The beginning of a chain of events starts with its recognition as… a starting point.
Through the cycles of history, we can recognize an event as a beginning, while defining it as the cornerstone of a great sequence of events.
If you look back at the history of Rock / Metal music you will find many similar events.
Events that started an entire music movement through an album or a song.
With a sound that was already known in a small group of people, but without… having… name.
Besides, it’s no coincidence that we all have a name…
An obvious and a hidden one, which we discover during our lives, as an ancient Egyptian myth mentions.
The name essentially gives soul to a lifeless object, but also for an animal becomes a passport to the world of people, which is not always ideal.
The soul of a song is the inspiration of every musician, who comes like thunder.
Not only because it always starts from the earth and unites with the electric charge coming down from the sky, but also because it can “burn” the person involved in its process.
But surely the inspiration did not “burn “the Brazilian Guardian Of Lightning.
Instead, they dare to establish a new expression of metal music and even call it: thunder Metal.
As is well known, in all candidate warlocks, the magic wand is created from an oak tree that has been struck by thunder. At least that’s what they say.
In this case, we have a guitar and bass with their riffs and a “Cosmos Tree“.
One of the oldest and most powerful symbols of human civilization, which here embodies the power of thunder.
According to the founder of the three-member band, the bassist Iron King, the song’s lyrics were written in 2018.
The source of inspiration for “Cosmos Tree” was… nowhere.
The lyrics of the song contain very strong meanings, coming from the muse and “hitting” the creator, literally like thunder in the air.
King says he never forces himself to write, he just lets in “the breath of an invisible force”, as a tree waits for the sun to rise, but also the rain to stimulate it with its drops.
As the composer points out, the lyrics and riffs come naturally to the musician, but not at the same time.
The music is created first and then the lyrics are “buttoned” on it and this is the process of composing the band’s songs.
With the riffs and the lyrics, King presented the fruits of his inspiration to the other band members.
Marco Fino added his rhythm guitar and vocals and Lord Drum (Fabio Belodi) tied the track with thunderous percussion.
A song, once created, acquires its own dynamic, perhaps even an entity.
Looking like a small child, it manages to lure everyone, even the “parents” in a dance that defines itself.
The video clip
During the filming of the video clip, there was a person in the crew who was a little more sensitive. She was essentially insightful, with the ability to see up to people’s auras.
She shared her observations, telling Iron King that he had too much energy around him while playing his solo on the hood of a car.
King describes that moment: “During the filming of the video, she said that I turned red! It really happened! I’ve got a photo that proves it! Looking at my forehead in the photo being red, I think it did have energy!”
We would add, as a true representative of Thunder Metal.
The message of the song is that we all come from something superior.
Basically, we are all seeds of a cosmic tree (Cosmos Tree), but it is up to us whether we grow and/or leave our own seeds.
The band was formed in 2017 when King, had a few bass riffs, some solos, and some lyrics when he decided to create the band.
He invited his father to sing with a friend. He presented them with the material he had, and they recorded a demo.
Caio Ribeira, a legendary producer in Brazil, was thrilled, so they decided to record an entire album.
For the band, their name as “Guardian Of Lightning” symbolizes a superior force that always looks after them.
King states that the most important moment in their career so far is the collaboration with Eclipse Records, as without it ” “the world would not have known Thunder Metal”.
In closing, King sends a message to the band’s friends: “Be real and play with your soul“!