvik, 0, NORWAY
1/21 Verdensteateret Sandefjord (NO), norway, NORWAY
1/22 Glassheim Jevnaker, Oppland, NORWAY
5/27 Nord-Odal MC-klubb, Skytterhuset Austvatn, NORWAY
6/3 Metalfest Budapest, hu
6/24 Banja Luka open air festival BOSNIA AND HERZEGOWINA

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Thunderbolt Signs To Rock It Up Records

Thunderbolt has issued the following announcement about signing a record deal with Rock It Up Records for the release of the "Dung Idols" album: "Record deal! We have signed a new record deal with Rock it Up Records from Germany! 'Dung Idols' will be available in Europe, USA and Japan in February/mars 2011:-) Hell yeah!" You can also check out Thunderbolt's music through the band's MySpace page.

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Thunderbolt Uploads New Track

Thunderbolt has posted a new song online titled "Black Horde." The track can be heard via this location. You can also catch Thunderbolt live on the following dates:

1/20 2011 N-Senteret Larvik, 0, NORWAY
1/21 2011 Verdensteateret Sandefjord (NO), norway, NORWAY
1/22 2011 Glassheim Jevnaker, Oppland, NORWAY
1/24 2011 Banja Luka open air festival Banja Luka, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOWINA

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Thunderbolt Comments On Canceled Shows

Norway's Thunderbolt has issued the following statement about taking a break from the band's recent European tour:

"Our deepest SORRY to our German and Polish fans:-( We had to take a break during our European tour, to take care of some family issues (and that is the truth). Any questions about that can be directed to me (Stig), since it was about my little girl.

"We are picking up the tour tomorrow (21.9) in Prague, and hopefully seeing some crazy headbangers there and further down the road! We will hopefully come back to Poland and Germany and promote our new album next year, plans are in the making. Until then, ROCK ON!"

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Thunderbolt Issues Album Update

Oslo, Norway based act Thunderbolt has issued the following announcement about the band's new album being mixed and mastered by Andy LaRocque:

"Hi again! After mucho back and forth our new album will be mixed and mastered by King Diamonds axemaster, Andy LaRocque! The album will be titled 'Dung Idols' and contains 10 hard rocking tunes. The cover and booklet is still in the making, handled by Jobert Mello. See you on the road."

You can also hear sample Thunderbolt songs via the band's MySpace page.

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Thunderbolt Comments On Artwork

Drummer Stig Moe of Norway's Thunderbolt has checked in with the following update about the artwork for an upcoming release:

"Hi! We are putting the finishing touches on our new front cover! Our friend Jobert Mello is doing a great job and the result is shaping up nicely. In August it is time to take some new promo pictures and rehearse for our Ripper tour. Still in mixing mode."

You can also catch Thunderbolt live on the following dates: More...

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Thunderbolt Issues Album Update

Norway's Thunderbolt has checked in with the following brief update about the progress of the band's new album:

"Hi! Still mixing and finishing our third album. We are being delayed because of problems from when we recorded the songs, but we are hanging in there and trying to get a killer sound on our 10 new songs."

You can also catch Thunderbolt live on the following dates:

7/3 2010 Basinfirefest Spálené Porící, CZ
9/9 2010 John Dee Oslo, NO
9/10 2010 By Scenen Haugesund, NO
9/11 2010 Folkets Hus Ålvik, NO
9/12 2010 Sticky fingers Gothenburg, SE
9/14 2010 Colos-Saal Aschaffenburg, DE
9/15 2010 Ballroom Hamburg, DE
9/16 2010 K17 Berlin, DE
9/17 2010 Krushfest-FESTIVAL Jaslo, PL
9/18 2010 Stodola-FESTIVAL Warsaw, PL
9/19 2010 Venue (TBA) Wroclaw, PL
9/21 2010 Exit Music Hall Prague, CZ
9/22 2010 Faval Music Brno, CZ
9/23 2010 Crazy Mama Club Budapest, HUNGARY
9/24 2010 Viper Room Vienna, AT
9/25 2010 Club Mocvara Zagreb, CROATIA (local name: Hrvatska)
9/26 2010 Matrioska Modena, ITALY
10/23 2010 Glassheim Jevneker, NO
10/29 2010 Rust Scene Ørsta, NO

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Thunderbolt Checks In With Album Update

Drummer Stig Moe of Norwegian metal act Thunderbolt has issued the following brief update about the band mixing their new album and working on the cover artwork:

"Hi! The axe master Ruben Willem, of the notorious Norwegian band Haust, will be mixing and mastering our new album! The artwork is also coming along nicely. It is exciting days ahead, HELLYEAH!"

