Thorium

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Welcome to the official website of Thorium, a brand new heavy metal band from Belgium and the Netherlands

Booking enquiries: bookings@thoriumband.com

Latest news

05 jul

Date: JUL 05 2019

NEW SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT

We look forward to playing the 30th edition of MEESTERLIJK METAAL in Almere (NL) on 19th October 2019!

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28 jun

Date: JUN 28 2019

TAKING THE BATTLE TO BRITAIN

Almost 80 years ago some of the bravest Belgian fighter pilots took service in Britain's Royal Air Force after their own home country had been overrun...

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19 jun

Date: JUN 19 2019

THORIUM TO SUPPORT ROSS THE BOSS

Here we are with another couple of upcoming live dates - THORIUM are proud to announce...

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18 jun

Date: JUN 18 2019

ALCATRAZ PRE-PARTY 2019

Looking forward to partying hard at the Alcatraz Metal festival in August, but feel like you want to do some partying beforehand?...

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26 may

Date: MAY 16 2019

THORIUM TO OPEN FOR RIOT V

We are extremely delighted to announce that we will be supporting...

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About the band

biography

Band photos © 2018 Andy Maelstaf

Given great incentive by their work together in Belgium’s legendary Heavy Metal band Ostrogoth, axemen Dario Frodo, Stripe and Tom Tee found themselves overwhelmed by massive amounts of inspiration for new material, much of which proved to lie too much outside the boundaries of what they could rightly realize with Ostrogoth. Therefore, they decided to found a brand new formation through which to channel all these new ideas. With the addition of classically trailed batterist Louis Van Der Linden to the fold, the search was open for a powerful vocalist with a wide range and striking stage presence, which they found in seasoned Dutch singer David Marcelis (Lord Volture, Black Knight,...).

With the line-up complete, the band put the finishing touches on their self-titled debut album, which was released October 5th 2018. Touring and gigging in promotion for the new record commenced immediately, and saw the band playing dates across Germany, Spain, the Czech Republic, Holland and Belgium, where Thorium shared the stage with acts such as The Three Tremors, Q5, Witch Cross, and many more.

Influenced by and incorporating elements of all the classic styles of Metal from the past four decades, such as NWOBHM, Power Metal, Progressive Metal, Speed Metal, Bay Area Thrash and of course classic Heavy Metal, Thorium’s members set themselves no boundaries and seek to deliver music that is heavy, melodic, virtuosic, catchy and conceptual.


David Marcelis - Vocals


 
Former/Other bands:
Black Knight (2017-present)
Lord Volture (2010-present)
Fireforce (live) (2018)
Judas Rising (2005-2009, 2012-2014)
Writer's Block (2009-2010)
Methusalem (2005-2006)
Conquestador (2004-2005)
Retaliate (2005)
Purgatory (2000-2004)

Favourite artists:
Judas Priest, Halford, Iced Earth, Primal Fear, Cage, Savatage, Nevermore, Saxon, Accept, Agent Steel, Queensrÿche, Manowar, Jag Panzer, Overkill, W.A.S.P.

Special interests:
Survivalruns, history, historical novels, historical board wargames, PC games
 
Gear:
Sennheiser wireless microphone, Shure in-ear monitors, t-bone wireless system

Discography:
Thorium - Thorium (2018)
Conquestador - Promo May 2005 (2005)
Lord Volture - Will To Power (2014)
Lord Volture - Never Cry Wolf (2011)
Lord Volture - Beast Of Thunder (2010)
Purgatory - The Green Angel (2004)
Purgatory - Loud Enough For A Deaf Man To Hear (2002)
Winter's Edge - The Deceivers (2015)
ZiX - Tides Of The Final War (2014)

Tom Tee - Guitars


Former/Other bands:
Entering Polaris
In Motion
23 Acez
Neo Prophet
Quantum Fantay
Offworld
ex-Ostrogoth

Favourite artists:
Iron Maiden, Rush, Blind Guardian, Symphony X, Helloween, Gamma Ray, Dream Theater, Rage, Ayreon, Kamelot, Metallica (of old), Virgin Steele, Therion, Iced Earth

Gear:
Ibanez ‘S’ guitars, ENGL Victor Smolski head, Orange and Mesa/Boogie cabinets, Morgan and Eastman acoustic guitars, TC Electronics FX pedals, Dunlop Jazz III picks, d’Addario strings, Planet Waves cables, Shure and Line 6 wireless systems
 
