TORA TORA is an American hard rock band formed in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. They started out as a local garage band when they won a local Battle of the Bands contest. Following this, the band recorded To Rock To Roll as an independent EP. After signing with A&M Records, they recorded their debut album »Surprise! Attack« in 1989.
This album charted on Billboard's Top 200 at No. 47 and featured the singles »Walkin' Shoes« and »Guilty«. The single »Dancing With a Gypsy« was on the soundtrack for the film Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure later that year. In 1992, their second album, »Wild America«, featured singles »Amnesia« and »Faith Healer.« A third album, »Revolution Day«, was recorded in 1994, but it was never released due to label restructuring. The band went on a hiatus.
In 2008, all four original band members reunited to do several performances. Since the reunion, TORA TORA released three albums: »Before & After«, »Bombs Away: The Unreleased Surprise Attack Recordings«, and »Miss B. Haven': The Unreleased Wild America Recordings«. In 2017 the band was approached by Frontiers about doing a proper new record and they enthusiastically jumped on the opportunity!
The resulting new album »Bastards of Beale« brings back the magic of the band's Blues-rooted Hard Rock sound. TORA TORA is nothing but pure Rock and Roll bliss.
das hat es in sich. Vor allem, weil sich die
Musik von Tora Tora jeglichen modernen
Einflüssen verweigert. Dankenswerterweise
auch im Sound. Und so gibt es hier
Bluesgetränkte Balladen, dreckige Rocker
und strammen Heavy Metal.« (Good Times, April / Mai 2019)