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ROYAL THUNDER – DEBUT “TIME MACHINE” VIDEO VIA ROLLING STONE – TOUR DATES WITH WILCO UNDERWAY; HEADLINING TOUR IN MAY

Posted in Hard Rock, Music, rock bands, rock music with tags , , , on April 23, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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“…the contemporary hard-rock equivalent of Fleetwood Mac’s Rumors…” – Stereogum

“a stunning hard-rock record that examines what happens after a breakup of any kind.” – NPR

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April 23, 2015, Philadelphia – Royal Thunder debut the video for Time Machine, from their recently released album, Crooked Doors, via Rolling Stone:

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/premieres/royal-thunders-mlny-parsonz-on-escaping-a-cult-touring-with-wilco-20150423.

The video was directed by J.P. Bradburn who also worked with the band on their video for “Blue.” NPR said of the song, “’Time Machine’ moves with the stubborn resolve of a tightrope walker on a windy day: The song heaves along with intertwining guitars and the soulful vocal of Parsonz, who seems more aware of her dynamic abilities than ever.”

The Atlanta-quartet is currently on a Southeastern tour with Wilco, playing this evening at the Bayou Music Center in Houston. Royal Thunder’s headlining tour kicks off May 28 in New Orleans and will include a brief run of shows with Halestorm and Rival Sons.

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The band has been sharing behind-the-scenes footage filmed during the making of Crooked Doors, as well as a newly released clip where they discuss the individual tracks on the album. The first two in the track-by-track series of webisodes can be seen below:

Crooked Doors was released earlier this month, with Stereogum calling the album “the hard rock equivalent of Fleetwood Mac’s Rumors.” Entertainment Weekly said Crooked Doors “leans on its substantial pop chops. Tracks like ‘Glow’ are more Heart than Led Zep, which is not a bad thing at all.” Metal Hammer UK recently nominated the band for “Best Underground Band” in their annual Golden Gods’ Awards.

Tour Dates:

April 23 Houston, TX Bayou Music Center *
April 26 Tallahassee, FL Capital City Amphitheater *
April 28 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live Orlando *
May 1 St. Augustine, FL St. Augustine Amphitheater *

May 28 New Orleans, LA Siberia
May 29 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s
May 30 Dallas, TX Club Dada
May 31 Austin, TX Holy Mountain
June 2 Phoenix, AZ Rebel Lounge
June 3 San Diego, CA The Hideout
June 5 Anaheim, CA The Grove **
June 6 San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom **
June 8 Portland, OR Roseland Theater **
June 9 Seattle, WA Showbox SoDo **
June 10 Boise, ID Revolution Center **
June 12 Missoula, MT Wilma Theatre **
June 13 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory **
June 14 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom **
June 16 Billings, MT Pub Station
June 18 Salt Lake City, UT Crucial Fest
June 19 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge
June 20 Kansas City, MO The Record Bar
June 21 Minneapolis, MN The Nether Bar
June 22 Chicago, IL Beat Kitchen
June 23 Grand Rapids, MI The Pyramid Scheme
June 25 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus
June 26 Boston, MA Great Scott
June 27 Providence, RI The Parlour
June 28 Philadelphia, PA Kung Fu Neck Tie
June 30 Baltimore, MD Metro Gallery
July 1 Richmond, VA The Camel
July 2 Charlotte, NC The Chop Shop
July 3 Atlanta, GA The Earl

* – with Wilco
** – with Halestorm, Rival Sons

Wild Throne opens on all of Royal Thunder’s headlining dates.

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Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing

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ROYAL THUNDER – SHARE NEW SONG “TIME MACHINE” VIA NPR – TOUR DATES WITH HALESTORM And PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE

Posted in Hard Rock, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , on March 5, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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March 5, 2015, ATLANTA – Royal Thunder, the Atlanta-based outfit helmed by Mlny Parsonz and Josh Weaver, share Crooked Doors’ album opener, “Time Machine,” via NPR:

http://www.npr.org/2015/03/05/390980154/royal-thunder-time-machine

“You can’t go back,” says Parsonz of the song’s message. “There is no such thing as a time machine. Live for now and learn forever. Beware the black streak that resides within each one of us. Relax, it’s just livin’.”