 
Special interests:
Literature, history, Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror, classic PC gaming

Discography:
Thorium - Thorium (2018)
23 Acez – Embracing The Madness (2018)
23 Acez – Redemption Waves (2015)
23 Acez – Crossroads (2012)
Entering Polaris – Godseed (2018)
Collieman – The Same Blood (2011)
Gabriel Scar – Oceans Of Sound (2014)
In Motion – Thriving Force (2018)
Mighty Sunscape – Road To paradise (2009)
Neo Prophet – T.I.M.E. (2015)
Offworld – Some Circles Are Square (2016)
Onesty – collected singles (2010)
Quantum Fantay – Tessellation Of Euclidean Space (2017)
Quantum Fantay – Dancing In Limbo (2015)
Rohan Lee – Crush The Rock (2012)

Dario Frodo - Guitars


Former/Other bands:
ex-Outbreak
ex-Ghiribzzi
ex-Quantum Fantay
ex-Gemini Season
ex-Something to Say
ex-Ostrogoth

Favourite artists:
Toto, Fates Warning, Chicago, Journey, Level 42, Billy Joel, Testament, Iron Maiden, Foreigner, Heathen, Death Angel, Dream Theater, Queensrÿche, Def Leppard, Savatage, Armored Saint

Special interests:
Food, music, travelling

Gear:
Skervesen guitars, Kemper Amps, Mesa Boogie cabinets
 
Discography:
Thorium - Thorium (2018)
23 Acez - Crossroads
23 Acez - Redemption Waves
Gemini Season - Lost
Ghiribizzi - Pant'ha Rei
Ghiribizzi - Zep Tepi
Outbreak - The First Hatch
Outbreak - Live at 't Kelderke
Ostrogoth - Last Tribe Standing
Quantum Fantay - Agapanthusterra
Quantum Fantay - Kaleidothrope
Quantum Fantay - From Herzberg....
Quantum Fantay - Bridges of Kukeriku
Quantum Fantay - Bridges of the old fishing mine
Quantum Fantay - Terragaia
 

Stripe - Bass


Former/Other bands:
WASB (2012- present)
ex-Ostrogoth
ex-Kisstory
ex-Gemini Season
ex-Outbreak
ex-Mr E

Favourite artists:
WASP, Iron Maiden, Kiss, Halestorm, Saxon, Twisted Sister, Accept, Poison, Skid Row, Stratovarius, Queensrÿche, Dio, Vixen, Pink, Ratt, Mötley Crue, Dokken, Judas Priest
 
 
Special interests:
Moto GP, WK Superbike, snooker, airbrush, painting, leather crafting, collecting action figures

Gear:
B.C. Rich, Rotosound flatwound, Line 6 wireless, LD wireless in ear, custom leather straps MK, Ashdown 4x10, Markbass little Mark Tube

Discography:
Thorium - Thorium (2018)
Ostrogoth - Last Tribe Standing (2015)

Louis van der Linden - Drums


 
Former/Other bands:
Vermilion
23 Acez
Humanga Danga
Langzoght
ex-Sushi Invert
ex-Traffic Jam
ex-Shoot To Thrill
ex-Heads Up High
ex-Lucid

Favourite artists:
Meshuggah, Tool, Slipknot, Periphery, Night Verses, TesseracT, Tremonti, Animals as Leaders, Sky Harbor, A Perfect Circle, Gojira, Monuments, Ghost
 
Special interests:
Dogs, outdoor sports, books and movies, science

Gear:
Meinl Cymbals, Promark drumsticks, Evans drumheads, Tama drumthrone, DW9000 double pedal, Shure SE315 inears, Drumcraft serie 8 drumkit and Sonor Prolite snaredrum

Discography:
Thorium - Thorium (2018)
23 Acez – Embracing The Madness (2018)

Upcoming & Past

Tour Dates

  • 19 Oct'19

    Meesterlijk Metaal XXX Venue: De Meester

    city Almere (NL)

    event

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    25 Oct'19

    Bürgerhaus Supporting Ross The Boss

    city Kreenheinstetten (DE)

    event

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    26 Oct'19

    Heaven's Door Revival Supporting Ross The Boss

    city Meulebeke (BE)

    event

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    02 Nov'19

    Metal Against Child Cancer Venue: De Wieke

    city Deerlijk (BE)

