British drummer Barry Graham Purkis, better known as Thunderstick, who played with a developing IRON MAIDEN in the seventies and then moved on to SAMSON (being instrumental in finding a very youthful Bruce Dickinson), has revealed his new-look live touring band. Viixen is the rock ‘n’ roll wildchild vocalist who will be fronting up the new version of THUNDERSTICK and sparring with the crazed, masked drummer.
Viixen adds: “This band is so right for me! Energy, power, theatrics and outrage are all extremities of my personality. This band allows total expression of those personalities… I am rock roller coaster… I am a woman of paradox — with outfits to match!”
“Something Wicked This Way Comes”, the first new THUNDERSTICK album in over 30 years, was released in July 2017 and has been attracting enthusiastic reviews from all over the world.