Last Friday APRIL 2nd, Belgian band THORIUM released their third official video single “EXQUISITE“, off their long-awaited second album ‘Empires in the Sun’ (which is now out for almost 1 month).
Quote from the band about this single:
“This is the opening track of our brand new record, and it’s a real scorcher – expect high-speed, high-octane, high-intensity riffing, playing and singing!
Lyrically, we wanted to have a positive and upbeat feel to it all, and so the song looks at Man’s rise through the ages as he builds and conceives, dreams and achieves.
The video takes us on a journey through time, along great monuments and works of art, through the hustle and bustle of modern life and eventually into outer space – a testament to how, if we bring out the very best in ourselves, we can reach our full potential, grow beyond our confines, and attain the seemingly impossible.”
THORIUM’s sophomore album ‘Empires in the Sun’ was released March 5th 2021 via Freya Records. The record is now available via this link: https://thoriumband.bandcamp.com
The album is available on black vinyl, gold vinyl, yellow/blue swirl vinyl (limited availability), on CD, and on all online streaming platforms.
EMPIRES IN THE SUN track-list:
01. Dreams of Empire (a pastorale) (0:53)
02. Exquisite (3:52)
03. Powder and Arms II (3:08)
04. Where Do We Go (4:34)
05. More Than Meets The Eye (4:42)
06. Empires in the Sun (5:12)
07. The Old Generation (4:44)
08. Winterfall (5:15)
09. Itching and Aching (Dead-Eyed Society) (3:18)
10. 1302 – The Minstrel part I (2:09)
11. 1302 – The Golden Shadow (13:02)
12. 1302 – The Minstrel part II (2:15)
The album was produced by Tom Tee. Mixing and mastering were once again handled by Simone Mularoni at Domination Studio in San Marino, Italy. The cover artwork was painted by Velio Josto (http://www.facebook.com/veliojosto).
For the epic trilogy ‘1302‘, the band acquired the help of several renowned guest vocalists: Arjen Anthony Lucassen (Ayreon), Benny ‘Zors’ Willaert (23 Acez), Joe Van Audenhove (Evil Invaders) and Anneleen Olbrechts. Moreover, Norman Eshley (Blind Guardian) lent his warm voice to provide the narration on a selection of songs.
Fans can follow the band on their favourite social platform: https://linktr.ee/Thorium
David Marcelis – vocals
Tom Tee – guitars
Dario Frodo – guitars
Stripe – bass
Louis Van der Linden – drums