Thunder (Band)

Thunder is a hard rock band that formed in London in 1989 from the remnants of the hard rock band Terraplane.


The founding members were Danny Bowes, Ben Matthews, Luke Morley, Mark " The Snake" Luckhurst and Harry James.

With the help of Andy Taylor ( Duran Duran ) published in 1990 by EMI debut album Backstreet Symphony and the single Dirty Love. Above all, the album that had just missed the Top 20 in the UK album charts, selling surprisingly well. In the same year she played the opening act for Aerosmith and opened the Monsters of Rock festival in Castle Donington. In addition, 1990/1991 appeared the singles Backstreet Symphony, Gimme Some Lovin ', She's So Fine and Love Walked In.

In 1992, Laughing on Judgement Day, produced by Taylor and Morley, which got good reviews and peaked at # 2 on the UK album charts. Thunder toured this year with Iron Maiden in South America and with extremes in Europe. As singles appeared Low Life in High Places and Everybody Wants Her. end of the year rose from Luckhurst, who was replaced by Mikael Höglund.

1993, there were concerts with Def Leppard and Ugly Kid Joe. It appeared the singles A Better Man and the EP Like a Satellite.

Their album Behind Closed Doors ( produced by Mike Fraser ) was published in 1995. During the same year, she played among others with Bon Jovi and Van Halen. The live album Live Circuit and the sampler Their Finest Hour ( and a bit) end of the year came on the market, then Thunder adopted by EMI. Mid-1996, Höglund left the band. As a replacement was Chris Childs, which it also did not last long at Thunder.

In 1996 the little- LP The Thrill of It All, on the Thunder was now only be heard as a quartet. The end of 1997 was in London the double album recorded live, which appeared in stores in 1998 and was highly praised by critics. Shortly before, was surprisingly Childs returned.

He was listening to the commercially unsuccessful album Giving the Game Away in 1999. Thunder toured this year as support for the status quo and in December for the farewell of England. Shortly after, the band split up.

2002 there was a reunion of Thunder, by accepting the invitation in a Monsters of Rock Festival to occur. In the occupation Bowes, Matthews, Morley, Childs and James, they recorded the album Shooting at the Sun, which was released in 2003.

In the following years there was a significant upswing Thunder, in whose lee the album The Magnificent Seventh followed on 21 February 2005. The follow-up album Robert Johnson's Tombstone on the shelves since 30 October 2006. According to yet another studio album, Bang! , Released November 3, 2008, Thunder 2009 slipped again announced their separation.

My official last concert took place on 11 July 2009 at the Hammersmith Apollo, London, instead. Shortly thereafter, she still went on to two probably already longer booked festivals.

The date last known public appearance of the band was in August 2013 at the Wacken Open Air (W: O: A) in Schleswig -Holstein.


Until the split with EMI, there was an official fan club of the band, the so-called ' Thunder Channel! '. Besides the usual gimmicks members here had meet after each concert (except festivals) access to the backstage area and so could the band. Nowadays, these backstage meetings will be raffled on the hinge side on the Internet before the respective concerts.

Thunder committed to always for the homeless in their own country. So they gathered, for example, at various concerts in England before the gig of their fans sweatshirts, jeans, etc. in order to assist the homeless. 1993 Thunder was also involved in the campaign putting our house in order, an action of a wide variety of English artists to support homeless people. Here, these artists took on, among others, various versions of the Rolling Stones classic Gimme Shelter, as well as Thunder. This remarkable version first appeared on a single campaign, and later published the song Thunder then as B- side of the single Like a satellite, as well as on the best of compilation Their finest hour .... The relevant video can be found on the official video publication of putting our house in order and on the Thunder Flawed to perfection DVD.


Studio albums

Live albums