While waiting for the new album you can also check out sample Thunderbolt tracks via the band's official MySpace page.

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Thunderbolt Issues Album Update

Norway's Thunderbolt has checked in with the following update about mixing their new album:

"Hi! We are in the mixing mode and doing the last finish on a couple of songs! It will still be a while before the final result is ready, but we are slowly getting there. Meanwhile we are starting to work on the cover art for our upcoming album, our Marius coming up with a great idea. We are rehearsing for our gigg at Basinfirefest in july and for the september tour, supporting Tim 'Ripper' Owens and his band."

Thunderbolt also has the following upcoming tour dates:

7/3 2010 Basinfirefest Spálené Porící, CZ
9/9 2010 John Dee Oslo, NO
9/10 2010 By Scenen Haugesund, NO
9/11 2010 Folkets Hus Ålvik, NO
9/12 2010 Sticky fingers Gothenburg, SE
9/14 2010 Colos-Saal Aschaffenburg, DE
9/15 2010 Ballroom Hamburg, DE
9/16 2010 K17 Berlin, DE
9/17 2010 Krushfest-FESTIVAL Jaslo, PL
9/18 2010 Stodola-FESTIVAL Warsaw, PL
9/19 2010 Venue (TBA) Wroclaw, PL
9/21 2010 Exit Music Hall Prague, CZ
9/22 2010 Faval Music Brno, CZ
9/23 2010 Randal Klub Bratislava, SK
9/24 2010 Viper Room Vienna, AT
9/25 2010 Club Mocvara Zagreb, HU
9/26 2010 Matrioska Modena, IT
10/23 2010 Glassheim Jevnaker, NO
10/29 2010 Rust Scene Ørsta, NO

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Thunderbolt To Support Tim "Ripper" Owens

Norway's Thunderbolt has issued the following update about supporting Tim "Ripper" Owens on his upcoming European tour:

"Hi! We will be supporting Tim 'Ripper' Owens on his solo tour in Europe, September 2010. We will be playing lots of new tunes from our third and upcoming album and some oldies. Hope to see you crazy headbangers out there, supporting Thunderbolt and The Ripper! See ya!"

The upcoming Thunderbolt tour dates are as follows:

7/3 2010 Basinfirefest Spálené Porící
9/9 2010 John Dee Oslo
9/10 2010 By Scenen Haugesund
9/11 2010 Folkets Hus Ålvik
9/12 2010 Sticky Fingers Gothenburg
9/14 2010 Colos-Saal Aschaffenburg
9/15 2010 Ballroom Hamburg
9/16 2010 K17 Berlin
9/17 2010 Krushfest-FESTIVAL Jaslo
9/18 2010 Stodola-FESTIVAL Warsaw
9/21 2010 Exit Music Hall Prague
9/22 2010 Faval Music Brno
9/23 2010 Randal Klub Bratislava
9/24 2010 Viper Room Vienna
9/25 2010 Club Mocvara Zagreb
9/26 2010 Matrioska Modena
10/23 2010 Glassheim Jevnaker
10/29 2010 Rust Scene Ørsta

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Thunderbolt Recording New Album

Norway's Thunderbolt have announced they are in the process of recording an as-yet-untitled new album. The vocals are currently being recorded and the guitar tracks will be laid down in January. Samples of Thunderbolt's music can be found at their MySpace page. Thunderbolt also have the following upcoming tour dates:

