THŪN Unleashes “Righteous Violence”

International metal collective THŪN have released a new single from the band’s forthcoming self-titled debut album. Click the link to experience “Righteous Violence:”

Featuring Jon Higgs (guitar/vocals) and Hugo Wilkinson (bass) of MONSTERWORKS alongside James Knoerl (drums, GARGOYLE) with special guest lead guitar by Karl Sanders of NILE, THŪN will release its debut self-titled album June 16 via Eat Lead and Die Music.  

Jon had this to say about the new track: “Righteous Violence was the first piece of music written for the THŪN project and set the tone for what was to come, although it is probably the single most visceral song on the album. In a nutshell it is about waiting in line to die on one of those ramps leading into a slaughterhouse. It’s a really upbeat little ditty!”

A drum/guitar playthrough video for the song “Cage Within a Cage” is available at The track is also streaming on Bandcamp.

THŪN was devised as an outlet for the steady stock-pile of new music created by Jon during the pandemic, which had effectively left MONSTERWORKS and other related projects on hiatus. The style can be described as epic death metal, some discordant doom …and plenty of old school SABBATH and PRIEST influences.

THŪN is a virtual effort in that each musician, in the UK and US respectively, handled their own recording/production, with final mixing by Jon and dynamic mastering by Damian Herring (HORRENDOUS, Subterranean Watchtower Studios).

The album will be available from Bandcamp as a 24-bit full dynamic range download with PDF lyric book. The companion physical release is a limited edition 24-page hard bound 8-inch square artbook.


Track Listing:

  1. Thūn
  2. Cage Within a Cage
  3. Unity
  4. Intertwined Collective Fate
  5. Righteous Violence
  6. Momentary Truce
  7. Gaiacide

Album Line-up

Jon Higgs – Guitar/Vocals
Hugo Wilkinson – Bass
James Knoerl – Drums
Karl Sanders – Lead Guitar

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