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TNT

Thu
05
Apr

TNT Issue Statement In Response To Fan Reaction

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To counter the overwhelming negative reaction to the new TNT track 'Are You Ready For Some Hard Rock', TNT guitarist Ronnie LeTekro has issued the following statement:
 
"The musical direction on the new album contains classic TNT songs and is generally very melodic. In that respect, ‘Get Ready For Some Hard Rock’ is kind of untypical for the album that mainly consists of melodic hard rock in the vein of '80s TNT, but we and Frontiers thought it would be a cool track as a teaser and a ‘message’ to rockers all over the world.
This album is as diverse as 'Tell No Tales' and we are very happy about it. Look out for the first proper 'single' "Tears In My Eyes" coming in May. It can’t sound more TNT than that one! :)
Haters and skeptics will be turned into LOVERS again. - Love & Respect, Ronni Tekro"
 
If you haven't already, check the song out for yourself:
 
 
Thu
29
Mar

TNT With New Vocalist To Release'XIII' June 8

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TNT will release their new album, "XIII" on June 8. More details and first single COMING SOON!
XIII tracklisting:
1. WE’RE GONNA MAKE IT
2. NOT FEELING ANYTHING
3. FAIR WARNING
4. IT’S ELECTRIC
5. WHERE YOU BELONG
6. CAN’T BREATHE ANYMORE
7. GET READY FOR SOME HARD ROCK
8. PEOPLE, COME TOGETHER
9. TEARS IN MY EYES
10. 17th OF MAY
11. CATCH A WAVE
12. SUNSHINE
 
Mon
27
Nov

TNT Officially Welcome New Vocalist BAOL BARDOT BULSARA

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This will be a new chapter for TNT and we wish Baol Bardot Bulsara welcome as our new singer. A big thank you to all the people that welcomed him in Oslo Spektrum on Wednesday and for supporting us. We look forward to a new year with gigs and a new album coming up soon!

Here’s a personal message from Baol Bardot Bulsara - Singer to our fans!

 
Thu
12
Oct

TONY HARNELL Departs TNT (Again)(2017)

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 11, 2017
Oslo, Norway / New York, New York

The News Today

After a 35-year career...with a few scattered breaks and temporary line-up changes in that time, it is with a heavy heart that the remaining original members of Norwegian rockers TNT have made the decision to move on in separate musical directions. The bands management team expressed how extremely difficult this decision was for the band... “There is no easy way to break up a family”

Being together for so long...even though separated by an ocean, they became brothers. Ronni, Tony and Diesel wish nothing but the best for each other and will always be there for each other...although not musically.

TNT will continue with a new vocalist and new release through Frontiers Records to be announced very soon. The band will then commence international touring in early 2018 in support of the new release.

Tony will immediately start work on a new Starbreaker album, its third, also through Frontiers Records. A solo release is also in the works. Tony will start touring worldwide early in the new year, with Starbreaker shows planned after a solo tour.

You will all be hearing great music from them again very soon!!

Takk og god natt!!
Thank you and good night!!
Anata to yoi yoru o origato!!

Ronnie Le Tekro
Tony Harnell
Diesel Dahl

 
Tue
06
Dec

New TNT Album Due In Early 2017

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2017
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Frontiers Music Srl is delighted to welcome TNT to the label for a release of the band’s forthcoming brand new studio album in spring 2017!
 
Earlier in 2016, singer Tony Harnell and guitarist Ronni Le Tekrø started writing new TNT material together for the first time in over 10 years. The music is truly exciting and the new record promises to be a landmark release for the band!
 
Ronni says: "We have made our best album to date, and are excited to work with Frontiers to get it out to our fans!"
Tony adds: "We are looking forward to tour worldwide in 2017/18 and to play in as many places as we can."
 
The band’s lineup is now completed by drummer Diesel Dahl, Ove Husemoen on bass and Roger Gilton on keyboards.
 
TNT have already set a few shows to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their classic album “Tell No Tales”, with more planned after the new album’s release.
 
Confirmed shows include:
12 January – Gjøvik Studenthus, Gjøvik
13 January – Rockfeller, Oslo
14 January - Union Scene, Drammen
20 January - Royal Garden, Trondheim
21 January - Hurtigrutas Hus, Stockmarknes
28 January - Kongesalen, Bergen
2-7 February – Monsters of Rock Cruise, USA
 
TNT was formed in Norway back in 1982, releasing their eponymous debut album the following year. After some changes in the line up, the now classic "Knights Of The New Thunder" was released in the fall of 1984, with a lineup consisting of extremely talented guitar player Ronni Le Tekrø, drummer Diesel Dahl, American singer Tony Harnell, and bass player Morty Black.
 
Throughout the eighties, the band released the melodic hard rock gems "Tell No Tales" and "Intuition", while building a fan base in Europe, America and Japan, where "Intuition" became a massive hit.
 
In the early nineties the band broke up, but TNT returned with a couple more albums later in the decade, before disappearing again. At the turn of the millennium, TNT slowly began to rise once more, and came back full force when "My Religion" was released to rave reviews in 2004. The band then went through several line-up and stylistic changes, but they are now ready to take the hard rock world by storm with their new album.
 
Follow the band for updates on the new album: www.facebook.com/TNTtheband  and www.TNTtheband.com
 

 

 
Mon
23
May

TNT Once Again Featuring TONY HARNELL

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2017
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From TONY HARNELL:
 
"TNT announces that Tony Harnell and Ronni Le Tekrø will start writing new material together for the first time in over 10 years and that the Norwegian/American band plans to enter the studio to start recording new music this summer. The new line up will be announced soon. We're happy to be working together creatively again and hope our fans are are as excited as we are. We're already booking shows in the U.S. and across the world in 2017 and also hope to play in as many countries as possible over the next couple of years. Hopefully many countries that we haven't been to in a long time or perhaps ever! Stay tuned for more news soon!"
 
