The release of Thunderdogs’ new album was accompanied by a music video for the opening track »Fire«.
Thunderdogs unveil their latest album »Black Mark« in a time of global challenges!
Thunderdogs are thrilled to announce the release of their new album, »Black Mark«, amidst a backdrop of global challenges. Recorded during the pandemic, a period when live performances were temporarily suspended, the band faced an arduous journey to bring their music to fans through the stage.
As the opportunity to perform live re-emerged, the global situation took a grim turn with the outbreak of a full-scale war in Ukraine, exacerbating the uncertainty and fear surrounding the future. To compound matters, the band also experienced a change in their lineup as their solo guitarist parted ways.
Undeterred, Thunderdogs rallied, finding a new solo guitarist and hosting several charity concerts to support their commitment to their music and their fans. However, fate had more in store, with the band’s vocalist suffering a serious accident.
Despite these seemingly insurmountable challenges, Thunderdogs persevered, continuing to do what they do best—creating music and working on new releases.
»Black Mark« is an album that takes on special significance in the context of these events, reflecting the hardships faced by the world and its inhabitants. The lyrics and atmosphere of the album resonate with hope for a better future, even when the path ahead appears dim and uncertain.
The album comprises a diverse selection of tracks, including the action-packed »Fire«, the deathly stoner vibes of »Grave«, the desert-inspired southern rock of »Redemption«, and the philosophical ballad »Animal«. »Fire« serves as a poignant call to protect the world from tyranny, emphasizing the idea that all empires will eventually crumble. While it was initially inspired by World War II, its lyrics ring especially true in the context of the Russian war on Ukraine.
The album cover of »Black Mark« is a testament to the band’s dark and heavy sound, evoking the same powerful atmosphere as their previous album, »Meat«, and the shadowy narratives woven throughout this record.
»Black Mark« stands as a significant release for Thunderdogs, bearing both a powerful sound and a message of hope. Even in the darkest of times, the promise of light remains a constant beacon.
»Black Mark« is now available for music enthusiasts to experience and reflect on during these trying times.
Yuriy Futalo – Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Bass
Yulii Spivakov – Lead Guitar
Forat Al-Alusi – Drums