In the Beginning There Was Sound and it Was Loud, Pre-1980

In the Beginning There Was Sound and it Was Loud, Pre-1980

Founded in the shadow of the Iron Curtain, in Nuremberg Germany in 1980, Doubting Tomas has undergone a number of name and personnel changes on its journey through time.  The one consistent throughout time has been its Hard Rock foundation, according to lead guitarist and vocalist Bill  Brewster.  We were fortunate to grow up while bands like AC/DC, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and Black Sabbath were hitting their stride.  Those influences, coupled with some fantastic pop hard rock bands like Journey, Foreigner, Styx and REO Speedwagon, set in motion a 30 year journey from Air Band to Recording Artist.  “We spent hours listening to and mimicking the members of the bands we loved.  Any Friday and Saturday night you could find us in the attic of the former WWII German Army barracks practicing and jamming to music that probably came close to waking the dead.” said Brewster.  Living in Germany during this time, we also had the privilege of listening to and observing bands such as the Scorpions and Accept really make an impact on the world, with a fusion of pop and rock.