The following update was posted on Thunderstone official website:

"We are sad to announce that Pasi Rantanen and Kari Tornack are no longer part of Thunderstone. Due to personal reasons and a visible lack of motivation on their part we saw it best to part with the guys, although the decision was not easy and the timing perhaps the worst possible. Everything was done in good spirits and we thank the guys for an unbelievably great and fun seven years and wish them all the best in their private endeavors.

However, the first priority for us was not to let our fans down even in a situation like this. Therefore, we will go on with the upcoming
co-headlining tour with Nocturnal Rites as planned. And we are most proud to announce two incredible musicians who agreed to fill in for the tour on such a short notice. On keyboards we will have none other than legendary JENS JOHANSSON, the crazy Swede and a long-time friend from Stratovarius. The vocal duties will be handled by the incredible-sounding TOMMI 'TUPLE' SALMELA who in recent years has shared the vocals with Marco Hietala in the classic Finnish metal outfit Tarot. As you can probably imagine, we are more than thrilled to have these guys on board. Book your tickets NOW!!!"


Source: thunderstone.org
Band profile: Thunderstone
 
Posted: 31.08.2007 by White Winter Sun



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RhaegarTargaryen - 31.08.2007 at 18:38  
Too bad, but as a strange thing, I think that replacements are better then original members, but I dont think that Jens wil lbe there on permanent basis. Btw strange that Pasi left the band, and his brother stayed.
=maD.Doc:. - 31.08.2007 at 23:19  
Not another line-up change of a great Finnish power metal band I can't handle this First Jani gets kicked out of Sonata now one of the greatest singers from Finland leaves Thunderstone
Carrion - 02.09.2007 at 21:24  
Sad they left but oh my fucking god, what a great replacements!

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