Thin Lizzy are recording the band’s first new material for almost 30 years with Newcastle the base for some seriously tasty sessions.

RUSHONROCK‘s spy in the camp reveals the boys are firing on all cylinders as they work on songs for the first studio album since 1983’s Thunder And Lightning.

And there’s a rumour Lizzy are considering calling their new record Thunder And Lighting II following the apocalyptic deluge that brought Tyneside to a standstill last night! 

Guitarist Damon Johnson hooked up with his fellow band members earlier this week still buzzing at the prospect of recoding in Sting’s home town.

And it is understood the band will fit in a series of summer sessions at the city’s Blast Studios in between European festival commitments.

Lizzy frontman Ricky Warwick recorded his last solo album at the same studio and the Belfast native was keen to return.

Blast’s recent album credits include the latest New York Dolls and Therapy? albums and more bands are booked throughout 2012.

But Lizzy’s new record is the facility’s biggest project yet and our man on the inside revealed: “They’re sounding fantastic. It’s incredible stuff.”

Late last year Warwick told RUSHONROCK that the band were in the process of putting together a series of new songs but was reluctant to commit to a new record.

He said: “I think we’d all like to do something new. We’ve already been jamming on some new tunes and there’s some really cool stuff kicking about.

“Whether that will become a new Lizzy album or just a few tracks released here and there who knows?

“If it’s amazing music and it meets the Lizzy standard then it may well see the light of day.

“We all love writing and we’d all love to get together in the studio. We are very close as a band right now and it would give us all an extra incentive.”

But it appears that first Lizzy album since 1983 could come to fruition sooner, rather than later!