Tony Carey (Rainbow, Planet P Project) has recorded keyboards on A Sound of Thunder’s cover of Rainbow classic “Death Alley Driver.” The track is exclusively available via A Sound of Thunder’s current Kickstarter campaign which exploded through its original goal in 21 hours and which runs through August 17th (make your pledge here). A preview of the track can be heard streaming in the player below.
Despite an imposing catalog as a solo artist and with his own Planet P Project, among metal-heads Tony Carey is best known as part of the definitive lineup of Rainbow. Along with Ritchie Blackmore, Ronnie James Dio, Cozy Powell, and Jimmy Bain, Carey performed on the seminal “Rising” and “On Stage” albums. Carey’s hair-raising synthesizer notes on “Tarot Woman” and haunting Mellotron chords on “Stargazer” are just some of his highlights on “Rising”, an archetypal cornerstone album of melodic and power metal.
“This is a very cool cover of a very cool song, by a very cool band. So that’s all cool…” said Carey. “As far as my part goes, I threw down some old-school Hammond and played a much-too-fast solo bit on a Minimoog (remember those?) and woke up on the Sunset Strip in pre-Apocalypse 1976… lots of fun, and not something I do very often. Hollywood Swingin’! Thanks for having me.”
A Sound of Thunder guitarist Josh Schwartz added: “Tony is an immensely accomplished musician and producer and I can’t overstate how honored I am to have him on our recording. His work with Rainbow only scratches the surface of his many talents. Fans will know that Tony didn’t play on the original version of ‘Death Alley’. By adding wall-to-wall Hammond organ and his own personal style, Tony has warmed up the song and given it a kick in the pants and a very cool ’70s vibe not present on the original.”
A Sound of Thunder recently announced its new album “Tales from the Deadside,” the full-length concept album based on Valiant Entertainment’s Shadowman comic book series. The album was recorded at Assembly Line Studios with RIAA-platinum awarded producer Kevin ‘131’ Gutierrez (Shinedown, While Heaven Wept, Raven). “Tales from the Deadside” is set for release on September 25th.
“The story of Shadowman, his alter-ego Jack Boniface, and the many characters in his world inspired us to create what we believe is our best album to date,” said A SOUND OF THUNDER guitarist Josh Schwartz. “We let the story lead us to places our music has never been before, combining all the elements of supernatural horror, drama, action and adventure found in the comics. Of course everything has gone through our own unique Thunderous filter, and all the familiar ASOT elements will be there. Shadowman’s harrowing journey demanded no less!”
The track listing for the album is:
1. Children of the Dark
2. Sandria (Carry On)
3. Can’t Hold Back
5. Tower of Souls
6. Losing Control (The Unquiet Shadow)
7. Punk Mambo
8. Alyssa (Life in Shadows)
10. End Times
Check out the clip of the bonus track with Tony Carey here: