“Thunder Force” Soundtrack Featuring Anthrax, Ex-Slayer, Etc. Members Now Available

The new Netflix film “Thunder Force” and its soundtrack were officially released today (April 9). Composer Fil Eisler worked on the soundtrack with Scott Ian (Anthrax) and Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer) and its title track features several guests including Corey Taylor (Slipknot), Lzzy Hale (Halestorm), and electric cellist Tina Guo.

“Thunder Force” Soundtrack Track Listing:

01. “Thunder Force” (feat. Corey Taylor, Lzzy Hale, Scott Ian, Dave Lombardo & Tina Guo)
02. “Thunder Force Suite” (feat. Scott Ian and Dave Lombardo)
03. “This Town’s Gonna Get What It Deserves” (feat. Scott Ian and Dave Lombardo)
04. “Angel Wings”
05. “History Of The Miscreants” (feat. Scott Ian and Dave Lombardo)
06. “Lydia Goes Apeshit” (feat. Scott Ian and Dave Lombardo)
07. “What Does This Button Do” (feat. Scott Ian and Dave Lombardo)
08. “Enter Laser ” (feat. Scott Ian and Dave Lombardo)
09. “Super Person”
10. “The Stanton Building”
11. “Training Begins” (feat. Scott Ian)
12. “Seems Like Overkill” (feat. Scott Ian)
13. “Social Visit”
14. “6am Day Two” (feat. Scott Ian)
15. “Cooked”
16. “Go Time”
17. “Super Suits” (feat. Scott Ian and Dave Lombardo)
18. “Purple Lambo”
19. “The Diner Attack” (feat. Scott Ian and Dave Lombardo)
20. “The Special One”
21. “Training Complete” (feat. Scott Ian and Dave Lombardo)
22. “Like Thunder”
23. “I Like ‘Em Thick”
24. “Hold It Calamari” (feat. Scott Ian and Dave Lombardo)
25. “Boom”
26. “In The Public Eye” (feat. Scott Ian and Dave Lombardo)
27. “It Feels Like I Need To Kill Them”
28. “Dumpster Fight” (feat. Scott Ian and Dave Lombardo)
29. “What Brings You By”
30. “The Crab”
31. “Boss Battle” (feat. Scott Ian and Dave Lombardo)
32. “Thought This One Through”
33. “Thunder Force Out” (feat. Scott Ian and Dave Lombardo)

Eisler commented:

“When Ben and I first talked about what the score should be, it was more of a conversation about how much Ben didn’t want it to be a comedy score and how it had to feel like a legitimate superhero movie. The comedy had to work so there’s always this fine line between writing something that’s going to elevate the story but also have fun and not take itself too seriously.

So when I saw that Melissa’s character was a metal fan and even mentioned Slayer in the film, I just thought ‘This is it. This is how we can make a kick arse score and have some fun at the same time.’ After that, there was no question – if you’re going to work in a genre, especially metal, you can’t dabble. You have to have the real thing. Choosing the right musicians for a score is no different to casting actors in a movie really. I was just lucky enough to be able to cast Scott Ian and Dave Lombardo, both metal legends who brought more to the project than I could have ever hoped for.”

Slipknot, Halestorm, Anthrax, Etc. Members Contribute To New Song “Thunder Force” From Upcoming Netflix Film

Milan Records have released the title track of the soundtrack to Netflix’s new superhero comedy “Thunder Force,” which is set to be released on April 9. The song, which was co-written by composer Fil Eisler, Scott Ian (Anthrax) and Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour), features Lzzy Hale (Halestrom), Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer), and electric cellist Tina Guo.

All of the artists involved commented:

Eisler

“One of the great things about scoring movies is that I get to play in a lot of different musical sandboxes and occasionally the opportunity comes up to invite in some special guests. Anthrax and Slayer played a huge part in my childhood and I’ve been a fan of both Corey [Taylor] and Lzzy [Hale] for years, so when the idea of doing an orchestral metal score came up, it was a perfect excuse to go straight to the source. Why fake it when you can work with the real originals! It was honestly one of the most outright fun experiences of my scoring career so far.”

Ian:

“’Thunder Force’ kicks fucking ass.”

Taylor:

“It was awesome to work on this track with Lzzy and be a part of the film Thunder Force. It is always nice to be creative and work with other artists in the community, especially during this extended time at home. I’m excited for everyone to hear the song and see the film!”

