Decibel Magazine is now streaming “Brickstorm,” the latest single by Maryland-based blackened doom rock outfit THONIAN HORDE and their impending Downfall album, nearing late May release through Grimoire Records. Downfall is the third album in as many years from the productive band, comprised of scene veterans who play with the likes of Admiral Browning, Pale Divine, Faith In Jane, Weed Is Weed, Bailjack, and other known acts throughout the region.
The band’s Ron “Fez” McGinnis offers of the “Brckstorm” single, “This song was written by Dan and Tyler while I was on call for work (interrupted practice). When I got back, I heard the riff and drumbeats and said, ‘Damn that sounds like a storm of bricks,’. The rest is history…”
Get slammed by THONIAN HORDE’s “Brickstorm” at Decibel RIGHT HERE.
Downfall will be released via limited edition CD and digital download on May 24th through Grimoire Records. Preorders can be placed at Bandcamp where prior singles “The Narcissist” and “Cathedral Spire” are playing HERE.
Watch for new shows and more to be announced over the weeks ahead.
THONIAN HORDE formed in 2016 in the backwoods of Boonesboro, Maryland by bassist/vocalist Ron “Fezz” McGinnis (Pale Divine, Admiral Browning), guitarists Darren “Dirty” Waters (Weed Is Weed) and Dan “D-Mize” Mize (Faith In Jane), and drummer Tyler “The Beast” Lee (Weed Is Weed). As a self-described “black & roll” outfit, the band seamlessly blends stoner rock grooves with scathing vocals ripped straight from the frostbitten black metal tundra, but what sets them apart from their peers is the highly acrobatic death metal drum work perforating the mix. Since recording their second album, Inconnu, with Grimoire Records in 2017, the band has spent little idle time in the intervening years.
THONIAN HORDE‘s Downfall features ten new tracks of thrashy, blackened rock/metal. As with their prior album, Inconnu, the tracking for Downfall was done mostly live in the Grimoire Studio with label head Noel Mueller, with minimal overdubbing. The cover art was provided by Gilbert Miranda for Lingua Mortis Artwork, and the CD layout was finished by Mueller. On Downfall, fans of Immortal, Satyricon, and Dissection, as well as the stoner/doom throngs who frequent the members’ other projects, will all find something to sink their teeth into.