Monday, August 30, 2010

We did what now??

Woo! Welcome, Thunder-ites, to another exciting edition of the ASoT blog! I am your host, the Duchess of Dork, and I'm here to tell you about yesterday.

Well, we drove to Richmond. It took us 3 hours (thanks, I95...), we were cramped and cranky, and once we go there, it was hot. SO VERY HOT. Alley Katz is a great venue, but I'm not sure if they have A/C. And here I am, all prettied-up in all of my black! Oy, metal heads ain't the smartest sometimes, when it comes to dressing.. well, maybe D-Rock from Not-Liable, is. He goes shirtless. Maybe I should try that?? Wait wait, no...

Anyway, we built Chris' massive monster of a drum kit outside the building, waited for our turn, went on and ROCKED THE UNIVERSE. It was awesome! Had a great show and met a lot of awesome people. After we went on, the Thunder gathered behind the club to help Chris (AKA watch Chris) disassemble his mighty drum beast. As we labored, a dude walked up to us from Project Independant. Turns out they were grading us! We did not know this. Well.. the Thunder scored a near perfect! 29/30 points, can you believe it!? Well, we lost that one point because of a major oversite on my part... Our freaking t-shirts aren't available for sale online!! My bad, y'all. Seriously. My bad.

Still, it was a great score! Apparently, nobody else on the tour made it past 25, which made us a top contender for... what exactly? Oh, we found out, an endorsement with Peavey Amps! HOLY CRAP! PEAVEY! The same Amps used by Dragonforce, Lamb of God, Blue Oyster Cult, and other assorted artists ranking high in the "awesome" category.

So, your Duchess did what was asked, and we're currently awaiting a new page to be added to Peavey's website where we, and other high-ranked Project Independant artists, will be featured! AMAZING! I'm floored. I'd like to thank all you Thunder-ites for making it happen, 'cuz without you, we'd be lonely and uninspired.

WOO X10,000,000!!!

Check out Peavey amps here!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

FoTV Benefit Show!

Join us at Chapala's for an AMAZING metal show on Saturday, October 23 to benefit the upcoming Flight of the Valkyries female fronted metal festival! This show is being put on to help the FotV festival generate further interest here on the east coast, more funding for the upcoming FotV mini-fest in Baltimore this coming November 6.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Gigs and bass..

Well, looks like it's official. Ben will no longer be playing bass for A Sound of Thunder. While we're unclear on the details, we're gonna be moving forward, because damn it.. we have way too many gigs to back out now! So we're currently conditioning our new bass player, as well as working with a fill-in bass, just in case. So no worries! We're still gonna be rocking loud for the next few months, while we continue recording our album. No word yet on whether Ben will record the bass lines for any more songs, but we'll keep you updated!

Here's the newest songs in A Sound of Thunder's repertoire..

The Beast Within (arranged and ready to go!)
Of Wood and Steel (still being arranged; will be ready this week!)

Hope you're all ready to feel some THUNDER at our next gig!!