Mastodon’s Troy Sanders gave an interview to Metal Hammer in which he talked about his favorite albums, which changed his life. In the interview, he stated that Thin Lizzy’s ‘Black Rose’ was life-changing for him.

Troy Sanders is a bassist and singer-songwriter who is mainly known as a member of Mastodon, in which he plays bass and sings vocals. Apart from Mastodon, he also performs with Killer Be Killed, Gone Is Gone, and Thin Lizzy as their current touring bassist.

Formed in 1969, Thin Lizzy released their ninth studio album ‘Black Rose: A Rock Legend’ in 1979. After the release, the record became among the band’s greatest and most successful albums. Moreover, it is also their highest-charting album in the UK peaking at No. 2 on the UK Charts.

Playing the bass for Thin Lizzy since 2019, Troy Sanders’ favorite album is ‘Black Rose.’ According to the musician, Thin Lizzy performed ‘Black Rose’ in its entirety when the album celebrated its 40th anniversary, which must have been highly memorable.

In the interview by Metal Hammer, Troy Sanders recalled those days as he was the bass player on that tour. Following that, he said playing the album live was like a dream come true and an unforgettable experience.

Troy Sanders told Metal Hammer on Thin Lizzy’s ‘Black Rose’ that:

“When that album turned 40, Thin Lizzy went out on tour and played that album in its entirety. And I was the bass player on that tour, and to be able to do that was beyond my wildest dreams, easily the top two or three most memorable moments of my life.

To not only be able to learn that record, but to play it out on stage every night in front of thousands of smiling fans absolutely tops off my list.”

You can have a listen to ‘Black Rose: A Rock Legend’ through Spotify below.