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René Thomsen, proprietor of Backline Rental Service, has been fully engaged in the music scene since the 1980s. Starting as a roadie, he then worked as a guitar technician for several internationally known guitarists, was promoted to technical tour manager and is now a successful and highly valued entrepreneur who has established his full-service operation as a dependable partner for organizers, artists and production companies alike How it all began ... Outside of his business activities, René, who lives in Isernhagen near Hannover, makes time for his passion: the guitar. But when he does something there are no half-measures - he composed his first songs during the Christmas holidays in 2007, refining them until in 2009 - with the support of singer extraordinaire Jürgen Wulfes plus some internationally known personal friends like Herman Frank, Nibbs Carter, Neil Murray, Bobby Jarzombek – he issued his debut album "Let's Get Ruthless" under the band name THOMSEN. The twelve high-energy metal tracks impressed both critics and fans. Not surprisingly, Thomsen rounded off this foray into the world of music with some live gigs.
Album number 3 These visions can now be heard with a renewed thunderclap on the new studio output simply titled "III" in an impressive manner. The new studio work, refined by Charlie Bauerfeind, which will be released on August 20, 2021, contains ten straightforward and no-frills heavy metal compositions that will captivate fans of Judas Priest, Megadeth, Blaze and Metal Church. Already the opener 'Rise' with dominant double bass drum makes it clear that the fan can expect powerful metal for the full playing time. Also 'Fight', with a slight Accept attitude, kept a bit slower, offers high-quality fare for lovers of sophisticated guitar work and catchy riffs. Nightfall' actually strikes in the same musical notch, but then approaches it a bit more anthemic and melodic. The fourth track 'I Can See The Light' ups the tempo and is clearly meant as a nod to the European heavy sound of the 80s. 'Liar', on the other hand, sounds like an unfamiliar Dirkschneider composition, but with the inherent idiosyncrasies of Thomsen's style. The following 'Salvation' makes a bow over the big pond to the distinctive sound of US metal á la Metal Church & Co. Modern, hard and uncompromising sounds the driving 'Forget It' and shows that Thomsen has the musical roots in the eighties, but is quite capable of adapting them into contemporary sounds. Bluesy sounds the entrance to the gradually increasing 'Set Me Free', which develops into a solid hard rock number with sing-along factor and represents the most moderate track of "III". Nevertheless, of course, as in all compositions, a gripping and varied guitar solo is not dispensed with. No prisoners, however, makes 'Passion And Warfare', which as the penultimate song once again offers everything that makes Thomsen. The final song is 'Turn On The Light', another adrenaline-pumping heavy metal hit in Priest style, sung by mastermind René Thomsen himself. Thomsen are back, and stronger than before, there is no doubt about it.