Thadeus Gonzalez comes from Oakland and over the past few years has fronted several bands in the Oakland / San Francisco Bay Area. In 2010 he enjoyed opening for various high-profile gigs throughout the west coast and commendable radio and video play before pursuing a solo career with Thadeus Gonzalez in 2014.
A credible songwriter and guitar player, Thadeus released his debut solo record, Utopian Society in 2014. Utopian Society was produced by Dennis Hill (Hagar/Satriani, Lit, Good Charlotte) and recorded/mixed by Kyle Homme (Matt Costa, Sugarcult, Reel Big Fish). Dennis (Face to Face) and Scott Shiflett (Face to Face, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes) contributed guitars, Pete Pacheco (Electric Sister) was on bass, and Nathan Walker (Lit) on drums.
In 2017 Thadeus Gonzalez was signed to Spectra Music Group and his second solo record, “Silver Inside” is scheduled to be release in January 2018. The first single, also title Silver Inside is currently available on iTunes and has enjoyed a phenomenal amount of attention with national radio and video play.
Silver Inside features Dennis Hill and Thadeus on guitars, Scott Richards on bass and Nathan Walker (Lit) on drums. Dennis Hill (Hagar/Satriani, Lit, Good Charlotte) also produced and Kyle Homme (Matt Costa, Sugarcult, Reel Big Fish) recorded and mixed the record at The Lodge.
Thadeus has opened for KISS, Motley Crue, Slash and in 2017, Bon Jovi at the SAP Center in San Jose. Current performances are scheduled throughout the west coast for the remainder of 2017.
Silver Inside opens with strident guitars and loads of energy, it features a heavy bass line which is complemented by the thunderous drums. The sound reminds me of early Foo Fighters and Thadeus knows how to channel his inner Mick Jagger in the video for the single. That said, this is a really great track. It pounds along with everything that you would want from a rock track, intense and raw with enough hooks to keep you interested and fierce riffs.
The video is available to watch now and the single can be downloaded from all of the usual places.
The album is released in January 2018 and I am looking forward to hearing it.