Nina Osegueda

Nina Osegueda (born Balvina Osegueda) is a female heavy metal vocalist from Washington, D.C.. is of Catalan and Salvadoran descent. She is the lead vocalist of A Sound of Thunder.[1][2] In 2012, A Sound of Thunder released an album under Nightmare Records called Out of the Darkness.[3] The album features Raven‘s John Gallagher on its signature song, “Out of the Darkness”.[4] In 2013, A Sound of Thunder released Time’s Arrow (with guest vocalist Blaze Bayley of Iron Maiden/Wolfsbane) under Mad Neptune Records. The album was funded by a successful KickStarter campaign. In 2013, A Sound of Thunder created another KickStarter campaign for the purpose of recording a new album in 2014. The campaign, whose goal began at $10,000, made over $20k in 30 days.

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Nina Osegueda
Birth name Balvina Montserrat Osegueda
Born (1984-01-14) January 14, 1984 (age 37)
Origin United States of America
Genres Opera, power metal, progressive metal, heavy metal
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 8
Labels Nightmare Records
Associated acts A Sound of Thunder, Washington National Opera
Musical artist

In 2014, Osegueda was featured on CNN[5] and local news WTOP[6] for her weight loss and use of heavy metal to continue living a healthy lifestyle.

A classically trained vocalist, Osegueda also performed with the Washington National Opera, during their 2000–2002 seasons.[7]

In 2009, Osegueda performed as a guest vocalist for Flight of the Valkyries in St. Paul, Minnesota.

In 2010, Osegueda worked as a co-coordinator for Flight of the Valkyries – East and performed with A Sound of Thunder.[8] In the same year, she performed with A Sound of Thunder at the 3rd and last Mandatory Metal[9] show at the State Theater in Falls Church, VA.

In 2013, Osegueda appeared on Benedictum‘s album OBEY as a guest vocalist for the track “Thornz”.

Osegueda is also the former lead vocalist and founding member of Dark Harvest Records signed[10]Blood Corps.[11][12]

In 2017, A Sound of Thunder became internationally famous for its heavy metal version of the national anthem of Catalonia, “Els segadors“.[13]


  • 2018 – It Was Metal – A Sound of Thunder (Album)
  • 2016 – Who Do You Think We Are? – A Sound of Thunder (Album)
  • 2015 – Tales From The Deadside – A Sound of Thunder (Album)
  • 2014 – The Lesser Key of Solomon – A Sound of Thunder (Album)
  • 2013 – Time’s Arrow – A Sound of Thunder (Album)
  • 2013 – Queen of Hell – A Sound of Thunder (EP)
  • 2012 – Out of the Darkness – A Sound of Thunder (Album)
  • 2011 – Metal Renaissance – A Sound of Thunder (Album)
  • 2010 – Justice at Last – A Sound of Thunder (Single)[14]
  • 2010 – A Sound of Thunder – A Sound of Thunder (EP)
  • 2008 – Hollow Point – Blood Corps (EP)

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  1. “A Sound Of Thunder – West Memphis Three Benefit Single”. Metal Storm. May 22, 2009. Retrieved August 28, 2009.
  2. “A Sound of Thunder benefit single for WM3 now available!”. WM3.Org. May 22, 2010. Archived from the original on January 17, 2011. Retrieved May 22, 2010.
  3. “A Sound of Thunder Out of the Darkness Review”. Muzik Reviews. February 22, 2012. Retrieved February 22, 2012.
  4. “RAVEN Frontman Guests On New A SOUND OF THUNDER Album”. Blabbermouth. January 28, 2012. Retrieved January 28, 2012.
  5. “Singer Drops Weight and Drops Boyfriend”. March 25, 2014.
  6. “Heavy Metal Keeps Me Healthy”. March 27, 2014.
  7. “Interview with Nina Osegueda”. Mosh n’ Hops. March 25, 2013. Retrieved March 25, 2013.
  8. “Flight of the Valkyries East”. USA Progressive Music. November 6, 2010. Retrieved November 1, 2010.
  9. “Mandatory Metal Recap”. DC Heavy Metal. December 16, 2010.
  10. “BLOOD CORPS Signs With DARK HARVEST RECORDS”. Blabbermouth. May 8, 2008. Retrieved May 8, 2008.
  11. “Interview with Nina Osegueda of Blood Corps”. The Metal Pit. September 1, 2007. Retrieved August 1, 2009.
  12. “Interview with Nina Osegueda of Blood Corps”. Metal Maidens. August 1, 2009. Retrieved August 1, 2009.
  13. “How A Heavy Metal Band From The DC Region Has Gone Viral in Catalonia”. WAMU. December 10, 2017. Retrieved December 10, 2017.
  14. “A Sound of Thunder benefit single for WM3 now available!”. WM3.Org. May 22, 2010. Archived from the original on January 17, 2011. Retrieved May 22, 2010.

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