In 2016, THUNDERATION went through rapid growth acceleration: first, there was the launch of the band’s very own website, of which this is the second version.
The band subsequently jumped into the studio to record their debut release Where Are The People? This release includes the elaborate ‘Rift’, the ballad ‘Free at Last’ and the bulldozing thrasher ‘Bonequake’. The digital copy was released on the band’s first birthday June 11, 2016, while a hardcopy disc-version was released at the end of the year. It was released on Record Union and is available via the e-store on this website. Digital versions can be downloaded from various points, including Bandcamp, iTunes, Google and Spotify.
The release was well received and well reviewed: "… to find something good or catchy. And here comes THUNDERATION (…) and it made me stay with their entire album ‘Where Are The People?’ until the end” (Review, Półkowy Polski Album Roku 2016). The same review also sheds a light on the musical style of the band: ‘…a lot of variety. It all evolves around “heavy guitars” (…) sometimes metal, but it also slides towards progressive and even comes within alternative territory.’ Indeed, that does come across with how the band labels its own HEAVY GUITAR MUSIC – on the crossroads of heavy rock, metal and progressive.
THUNDERATION used the second half of 2016 to finish up their studio THUNDERATION HQ within the Guitarmanic-building on Celarowska 4, Kraków (Poland) as well as preparing fresh material. The upcoming year is all about more recording, more gigs and more Thundering!