Watch: New THUNDERMOTHER Lineup Plays 'Secret' Show In Stockholm

April 22, 2023

The new THUNDERMOTHER lineup made its live debut this past Thursday (April 20) by playing a "secret" show at Pub Anchor in Stockholm, Sweden. Check out fan-filmed video and photos below.

THUNDERMOTHER currently consists of guitarist Filippa Nässil, singer Linnéa Vikström (THERION, AT THE MOVIES),bassist Majsan Lindberg and drummer Joan Massing (HONEY CREEK).

The latest THUNDERMOTHER incarnation will play its first "official" concert today (Saturday, April 22) at Ski & Rock in Sälen, Sweden. They will then kick off a series of European shows as the support act for the SCORPIONS on May 9 in Lille, France.

Less than three months ago, it was announced that singer Guernica Mancini, drummer Emlee Johansson and bassist Mona Lindgren were exiting THUNDERMOTHER and were forming a new band together. At the same time, Nässil revealed that she would continue with a new THUNDERMOTHER lineup featuring Vikström and Lindberg.

In recent weeks, Mancini, who joined THUNDERMOTHER in 2017, gave several interviews in which she described her time with the group as "six tough years" and "a very bumpy ride". She also said that Filippa decided to fire her from the band without consulting the other members of THUNDERMOTHER, a move which they perceived as "very disrespectful towards them, being that they believed that we were a democracy and that we had a say in these things," according to Guernica.

Last month, Nässil shared a six-minute video in which she addressed some of the questions surrounding the departures of Mancini, Johansson and Lindgren as well as her decision to carry on with a new lineup. She said in part: "Some stuff you read online and even now in some magazines is true and some stuff has more to it," she explained. "I mean, there's a depth to what happened and it's impossible to read in a few lines or a quote from someone. And I wanna assure you and tell you guys that I did my absolute best to work everything out between the old members. I think we should be conscious in what we're saying and trust that I have done my absolute best for peace, love and rock and roll and I did everything in my power to work it out with the previous bandmembers.

"I would never throw anybody under the bridge. I think that's another private matter. What happened has been behind the curtain, so to speak, so it's not everything that people need to know about or should know about because it's just unnecessary to throw stuff at each other, I think."

"I'm thrilled to have Majsan back, who's done hundreds of shows with me in THUNDERMOTHER. She's the THUNDERMOTHER bass player. And I'm thrilled to have Linnéa Vikström, my friend since many, many years, on vocals. And we have a great new drummer. She likes great bands like CLUTCH, FOO FIGHTERS, BLACK CROWES and stuff like that, so a really groovy drummer. And I can't wait for the future."

Nässil went on to say that all the previously announced THUNDERMOTHER concerts "will happen. Not a single canceled show. Everyone has faith in THUNDERMOTHER and so should you.

"We are super stoked to tour with the SCORPIONS in Europe again and doing our own shows," she added.

Last month, Mancini, Johansson and Lindgren announced that they had launched a new band called THE GEMS. Mancini and Lindgren told Germany's Metal Hammer magazine that THE GEMS, which sees Lindgren returning to her original instrument, the guitar, is planning to release its debut single, "Phoenix", in the coming weeks. Mancini and Lindgren also noted that THE GEMS' live performances will include material from THUNDERMOTHER's last two albums, 2020's "Heat Wave" and 2022's "Black And Gold", both of which featured songwriting contributions from Guernica and Emlee.

Photo credit: Mats Vassfjord

#THUNDERMOTHER new lineup live Pub Anchor 2023-04-20

Posted by Helena Larsson on Thursday, April 20, 2023

#THUNDERMOTHER new lineup live Pub Anchor 2023-04-20

Posted by Helena Larsson on Thursday, April 20, 2023

Damn, this was something special! New Thundermother Lineup special warmup gig at Anchor! THIS is Rock’n’Roll!! #thundermother

Posted by Pontus Snibb on Thursday, April 20, 2023

Thanks @angleflod and #pubanchor for a superb secret show in Stockholm as #motherfucker

Posted by Thundermother on Thursday, April 20, 2023

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