Stay tuned!
 
Mon
16
Feb

TNT "Will Go On" Says RONNIE LE TEKRO

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Monday, February 16, 2015
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TNT guitarist Ronni Le Tekrø spoke to Norway Rock Magazine last week for an interview that will be published later this month in Norway.
 
With thanks to the Magazine, I can post this preview of the interview and yes, the question everyone wants to know…
 
NR: So what's happening to TNT these days, after losing two Tony's in two years?
Ronnie:  We won't retire just because a singer quits. People have tried to break the band previously on those terms. But they can't - we'll go on! We are searching for a new singer now, and will hold auditions shortly. I haven't told the press about this yet, you are the first one to know. We'll find a singer who is even better! And also able to reproduce what our previous singers did.
 
NR: What were the reasons for the Tony’s leaving?
Ronnie: Nothing dramatic, Mills had been with us for 8 years and we are still on speaking terms. Harnell leaving, well, that was almost expected. I have no desire to Discover exactly why. Those who want to leave the band may leave the band. We'll continue no matter what.
 
 
 
Mon
05
Jan

TONY HARNELL Quits TNT, Band Takes A Rest, But Will Return

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Monday, January 5, 2015
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Singer TONY HARNELL has quit TNT once again, giving fans the following heartfelt messageover the weekend:
 
"Hey friends, 

This was an amazing year for me and for all the TNT fans who were lucky enough to be at the concerts. Many of the shows were the best TNT shows ever in my opinion. 
Sadly it's not possible for me to continue with the band. I won't bore you with all the details...it's nothing mind blowing and it's certainly nothing new and it's also best to respect the privacy of the band and keep our issues between us. At least that's my goal. 
What I can tell you all is that I tried very hard once again to make it work for the long haul. I had really high hopes that it would last this time and that we would continue for years to come but it is a very volatile little machine. It's a really great band with a wonderful catalog of music and I'm proud of all the work we've done and all we've accomplished over the years. I love our crew and appreciate all their hard work and dedication. I wish the other guys in the band well in life and in all their future endeavors. 
To the wonderful TNT fans...I know you feel deep disappointment right now and truly, so do I...more than you could ever know. My heart is broken, again, but I have no regrets about the past year and I'm really happy I could have such a wonderful final tour with the band for you guys. To all those who's cities we didn't reach, I apologize. It wasn't for lack of desire on my part to get to you this time. 
Onward and upward! Love you all! TH
P.S. This is my statement, I won't elaborate..."
 
As for the band themselves, they have responded with an update of their own:
 
"Happy new year everybody! We hereby want to thank you, and everybody on & off stage for a great 2014 - celebrating 25 anniversary of the Intuition album and releasing the Anniversary album with Trondheim Symphony Orchestra.
Despite a great 2014 here was never any firm plans for TNT in 2015. The band & crew have worked hard since The Big Bang release in 2003. More than 10 years - actually longer than the first period in the the 80s!
TNT have always suffered challenging logistics. We envy band & crew who live in the same city  Traveling and being away from home can be hard for everybody. Especially for those who have to travel the longest and be the longest time away from their dear ones.
The only firm 2015 plans so far is that Ronni will continue promoting his recent solo album and will be gigging with Rypdal/Tekrø. Diesel will be doing some gigs with Tindrum featuring Kee Marcello.
The TNT heart have NOT stopped beating."
Concider it possible that TNT will rise again - sooner or later - in one way or another form.
The band are open for suggestions and comments - and for sure we will be in touch with YOU !
 

 

 
Wed
10
Dec

TONY HARNELL Says No New TNT Music In 2015

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014
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Reunited TNT vocalist Tony Harnell has just posted an update to his Facebook stating that there will be NO new TNT music in 2015!!!
 
He states: "No news or updates yet, except to let you all know there won't be any newTNT music released in 2015. I'll hopefully have other news to report soon..."
 
That's going to be a huge disappointment to fans who were expecting the team to get stuck into new music aftyer Tony returned to the band earlier this year.
 

 

 
Mon
25
Aug

TNT To Release Anniversary Live DVD & Album in September

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Friday, August 29, 2014
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Norwegian/American Hard Rock band TNT is finally unleashing this unique document of their 3 decade career to their world-wide audience! This is a band that inspired and spawned the entire Norwegian heavy metal scene, and are the legends behind songs like “Seven Seas”, “Intuition” and “10.000 Lovers (In One)”.
Backed by Trondheim Symphony Orchestra and with appearance by legends like Hank Von Helvete, Dee Snider, Dag Ingebrigtsen and Tony Mills. This is truly a must have for any rock fan who like to know their rock history!
 
30th Anniversary 1982-2012 Live In Concert will be out September 8th in Norway September 29th in EU and October 3rd in GAS.
 
Track list:
01. Fanfare For The Common Man.
02. Invisible Noise.
03. Substitute.
04. Refugee.
05. As Far As The Eye Can See.
06. Downhill Racer.
07. Intuition.
08. Northern Lights.
09. Tekrø solo.
10. Magica Lanterna.
11. Sabre Dance
12. Harley Davidson.
13. USA.
14. Eddie.
15. June.
16. My Religion.
17. Everyone’s A Star.
18. 10.000 Lovers (In One).
19. Seven Seas
*DVD version includes a documentary 
 
 
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