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

08 may

Date: MAY 08 2020

COVID-19 INTERVIEW WITH DARIO FRODO

While the COVID-19 virus has globally affected people and businesses, Thorium's Dario Frodo explained to Zware Metalen in an interview what are the consequences for his band and the upcoming sophomore album release....

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05 feb

Date: FEB 05 2020

FIRST GIG OF 2020

While we prepare the release of our new full-length album, we are happy to announce...

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16 oct

Date: OCT 16 2019

NEW GODPSEED T-SHIRTS

New T-shirts are for sale at our webshop and at our concerts...

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19 sep

Date: SEP 19 2019

THORIUM TO HIT THE ROAD WITH TOXIK

We are thrilled to announce that Thorium will be touring as opening act for...

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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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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:
Black Knight - Road to Victory (2020)
Conquestador - Promo May 2005 (demo, 2005)
Lord Volture - Will to Power (2014)
Lord Volture - Never Cry Wolf (2011)
Lord Volture - Beast of Thunder (2010)
Purgatory - The Green Angel (live, 2004)
Purgatory - Loud Enough for a Deaf Man to Hear (live, 2002)
Retaliate - Forgotten Tales (demo, 2005)
Thorium - TBA (2020)
Thorium - Thorium (2018)

Guest appearances:
Will Schut - Begin de Dag met een Dansje (single, 2012)
Winter's Edge - The Deceivers (EP, 2015)
ZiX - Tides of the Final War (2016)

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:
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)
Thorium - TBA (2020)
Thorium - Thorium (2018)

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:
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
Thorium - TBA (2020)
Thorium - Thorium (2018)
 

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:
Ostrogoth - Last Tribe Standing (2015)
Thorium - TBA (2020)
Thorium - Thorium (2018)

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:
23 Acez – Embracing the Madness (2018)
Thorium - TBA (2020)
Thorium - Thorium (2018)

Upcoming & Past

Tour Dates

2020   2019   2018
09.05 - De Verlichte Geest, Roeselare (BE)
26.04 - Elpee Fest, Deinze (BE)
  30.11 - Dynamo, Eindhoven (NL)
29.11 - Negasonic, Aalst (BE)
28.11 - Hedon, Zwolle (NL)
27.11 - Turock, Essen (DE)
26.11 - Elfer Club, Frankfurt (DE)
24.11 - Lazarus, Leiden (NL)
23.11 - Scruffy Murphy's, Birmingham (GB)
22.11 - The Carlisle, Hastings (GB)
21.11 - The King Billy, Northampton (GB)
02.11 - Metal Against Child Cancer, Deerlijk (BE)
26.10 - Heaven's Door Revival, Meulebeke (BE)
25.10 - A Night Of Heavy Metal, Kreenheinstetten (DE)
19.10 - Meeterlijk Metaal XXX, Almere (NL)
01.09 - Bar 42, Worthing (GB)
31.09 - Den Fest V, Hatfield (GB)
30.09 - Frietrock, Oud-Turnhout (BE)
18.08 - Willemeen, Arnhem (NL)
16.08 - Zeeltje Rock, Deest (NL)
03.08 - Alcatraz Pre-Party, Gentbrugge (BE)
28.07 - Little Devil, Tilburg (NL)
10.05 - 't Sas, Harelbeke (BE)
04.05 - Kraken Metal Fest, Ittre (BE)
13.04 - Na Vinici, Blatná (CZ)
16.03 - FullMetal Osthessen, Niederjossa (DE)
02.03 - The Crossover, Ghent (BE)
19.01 - Ragnarok, Opitter (BE)
  19.12 - De Cacaofabriek, Helmond (NL)
15.12 - Pluto Metal Fest, Oosterzele (BE)
17.11 - Backstage, Nijmegen (NL)
10.11 - Soundcheck One Festival, Waldbronn (DE)
09.11 - Alexander The Great, Mainz (DE)
05.11 - Mendigo, Barakaldo (ES)
04.11 - La Casa De Las Musas, Burgos (ES)
03.11 - Silikona, Madrid (ES)
02.11 - Spectrum, Murcia (ES)
09.10 - Bambi Galore, Hamburg (DE)
06.10 - The Jack, Eindhoven (NL)
05.10 - Elpee, Deinze (BE)
31.08 - Little Devil, Tilburg (NL)
20.05 - Rockfest 28, Hamme (BE)
07.04 - A Tribute To Wizz, Lotenhulle (BE)

About the MUSIC

discography



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)

Year: 2018
Label: Empire Records (physical) / Rock 'N' Growl Records (digital)

Line-up:
David Marcelis: lead vocals
Tom Tee: electric and acoustic guitars, backing vocals
Dario Frodo: electric guitars, backing vocals
Kurk “Stripe” Lawless: bass guitars, backing vocals
Louis Van der Linden: drums

Guest musicians:
Anneleen Olbrechts: backing vocals

Produced by Tom Tee and Pete Mush
Mixed and mastered by Simone Mularoni @ Domination Studio, San Marino
Drums and vocals recorded @ Pete Mush’s Mushroomland Studio, Lokeren

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

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What the CRITICS say

press

"THORIUM" 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." (9/10) - True Metal Lives

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


LIVE REVIEWS

  Never Mind The Hype   30.11.2019 - Dynamo, Eindhoven (NL)     Streepclip   16.03.2019 - FullMetal Osthessen, Niederjossa (DE)
  RockMuzine   30.11.2019 - Dynamo, Eindhoven (NL)     Musika   15.12.2018 - Pluto Metal Fest, Oosterzele (BE)
  MetalInside   26.11.2019 - Elfer Club, Frankfurt (DE)     Belgian Metal Shredder   15.12.2018 - Pluto Metal Fest, Oosterzele (BE)
  Erikprogtricolor   24.11.2019 - Lazarus, Leiden (NL)     Musiczine   15.12.2018 - Pluto Metal Fest, Oosterzele (BE)
  Musika   30.09.2019 - Frietrock, Oud-Turnhout (BE)     Made In Metal   05.11.2018 - Mendigo, Barakaldo (ES)
  Musika   10.05.2019 - 't Sas, Harelbeke (BE)     Musika   05.10.2018 - Elpee, Deinze (BE)
  Music In Belgium   04.05.2019 - Kraken Metal Fest, Ittre (BE)     Erikprogtricolor   31.08.2018 - Little Devil, Tilburg (NL)
  Musika   04.05.2019 - Kraken Metal Fest, Ittre (BE)     Rockportaal.nl   20.05.2018 - Rockfest 28, Hamme (BE)
  Snoozecontrol   04.05.2019 - Kraken Metal Fest, Ittre (BE)     Rock Tribune   07.04.2018 - A Tribute To Wizz, Lotenhulle (BE)


INTERVIEWS

  Zware Metalen   May 2020     Metal.Inside   November 2018
  Musiczine   January 2019     Lords Of Metal   November 2018
  Haschi's Metal Corner   December 2018     Rock Tribune #178   October 2018
  Metal To Infinity   November 2018     Rock Tribune #168   September 2017
  Jan Vervaeke video interview   November 2018            

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

SOLD-OUT!

 
Spitfire T-Shirt / €16

Size:
 

 
Logo T-Shirt / €15

Colour/Size:
 

 
Godspeed T-Shirt / €13

Color:
Size:
 

 
Beanie / €10

SOLD-OUT!


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 automatically calculated in your cart before check-out based on the weight of your order. In order to keep shipping costs low for you, we ship 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(at)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(at)thoriumband.com.

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