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The Queen Calls for Aid!  

Legion of Thunder, the Queen of Hell: Initium Kickstarter campaign is marching on...but we have hit the dreaded mid-campaign slow-down!

As of today we are NOT on pace to hit all of our stretch goals! New pledges have slowed down as we're fighting social media algorithms and e-mail filters to get the message out!

We have an insanely heavy and awesome bonus single called "Rock Until You Die" that we'd love to record for you, plus two more issues of the Queen of Hell: Initium comic and a deluxe hardcover edition left to unlock...but those things won't happen without your support!

We're still 100% independent and 100% fan-funded after all these years. It's up to the Legion of Thunder to make Queen of Hell: Initium as awesome as it can be! So we encourage you to fight for the Queen of Hell and back the Kickstarter!

Go To QUEEN OF HELL: INITIUM Kickstarter

Here's the Sword of Stretch Goal Progress...let's get this thing to the TOP! 

 

Queen of Hell: Initium Kickstarter is LIVE! 

Hail, Legion of Thunder! 

We're proud to reveal our most ambitious project ever: QUEEN OF HELL: INITIUM! We've been building the tale of the Queen of Hell and her battle with Udoroth for a decade, and we're finally ready to unleash it in this truly epic heavy metal music and comic book project, available only on Kickstarter!

The Queen of Hell story will unfold in both original songs and a comic book series, with guest vocalists performing as characters from the story. Fabio Lione (Official) (Rhapsody Of Fire, Angra) performs as Lucifer. Mats Levén (Skyblood, Candlemass) performs as the story’s main villain Udoroth. 

The musical portion of the project is produced by Kevin Gutierrez (Paul McCartney, OAR, Shinedown) with orchestration by Brad Charles (Magic Giraffe Soundworkss). The comic is produced and edited directly by the band with a script by Rafer Roberts, maker of comics (Modern Fantasy, Minecraft) and artwork by Mike Ratera (Stalag-X, Conan the Conqueror). The main cover artwork is by Art of Dusan Markovic, with variant cover artwork by Joseph Schmalke Storyteller. 

The Queen of Hell story is an a dark fantasy adventure with themes familiar to metal fans: 

Cecilia was born to serve the demon lord Udoroth. Heaven tried to turn Cecilia against her diabolical nature. But neither side considered how strong-willed Cecilia can be! Once she learns the truth about herself, and about those she thought she knew, all bets are off. Will Cecilia help Udoroth conquer Heaven? Will she aid the Angelic forces to defeat evil? Or will she forge her own path of destruction...as the Queen of Hell! 

The music of Initium is classic, melodic, dynamic and theatrical heavy metal topped with the powerful vocals of A Sound of Thunder vocalist Nina Osegueda. Metal aficionados will notice influences ranging back to the roots of heavy metal and bands like Black Sabbath and Judas Priest, to modern power metal bands like Sabataon and Powerwolf, plus touches of prog and even black metal. 

Queen of Hell: Initium is available exclusively through the Kickstarter crowd-funding platform. The project launched on Friday, October 28th and raised over $30,000 in its first 24 hours. It has been selected by Kickstarter editorial staff as a “Project We Love” for creativity and quality. Project backers get access to exclusive merchandise including limited edition CDs, vinyl (including color variants), cassettes, t-shirts, variant cover comic books, bonus music, and more. The campaign ends on December 2, 2022. 

Limited rewards are going fast, so back the project now to bring the Queen of Hell to life! Visit the Kickstarter here!!

Behind the Light and new gigs!  

Is anybody getting paid?? 

Our newest video, "Behind the Light", is part one of The Krimson Kult Trilogy directed by Ivan Mulero. Executive Producer: Avi Cohen. Taken from the album - The Krimson Kult!

We also have two gigs coming up! The first is in Winchester, VA at the Anthem on Friday, October 31! We'll be co-headlining with our buddies of Iris Divine, so this is gonna be a show you won't want to miss! 



The next gig we have is on Friday, November 4th in our hometown of Manassas, VA! We'll be playing with some other bands from the area, including our friends Age of Ruin! Hope we see you all there!!

The Krimson Kult Album Now Streaming on All Platforms! 

The Krimson Kult has finally arrived on streaming platforms! Hear the complete album now:

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/4C5tzN0C4W4He5Rec5nMAj?si=zIG9aDeuTL20EZq6-brjug

Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/album/the-krimson-kult/1616523807<br><br>

Amazon Music: https://amazon.com/music/player/albums/B09WNG1DBH?marketplaceId=ATVPDKIKX0DER&musicTerritory=US&ref=dm_sh_LU4Mdv0OitANGiFfOB0w6wdUw

Pandora: https://pandora.app.link/RJEpFFpsbtb

Deezer: https://deezer.page.link/a7z4JXGKNTqsP3Av6

Tidal: https://tidal.com/browse/album/222819311

The album is available in our store on CD, cassette, glow-in-the-dark vinyl, and deluxe booklet, all with free autograph options available!

Gigs, singles, and pre-orders! 

Legion of Thunder! Today we're celebrating the release of our new single, Behind the Light! You can stream it at any of these locations:

Tomorrow in Baltimore, we'll be playing at Zen West! We hope to see you there, but if you can't make it, you can buy tickets to the livestream and watch from home! The livestream will be available for 48 hours after purchase, just in case you need to watch it a little later.

In other news, Nina has just returned from Texas where she recorded more songs with Kevin! More Thunder is on the horizon, so keep your eyes and ears open for more updates!

The Krimson Kult Trilogy on Kickstarter Now! 

It's the rise of the Krimson Kult! 

We're collaborating with award-winning filmmaker Ivan Mulero to bring the characters and concepts from the new album to life on film in The Krimson Kult Trilogy!

