After one listen to Thrall's debut, Chemical
Wedding, you'll be asking yourself, "what is it about the Northern
Midwest that spawns music so dark and twisted, intent on providing
nightmarish images to give you the heebie-jeebies for life?" Like a
gruesome car accident, you cannot avert your eyes.
From the twisted wreckage that was the
God Bullies, Hand Over Head and Inside Out comes
Thrall, to forge a more perfect union. Thrall create a
soundtrack filled with apocalyptic images, diseased minds and bizarre
characters living out classic struggles of power, paranoia, madness and
Their first album for Alternative Tentacles was called Chemical Wedding(1996).
Liferis their brand new one. (October 2003).
As the Prozac Generation implodes, choking on its consumer
products and poisoned relationships, reeling from the hypnotic TV
death-beam and government lies, Thrall is there to document it
Mike Hard, former frontman for
the infamous God Bullies and Hand Over Head, originally formed
Thrall with Karen Neal on bass (Inside Out) (not in current line-up), drummer Scott
Kodrik (Hand Over Head), guitarists Paul Thor (Hand Over
Head) and lead guitarist Kevin Hagen (Enemy Squad). The end result? The sum of all their parts equals a heavy
riff-based rhythm section and a furious guitar squall that merge with
Mike Hard's disturbingly unhinged vocals creating the unholiest marriage
of them all.
. If you like Thrall look out for
Queen Bee, fronted by Karen Neal - which came out on Alternative Tentacles
See also God
Bullies and Queen Bee