Origin: London, Ontario
Once billed as 'the heaviest band in the world' THUNDERMUG featured Joe DeAngelis on vocals, Bill Durst on guitar and vocals, Ed Pranskus on drums and Jim Corbett on bass. Writing very unusual songs with the most intense driving beat of any band of that era they toured Canada and the States during the 70's. Axe Records released their first single "You Really Got Me" (AXE 3) followed by "Africa" (AXE 4) in 1972, from the 'Thundermug Strikes' album. "Africa" became their biggest single and a cult favourite on the Doug Morris independent Big Tree label in the States.
Their 2nd Axe album "Orbit" was recorded and released in 1973. EMI licensed 'Strikes' in Europe and CBS released a US compilation also in late 1973. This was followed by their 3rd Axe album 'Ta-Daa' in 1974 and released in the US by Mercury Records.