The reunited classic line-up of TNTvocalist Tony Harnell, guitarist Ronni Le Tekro, bassist Morty Black and drummer Diesel Dahlhave inked a deal with Z Records and will begin work on new material in May. According to Harnell, It's great to have finally worked out a plan for TNT. Ronni and I have been talking along with original members Morty Black and Diesel Dahl for the past couple of years to figure out when we could all do this. We're starting with an EP for Z because Universal in Norway is releasing a new Best Of album and we decided that we'd record a new song for that and at the same time record a couple more new ones for the rest of the world just to kick things off.
The plan is to tour Europe and possibly Japan in the fall to support both releases. We're really happy that Mark Alger and Z are on board and we feel that it will be a successful journey for us together. We would like to see a new full-length album out sometime in 2003.
Z Records label boss Mark Alger commented:
Tony had mentioned a possible reunion to me as far back as late 1999, obviously we later signed WESTWORLD [featuring Harnell and RIOT guitarist Mark Reale] and we thought the proposal had been shelved for good. Then a month or so ago Tony mentioned the reunion again and asked for my opinion. Well, I still play my TNT albums on a regular basis so I of course wanted to know more, the result the signing of TNT. I have found working with Tony very enjoyable and look forward to an even longer working relationship with himself and the other members of TNT.