Von 1987 bis 1910 und von 1993 bis 1996 war TONY MARTIN der Sänger von Black Sabbath. Nun kündigt er für den 14. Januar 2022 mit der Vorabsingle ‚As The World Burns‘ samt Lyric Video sein neues Soloalbum „Thorns“ an. Als Gäste sind auf der Scheibe Danny Needham (Venom), Magnus Rosen (HammerFall), Scott McClellan (Breed Of Aggression) und Greg Smith (u. a. Alice Cooper, Rainbow, Blue Öyster Cult) vertreten.
Der Brite kommentiert:
“This new album is probably the most ‚Tony Martin‘ a Tony Martin album has ever sounded!! It’s got several surprises that will lift people’s eyebrows I am sure. Largely, but not entirely based around the riffs of Scott McClellan, new to the world scene he has proved to be a worthy partner in crime for this release… I was able to make some great songs out of the riffs he was coming up with which is very similar in the writing sense to that which I experienced with Tony Iommi. Different sound and style but the riffing talent that someone like Scott has is very cool.“
„It is diverse, melodic, powerful, thought provoking and of a standard high as ever i have worked on,“ Martin adds. „I believe there are stories still to tell, songs still to be sung and with this album I feel it’s achieved everything I could have wished for.“