NEWS ARCHIVES - as reported on 8/5/02
New CD: TRIUMPHANT - Available for sale now!
Order your copy of Triumphant now!
Triumphant should be available in Canadian stores by August 10, 2002. If it's not there, ask the store to order it from www.phdcanada.com.
Read a glowing review of Triumphant on Metal-Rules.com!
For the official Triumphant press release (PDF file) click here.
>> Latest Tour Info
Live dates planned for September and into October. The first leg of the tour focuses on key spots in Canada, and will probably mean that US cities such as Boston, Detroit, Buffalo, Raleigh, New York, Conneticut, and Orlando will be added for the 2nd leg of the tour. THOR hasn't performed on the East Coast of the US since 1998, so we're ready for him! Bring the thunder!
Here are some tentative dates and cities for the Canadian leg of the tour. US dates will likely follow after the initial Canadian dates. (For Canadian live booking, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org):
CANADIAN TOUR 2002:
15 Red Deer or Lethbridge
20 Thunder Bay
21 Sault St. Marie
28 St. John
1 Quebec City
7 St. Catherines
Cities and Dates subject to change
We'll keep you posted as we find out more.
>> FUBAR is A Super Rocker video
The Fubar Is A Super Rocker added to Much Music's playlist! THOR's video, from FUBAR: The Movie, is now being broadcast on televisions throughout Canada. Here is the playlist as of July 27th:
Down: 'Ghosts Along The Mississipi'
Sparta: 'Cut Your Ribbon'
Blindside: 'King Of The Closet'
Fu Manchu: 'Evil Eye'
Thor: 'Fubar Is A Super Rocker'
Fear Factory: 'Linchpin'
Taproot: 'Again & Again'
Cannibal Corpse: 'Devoured By Vermin'
Voivod: 'The Tower'
it from me - the FUBAR video rocks, and showcases THOR's great sense of
humor. See THOR play golf, plunge into a swimming pool in full costume,
chase the neighborhood dogs, and hang out with stars of FUBAR. I may have
peed my pants several times while viewing it.
SITE UPDATES as of 8/5/02:
>> New site design!
As you may have noticed, we're totally redesigning this site. I've been handling THOR's fan mail and merchandising for years now, and I've always wanted a site that would be updated regularly with latest news info. Well, after trying a few designers/hosts that didn't quite meet our expectations, I've finally learned how to create Web sites, and I'll be able to update this one very regularly. You'll notice that all the pages haven't been fully updated/completed, and still use the previous site design for the most part. Don't worry...I'll get to it. I want to get it done ASAP, so please be patient while I complete the re-design. I have tons of stuff to add, including photos and artwork that fans have sent over the past couple years. Be sure to check out the audio/video downloads page (more to come soon!).
>> New Catalog Items
Brand new buttons added for 2002! I've added 2 brand new THOR pinback button designs to the catalog. New designs include the THOR shield logo, and a photo from THOR's Only The Strong photo shoot from 1984. Visit the THOR Store to see the new designs.
We should also have THOR's 2002 Tour T-shirts available for sale here soon, as well as some vintage designs which will be made later this year. Stay tuned!
>> Fantastic Vintage THOR photos by Brian Rademacher
Brian Rademacher, a THOR fan from way back in the late 70's/early 80's, has recently contacted us and provided some incredible documentation of THOR's early career. See some of them on the LIVE and CANDID sections of our Photo Archives page.
Brian literally has hundreds of shots featuring THOR live in concert, backstage, etc. He was very nice to allow us to post his photos on this site, and he is even willing to sell very affordable prints to THOR fans.
3.5" x 5" photos are only $2.00 each, and 8" x 10" photos are only $7.00 each.
Go here to get more info on how to buy your own copies.