Just about one year after their latest success, The Burning, the Finnish Metal brigade THUNDERSTONE are back on attack! Following the path marked with the previous two releases, "Tools Of Destruction" offers the listener ten dynamic powerful tracks which will certainly please many Metal fans. Yet the new opus marks a decisive improvement and shows that the five musicians are willing to further develop their style and challenge themselves in order to produce strong and stunning new material. Needless to say "Tools Of Destruction" is THUNDERSTONEs best album to date.
THUNDERSTONE was formed in early 2000 by guitarist Nino Laurenne who previously played with Thrash Metal Band Antidote. Nino had finally grouped a solid line up for his new project when Pasi Rantanen (vocals), Titus Hjelm (bass & backing vocals) and Mirka Rantanen (drums) joined in. Together they recorded a first demo which caught huge interest within the Scandinavian press. Shortly after keyboarder Kari Tornack joined the band and completed the line up of THUNDERSTONE with his articulate playing.
Now the band was ready to record new songs at the Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki. The session brought the band's first full-length album, "Thunderstone", which received great feedback both in THUNDERSTONE's home country and the rest of the globe. A deal with Nuclear Blast followed. This opened new possibilities including a European tour (supporting STRATOVARIUS) through Spain, Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany and Austria and more. As a result of this massive tour, THUNDERSTONE were able to find plenty of new fans eagerly awaiting for next album which was finally released in 2004.
"The Burning" surprised people and press alike setting new standards for the band. The name THUNDERSTONE was spreading world wide and the reactions were incredible. The THUNDERSTONE virus spread-out through fans in Finland and the rest of the world..
The digi-pack version of "Tools Of Destruction" will include two bonus tracks. The Japanese edition also features a cover version of the DIO classic 'Rainbow In The Dark'. So watch out for one of the best Power Metal albums in 2005!
Pasi Rantanen - vocals
Nino Laurenne - guitars & backing vocals
Kari Tornack - keyboards
Titus Hjelm - bass & backing vocals
Mirka Rantanen – drums