Hale:

“I’m beyond excited to be included on the Thunder Force soundtrack, surrounded by friends, representing the genres I love so much, Rock and Metal! You won’t know what hit you! Remember, LIGHTNING NEVER STRIKES IF YOU CAN’T FORCE THE THUNDER!”

Lombardo:

“I have had the privilege of working in the music industry for over 35 years. There is something incredibly exhilarating about performing on stage, specifically the edge that comes with the off the rails style of music I play. Working with Fil Eisler on Thunder Force somehow captured that same feeling. This score is a powerful musical engine. It was a pleasure to be a part of the team that helped this come to life.”

Guo:

“Working with living legends on this soundtrack for a film that features two ordinary women turned superheroes has been incredible. I feel the same way whenever I pick up my electric cello and feel my own transformation from causal nerd to screaming banshee. I cannot wait for everyone to hear it!”

Lzzy Hale Says Halestorm’s New Album Will “Kind Of Be Like Almost A Musical Documentary Of What We’ve Gone Through This Past Year”

During a recent appearance on 95.5 KLOS’ “New And Approved With Matt Pinfield,” Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale talked a bit about the band’s upcoming album. According to her, the effort will “kind of be like almost a musical documentary of what we’ve gone through this past year.”

Hale said the following about the writing sessions for the record:

“It’s been a roller-coaster ride, because we were writing for the record and actually getting together right here in my home studio every single day before the [coronavirus-related] lockdown happened, which I think tomorrow marks a year to the day when all that craziness started. So we were getting together and we were writing songs, and then, slowly but surely, it just felt like every single day we were getting more bad news, and we just basically made a decision, like, ‘Okay, guys, until this blows over ‘ — [laughs] which we thought it was going to blow over — ‘let’s everybody just stay at home.’ So the songwriting process kind of became more or less this relay sport, where it would start with myself or myself and my guitar player [Joe Hottinger], and then we would pass it off to Josh [Smith, bass], the bass player, and [eventually] send it to Arejay [Hale, drums]. And so we just ended up building up this kind of Dropbox of ideas. And then we started including our producer, Nick Raskulinecz, in all of these ideas, and so we’d go back and forth with that. And then, finally, just a couple of weeks ago, we got asked to perform THE WHO’s ‘Long Live Rock’ for the documentary ‘Long Live Rock’. And so that was kind of our, ‘Okay, well, we have to get together and do this in a real studio. So everyone get tested, and everybody wear your mask the whole time.’ And it was kind of like shaking off the dust — it was getting the band back together again. So it was kind of cool to initially break through with THE WHO song and then we started in on our actual material.”

She also added the following about lyrical themes:

“I’m just now seeing this arc, because there were the songs that we were writing just kind of coming off the road, where it’s very confident and very live and energy. And then it kind of starts to get — still keeping the energy up, but then subject matter starts to get a little crazier and maybe a little darker. And then it’s kind of starting to dip into some more hope now. So I feel like, in real time, this is going to kind of be like almost a musical documentary of what we’ve gone through, through this past year and change.”

[via Blabbermouth]

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Watch Halestorm, Baroness, Code Orange, Etc. Members Cover Pantera’s “Mouth For War”

“Two Minutes To Late Night” have shared footage of their host Jordan “Gwarsenio Hall” Olds performing a quarantine cover of Pantera’s “Mouth For War” with Lzzy Hale (Halestorm), Gina Gleason (Baroness), Reba Meyers (Code Orange), Madi Watkins (Year Of The Knife), and Ben Koller (Converge). “Two Minutes To Late Night commented:

“Gina wanted to cover Pantera so we covered the crap out of Pantera! All of the artists involved with this video will be donating their payment to Dallas Hope Charities Transitional Living Center. This is our 36th bedroom cover made with the support of Patreon. With so many musicians stuck at home with no outlets, we’re going to keep producing these style videos and use the Patreon to give some money to everyone who has a part in them. Please support our friends by donating to our newly redone Patreon at http://www.twominutestolatenight.com.”

Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale Is Working On New Music With Desmond Child

Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale and Desmond Child have been collaborating on some new music. Child said the following about that:

“HALE TO THE QUEEN OF ROCK! No not me… the gorgeous and brilliant @officiallzzyhale from the band @halestormrocks. Lzzy is not only an incredible singer and guitarist… she is an accomplished inspired songwriter. We are coming up with some great music together. FUN!”

