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Details On New Album "Tales From The Deadside" Released By A Sound Of Thunder, Crowdfunding Campaign Launched

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D.C. area metal act A Sound of Thunder unveiled details on the upcoming new album "Tales From the Deadside" - along with the crowdfunding campaign links. The band has been one of the most successful crowdfunding acts, having blown away goals for the previous releases "Time's Arrow" (2013) (reviewed here) and "The Lessor Key Of Solomon" (2014) (reviewed here). At press time, the band has already accumulated over 80% of its goal and the link is less than 24 hours old.

"Tales From the Deadside" was once again recorded at Assembly Line Studios with RIAA platinum-awarded producer Kevin '131' Gutierrez (Shinedown, While Heaven Wept, Raven). The album tells the story of Shadowman, one of the flagship characters of Valiant Entertainment's comic book universe. The album is set for release on September 25th.

At the 2013 Baltimore Comic-Con, the band approached comic book publisher Valiant Entertainment with a crazy idea: a heavy metal album about Shadowman. And when they say "approached," the band members mean they literally walked up to the Valiant booth with no warning, put a copy of "Lessor Key of Solomon" on the table and said "we're Valiant fans, and we'd like to make some music about your character!" Hence, "Tales from the Deadside" was born.

The story of Shadowman, his alter-ego Jack Boniface, and the many characters in his world was the inspiration for what the band calls the "best album to date." The story lead A Sound of Thunder to places the music hasn't been before, combining elements of supernatural horror, drama, action and adventure found within the comics. Of course, all of the familiar ASOT elements will be there. The Shadowman's harrowing journey demanded no less!

The band commented: "We kept this exciting news under wraps through 2013 and 2014 as we recorded the album in secret. The entire album was written in a blur of excitement and inspiration. The recording process on the other hand began immediately following the recording of our last album and was the longest and most grueling of any album we've made. If you haven't seen much of us in the past year, or noticed an unhealthy uptick in our coffee consumption, now you know why! 'Tales from the Deadside' was created with the total dedication of the entire band and with absolutely no corners cut."

If you want to jump on board as a backer in the band's crowdfunding campaign, complete with perks that stack the higher your pledge is - head on over to this location.

The track listing for "Tales From the Deadside" is:

1. Children of the Dark
2. Sandria (Carry On)
3. Can't Hold Back
4. Deadside
5. Tower of Souls
6. Losing Control (The Unquiet Shadow)
7. Punk Mambo
8. Alyssa (Life in Shadows)
9. Tremble
10. End Times

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