Knights of the New Thunder

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Knights of the New Thunder
Studio album by TNT
Released 1984
Recorded Nidaros Studios, Trondheim, Norway
Genre Heavy metal
Glam metal
Melodic metal
Length 34:21
Label PolyGram
Producer Bjørn Nessjø
TNT chronology
TNT
(1982)
Knights of the New Thunder
(1984)
Tell No Tales
(1987)
Alternative Cover
Original Banned Cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Knights of the New Thunder is the second studio album by the Norwegian heavy metal band TNT. It was the first TNT album recorded with their new vocalist Tony Harnell, who had replaced their original singer Dag Ingebrigtsen.[2]

Most of the songs on the album had been written and recorded as demos while Ingebrigtsen was still in the band, but most of the lyrics were rewritten by Harnell. Two songs from TNT's self-titled first album, "USA" and "Eddie", were re-recorded and included on the album, though "Eddie" was an exclusive bonus track on the CD edition in Europe,[2] and replaced "Tor with the Hammer" on U.S. editions. "Eddie" also came on the single American Tracks bundled with the LP in Europe.[3]

This was their last album playing traditional metal, as their later releases have a more pop metal style.

The album's original cover art featured an illustration of half naked women and caused controversy in Norway. A new cover was made and used for the national and international editions, except for Japan where the album was released with its original cover.[2][4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Seven Seas"   TNT 4:15
2. "Ready to Leave"   Ronni Le Tekrø 2:57
3. "Klassisk Romance" (instrumental) Ronni Le Tekrø 0:58
4. "Last Summer's Evil"   Ronni Le Tekrø, Tony Harnell, TNT 2:36
5. "Without Your Love"   Tony Harnell, Dag Ingebrigtsen, Ronni Le Tekrø 3:50
6. "Tor with the Hammer"   Dag Ingebrigtsen, Tony Harnell 2:20
7. "Break the Ice"   Diesel Dahl, Tony Harnell, Dag Ingebrigtsen 2:22
8. "U.S.A."   Gustav Alfheim, Tony Harnell, Dag Ingebrigtsen, Ronni Le Tekrø 3:40
9. "Deadly Metal"   Gustav Alfheim, Ronni Le Tekrø, Tony Harnell 2:30
10. "Knights of the Thunder"   Morten "Diesel" Dahl, Tony Harnell, TNT 4:10

Personnel[edit]

Band[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Bård Svendsen – keyboards and background vocals

Album credits[edit]

  • Bjørn Nessjø – producer
  • Rune Nordahl – engineer

Sources[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ a b c "Øresus: Knights of the new Thunder - Pondus.no". Pondus.no (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2011-03-14. 
  3. ^ Discogs' page about the bundle
  4. ^ "NRK P3 – Pyro » Ukens albumcover: TNT med brystproblem". nrk.no (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2011-03-14.