Thundermother line-up overhaul — Filippa Nässil lone woman standing & announces new members
Thundermother line-up overhaul — Guitarist Filippa Nässil lone woman standing & announces new members
About six years after all her Thundermother bandmates left her, lead guitarist Filippa Nässil apparently found herself in a similar situation as she just announced that lead vocalist Guernica Mancini, bassist Mona Lindgren and drummer Emlee Johansson are no longer part of the band. Unlike the previous time in early 2017 when Nässil found herself without any bandmates with upcoming tour dates to fulfill within a month, this time, the guitarist has already recruited some new band members consisting of former Thundermother bassist Majsan Lindberg and lead vocalist Linnéa Vikström.
Mancini and Johansson took part in Thundermother‘s last three studio albums Thundermother (2018), Heat Wave (2020) and Black And Gold (2022) along with Heat Wave Deluxe Edition (2021). Lindgren was part of the Thundermother line-up for Black And Gold.
Although Nässil did not go into any details on why her three Thundermother bandmates were no longer in the band, Mancini‘s Facebook post suggests that Nässil did not want her in the band anymore which prompted Johansson and Lindgren to leave the group. Mancini, Johansson and Lindgren plan on forming a new band together.
The following message was posted on Thundermother‘s Facebook page earlier today:
The last year has been full of adventures, new impressions and we have made memories that will last forever. Unfortunately our journey ends in the constellation known to you until today and a new chapter will be written for Thundermother with both old familiar and new faces and for sure a lot more adventures and memories to come.
After seven years of being together, we unfortunately came to the decision that our paths lead in different directions. Guernica, Mona and Emlee will focus on their own careers and I wish them nothing but the best of luck.
I am thrilled to announce that our bass player Majsan who left for studies 1,5 years ago has finished and will rejoin!
I am happy to announce that Thundermother could win Linnéa Vikström (Therion, At the movies) with her incredible power, her extraordinary voice and her charming manners as a new singer for Thundermother!
We are beyond excited and looking forward to the future filled with a new positive energy and with these girls by my side the future is going to fucking rock.
Let’s show the world that there is so much female talent out there and let’s give the girls a heart-melting warm welcome to Thundermother!
Rock must live on!
Thundermother‘s “Whatever” video (from Thundermother album):
Mancini‘s Facebook post earlier today indicates:
It’s with a heavy heart that we are writing this. Filippa has made the decision that Guernica‘s time in Thundermother is over. Because of this, and the lack of agreement regarding the decision-making process in the band, Emlee and Mona have decided to leave Thundermother.
Filippa will continue with a new Thundermother lineup.
Guernica, Emlee and Mona will continue playing music together and are forming a new band.
To all the people who have been a part of this journey; Guernica, Emlee and Mona want to say thank you for the support, we love you all. We are so grateful for everything that we’ve experienced with Thundermother, and hope you all will support our separate journeys. We understand how hard it is to read this. This is by far one of the toughest situations we’ve had to go through and right now we are mourning the loss of a big part of our lives. We humbly ask you to be kind and respectful. Thank you for your understanding.
/ Emlee, Mona and Guernica“