U.S. metal band A Sound of Thunder has released a music video for the new track "Lifebringer," which is taken from the the forthcoming album "It Was Metal." The video features original comic art by Ben Templesmith, taken from an original story by Templesmith and writer Rafer Roberts which will appear in the forthcoming companion graphic novel to the album Both the album and graphic novel are currently available for pre-order at Kickstarter at this location. Anticipation for "It Was Metal" has been soaring of late. The quartet’s Kickstarter campaign is currently the fourth most popular Kickstarter campaign of all time in the metal category. The album’s first single, “Els Segadors (The Reapers),” a metalized re-imagining of the Catalonian national anthem, went viral in Catalonia and has placed the band squarely in the global spotlight. As a result, A Sound of Thunder will make its first touring foray to Europe next month. The band also recently announced that Accept vocalist Mark Tornillo will add his beastly growl to the new album, joining the band for a duet on “Phantom Flight.”
If all of this were not enough to have metalheads chomping at the proverbial bit, A Sound of Thunder releases the first video today for the vintage power track “Lifebringer.” The song was originally scheduled to be the album’s first single before the civil unrest and quest for independence in Catalonia changed the script.
Sonically, “Lifebringer” is a classic power metal anthem with galloping rhythms, dynamic fretwork, and mammoth vocals. The band even sneaks in some theremin and progressive elements as well.
Vocalist Nina Osegueda offers: "This might be one of the most power metal songs we’ve ever done and I couldn’t be prouder.” Guitarist Josh Schwartz says of the track: "This was a fun little riff that we came up with in rehearsal but it turned into a monster. It combines a lot of the elements that I love from straight ahead metal with some of my more outlandish interests like Hawkwind and sci-fi in general." "It Was Metal" is available on Kickstarter.com through November 13th. The album will be made available in digital, CD, and limited gatefold vinyl formats. In addition to the album, fans can access many other items exclusively through the Kickstarter campaign, including: - "Second Lives" 5-track bonus EP based on Valiant Entertainment's Doctor Mirage comics. - "Legion of Thunder" fanclub t-shirt - Original It Was Metal companion graphic novel featuring original stories by comics professionals for every song on the album. Many other rewards are available including executive producer credit on the album, private concerts, the opportunity to contribute background vocals to future recordings, and much more. A sequel to the band's popular animated video "Udoroth" is also in the works, with a new animated introduction viewable on the Kickstarter campaign web page.