Thunder Advocate

by SEEKER

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about

In 1986, Heavy Metal ruled the airwaves and MTV had an endless supply of videos to fill the clamouring audiences’ cravings. From coast to coast, Metal was the rage and the music of choice. More and more bands were hitting the scene like never before. Philadelphia was once again seeing a surge of interest from labels and producers. With the popularity of bands such as Cinderella, Britny Fox, Roughhouse (Teeze) and Tangier, many young and upcoming groups were taking their shot and making their way to stardom. SEEKER was one of those bands.

Just six miles west of the City of Brotherly Love, in Pennsylvania’s now second-largest borough of Norristown, SEEKER was born. Five young men from the west side of town formed a Rock n’ Roll quintet, with a goal to set the Heavy Metal music world on fire.

Working in a converted studio garage, bassist James Pera, drummer Sean Nelligan and guitarist Mick Michaels began working together laying the foundation of what was to become SEEKER. As a trio, the formation was initially called Dream Seeker and in September 1986, songwriting had begun. By February 1987, lead guitarist John Coonan was brought on board and the band name was shortened to Seeker. Several more songs were penned which included John singing lead vocals. However, the band realized quickly that to truly capture what they wanted to achieve, a dedicated lead singer was needed. In the months that followed, March 1987, an audition was held and Frankie D assumed the role. The line-up was complete and six songs, in particular, “Needing Your Love,” “Coming Down (On You),” and the crowd favorite “She’s Back for More,” was then included in the band’s original set as SEEKER took to the local scene to perform live.

Throughout SEEKER’s tenure, 1986 to 1991, several songs emerged that would come to define the group’s sound and style; songs such as “The Prophet,” “Feel the Thunder” and the driving “Metal Rage” became their voice and crowd favorites alike. But it was the band’s heavier side with tracks such as “Earth Fighter,” “Seeker,” and “Domino Man” that would offer audiences a diverse balance of SEEKERr’s unique brand of Heavy Metal. Unfortunately, many of these songs were never properly recorded but would go on to find inclusion and new life with later band formations.

In 1989, Seeker entered Music Factory Studios to record what would become their debut EP, “Thunder Advocate.” The EP released in 1990 on cassette format only through First Time Records. The release garnished the band a short term development deal with a major label. However, as times were beginning to change, the deal ran out of steam. By mid-1991, SEEKER had made a line-up change, but by the Fall of that same year, found itself disbanded and its members moving on to new projects.

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releases December 20, 2019

Thunder Advocate EP
Recorded 1989 Music Factory Studios, Norristown, PA
Engineer: Jeff Calhoun
Originally produced by John Coonan

2019 re-release executive producers J. Golden & G. Shafer
Remastered by Jamie King Audio in Winston Salem, NC

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Track Name: Thunder Advocate
Thunder Advocate
Words: M. Michaels
Music M. Michaels & J. Coonan

I hear the voices calling through
The distant sound of thunder
Ringing out the power
That evil crumbles under
A voice of freedom

Rage is growing stronger
In the hearts of its soldiers
Pain heals the sorrow
As the cause ages older
Whoa, ages older
Whoa, ages older

But the sound of victory
Echoes in the souls
A voice cries
Across the land of gold

Friend or foe
Important associate
Follow the word
Of thunder, lightening
Of thunder advocate
Track Name: The Prophet
The Prophet
Words: J. Coonan & F. Dorizo
Music: J. Coonan & M. Michaels

Surrounded, by tears
In a saga of broken dreams
He alone, the witness
Judge and jury with the key

He was no hero
No sinner or fuckin’ thief
But innocent, in crimes, in others beliefs

The seer of fame and fortune
Doesn’t waste any time
The prophet of fame and fortune
is on the line

Pay the price, to see him
Take the time before it’s too late
Understand, his wisdom
It may decide your fate

To reach the point of no return
You know there’s no way back
Sow the seeds for tomorrow
Mankind’s the serpent’s catch

The seer of fame and fortune
Doesn’t waste any time
The prophet of fame and fortune
is on the line

The seer of fame and fortune
Doesn’t waste any time
The prophet of fame and fortune
is on the line
Track Name: Midnight Tide
Midnight Tide
Words & Music: M. Michaels

Give it some time
Hold on tight
Nothing to fear
It’s only the night

Hold my hand
Open your heart
Close your eyes
This is where our journey starts

Bodies are one
We lie face to face
Let me get close
In love’s embrace

Searching our souls
For the feelings inside
Let yourself go
Like the midnight tide…tide

Midnight tide…whoa
Midnight tide
Let yourself go like the midnight tide
Midnight tide
Track Name: Metal Rage
Metal Rage
Words: F. Dorizo
Music: J. Coonan & M. Michaels

Get back in your seats
Eyes upon the stage
And get ready, ready, ready
… for the metal rage
Grit your teeth, hold your breath
The metal rage has no time to rest, no
Metal rage

Bodies rockin’, now hold on tight
The metal rage is gonna get it right
Just one thing I gotta do
Is give the metal rage back to you

Metal rage
Metal rage
I am metal rage

Sit back in your seats
Eyes upon the stage
And get ready, ready, ready
… for the metal rage

The metal rage
The metal rage
I am the… metal rage
Track Name: Feel the Thunder
Feel the Thunder
Words: M. Michaels & F. Dorizio
Music: M. Michaels & J. Coonan

Well oh yeah…
Aha… Let’s go

Throw your hands up in the air
You feel the power, take a dare
You can’t be stopped
You’re marching forth
Feel the thunder the driving force

Reaching for your final goal
You feel the sound its Rock n’ Roll
Your pulse is beating to the drum
Stand up tall, you’re number one

Feel the thunder
Feel the thunder
Feel the thunder

Your burning feeling for success
Runs through your veins
Don’t stand for less
Your pulse is beating to the drum
Make no mistake, you’re number one

Feel the thunder
Feel the thunder
Feel the thunder

Throw your hands up in the air
Feel the power, you take a dare
You can’t be stopped
You’re marching forth
Feel the thunder the driving force

Feel the thunder
Feel the thunder
Feel the thunder

Feel the thunder
Feel the thunder

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