2/19 2010 De Rots Antwerpen Belgium
2/20 2010 WinterNachtsTraum Festival Arnsberg Germany
3/6 2010 Glassheim Jevnaker Norway
3/19 2010 South By Southwest Festival Austin, Texas
4/2 2010 Die Halle Frankfurt Germany
4/3 2010 Rocktower Festival Lubeck Germany
4/4 2010 Titans Of Power Festival Nettetal Germany, Nordrhein-Westfalen
7/3 2010 Basinfirefest Spálené Porící
9/10 2010 By Scenen Haugesund

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Thunderbolt Gearing Up For European Tour

Norway's Thunderbolt are currently gearing up for a European tour. The currently confirmed tour dates are as follows:

11/5 Mayday Club Glogow Poland
11/6 DK Slowianin Szczecin Poland
11/7 CK Wiatrak Club Zabrze Poland
11/8 Progresja Warzaw Poland
11/10 Exit Chmelnice Music Hall Prague Czech
11/11 Faval Music Brno Czech
11/12 Viper Room Vienna Austria
11/13 Club Palach Rijeka Croatia
11/14 Boogaloo Zagreb Croatia
11/17 Music Hall Banja Luka Bosnia
11/18 SKC Belgrade Serbia
11/19 Silver Church Club Bucharest Romania
11/20 Irish & Music Club Cluj-Napoca Romania
11/21 RSG HALL Kaposvar Hungary
1/16 2010 Verdensteateret Sandefjord Norway
2/19 2010 De Rots Antwerpen Belgium
2/20 2010 WinterNachtsTraum Festival Arnsberg Germany
3/5 2010 Glassheim Jevnaker Norway
3/6 2010 Arena Stord Norway
4/2 2010 Die Halle Frankfurt Germany
4/3 2010 Rocktower Festival Lubeck Germany
4/4 2010 Titans Of Power Festival Nettetal Germany, Nordrhein-Westfalen

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Thunderbolt To Record New Album

Norway's Thunderbolt has announced that they have finished writing the 10th song for their upcoming album and will start laying down drum tracks later this week.

Thundebolt's upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...

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Paul Di'Anno Announces European Tour Dates

Former Iron Maiden front man and solo artist Paul Di'Anno has announced the following November European tour dates with support from Thunderbolt:

05-11 Mayday Club, Glogow, Poland
06-11 DK Slowianin, Szczecin, Poland
07-11 CK Wiatrak Club, Zabrzc, Poland
08-11 Progresja Warsaw Poland
10-11 Slovakia
11-11 Faval Music, Brno, Czech Republic
12-11 Viper Room, Vienna, Austria
13-11 Club Palach Rijeka Croatia
14-11 Boogaloo Zagreb Croatia
17-11 Music Hall Banja Luka Bosnia
18-11 SKC Belgrade Serbia
19-11 Silver Church Club, Bucharest, Romania
20-11 Irish & Music Club, Cluj-Napoca Romania
21-11 Zsivarany Zenehaz Kaposvar Hungary

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Nightmare Confirmed For Ilha Do Ermal Festival

French metallers Nightmare have issued the following update about making an appearance at the Ilha Do Ermal Festival in Portugal:

"The 2009 Ilha Do Ermal Festival is scheduled for August 28th - 30th in Vieira do Minho, Portugal. NIGHTMARE will be on stage the Sunday 30th, on the mainstage at the end of afternoon"

Other bands confirmed for the festival include: More...

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Thunderbolt Breaks Up

Paimon from Thunderbolt recently put the following message on the official band's website: "Thunderbolt is dead. There are different circumstances why we quit the band but we felt that's the only right decision and that's it. We'd like to say Hail! to all those who were with us through all these years (you know who you are!) and also a big FUCK OFF to our opponents! This chapter is closed but we'll still be active in this or another way... In Darkness..."

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Thunderbolt Tour Europe With Skew Siskin

THUNDERBOLT will tour Germany with Skew Siskin in March. Skew Siskin has previously toured and shared stages with bands like Kiss, Bon Jovi, Accept, Black Sabbath, Ozzy og Mötorhead.

Here are the tour dates: More...

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