Thomas Thunder Unveils New Single, ‘Crystal Illusion’

Courtesy: O’Donnell Media Group

Up-and-coming prog-metal artist Thomas Thunder premiered his new single this week.

The teen musician debuted his new instrumental single, ‘Crystal Illusion’ Thursday. He got help from some very well-known figures for the song’s creation, too. Derek Sherinian (Sons of Apollo, Platypus, ex-Dream Theater), Ron “Bumblefoot” Tal (Sons of Apollo, ex-Guns ‘n Roses, Asia), and Tony Franklin (The Firm, Jimmy Page) added their talents to the song.

‘Crystal Illusion’ is featured in Thunder’s forthcoming album, The Pharaoh’s Temple. The album is scheduled for release in September. The album’s exact release date is under consideration.

Sherinian’s trademark keyboard sound is on full display here, really serving as the arrangement’s core. Thal’s work on guitar and Franklin’s work on bass adds even more to the song’s appeal while Thunder’s work on drums puts the finishing touch to the whole.

Sherinian, Thal, and Franklin each spoke highly of Thunder and his new composition. Their comments are noted below.

“I have had the pleasure of working with Thomas on his debut album. I was extremely impressed with his creativity, and use of advanced harmony for a kid his age. I think the future is bright for young Thomas Thunder!”
-Derek Sherinian

“Ive had the pleasure of playing on the soon to be released album of Thomas Thunder. Thomas is a young up and coming musician and he’s a phenomenal drummer. He’s a very intricate songwriter that writes this amazing, crazy stuff that has been so tough to play. I’m on his album along with my Sons of Apollo bandmate Derek Sherinian, and bass player Tony Franklin. So, please check out this album. I hope you enjoy it!”
-Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal

“I was thrilled to play on Thomas’s album, with such an esteemed group of musicians. Thomas is definitely advanced for his years as both a writer and a player. I look forward to seeing how he will evolve as he creates more and more.”
-Tony Franklin

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