Thorium to release new studio album “Empires in the Sun” on March 5th 2021

Thorium Empires in the Sun cover
The second Thorium album “Empires in the Sun” will be released on March 5th, 2021, via Freya Records. The record is now available for pre-order here.

For the epic trilogy “1302” the band acquired the help of several renowned guest vocalists: Arjen Anthony Lucassen (Ayreon), Benny “Zors” Willaert (23 Acez), Joe Van Audenhove (Evil Invaders) and Anneleen Olbrechts. Moreover, Norman Eshley (Blind Guardian) lent his warm voice to provide the narration on a selection of songs.

This announcement is put forward via an official album teaser trailer, which can be watched below.

The album was produced by Tom Tee. Mixing and mastering were once again handled by Simone Mularoni at Domination Studio in San Marino, Italy. The cover artwork was painted by Velio Josto.

The album will be available on black vinyl, gold vinyl, yellow/blue swirl vinyl (limited availability), on CD, and of course on all online streaming platforms. All pre-orders (before March 5th 2021) will receive several exclusive items from the band.

01. Dreams of Empire (a pastorale) (0:53)
02. Exquisite (3:52)
03. Powder and Arms II (3:08)
04. Where Do We Go (4:34)
05. More Than Meets The Eye (4:42)
06. Empires in the Sun (5:12)
07. The Old Generation (4:44)
08. Winterfall (5:15)
09. Itching and Aching (Dead-Eyed Society) (3:18)
10. 1302 - The Minstrel part I (2:09)
11. 1302 - The Golden Shadow (13:02)
12. 1302 - The Minstrel part II (2:15)

David Marcelis - Vocals
Tom Tee - Guitars
Dario Frodo - Guitars
Kurk “Stripe” Lawless - Bass
Louis Van der Linden - Drums