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Event Archive - TONIGHT! THOR & The DARKEST OF THE HILLSIDE THICKETS Double CD Release Party!: Thor, The Darkest Of The Hillside Thickets

Sat. September 1st 2007 @  The Media Club (No Minors)
$12 Advance
Tickets at: Zulu Records, Scrape Records, Scratch Records,, Neptoon Records
Presented by: I.M.U. Productions
Saturday, September 1st I.M.U. presents THOR & The DARKEST OF THE HILLSIDE THICKETS Double CD Release Party @ The Media Club, 695 Cambie. Doors 8pm / $12 Advance @ Zulu, Scratch, Scrape & Neptoon Records . $15 Cover at the door

PLEASE NOTE: Presale tickets purchased for originally scheduled Aug 18th show @ The Lamplighter will be honored at at the door this evening or you can redeem tickets at point of purchase.

THOR is an enduring icon of glam rock/metal and one of the true originators of rock theatre. His enviable career got off the ground with an appearance on the Merv Griffin Show and he's maintained a steady pace ever since, selling hundreds of thousands of records. Over the last three decades, THOR has explored the tongue-in-cheek Sweet/Mott the Hoople/Bowie stylings, hard-hitting metal moves of the 80's, and flirting briefly with Nu-Rock/Metal in the late 90's. Starting out in Vancouver, THOR first made waves in the bodybuilding world, becoming Mr. Canada and Mr. USA, always using heavy music as an intensive training tool. He blended his powerful physique with powerful rock, and thus began this amazing cult legend's long reign in the hazy area between superstardom and the dark underground. Along the way he has become a movie actor and producer, turning out collectible cult classics like "Rock & Roll Nightmare", "Zombie Nightmare", "Graveyard" and others. Most recently, THOR is appearing in the upcoming USA Network movie "Murder At The Presidio", and starring in the soon-to-be-released "The Intercessor". The new album, "THOR Against The World" will be unleashed upon the world this special evening. This is Metal the way Metal SHOULD be - tapping into and channeling the very heart & soul of the genre!

The DARKEST OF THE HILLSIDE THICKETS - When is an H.P. Lovecraft story not a book? When it’s an album by The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets, of course! Following their seven year tour of outer space in support of "Spaceship Zero: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack", The Thickets return to Earth and the waters off New Zealand in a very special operatic adaptation of Lovecraft’s "The Shadow Out of Time." In HPL’s original tale set in 1913, Professor Peaslee of Massachusetts has his mental faculties swapped by an alien mind and learns terrible truths about life on Earth and beyond. The latest full-length Thickets CD "The Shadow Out of Tim" features modern marine biologist Dr. Timothy Vess’ descent into madness brought on by similar circumstances. The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets, a cult mainstay since 1992, take you on a rock ‘n’ roll tour through space and time, painting sonic pictures of the ocean deep, mysterious ruin-covered islands, and Paleocene jungles. Five out of five Cthulhu scholars agree - "The Shadow Out of Tim" is the perfect soundtrack to occult investigation! The single 'A Marine Biologist' was recently released as a free download on MySpace and


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