The Most Important thing in the World to Von Strauss is to Create the best New Songs possible. A lifelong Songwriter, Von has written Words and Music to over 1100 songs in his life. The Ultimate dream and goal for Von is to Complete all 10 parts to his most recent creation VON STRAUSS THUNDERDOME. Von Strauss at this point in the year 2019 has spent the last 4 years in the recording studio and has finished Writing THUNDERDOME Part 1 ENTER, Part 2 EXISTENCE, Part 3 EXIT, Part 4 AFTERLIFE, Part 5 DAWN OF CREATION and Part 6 ANOTHER REALITY. All 64 Songs will be Available to buy October 10th 2019. Von Strauss THUNDERDOME 7 Through 10 Will Be Released Starting June 1st, 2020 With Part 7 and Ending October 10th, 2023 with Part 10.
A Rare Look inside Thunderdome Recording Studio In New York.
(Von with 9 of his Favorite Keyboards. March 7th, 2019)
Live Stage Performance. The Songs Have to be Better when performed live then in the Studio, Von Strauss Will Accept nothing less.
(Above left to right: Von Strauss, TJ, TOK)
VON STRAUSS THUNDERDOME PART 1 ENTER
The First Installment of the THUNDERDOME Series,
PART 1 ENTER Instantly Premiers with "Rocks Anthem"
Then Powers through with songs like "Ultimate Life" and "It's Always Something". Buckle up for "Firewall" through "Loco Ecstatic" and End up with "Be There". The Flow of the Songs Throughout the Collection is very solid and the Sound Will Live For a Very Long Time. Over All A Packed 1st Collection, where each Song has their own Identity. (Part 1 ENTER contains 11 Songs, A Total Listening Time of 35 Minutes and 09 Seconds.)
VON STRAUSS THUNDERDOME PART 2 EXISTENCE
Continuing Right where THUNDERDOME PART 1 ENTER Left Off, Part 2 EXISTENCE Explodes with Adrenaline. "The Aftermath" Begins this Darker Journey Right Into "Global Destruction". To Keep it going Songs Like "Save Your Life", "Light it up" and "Destiny" Arrive, Along with the Obscure "Thundercloud" and "Blinded By Their ways"
To keep It Real and From the Heart "The Moments" and"What is Real" are Sure to be Long Remembered Power Ballads for the Ages. (Part 2 EXISTENCE contains 12 Songs, A Total Listening Time of 37 Minutes and 13 Seconds)
VON STRAUSS THUNDERDOME PART 3 EXIT
After Some Time Went By Since THUNDERDOME PART 2 EXISTENCE Was Completed, Part 3 EXIT Begins In A New Place. The Song "Walk Away" Breaks Out , and Right There it's Evident, This is Evolving, The Sound is Alive and Going to Places That are Very Unexpected. The Hybrid Song "Live and Die For You" and the All Inspiring
"Be Somebody", Make it Clear that This is a Unique Music Ride. The Keyboard Lead on the Instrumental "436" and the Piano on "Light of Day" Contrast the Middle of THUNDERDOME PART 3 EXIT Very Smoothly. (Part 3 EXIT contains 10 Songs, a Total Listening time of 35 Minutes and 01 Seconds )
VON STRAUSS THUNDERDOME PART 4 AFTERLIFE
The Moment when THUNDERDOME PART 3 EXIT was Recorded and Set in Stone, The 11 Song Collection wasn't even Mixed or Micro-Mastered, Von Strauss Immediately Started Writing THUNDERDOME PART 4 AFTERLIFE. TOK the Master Bassist and Best friend of Von encouraged Him to keep pushing farther with the Material. There are those Moments in a Persons Life when one needs to Dig Deep and Discover new Meaningful laws of the Universe. Von Strauss Knew this and Found What he was Looking for and Executed it Perfectly
when Creating the Concept of THUNDERDOME PART 4 AFTERLIFE. Then The Songs "Along the Way" and "Afterlife" were the first two written and Lead off the 4th Collection with a Definite bang. "Get This Party Started" and "Succeed" Expand the Sound and Style of PART 4 AFTERLIFE. Closing out with "Afterlife 2, the Last Goodbye", this Song puts the Finishing Touches on VON STRAUSS THUNDERDOME PARTS 1 - 4 and is the True End to the First 4 Collections. (Part 4 AFTERLIFE contains 10 Songs, Total Listening Time of 33 Minutes and 25 Seconds)
VON STRAUSS THUNDERDOME PART 5
DAWN OF CREATION
When THUNDERDOME PART 4 AFTERLIFE was Completed, A Significant period of time went by before Von Strauss Moved to Los Angeles, California and Set Up THUNDERDOME Studios West. Knowing That the First 4 parts of the THUNDERDOME Series Have a Beginning and an End, Starting with Part 1 ENTER and Concluding at Part 4 AFTERLIFE, The Next Part of this Music Journey had to Break New Horizons. The Inspiration Von Strauss Got from all the Amazing people he met was Fresh and Real, and then He became part of the "Creative L.A. Scene". After a Month in California Von Strauss began Writing and Recording THUNDERDOME PART 5 DAWN OF CREATION in the New L.A. Recording Studio. Averaging 12 hours a day, 6 days a week in the Studio, All 11 Brand New Songs were Completed in 5 weeks by Von Strauss. (10 Weeks Ahead of Schedule From the Completion Date Set by Global Media Professionals L.L.C. - Music Publishing Corporation).
(Part 5 DAWN OF CREATION contains 11 Songs, Total Listening Time of 41 Minutes and 19 Seconds)
VON STRAUSS THUNDERDOME PART 6
After THUNDERDOME PART 5 DAWN OF CREATION had been finished, Von Strauss returned back to New York for only 3 weeks until heading back to California. During that time Von and Tok reviewed the material on PART 5 Intensely. They both agreed that the level the songs were rising to on PART 5 was a great New place, and agreed the sound of the songs are a true Re -Birth, Definitely capturing the title THUNDERDOME PART 5 "DAWN OF CREATION". So the next logical conclusion was to approach VON STRAUSS THUNDERDOME PART 6 ANOTHER REALITY as an advanced Re-Generation of the First 4 parts. With a Special Emphasis on finding the songs that would be like Ancestors of THUNDERDOME PART 1 ENTER. So on June 15th Von Strauss traveled back to Los Angeles, California to Create THUNDERDOME PART 6 ANOTHER REALITY. Working 14 Hour Sessions in the L.A. THUNDERDOME Studios, about 6 days a week, Von Strauss Moved back to New York six weeks later with THUNDERDOME PART 6 ANOTHER REALITY all 10 songs Completed.
(Part 6 ANOTHER REALITY contains 10 songs, a Total Listening Time of 34 minutes and 29 Seconds)
To Be Completed June 1st, 2020
To Be Completed January 1st, 2021
To Be Completed January 1st, 2022
To Be Completed October 10th, 2023