Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, Derek Sherinian, Tony Franklin Join Thomas Thunder For Holiday Standard Cover

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A holiday standard is getting a prog update courtesy of wonderkind drummer Thomas Thunder and three very well known and respected musicians.

Thunder has partnered again with Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, Derek Sherinian, and Tony Franklin for a new cover of the holiday standard, ‘We Wish You A Merry Christmas.’ The quartet debuted the cover Thursday. Most recently, the group joined forces to release Thunder’s debut album, The Pharaoh’s Temple.

The group’s take on the holiday standard stays true to the source material. Though the addition of Sherinian’s keyboard line, Franklin’s bass work, and Thal’s performance on guitar gives the song an interesting amped up new take. Thunder’s work behind the kit adds its own touch to the presentation, too. The collective’s overall performance echoes all the work that it presented in Thunder’s recently released album.

The group’s take on the holiday standard is available to stream and download through Spotify, Amazon, Apple Music, iTunes, YouTube, and Deezer.

More information on Thomas Thunder’s new single and album is available along with all of his latest news at https://thomasthundermusic.com.

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Thomas Thunder Premieres New Album’s Second Single

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Audiences are getting another preview of Thomas Thunder’s new album.

The up-and-coming prog metal artist premiered his new single, ‘The Pharaoh’s Temple‘ Thursday. The song — which is available to stream and download through all major digital outlets — features guest appearances by Derek Sherinian (Platypus, Sons of Apollo, ex-Dream Theater), Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Sons of Apollo, ex-Guns ‘N Roses) and Tony Franklin (The Firm, Jimmy Page).

‘The Pharaoh’s Temple’ is the title track and second single from Thunder’s forthcoming album, which is scheduled for release in September. An exact release date is under consideration. The premiere of ‘The Pharaoh’s Temple’ comes less than a month after Thunder premiered the album’s lead single, ‘Crystal Illusion.’

The musical arrangement featured in ‘The Pharaoh’s Temple’ is similar stylistically to that of ‘Crystal Illusion,’ but still boasts its own identity. Sherinian’s work on keyboard once again leads the way, showing his influence from his solo career and his work with Dream Theater and Sons of Apollo. Thal’s expertise on the guitar line cuts thought just as much while Thunder’s own performance on the drums proves once again that the teen drummer could easily be the next Mike Portnoy. Franklin’s work on bass adds its own touch with its fullness.

More information on Thomas Thunder’s new single is available along with all of his latest news at https://thomasthundermusic.com.

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