Norway’s TONIC BREED having burning up mosh pits this summer since unleashing their latest EP “Fuel The Fire” this past July. The EP includes guest appearances from Dirk Verbeuren (Megadeth), Bernt Jansen (Artch/Wig Wam), Björn Strid (Soilwork), Martin Skriubakken (Endezzma) and Oliver Palotai (Kamelot).
Today, in support of the EP, Tonic Breed is pouring one for the fans to drink up with the partially animated music video for “No Rocks on the Scotch” featuring guest vocals by Björn Strid (Soilwork) and drums by Martin Skriubakken (Endezzma).
“Björn Strid pushes the limits on the chorus to places I never will be able to vocally. This song has some serious groove elements. This song has the sound I always wanted and is the reason why I chose Viktor Gullichsen to do the mix and engineering on Fuel the Fire as well.” adds Tonic Breed‘s Patrik K. Svendsen.
Tonic Breed was established in 2006 as a full on thrash quartet that abruptly disbanded in 2019. With much thought by founding member Patrik K. Svendsen, he decided to take the reins to reinvent the band and keep its candle burning for its next release as part of its new chapter. The outcome is now a one thrash army led by Svendsen with support from metal friends to give metalheads raw, energetic hard-hitting thrash, with melodic and groovy elements.
The four-track EP was recorded over 18 months with multiple sound engineers from different countries, along with various guest musicians.
“I believe the EP will not disappoint the Tonic Breed fanbase. The starter songs are right up there in the alley they would expect. However, some new elements here and there might cause disagreements. But, after listening to the release, I believe one impression that fans will have is that there is a significant difference between the songs. For some, maybe too much. Personally, I like those kind of dynamics.” says Svendsen.
- Fuel the Fire (4:56) ft. Dirk Verbeuren (Megadeth), Bernt Jansen (Artch/Wig Wam)
- No Rocks on the Scotch (4:11) ft. Björn Strid (Soilwork), Martin Skriubakken (Endezzma)
- H.E. Antagonist (3:43) ft. Oliver Palotai (Kamelot) (guitar solo)
- Blood Moon (4:07)
EP Length: 16:57
EP Recording Credits:
All songs performed by: Patrik K. Svendsen
All songs written by: Patrik K. Svendsen
All songs produced by: Patrik K. Svendsen
Track 1 and 2 Mixed by Patrik Svendsen and Viktor Gullichsen
Track 1 and 2 Engineered and mastered by Viktor Gullichsen
Track 3 Mixed by Patrik Svendsen and Oliver Palotai
Track 3 Engineered and mastered by Oliver Palotai
Track 4 Mixed by Patrik Svendsen and Juhis Kauppinen
Track 4 Engineered and mastered by Juhis Kauppinen
EP Band Line Up:
Patrik K. Svendsen
EP Guests: Dirk Verbeuren (Megadeth), Bernt Jansen (Artch/Wig Wam), Björn Strid (Soilwork), Martin Skriubakken (Endezzma), Oliver Palotai (Kamelot)