Norwegian Thunder: Ronni Le Tekro Breaks Down 'XIII,' TNT's New Album

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Following a succession of fist-pumping albums with TNT, Ronni Le Tekro was on the brink of becoming a major guitar god in the late Eighties, but the advent of grunge halted his career and that of many of his contemporaries. Guitarists including George Lynch, Nuno Bettencourt and Zakk Wylde, not to mention Dimebag Darrell, have all gushed fervently about Le Tekro’s awe-inspiring chops, a mind-blowing mesh of riff-infested playing spiked with succinct, searing guitar breaks that sound like no other guitarist, all wrapped within solid songs. Le Tekro is a Norwegian treasure (for starters, check out Le Tekro’s whiplashing lead break on the official video of TNT’s Eighties nugget “Tonight I’m Falling” on YouTube and you’ll have a glimpse of his fret-busting playing), and TNT is universally heralded as one of the foremost purveyors of melodic metal. Le Tekro is back in action with TNT’s latest and appropriately titled 13th album, XIII.

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