The band gave fans an early listen to music from Crooked Doors with the recent stream of “Forget You”, which Paste Magazine said takes “the atmospheric elements of their music even further.(https://soundcloud.com/relapserecords/royal-thunder-forget-you/s-JHKg9)

It’s a song that has a heady blend of the sludgy blues stomp that garnered them widespread attention and even heavier, darker elements than before.”

Pre-orders for Crooked Doors are available now with the music available on CD/2xLP/Digital via Relapse:

http://relapse.com/royal-thunder-crooked-doors/

Digital pre-orders include an instant download of “Forget You” and “Time Machine.” >>

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/crooked-doors/id963913145

Royal Thunder plays SXSW on March 17 (Dirty Dog).  The band joins Halestorm and Rival Sons for a brief western U.S. tour in June:

June 05     Anaheim, CA @ The Grove

June 06     San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom

June 08     Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

June 09     Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo

June 10     Boise, ID @ Revolution Center

June 12     Missoula, MT @ Wilma Theatre

June 13     Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory

June 14     Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom

Royal Thunder is Mlny Parsonz, Josh Weaver, Evan Diprima and Will Fiore.  Royal Thunder began work on the album in early 2014, returning to work at the Aria Recording Studio where they recorded the band’s critically lauded debut, CVI.

Pitchfork described singer Mlny Parsonz as “a blues-rock banshee of a woman, equal parts riot grrl and gospel diva” while Spin said she “commands a bluesy mix of Led Zep and Sleater-Kinney.” Rolling Stone’s David Fricke said Weaver’s playing has “the meaty, base elements of early-Seventies British blues.”

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ROYAL THUNDER – RELEASE “CROOKED DOORS” TRAILER

Posted in Hard Rock, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , on February 4, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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COVER ART AND TRACK LISTING REVEALED; PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE

Feb. 4, 2015, ATLANTA – Royal Thunder offer a first listen to music from the their sophomore album, Crooked Doors (April 7, Relapse Records), with a brief trailer featuring music from the eleven-song release below:

The band began work on the album in early 2014, returning to record at the Aria Recording Studio where they created the band’s critically lauded debut, CVI.  Pitchfork described singer Mlny Parsonz as “a blues-rock banshee of a woman, equal parts riot grrl and gospel diva” while Spin said she “commands a bluesy mix of Led Zep and Sleater-Kinney.” Rolling Stone’s David Fricke said Weaver’s playing has “the meaty, base elements of early-Seventies British blues.”

Pre-orders for the eagerly awaited album are available now on CD/2xLP via Relapse (http://www.relapse.com/label/) and digitally via iTunes:(https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/id407785169).

Orion Landau, who also designed the artwork for Red Fang’s Whales and Leeches and Yob’s Clearing the Path to Ascend, created the album’s evocative artwork.

Crooked Doors – Track List:

01 – Time Machine
02 – Forget You
03 – Wake Up
04 – Floor
05 – The Line
06 – Forgive Me, Karma
07 – Glow
08 – Ear On The Fool
09 – One Day
10 – The Bear I
11 – The Bear II

Royal Thunder is: Mlny Parsonz, Josh Weaver, Evan Diprima and Will Fiore.

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Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing

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ROYAL THUNDER AND ROLLING STONE OFFER ACOUSTIC DOWNLOAD OF “PARSONZ CURSE”

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on May 24, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Photo credit: Tom Bejgrowicz; left to right: Mlny Parsonz, Josh Weaver, Evan DiPrima

BAND CURRENTLY ON TOUR WITH DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, JOIN BARONESS IN AUGUST

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Philadelphia – Royal Thunder, the Atlanta-based band who released their debut album CVI in May of 2012 to rave reviews including a recent accolade from Rolling Stone’s David Fricke (“heavy with the meaty, base elements of early-Seventies British blues”), are offering a free download of an acoustic version of “Parsonz Curse” via Rolling Stone:

