The aptly titled ‘XIII’ is the thirteenth studio album by the Norwegian hard rock band TNT.
It features founding members Ronni Le Tekro (guitar) and Diesel Dahl (drums), alongside bassist
Ove Husemoen and new vocalist Baol Bardot Bulsara, who has replaced the recently departed
Tony Harnell. Hailing from Spain, Baol is a stunning singer whose debut with the band occurred
in front of 8,000 rabid fans in November 2017 when the band opened for German Hard Rock
legends The Scorpions at a show in Oslo, Norway. Not only did he survive this trial by fire, but he
did so with flying colours. “We found Baol after receiving dozens of demos from singers all over
the world,” says Le Tekro. “We held an audition and he really convinced us at an early stage.
His range and capacity is unbelievable.”
TNT fans can expect the melodic rock and excellent playing they have grown accustomed to from
the band over their storied career. Le Tekro continues: “The process of this album was long, but
fun in many ways. Tony Harnell was a gentleman and let us use two songs we had originally
co-written with him. We also recorded four songs that we have written with Tim Scott O’Connell
(aka Ledfoot). The lyrical concept of the album is love and understanding, like in many of our
songs. Although we have an explosive band name, we try and give people some hope with our
music. This album gives me great feelings and it’s been a long time since I’ve had such sentiment.
I’m proud of this whole album. Good analogue shit! Enjoy the music and see you on tour soon!”