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VOCALS - Ronny Munroe

DRUMS - BJ Zampa

GUITAR/BASS - David Mark Pearce

GUITAR = Justin Zych

KEYBOARDS - Oliver Wakeman


Six years in the making and well worth the wait, the project known as Munroes Thunder, prepares to unleash "The Black Watch." It's a journey where melodic power metal tells the tale of darkness, betrayal and bravery during the reign of one of history's most recognized Queens, Mary Queen Of Scots. Mary Queen of Scots, original name Mary Stuart or Mary Stewart, (born December 8, 1542, Linlithgow Palace, West Lothian, Scotland—died February 8, 1587, Fotheringhay Castle, Northamptonshire, England), queen of Scotland (1542–67) and queen consort of France (1559–60). Her unwise marital and political actions provoked rebellion among the Scottish nobles, forcing her to flee to England, where she was eventually beheaded as a Roman Catholic threat to the English throne.

The story of Mary and the watch who guarded the queen is only one piece of this album and secondary in a sense. During the writing of the album, the person who spearheaded the project, Ronny's wife, J Von Hughes Munroe, was experiencing terrible pain in her abdomen. She was diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian cancer which had spread. The project was put on hiatus as the Munroe's set in for a battle which J Von eventually lost in June of 2019. This album has a piece of her within its music and its journey will be heard now through these songs.

Ronny Munroe is an American singer, most noted as the lead vocalist of the heavy metal band Metal Church. Ronny recorded three albums with Metal Church before the band decided to call it quits in 2009. His second tenure with the band lasted from 2012 when the group reunited until 2014, where he left to "pursue other interests.” In October 2011, Munroe joined the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, as a vocalist, which further defined his prominence as one of metals elite. In July of 2022, Munroe was announced as the new lead vocalist for the power metal titans, Vicious Rumors.


Munroe has an extensive background as a lead singer and has fronted acts such as Zero Discipline, Madhouse, Moxi, the Seattle band Paladin from 1986 to 1988 and also the band Farcry in the early 90's.


Munroes Thunder meshes Metal Church, Savatage, Vicious Rumors and Iron Maiden and there is something for every metal fan here. Munroes broad vocal range and power highlight the album and its easy to see that there is still plenty of fire left in the heart and voice of the talented rocker.

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