Metal Express Radio's Stig Nordahl recently conducted an interview with guitarist Ronni Le Tekrø of Norwegian/American hard rockers TNT. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below.
Speaking about TNT's plans for a new studio album — the band's first since the return of singer Tony Harnell — Ronni said: "We're working constantly, making new plans, trying to find a period for songwriting before April, and hopefully going into the studio next fall."
According to the guitarist, TNT fans can expect to hear "strong songs." He added: "We already wrote three songs we're satisfied with. So I'm excited. [We're] trying to maintain the TNT sound."
Le Tekrø says the next TNT album will be recorded with the entire band playing together in the studio and not by sending each other files via the Internet. "I refuse to do that," he said. "I've never done that. The producer's gotta be there and the musicians, in the same room. Otherwise, I wouldn't call it an album. Then it's a project. There's no spirit in those albums. Maybe in electronic music you can do it. If you're working with rock and roll, the people have gotta be there, and rehearse and play."
TNT released "30th Anniversary 1982-2012 Live In Concert With Trondheim Symphony Orchestra" on September 8 in Norway and on September 29 in the rest of Europe. This unique document of the band's three-decade career was captured on June 2, 2012 at the Clarion Hotel in Trondheim, Norway. The group performed a special setlist while accompanied by the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra (Trondheim Symfoniorkester). Also making special appearances with the band were Hank Von Helvete, Dee Snider (TWISTED SISTER), TNT's original singer, Dag Ingebrigtsen, and Harnell, who has since rejoined the group following the departure of Tony Mills.
Mills appeared on three studio albums from TNT: 2007's "The New Territory", 2008's"Atlantis" and 2010's "A Farewell To Arms".