This album "Thunder Seven" is a concept album by the Canadian Heavy Metal band Triumph, released in November 1984. It was the band's seventh studio album.
|Record Label||WEA 251 631 / Made in Germany|
|Canadian Hard Rock|
The TRIUMPH band is a Canadian rock band that has been active since 1975. The band was formed in Mississauga, Ontario, by three high school friends; Gil Moore, Mike Levine, and Rik Emmett. The band's name "TRIUMPH" signifies their passion, dedication, and determination towards music. TRIUMPH was one of the most successful Canadian rock bands of the 1980s, with hits like "Lay it on the Line," "Magic Power," and "Fight the Good Fight."
The band's sound is a mix of hard rock and heavy metal, with a progressive edge. They were known for their high-energy live performances, and their music has been influenced by bands like Rush, Led Zeppelin, and Deep Purple. TRIUMPH's music features catchy guitar riffs, powerful drumming, and soaring vocals, which helped them to become one of the most popular rock bands of the 1980s.
TRIUMPH's first album, "Triumph," was released in 1976 and was followed by a string of successful albums, including "Just a Game" (1979), "Progressions of Power" (1980), "Allied Forces" (1981), "Never Surrender" (1982), "Thunder Seven" (1984), "Stages" (1985), "The Sport of Kings" (1986), and "Surveillance" (1987). The band's album "Allied Forces" was their biggest commercial success, reaching No. 23 on the Billboard 200 chart in the United States.
One of TRIUMPH's strengths was their ability to connect with their audience through their music. The band's lyrics often touched on themes of empowerment, freedom, and individuality, which resonated with their fans. Their hit song "Lay it on the Line" became an anthem for the band and was often played at their live shows. The band's music videos, which were produced in the 1980s, showcased their high-energy performances and helped to further cement their popularity.
TRIUMPH's live shows were legendary, and the band was known for their elaborate stage setups, which included pyrotechnics, laser shows, and other special effects. The band's stage shows were a visual spectacle, and their live performances became a must-see for rock fans in the 1980s.
Despite their success, the band faced some challenges in the 1980s. The rise of MTV and the music video era meant that bands that were visually appealing often received more attention than bands that focused on their music. TRIUMPH struggled to adapt to this new era and found it difficult to compete with bands that had more visually appealing music videos.
In 1988, after the release of their album "Surveillance," the band decided to take a hiatus. The members of the band pursued solo projects, and it seemed like the end of the road for TRIUMPH. However, the band reformed in 2008 for a reunion tour, which was a huge success. The band continued to perform sporadically over the years, and in 2019, they were inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.