Thunderhead was formed in Hannover, Germany
in the late 80's
(as the story goes, American vocalist Ted Bullet
travelled to Germany to audition for the German
band Victory, which didn't work out, but he found
several guys who wanted to play together, and
Thunderhead was born).
Thunderhead was one of those bands who straddled
the line between accessible hard rock and traditional
metal, with a familiar rocking attitude highlighted
by Bullet's classic hard rock voice.
They recorded steadily from 1989 to 1995, attracting
a fair sized fan base in Europe and Japan.
By the mid-nineties the band had run its course,
and with financial difficulties and personal differences
looming, they called it a day.
Several years later, Bullet recruited three
new guys to form a new version of Thunderhead
(interestingly, this same trio would also back up
vocalist David Wayne in his
and a final album, Ugly Side, was released in 1999.