Fans can help us complete the project by backing the Kickstarter campaign which runs until February 18, 2022. Backers get access to rewards including a campaign-exclusive t-shirt, art & lyrics book, comic books, and having their names appear in the trilogy credits! 

See the official trailer and back the Kickstarter campaign here:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/asoundofthunder/the-krimson-kult-music-film-trilogy-shadowman-music-video

Campaign-exclusive "Orb Weaver" t-shirt

Official QUEEN OF HELL Mead from Wyrd Leather & Mead! 

The Queen has arrived! We're proud to announce the official Queen of Hell cherry melomel from our good friends at Wyrd Leather And Mead! 

This dry cherry melomel was made with local Oregon High Desert Honey and tart cherries, offering a slight hint of summer on the tongue. It may come from hell...but it tastes like heaven! 

This release is limited! 100 bottles have been allocated for online sale, with more reserved for in-person sale at Wyrd's epic mead hall in Portland, Oregon! 

Shipping is available to 40+ states as well as for sale in our hall! (Sorry, shipping is currently limited to the United States.)

Grab your Queen of Hell mead at the official Wyrd Leather & Mead web shop:

https://vinoshipper.com/shop/wyrd_leatherworks_and_meadery

 

HAIL, QUEEN OF HELL!

New album announcement: It's the rise of the Krimson Kult! 

The Krimson Kult front cover artwork by Joseph Schmalke


A Sound of Thunder is proud to announce the Kickstarter campaign for our seventh original studio album, entitled The Krimson Kult. Production of the album is dependent on the all-or-nothing crowdfunding campaign which runs from April 28th through May 28th. If the campaign is successful we will record the album in June with a tentative release date in October. 

The Krimson Kult is available for pre-order (exclusively via Kickstarter) in the following formats:

  • CD digipak
  • Glow-in-the-dark splatter vinyl
  • Cassette 
  • Digital download

Kevin '131' Gutierrez (Raven, While Heaven Wept) will return to produce, engineer, and mix the album.

Cover artist Joseph Schmalke (The Electric Black, Cherry Blackbird) is creating an original piece of art for each song on the album, to be presented alongside the lyrics, creating an audio-visual album experience. 

In addition to The Krimson Kult album, we are also creating a new non-album single based on Valiant Entertainment's SHADOWMAN comic book series. Horror author and Shadowman series writer Cullen Bunn is collaborating with the band on lyrics for the song.

Kickstarter backers will also have access to a brand new A Sound of Thunder exclusive variant cover edition of the Shadowman #1 comic book from Valiant Entertainment. The cover by artist Paul Pelletier (Incredible Hulk, Batgirl) features Shadowman and the members of A Sound of Thunder in an homage to the cover of Iron Maiden's classic album The Number of the Beast.

Shadowman #1 A Sound of Thunder Exclusive Variant Comics
Modern Variant (500 Copies) - Virgin Art Variant (50 Copies) - Classic Variant (50 Copies)

More information, including video messages from the band, clips of the album demos, and more merchandise options are available on the Kickstarter campaign page


CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN
 

A SOUND OF THUNDER TAKES SABBATH ACOUSTIC (FULL SONG STREAMING NOW) 

We have released our acoustic cover of the Black Sabbath song “Too Late” as a streaming single. The song was originally written and recorded by the Ronnie James Dio-fronted lineup of Black Sabbath for the Dehumanizer album, released in 1992. A Sound of Thunder’s version of “Too Late” is available on all major music streaming services worldwide from April 2nd. 

Listeners will hear a drastically different version of “Too Late” in our version. We chose to strip the song down to its most basic elements in order to emphasize Ronnie James Dio’s lyrics. The lone vocal track and single acoustic guitar accompaniment are meant to reinforce the sense of isolation and despair inherent in the original composition. 

 

You can find “Too Late” on their favorite streaming service at the following link:

https://asoundofthunder.hearnow.com/

 

"Too Late" high quality download available FREE here: 

https://asoundofthunderband.com/single/33836/too-late



"Too Late" is available on physical media on the 2CD edition of Parallel Eternity:

https://www.asoundofthunderband.com/parallel-eternity

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The Krimson Kult - Vinyl Album w/ Glow-in-the-Dark Jacket (Choose Your Color)
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Includes digital copies of the album and the 24-page deluxe album art & lyric book featuring original art by Joseph Schmalke for each song.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Previous events

Progressive Metal Bands Co-Headline for a night of atmosphere, musical ascension, killer hooks, and good company.

2 Full Bars & Street Food Specialties from KNOW CONCESSIONS Limited seating is available on the first floor and mezzanine level. Seating is first come, first available, so arrive early to ensure your preferred seating arrangements. Doors @ 7pm. Show @ 8pm.

$15

Jan19

Introducing THUNDERFEST! A ridiculous (and totally necessary) gathering of five killer bands + innumerable gimmicks at Local 506 on Saturday, January 19th.

More guitars and decibels than you can count courtesy of: Mega Colossus, Thunderlip, Lords of the Trident, A Sound of Thunder, and Swineherd. With special guest Magician Michael Casey!

Doors open at 6, volume up at 7

Jan18

A Sound of Thunder and Lords of the Trident with special guests to be announced soon

BAR OPENS AT 4:00 PM / SHOW STARTS AT 9:00 PM / AGES 18 & UP WELCOME / NO ONE ADMITTED WITHOUT VALID PHOTO ID

$10 in advance / $10 day of show (+$2 surcharge for under 21, collected at the door)

@ The Milestone Club (est. 1969) 3400 Tuckaseegee Road (corner of Karendale) Charlotte, North Carolina 28208 conveniently located near the Freedom Drive & Glenwood exits off I-85, just 3 miles from downtown! free parking!