Thunder Advocate

by SEEKER

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1.
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
2.
The Prophet 04:34
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
3.
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
4.
Metal Rage 02:45
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
5.
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

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.

credits

released 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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