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    21 Nov'19

    The King Billy Supported by Syrence

    city Northampton (GB)

    event

    22 Nov'19

    The Carlisle Supported by Syrence

    city Hastings (GB)

    event

    23 Nov'19

    Truest Of The True Fest Venue: Scruffy Murphy's

    city Birmingham (GB)

    event

Past tour dates:
01.09.2019 - Bar 42, Worthing (GB)
31.09.2019 - Den Fest V, Hatfield (GB)
30.09.2019 - Frietrock, Oud-Turnhout (BE)
18.08.2019 - Willemeen, Arnhem (NL)
16.08.2019 - Zeeltje Rock, Deest (NL)
03.08.2019 - Alcatraz Pre-Party, Gentbrugge (BE)
28.07.2019 - Little Devil, Tilburg (NL)
10.05.2019 - 's Sas, Harelbeke (BE)
04.05.2019 - Kraken Metal Fest, Ittre (BE)
13.04.2019 - Na Vinici, Blatná (CZ)
16.03.2019 - FullMetal Osthessen, Niederjossa (DE)
02.03.2019 - The Crossover, Ghent (BE)
19.01.2019 - Ragnarok, Opitter (BE)

19.12.2018 - De Cacaofabriek, Helmond (NL)
15.12.2018 - Pluto Metal Fest, Oosterzele (BE)
17.11.2018 - Backstage, Nijmegen (NL)
10.11.2018 - Soundcheck One Festival, Waldbronn (DE)
09.11.2018 - Alexander The Great, Mainz (DE)
05.11.2018 - Mendigo, Barakaldo (ES)
04.11.2018 - La Casa De Las Musas, Burgos (ES)
03.11.2018 - Silikona, Madrid (ES)
02.11.2018 - Spectrum, Murcia (ES)
09.10.2018 - Bambi Galore, Hamburg (DE)
06.10.2018 - The Jack, Eindhoven (NL)
05.10.2018 - Elpee, Deinze (BE)
31.08.2018 - Little Devil, Tilburg (NL)
20.05.2018 - Rockfest 28, Hamme (BE)
07.04.2018 - A Tribute To Wizz, Lotenhulle (BE)

About the Albums

discography

    Thorium - Thorium    

 
#1 March Of The Eastern Tribe
      (music: Dario Frodo)
#2 Ostrogoth
      (music & lyrics: Dario Frodo)
#3 Court Of Blood
      (music: Dario Frodo / lyrics: Tom Tee)
#4 Godspeed
      (music & lyrics: Tom Tee)
#5 Icons Fall
      (music: Dario Frodo & Stripe / lyrics: Dario Frodo)
#6 Powder And Arms
      (music & lyrics: Tom Tee)
#7 All Manner Of Light
      (music: Stripe / lyrics: Tom Tee & Stripe)
#8 Return To The Clouds
      (music & lyrics: Tom Tee)
#9 Four By Number, Four By Fate
      (music: Tom Tee & Dario Frodo / lyrics: Tom Tee)
 
Empire Records (CD & vinyl), 5th October 2018
Rock 'N' Growl Records (digital), 9th November 2018

David Marcelis: vocals
Tom Tee: electric and acoustic guitars
Dario Frodo: guitars
Kurk “Stripe” Lawless: bass guitars
Louis Van der Linden: drums

Produced by Tom Tee and Pete Mush
Edited by Tom Tee
Mixed and mastered by Simone Mularoni @ Domination Studio, San Marino
Drums and vocals recorded @ Pete Mush’s Mushroomland Studio, Lokeren
Backing vocals by Dario Frodo, Stripe & Tom Tee
Additional vocals and backings by Anneleen Olbrechts

Artwork by Sara Decat, Stripe & Phil Van Eeckhaute
Booklet, layout and visual design by Sara Decat
Thorium logo design & realization by Sara Decat, Stripe & Phil Van Eeckhaute

What the reviews say

press

THORIUM - S/T ALBUM REVIEWS

"If you yearn for classy, well-crafted melodic heavy metal songs with a penchant for memorability, excellent musicianship and world-class vocals, then Thorium cries out for your immediate investigation.  Thorium are the real deal." - True Metal Lives

"All together it makes Thorium’s debut a fantastic one, this is a highlight in the history of Belgian Heavy Metal!" - Metal To Infinity

