A Sound Of Thunder Offering EP To Kick Start New Album
The EP serves as a follow up to the 2012 studio album "Out of the Darkness" and teaser for the band's next studio album Time's Arrow, due in spring 2013. Queen Of Hell was produced by Kevin "131" Gutierrez (Shinedown, While Heaven Wept, Deceased) at Assembly Line Studios in Virginia.
According to guitarist Josh Schwartz, "we had too much great material for our next album and weren't willing to shelve it, so the EP was a no-brainer. It gives us a great reward to offer the fans who support our fundraising campaign for the next album, and reduces the wait time for new music from the band."
Benedictum vocalist Veronica Freeman makes an appearance on the EP, performing a duet with vocalist Nina Osegueda on the title track. "Veronica is a real metal monster of a vocalist, and has the power and presence to deliver this kind of classic metal. She is a true queen of metal and together with Nina, your speakers might just explode!" said Schwartz.
On August 20, 2012 A Sound of Thunder started a Kickstarter.com fundraiser campaign for the recording of their new studio album Time's Arrow.
The campaign will run for 30 days and offers fans a chance to pre-order the album, have their name printed in the album booklet, reserve an ultra-limited box set edition of the album, and acquire unique and rare items from the band. The Queen Of Hell Ep is only available as a Kickstarter reward. The Kickstarter campaign can be found here.