Thursday, 10 March 2011
THORUN - CUM ON FEEL THE SLUDGE
THORUN are a Instrumental Stoner-Sludge Band from Wales.
Their bio from their official website explains how the band got together.
"Thorun was born (prematurely) in early 2010 as two well-travelled, axe wielding Caerphilly idiots decided to “start a new band” after the fall of Cardiff based noise makers Circa Regna Tonat left Jonny without a creative home. With phase one complete Keeran and Jonny set out to find a rhythm section. After some over zealous forum posting and a bit of begging they found Mike and Neal ‘Chest’ and thus the two piece became a four. The band agreed on one thing….”it has to be slow, loud and a bit like Electric Wizard but without the vocals cause we don’t have a singer!” Things moved quickly as ideas turned in to riffs, riffs in to songs and songs in to more songs until the band had enough material to record a 5 track EP/Demo that they decided to give away over the magical intermaweb as a free download. Thorun are now playing live shows at a crap hole near you!:"
THORUN did release a 5 demo free album on Bandcamp in Dec 2010. And it was an awesome release for such a great new band on the scene. Especially "Buried Under 15 Tonnes or Rubble" - How you feel after listening to this awesome EP.
Then THORUN did something unusual. They re-released their debut EP and called it Reprise - Where they had enhanced some of the original tracks. And they added a whole new track. And released it for free as well. I prefer the new version as it sounds slightly better. Plus the new song really adds to the mix.
I have both releases and recommend them both highly. Awesome Stoner-Sludge Goodness. Check out my fave THORUN track below.