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/parsonz-curse-by-royal-thunder-free-mp3-20130523

“When we went in to the studio to re-record the tracks from CVI acoustically, we didn’t just want to play the songs how they were played on the record,” explained guitar player Josh Weaver.  “We started with basic ideas and structures and then added different instruments so as to shed new light on each piece. We wanted to dig deeper into ‘Parsonz Curse’ and see what else was in it. It was a great experience to do something out of our comfort zone. We have a very strong, creative, positive working relationship with our longtime friend and producer Joey Jones, who owns and runs Aria Recording Studio. The experience challenged us on many different levels.We are excited and honored to be able to release this particular track with Rolling Stone. Thank you to Rolling Stone and thank you to all of our fans for your much-appreciated support! Enjoy!”

The acoustic offering was recorded earlier this year and showcases the diversity and range the female-fronted outfit is capable of. Two other acoustic versions of songs from CVI have been made available previously: Decibel Magazine offered “Whispering World” via their July flexi disc and Pitchfork offered a download of “Black Water Vision” (http://pitchfork.com/reviews/tracks/15230-black-water-vision-acoustic/), which they described as a “Southern gothic murder ballad halfway down the cemetery road” and added “Mlny Parsonz’s voice commands attention whether it’s with a wail or a whisper.”

Royal Thunder is currently on the road with The Dillinger Escape Plan and will join label mates Baroness on Aug. 5 for a month of dates.  The band will also play Bonnaroo on June 16 as well as Scion’s Rock Fest on June 1 in Memphis.

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TOUR DATES:

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

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ROYAL THUNDER AND PITCHFORK GIVE AWAY ACOUSTIC TRACK

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on April 4, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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BAND JOINS DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN FOR SPRING TOUR; DECIBEL X CONVERSE SHARE BEHIND-THE-SCENES VIDEO

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Philadelphia – Royal Thunder and Pitchfork are giving fans a free download of the Atlanta band’s stirring acoustic rendition of “Black Water Vision” (http://pitchfork.com/reviews/tracks/15230-black-water-vision-acoustic/).

Recorded earlier this year, the acoustic version is a testament to the relatively new band’s musical prowess which was echoed by David Fricke (Rolling Stone) in his recent appraisal of the band’s SXSW performance: “heavy with the meaty, base elements of early-Seventies British blues in guitarist Josh Weaver’s harmonic-fuzz sustain and a striking vocal change-up in bassist Mlny Parsonz, whose robust projection and supple vibrato made me think of Jefferson Airplane’s Grace Slick at a lower, godless pitch.”

Decibel Magazine debuts an acoustic version of “Whispering World” as their July flexi disc. Royal Thunder recently participated in the ongoing Converse x Decibel Collaboration video series, where the quartet discusses the necessary sacrifices to be in a touring band (http://www.decibelmagazine.com/converse/converse-x-decibel-royal-thunder-do-quit-their-day-jobs/).

The Atlanta band released their debut album CVI in May 2012.  The release was called a “stunning breakthrough” by Spin, Revolver called the album “essential” listening and Decibel placed singer Mlny Parsonz on the cover of their inaugural women in Metal issue.  Royal Thunder closed out 2012 with multiple year-end/best of accolades including the Village Voice (#10 on Top Ten Metal Albums of 2012), Spin (#6 on 20 Best Metal Albums of 2012) and #11 on Revolver’s 20 Best Albums of the year.