Slipknot, Foo Fighters, & Jane’s Addiction Members To Perform As Ground Control At Upcoming David Bowie Tribute Concert

More artists have been added to the upcoming David Bowie tribute show including the supergroup Ground Control, which features Slipknot’s Corey Taylor, Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins, and Jane’s Addiction’s Dave Navarro and Chris Chaney. The streaming event, which is being called “A Bowie Celebration: Just For One Day!,” will take place on January 8 and it will also feature members of Bowie‘s band, as well as Taylor Momsen (The Pretty Reckless), Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails), Lzzy Hale (Halestorm), Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins), Joe Elliot (Def Leppard), Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction), Gavin Rossdale (Bush), Corey Glover (Living Colour), Boy George, Peter Frampton, and more. Tickets can be found HERE.

Halestorm Begin Recording New Album

Halestorm have officially started the recording process for their new album. Lzzy Hale confirmed the news during a recent appearance on “The MetalSucks Podcast.”

Hale said the following:

“We started demoing for this record in the middle of our last record cycle, when we were still on tour. I was in our practice room every day on tour, with my amps and everything, I would just force myself to write something every day. So, when we finally got to the point where we were, like, ‘Okay, let’s see what we’ve got,’ we all sit down and [go], ‘That one beats that one.’ It’s very much like having this thousand-piece puzzle, and you dump it all out. And you’re, like, ‘Okay, I know it all goes together’ [laughs], ‘but I don’t know what the picture is yet.’

So we’ve been piecing stuff together. We actually just — this week — ended up doing this socially distant version of getting into the studio with our producer. So we’ve actually begun recording. And so that’s exciting. It was a much-needed change of routine. We’re pulling in about 14-hour days. [Laughs] We go in and we’re, like, ‘All right. It’s almost 11 o’clock. We probably should go home and get some sleep, so we can come and do it all over again.’

So, yeah, it’s exciting. We’re working on a new record. I love this new material, and I’m super excited to get to the other side, whenever that may be.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Halestorm Have Demoed “About 60 Ideas” For Their Next Album

While responding to a fan on Twitter, Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale confirmed that the band have demoed “about 60 ideas” for their new album. She said the following about that:

“We have about 60 ideas demoed… we are just trying to narrow it down to what is worthy of the new album.”

Listen To Dee Snider And Lzzy Hale’s New Version Of “The Magic Of Christmas Day”

Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider has joined forces with Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale to record a new version of “The Magic Of Christmas Day.” You can check that out below:

Snider commented:

“Originally written and recorded as a Christmas gift for my wife Suzette with no plan for commercial release, years later ‘The Magic Of Christmas Day (God Bless Us Everyone)’ was discovered and recorded by Celine Dion for her holiday record ‘These Are Special Times’, which went on to become the biggest selling holiday album in history — and is the reason we refer to her as ‘Saint Celine’ in my house. When it was recently suggested that I should finally record this song myself, I knew I needed to bring in a young powerhouse vocalist to not only duet with me, but light a Yuletide fire under my ass! I only knew of one rock vocalist who could deliver on all those fronts, and she did in spades: the incredible Lzzy Hale of Halestorm!”

Hale added:

“If you’re ever in your life gonna go full-on, all-gas, no-brakes ‘Christmas Cheer,’ you do it Dee Snider-style. I was so honored to get the call from Dee on his holiday classic ‘The Magic Of Christmas Day’. After exchanging a few very affectionate ‘f@&k yous’ as we rediscovered our respect and admiration for each other’s talent, the final recording produced by the legendary Jeff Pilson is insanely epic. Thank you so much to everyone for having me. And considering we will ALL be experiencing a very different holiday season in 2020, I hope that this song brings you joy and puts a smile on your face. God bless us everyone!”

Amy Lee (Evanescence), Cherie Currie (The Runaways), Etc. To Be Honored At 2021 “She Rocks Awards”

The Women’s International Music Network have revealed the honorees for the 2021 “She Rocks Awards.” The virtual ceremony will take place on January 22, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. PT and it will be open to the public. VIP tickets can also be purchased at sherocksawards.com. Next year’s recipients include: The Go-Go’s, Cherie Currie (The Runaways), Cindy Blackman Santana (Santana, Lenny Kravitz, etc.) Amy Lee (Evanescence), Margaret Cho, Starr Parodi, Ann Mincieli,, Sharon Hennessey, and Gwen Riley. Additional honorees and featured guests will be announced soon. Lzzy Hale (Halestorm) will host the main event, while Yahoo Entertainment’s Lyndsey Parker will host the pre-show countdown. There will also be an opening set from Magnolia Boulevard.