Tony Martin / Former Sabbath vocalist talks ‘Thorns’, his new solo album

Tony Martin will release his new album ‘Thorns’ soon through Battlegod Productions, with North and South America covered by Dark Star Records.

Martin told us: “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 as high I ever have worked on. I believe there are stories still to tell, songs still to be sung and with this album I feel it has achieved everything i could have wished for.

“I’m grateful to the people who have given their extra talents in appearances on this recording, it’s been a challenge in COVID lockdown, getting everyones performances from across the world, but in another way it was a perfect opportunity to get it done.”

Photo of Tony Martin album cover

The new album will also feature Danny Needham (Venom), Magnus Rosen (HammerFall) and Greg Smith who has performed with Alice Cooper, Rainbow, Blue Öyster Cult and many more.

Track Listing
As The World Burns
Black Widow Angel
Book Of Shadows
Crying Wolf
Damned By You
No Shame At All
No Where To Fly
Passion Killer
Run Like The Devil
This Is Your Damnation

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