Tools of Destruction

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Tools Of Destruction
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Studio album by Thunderstone
Released April 18, 2005
Recorded 2005
Genre Power metal
Label Nuclear Blast
Thunderstone chronology
The Burning
(2002) The Burning2002
Tools Of Destruction
Evolution 4.0
(2007) Evolution 4.02007
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For the video game, see Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction .

<i>Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction</i> 2007 video game

Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction is a 2007 platformer video game developed by Insomniac Games and published by Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation 3. The game was released on October 23, 2007 in North America and on November 9, 2007 in Europe. It is the first PlayStation 3 installment in the Ratchet & Clank franchise, as well as the first installment for the Future saga. It was also one of the first PlayStation 3 games to support DualShock 3 rumble without any accessories.


Tools Of Destruction is Finnish power metal band Thunderstone's third album.

Power metal is a subgenre of heavy metal combining characteristics of traditional heavy metal with speed metal, often within symphonic context. Generally, power metal is characterized by a faster, lighter, and more uplifting sound, in contrast with the heaviness and dissonance prevalent for example in extreme metal. Power metal bands usually have anthem-like songs with fantasy-based subject matter and strong choruses, thus creating a theatrical, dramatic and emotionally "powerful" sound. The term was first used in the middle of the 1980s and refers to two different but related styles: the first pioneered and largely practiced in North America with a harder sound similar to speed metal, and a later more widespread and popular style based in Europe, South America and Japan, with a lighter, more melodic sound and frequent use of keyboards.

Thunderstone (band) power metal band from Helsinki

Thunderstone is a power metal band from Helsinki, Finland. The band was formed in 2000 by guitarist Nino Laurenne, and the line-up became full the following year. After the release of the band's self-titled debut album, Thunderstone, the band toured Europe supporting Stratovarius and Symphony X. Thunderstone released the first four of their albums through Nuclear Blast; however, their album Dirt Metal was released in October 2009 under Sony Music.

Track listing

  1. "Tool of the Devil" (Laurenne) – 4:02
  2. "Without Wings" (Laurenne, Tornack) – 4:43
  3. "Liquid of the Kings" (Laurenne, Tornack) – 5:59
  4. "I Will Come Again" (Laurenne) – 4:28
  5. "Welcome to the Real" (Hjelm) – 6:34
  6. "Last Song" (Laurenne, Tornack) – 4:19
  7. "Another Time" (Laurenne) – 3:39
  8. "Feed the Fire" (Hjelm) – 4:42
  9. "Weight of the World" (Laurenne, Tornack) – 5:52
  10. "Land of Innocence" (Laurenne, Tornack, Rantanen, Rantanen) – 8:08
  11. "Rainbow in the Dark" (Dio cover) (Japanese bonus track) - 4:47
  12. "Spire (Acoustic radio live version) - 4:40
  13. "Spread My Wings (First demo version) - 5:33

Chart Finnish

Year Chart Peak position
2005 Finnish albums chart 3


Pasi Rantanen is a Finnish singer best known for his power metal band Thunderstone, of which he was a member from the band's creation in 2000 until 2007. He rejoined Thunderstone in 2013 as a full-time member again and provided vocals for the band's comeback album "Apocalypse Again" in 2016.

Titus Hjelm is an academic and musician from Helsinki, Finland.

Mirka Rantanen Finnish musician and drummer

Mirka Rantanen is a Finnish musician. He was the drummer for power metal band Thunderstone when it formed in 2000. Rantanen has also drummed for a number of other Finnish bands, including as a session member for the supergroup Northern Kings. He currently plays drums in the band King Company.

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