Often times, you never know what youâ€™re gonna get when you buy an album from a band you really donâ€™t know much about. However, BLOOD TSUNAMI clearly make their intentions known via their band name, album title, and cover artwork. These Norwegians say what they mean and mean what they say. Thrash Metal is pure, ugly, aggressive old school thrash metal. BLOOD TSUNAMI waste no time as they rip through the songs with a fine variety of prime riffing at a high speed pace. Though the bandâ€™s line-up may be most notable for vocalist/guitarist Pete Evil (host of MTV Nordicâ€™s Headbangers Ball show) and drummer Faust (ABORYM, SCUM, ex-EMPEROR), the hearty contributions of guitarist Dor Amazon and bassist Bosse should not be overlooked. The band mix things up in terms of giving their songs good individual character so as to not become a monotonous blur. However, the biggest strength of BLOOD TSUNAMI is their ability to conjure up that true spirit and energy that made classic thrash metal so great and exciting to listen to. While the album progresses at a fireballâ€™s pace, averaging around five minutes in length, the titantic â€œGodbeaterâ€ slows things down a tad and really takes the album to new places. The 10:02 instrumental is a journey filled with twists and turns on a grander level, almost like the way MAIDEN and METALLICA would get epic. Thereâ€™s even a riff that easily could have been on SABBATHâ€™s Vol. 4. While Thrash Metal may be BLOOD TSUNAMIâ€™s debut album, they sound like seasoned veterans. Arenâ€™t those the best kind of debut album? (Candlelight Records/Nocturnal Art Productions)
BLOOD TSUNAMI, the Oslo, Norway-based thrash metal band featuring drummer Bård G. Eithun (a.k.a. Faust; SCUM, ABORYM, ex-EMPEROR), has signed a three-album deal with Nocturnal Art Productions/Candlelight Records. The group will enter Lion Heart Studios in Oslo in September with engineer Øivind Voldmo Larsen to begin recording its debut album, tentatively titled Thrash Metal, for an early 2007 release. The album’s artwork “will be over-the-top fantastic and the man going nuts on the canvas is Alex Horley Orlandelli, who is also known for his great drawings for Marvel comics, Heavy Metal magazine and Image comics.”
In other news, BLOOD TSUNAMI has announced the addition of former GLUECIFER bassist Stu Manx to the group’s ranks.
BLOOD TSUNAMI is:
Pete – Lead Guitar and Vocals
Dor – Lead Guitar
Faust – Drums
Stu – Bass
BLOOD TSUNAMI previously worked with Øivind Voldmo Larsen at Lion Heart Studios on their Demo 2005, which can still be heard on the band’s official MySpace page.