Belgian Metal band THORIUM releases video single for the song, "ACROSS THE NATIONS"

 Silke D    15 september 2023

Hailing from Belgium, Thorium saw its inception in 2018; the same year that saw the release of their self-titled debut album, which was released on October 5th 2018. Touring and gigging in promotion for the record commenced immediately, and saw the band playing dozens of dates across Germany, Spain, Great Britain, Holland and Belgium, where they shared the stage with acts such as Geoff Tate’s Operation Mindcrime, Ross The Boss, Toxik, The Three Tremors, Heir Apparent, Q5, and many more.

Not content to rest on their laurels, and eager to prove themselves a band that could keep on producing quality material quickly and efficiently, Thorium completed work on their sophomore album Empires In The Sun in the following year. Working together once again with seasoned mixer Simone Mularoni (DGM, Michael Romeo, Geoff Tate, Ray Alder,...), the band delivered some of their most ambitious material yet, employing guest vocals by acclaimed artists such as Arjen A. Lucassen (Ayreon) and Joe Van Audenhove (Evil Invaders), as well as British actor and narrator Norman Eshley (Blind Guardian) to further broaden their sound. ‘Empires In The Sun’ was released on March 5th 2021.

Now, closing off 2023 and heading into 2024, THORIUM are BACK with their third full-length release EXTRAORDINARY JOURNEYS PART I – the first chapter of a two-part album that sees the group tackling classic adventure stories, and delves into the notions of exploration, discovery, and extraordinary journeys in general.

Influenced by and incorporating elements of all the classic styles of Metal from the past four decades, such as NWOBHM, Power Metal, Progressive Metal, Speed Metal, Bay Area Thrash and of course classic Heavy Metal, Thorium’s members set themselves no boundaries and seek to deliver music that is heavy, melodic, virtuosic, catchy and conceptual.

QUOTE: “As the main theme for the new album(s) is classic adventure stories, and explores the notions of exploration, discovery, and extraordinary journeys in general, we felt it fitting to release ‘Across The Nations’ as the next video single. The song is about one of the penultimate classics in adventure storytelling – ‘Around The World In Eighty Days’, by all-time grand master Jules Verne. Following the tale of Phileas Fogg and his faithful servant Passepartout, who set off on their epic voyage around the globe, the song itself, likewise, is a high-speed rollercoaster ride that will whisk you along – from the boulevards of Europe in the 19th century to the sweltering shores of the Far East, and across the American Frontier back toward the distant promise of home.


David Marcelis – lead vocals

Tom Tee – guitars

Dario Frodo – guitars

Jeroen “Andreas” Bonne – bass

Kjell De Raes – drums

VIDEO SINGLE ‘Across The Nations’