"I love an album with such vibrant energy. If you chance to pick apart the album as I am always inclined to do, each musician in and of themselves brandish absolute potent talent." - Boston Rock Radio

  Aardschok   78/100       Metal Temple   8/10
  Battle Helm   5/5       Metal To Infinity   92/100
  Belgian Metal Shredder   90/100       Music In Belgium   4.5/5
  Boston Rock Radio   -/-       Musiczine   8/10
  BURRN!   78/100       Musika   90/100
  DarkScene   8.5/10       My Revelations   11/15
  Distorted Sound   7/10       Oblivion   8.5/10
  FFM-Rock   8.5/10       Powermetal.de   8.5/10
  Fireworks Magazine   -/-       Powerplay   6/7
  GRIMM   9/10       Rock Hard Italy   7/10
  Headbangers Lifestyle   -/-       RockMuZine   85/100
  Hell Spawn   90/100       Rock Tribune   8.5/10
  Legacy   12/15       RockXXL   8/10
  Lords Of Metal   88/100       Snoozecontrol   -/-
  Loud And Proud   70/100       Soil Chronicles   7.5/10
  Luminous Dash   -/-       The Median Man   -/-
  Mega-Metal.de   7.5/10       True Metal Lives   9/10
  Metal Addicts   -/-       Valkyrian Music   3.5/5
  Metal Express Radio   -/-       White Room   -/-
  Metal Hammer   5/7       Wings Of Death   -/-
  Metalhead.it   7.5/10       Zware Metalen   7.5/10
  Metal-Nose   8.5/10              


LIVE REVIEWS

  Musika   30.09.2019 - Frietrock, Oud-Turnhout (BE)
  Musika   10.05.2019 - 't Sas, Harelbeke (BE)
  Music In Belgium   04.05.2019 - Kraken Metal Fest, Ittre (BE)
  Musika   04.05.2019 - Kraken Metal Fest, Ittre (BE)
  Snoozecontrol   04.05.2019 - Kraken Metal Fest, Ittre (BE)
  Streepclip   16.03.2019 - FullMetal Osthessen, Niederjossa (DE)
  Musika   15.12.2018 - Pluto Metal Fest, Oosterzele (BE)
  Belgian Metal Shredder   15.12.2018 - Pluto Metal Fest, Oosterzele (BE)
  Musiczine   15.12.2018 - Pluto Metal Fest, Oosterzele (BE)
  Made In Metal   05.11.2018 - Mendigo, Barakaldo (ES)
  Musika   05.10.2018 - Elpee, Deinze (BE)
  Erikprogtricolor   31.08.2018 - Little Devil, Tilburg (NL)
  Rockportaal.nl   20.05.2018 - Rockfest 28, Hamme (BE)
  Rock Tribune   07.04.2018 - A Tribute To Wizz, Lotenhulle (BE)


INTERVIEWS

  Musiczine   January 2019
  Haschi's Metal Corner   December 2018
  Metal To Infinity   November 2018
  Jan Vervaeke video interview   November 2018
  Metal.Inside   November 2018
  Lords Of Metal   November 2018
  Rock Tribune #178   October 2018
  Rock Tribune #168   September 2017

videos





Deliverin' The Goods

merchandise

MUSIC ALBUMS

 
Thorium CD / €13

 

 
Thorium LP / €18-20

Colour
 

Available in Black, White,
or Blue Limited Edition



CLOTHING

 
Spitfire Zipper / €35

Size
 

 
Spitfire T-Shirt / €16

Size
 

 
Logo T-Shirt / €15

Colour/Size
 

 
Beanie / €10

 


MISCELLANEOUS

 
Embroided Patch / €5

 

 

DISCLAIMER

Payment:
Buy your Thorium merchandise using your PayPal account. If you do not have a PayPal account, you can create one easily and for free at www.paypal.com. If you wish to pay by bank transfer or in another way, please contact us at merch@thoriumband.com.

Shipping:
Shipping costs are calculated in your cart before check out. In order to keep shipping costs low for you, shipment goes by standard postal service without tracking code. So far, our packages have always reached our customers in any country worldwide, but we cannot be held responsible if a package gets lost by the postal service of any country. If you wish to pay extra for a tracking code, please contact us at merch@thoriumband.com. Unless we are on tour, we usually ship within 2 days after payment.

Questions:
Any questions or remarks? Please contact us at merch@thoriumband.com.

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