American/Finnish sensations Tornado have returned with their third release, aptly titled Commitment To Excellence, 11 songs of highly catchy and in-your-face Thrash Metal!
Formed in 2010 in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Tornado quickly released their Peter Tagtgren (Hypocrisy/Pain) produced debut album Amsterdamn, Hellsinki.
2016 saw the release of the sophomore album Black President as well as the video for the anti-bullying song “David and Goliath” which caught the attention of several anti-bullying agencies, one of which used singer Superstar Joey Severance in a countrywide advertising campaign.
With Commitment To Excellence, Tornado continue to do what they do best: writing songs that you can actually remember, with their own original recipe consisting in a blend of thrash, sleazy and glam!
Featuring: Nile’s Karl Sanders, Immolation’s Ross Dolan, and Pro-Pain’s Adam Phillips, as well as Glen Drover (former Megadeth member). Produced by Ben Varon (ex-Amoral/Oceanhoarse), mixed/mastered and engineered by AK, Chris Paccou (FOH Engineer of Slayer) Commitment to Excellence is set to be released via Extreme Metal Music/Rockshots Records on August 31, 2018.
Check out the video below for “Global Pandemic”, which briefly courted controversy when YouTube took down the video, claiming it contravened their rules on hate speech. Lead singer and lyricist Superstar Joey Severance had this to say on the subject, “Anyone who follows this band already know that we don’t support ANY kind of hate. The lyrics reflect the world we live in. I make a conscious effort to write my lyrics as clear and to the point as possible so I don’t have to explain them. I won’t now! You are smart, figure it out!”
The video has now been reinstated so make your own minds up.
Commitment to Excellence tracklisting:
01 “A Minute of Nothing”
02 “White Horse of the Apocalypse” (feat. Karl Sanders, Nile, Additional Vocals: Niko Kalliojärvi, ex-Amoral)
03 “Global Pandemic”
04 “Spirit and Opportunity” (Additional Vocals: Ross Dolan, Immolation)
05 “The Flight of Yuri Gagarin”
06 “Endless Forms of Torment” (Additional Solo: Adam Phillips, Pro-Pain)
07 “Through Difficulties to Victory”
09 “Chaos Among the Ruins”
10 “United Forces” (S.O.D. Cover)
11 “At the Chapel of Rest” (Additional Solo: Glen Drover, ex Megadeth)
Superstar Joey Severance – Vocals
Tommy Shred – Guitar
Henri Steel – Bass
Jimmy Grey – Drums