Tommy Thayer is a longtime Epiphone Signature Artist and helped design both the Ltd. Ed. Tommy Thayer “White Lightning” and the Ltd. Ed. “Spaceman” Les Pauls
21 Octayne is an interesting proposition on paper. Featuring what could be best described as an all-star ‘supporting cast’ line-up who’s collective CV includes stints with the Joe Perry Project, Paul Gilbert, Axxis and Rhapsody, they’re not so much a super-group as a ‘worked-with-the-super-in-a-group’. Into The Open then, is their debut album, and a fine one it is too. In a nutshell, it is hard-driving, straight ahead hard rock with a metal edge. It’s as if Steve Vai has teamed up with the Winery Dogs at an audition for Audioslave.
The bay area thrash scene has born many a great talent that have gone on to be leaders of the metal movement and collectively sold more albums than you can imagine. Unfortunately when the topic of bay area thrash comes up, most people talk about guys like METALLICA, MEGADETH, EXODUS and TESTAMENT,