Thaen Rasmussen was born with a Marshall amp in one hand and a thunderbolt
in the other. His parents spoon-fed him Gerber's Metal Mix from
a plate fashioned from original Blue Cheer vinyl. His first words
were "turn it up", and he had mastered the power chord
before he was out of diapers.
Thaen has been a fixture on the S.F. Bay Area Metal scene for over
20 years. He has charged through a succession of hard-rockin' bands
including Anvil Chorus, Control, 88Magic, Spy vs. Spy, Porcelain
and most recently Black Sun. His commitment to the melodic hard
rock metal discipline which defines his oeuvre has been unwavering
across the years.
has lent his considerable talents to other bands as well. He can
be heard on Heathens 1991 release, "Victims of Deception",
as well as their 2004 release, "Recovered". This year
has proven to be a very exciting year for Thaen. In the spring of
2006 he accompanied Bay Area rock legends Vicious Rumors on a brief
European tour. While there, they performed at the Atarfe Vega Rock
Festival in Granada, Spain.
is featured on VR's new CD Sonic Rebellion. He will also
be joining them on a major tour in support of the new release.
Anvil Chorus has also reunited for a few shows and are currently
in the studio recording a long awaited album.
extensive knowledge of hair-care products affords him a comfortable
lifestyle as a Research and Development Consultant for the conditioner
and pre-rinse industries. It is widely accepted lore that several
well known axe slingers consulted with Thaen before undertaking
their respective hair weave treatments.