Tony Martin Solo Album “Thorns” Out Now and Many Reviews Calling It Album Of The Year
Tony Martin, former Black Sabbath singer, has released his new solo album “THORNS” to rave reviews. The album is licensed in all of North and South America by Dark Star Records, and is available to all other countries via Battlegod Productions.
“This is heavy metal written and performed with great conviction. These Thorns have sharp edges and will go down as one of the best of 2022.” – BraveWords.com
“Pure and undiluted old-school heavy metal… songs here are fast and furious, based around intense power riffing and impassioned vocals.” – Rock Candy Magazine“Thorns successfully re-establishes Martin without losing sight of his past.” – Classic Rock
“Tony Martin retains a stunning voice. His performance on the album is excellent.” – The Razors Edge
“TONY MARTIN is back!” – HardRockHeavyMetal.info
“An album that looks to be a contender for ‘best albums of 2022’ lists.” – Dotwpod
“A very convincing record that combines classic (the voice) and modern metal (the music).” – Headbangers Lifestyle
“This stands as one of the most unique offerings to carry his name, and definitely among the strongest notches in his expansive belt.” – Sonic Perspectives
“If you are a fan of classic sounding heavy metal with impassioned vocals then Thorns will hit the spot.” – At The Barrier
“Former Black Sabbath vocalist Tony Martin shows us he’s still got it on his new solo album.” – Roppongirocks
“What a great way to start the year.” – Metal Talk
““Thorns” is destined to be atop the best metal albums of 2022. Any metal fan would be hard-pressed to find a better album these days, it’s really that good.” – XS Rock
“After 15 years of silence, TONY MARTIN roars back with a fiery new song and disturbing lyric video that is quite fitting given these dark ages. This first taste of Thorns sees the legendary BLACK SABBATH singer at the top of his game, a wicked wizard weaving his spell with seductive sonic mastery.” — Metal Tim Henderson, BraveWords.com
Talking about the new album Tony had this to say, “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. 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.
Grateful to the people who have given their extra talents in appearances on this recording, it’s been a challenge in COVID lockdown, getting everyone’s performances from across the world, but in another way it was a perfect opportunity to get it done.”
Tony Martin, is an English heavy metal vocalist, best known for his time fronting Black Sabbath, initially from 1987 to 1991 and again from 1993 to 1996. Martin was the band’s second longest serving vocalist after Ozzy Osbourne. Eternal Idol and Headless Cross are among the best known Black Sabbath albums featuring Tony Martin as well as Scream his solo album from 2005.
The new album features Danny Needham (Venom), Magnus Rosen (HammerFall), Scott McClellan (who helped co-write the album) and Greg Smith who performed with Alice Cooper, Rainbow, Blue Öyster Cult, and many more!
As The World Burns
Black Widow Angel
Book Of Shadows
Damned By You
No Shame At All
No Where To Fly
Run Like The Devil
This Is Your Damnation