Men of Thunder and the Shining Sun (Underworld) – New Release from THISISGRAEME Music

Men of Thunder and the Shining Sun (Underworld) - New Release from THISISGRAEME Music

Men of Thunder and the Shining Sun

I’m thrilled to present “Men of Thunder and the Shining Sun (Underworld),” the seventh piece from my forthcoming album interpreting the Hero’s Journey. This track, set in a haunting minor key, draws on the formidable spirit of Viking music, marrying ancient drum rhythms with modern sonic landscapes.

If “Men of Thunder and the Shining Sun (Underworld)” resonates with you, I invite you to join me on this musical odyssey. Your support is invaluable in bringing this narrative to life and sharing it with a broader audience.

You can help by streaming the track, sharing it on social media, or simply telling friends about the journey we’re on together. Every play, share, and conversation helps to open new doors and break new ground. Thank you for being a part of this adventure.

If you love Men of Thunder and the Shining Sun or THISISGRAEME Music

  1. FOLLOW my artist profile on Spotify: By following me on Spotify, you’ll stay updated on my latest releases, playlists, and musical endeavours. Your support on this platform is invaluable in boosting my visibility.
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  5. STREAM the track on your favorite platform: Listen to my album on your preferred streaming platform, whether it’s Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, or any other platform of your choice. Every stream counts and contributes to the growth of my music.

Listen to Men of Thunder and the Shining Sun

On Spotify below or here on YouTube

This is the 7th track in an album I’m working on this year that follows my interpretation of the Hero’s Journey. The Hero’s Journey is a classic storytelling framework that has been used for centuries, and I’ve always found it to be a powerful metaphor for personal growth and transformation.

It represents the Hero’s descent into the underworld, a pivotal moment of self-confrontation and transformation symbolised by the runes Hagal and Hagalaz. As the Hero faces his shadow amidst the echoes of a Viking choir, this song is a journey through fear and anticipation, culminating in a cathartic release.

You can listen to the work in progress playlist here:

Each track on the album will explore a different aspect of the journey, from the call to adventure to the ultimate transformation and return. If you missed it, your introduction to the Hero’s Journey is here.

Men of Thunder and the Shining Sun continues journey, setting the tone for what’s to come. I can’t wait to share more with you as the album progresses, and I hope you’ll join me on this adventure.

But don’t forget to check out my other music. You can follow me on Spotify and Instagram, and subscribe to my YouTube channel for updates on new releases.

Thanks for listening and supporting independent music!

Discover new music

If you like this track you might also like these ones also by THISISGRAEME Music:

  • Habanera Hustle on Spotify or here on YouTube.

20 Albums in 20 Years

I’m just getting started, but I would be grateful for your support on this project. My goal is to release 20 albums of original music in the next 20 years or so.

It’s a lofty goal, but I’m excited to embark on this journey and see where it takes me. Each album will be a reflection of my personal growth and experiences as an artist at the time it gets released. I hope that my music will resonate with listeners and inspire them in their own journeys.

Album 4/20 – The Mixer is the Elixir

On Spotify or here on YouTube

Album 3/20 – Experiments Including Friends

On Spotify or here on YouTube

Album 2/20 – Elevator Music for the 0.01%

On Spotify or here on YouTube

Album 1/20 – Before the Comet (BTC)

On Spotify or here on YouTube

In addition to the music, I’m also excited to share my creative process and insights into my craft. As a teacher, I believe in the power of education and sharing knowledge, and I hope to provide valuable resources and tips over the process.

Thank you for joining me on this journey, and I look forward to sharing more of my music and insights with you in the future. Stay tuned for updates on upcoming releases and more exciting projects.


If you enjoyed any of this, then please head over to my music page and check out the rest of my tunes including links to other music platforms.


THISISGRAEME is the stage name of Graeme Smith, a musician and maker of cool things from New Zealand. His music is a blend of downtempo vintage-sounding synthesizers, world music influences, ambient melodies, rock and roll energy, and of course, drum and bass beats.

Inspired by his interpretation of the Hero’s Journey, he’s currently working on releasing 20 albums of original music over the next 20 years. Despite streaming audio being a terrible deal for independent artists, he continues to share his work with people all around the world, and is always grateful for any support he receives

Author: Graeme Smith

Education, technology, design. Also making cool stuff...

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