Thundermother is going through another lineup change. The quick run down… Out is Guernica Mancini (vocals), Emlee Johansson (drums), and Mona Lindgren (bass). In is Majsan Lindberg (returning on bass), Linnéa Vikström (vocals, known from… Therion, At the movies), and drums to be determined.
In a joint statement issued earlier by band members Guernica Mancini (vocals), Emlee Johansson (drums), and Mona Lindgren (bass), they have left Thundermother. The three will go on to form their own band and continue create new music.
The full statement reads as follows:
“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”
In an official Thundermother statement that followed, Filippa Nässil had this to say:
“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 is scheduled for upcoming tour dates to include a performance at Sweden Rock Festival in June. It looks like the band will continue on at this time, just expect the new lineup on these dates.
Rocknytt wishes the best to all of these amazing women of rock!