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TNT

With an even of musicianship greater than the common hair steel band, Norway’s TNT offered a prog-tinged undertake pop-metal due generally to the beautiful vocal selection of lead singer Tony Harnell and your guitar technique of Ronni Le Tekro. Originally comprising vocalist Dag Ingebrigtsen (aka D.D. Dynamite), bassist Steiner Eikum, and drummer Morten “Diesel” Dahl, TNT shaped within the Norwegian city of Trondheim in 1982, launching an eponymous, Norway-only debut later on that yr with all lyrics in Norwegian. When it didn’t sell, Eikum remaining the music group and was changed by Morty Dark; soon later on, Ingebrigtsen was changed by NY indigenous Tony Harnell. Harnell debuted within the band’s 1st international recording, 1984’s Knights of the brand new Thunder (which he was acknowledged as the even more Norwegian-sounding Tony Hansen). The music group really started to strike its stride on 1987’s Inform No Stories, although from then on album’s launch, Dahl departed and was changed by Kenneth Odiin. 1989’s Intuition consolidated the stylistic benefits of its forerunner, but the music group soon discovered itself with out a label, Polygram having dropped interest to advertise them. Odiin remaining to remain house with his family members, prompting the hire of American drummer Johnny Macaluso for 1992’s Realized Fantasies, that was documented for Atlantic. Nevertheless, friction between your American and Norwegian servings of the group — the previous wanting even more international achievement, the latter content with popularity in the home — resulted in TNT’s disintegration. Macaluso became a member of Riot, while Le Tekro and Dark formed the greater prog rock-oriented Vagabond, and Harnell performed having a mainly cover-tune project known as Morning Hardwood. TNT reunited in 1996, having a lineup of Harnell, Le Tekro, Dark, drummer Frode Hansen, and keyboardist Dag Stokke. They released the record Firefly in 1997, and Harnell had taken a year’s sabbatical; he came back in 1998, and TNT released the new record Transistor the next year.

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