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Royal Thunder Tour Dates:

Apr. 18    Tilburg, Netherlands @ Roadburn

w/Dillinger Escape Plan:

Apr. 22     Lancaster, PA @ The Chameleon Club

Apr. 23     Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Music Hall

Apr. 24     Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom

Apr. 25     Pittsburgh, PA @ The Altar Bar

Apr. 26     Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer

Apr. 27     Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Apr. 28     New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place

Apr. 30     Columbus, OH @ A&R Bar

May 04     Newport, KY @ Southgate House

May 05     Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection

May 07     Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theater

May 08     Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s

May 09     Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s

May 10     Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon

May 11     St. Louis, MO     The Firebird

May 12     Lawrence, KS     Granada Theater

May 14     Boulder, CO     Fox Theater

May 16     Boise, ID     Knitting Factory

May 17     Reno, NV     Knitting Factory

May 18     Sacramento, CA     Ace of Spades

May 19     San Francisco, CA     DNA Lounge

May 20     Anaheim, CA     Chain Reaction

May 22     Albuquerque, NM     Launchpad

May 23     El Paso, TX     Tricky Falls

May 24     Austin, TX     Mohawk

May 25     New Orleans, LA     One Eyed Jacks

May 26     Birmingham, AL     Zydeco

May 28     West Columbia, SC     New Brookland Tavern

May 29     Charlotte, NC     Amos’ South End

May 30     Carrboro, NC     Cat’s Cradle

May 31     Asheville, NC     Orange Peel

June 01     Richmond, VA     Kingdom

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

For more info on ROYAL THUNDER, click on the link below!

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ROYAL THUNDER AT SXSW: Pitchfork, Metal Sucks, Brooklyn Vegan, Relapse & Converse Showcase Performances

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock news, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on March 7, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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BAND JOINS DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN FOR SPRING TOUR

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Mar. 7, 2013, Philadelphia – Royal Thunder’s extraordinary momentum continues with the band performing on five of SXSW’s most anticipated heavy music showcases: Pitchfork’s Show No Mercy showcase (Mar. 13 at House of Vans – Mohawk), MetalSucks South by South Death showcase (Mar. 14 at Dirty Dog), Brooklyn Vegan showcase (Mar. 15 @ Emo’s), Converse Thrasher Deathmatch showcase (Mar. 16 @ Scoot Inn) and Mar. 16 on Relapse Records’ Chaos in Tejas showcase at Red 7.

The band, who have been on the road for nearly a year, will join Dillinger Escape Plan this Spring for a six-week tour that kicks off on Apr. 22 in Lancaster, Pa. at The Chameleon Club.  Royal Thunder, who play the House Cafe in DeKalb tomorrow night, wrap up a tour with Ancient Vvisdom this week.

The Atlanta band released their debut album CVI in May 2012.  The release was called a “stunning breakthrough” by Spin,  Revolver called the album “essential” listening and Decibel placed singer Mlny Parsonz on the cover of their inaugural Women In Metal issue.  Royal Thunder closed out 2012 with multiple year-end/best of accolades including the Village Voice (#10 on Top Ten Metal Albums of 2012), Spin (#6 on 20 Best Metal Albums of 2012) and #11 on Revolver’s 20 Best Albums of the year.

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Royal Thunder Tour Dates:

w/Ancient Vvisdom

March 8     Dekalb, IL     House Cafe

March 9     South Bend, IN     Cheers Pub

SXSW Performances:

March 13     Austin, TX     Pitchfork’s Show No Mercy Showcase (The Mohawk)

March 14     Austin, TX     Metal Sucks South By South Death (The Dirty Dog)

March 15     Austin, TX     Brooklyn Vegan Showcase (Emo’s)

March 16     Austin, TX     Converse Thrasher Deathmatch Showcase (Scoot Inn)

March 16     Austin, TX     Relapse Records/Chaos in Tejas Official Showcase (Red 7)

Apr. 18    Tilburg, Netherlands    Roadburn

w/Dillinger Escape Plan

Apr. 22     Lancaster, PA     The Chameleon Club

Apr. 23     Clifton Park, NY     Upstate Music Hall

Apr. 24     Buffalo, NY     Town Ballroom

Apr. 25     Pittsburgh, PA     The Altar Bar

Apr. 26     Philadelphia, PA     Union Transfer

Apr. 27     Brooklyn, NY     Music Hall of Williamsburg

Apr. 28     New Haven, CT     Toad’s Place

Apr. 30     Columbus, OH     A&R Bar

May 04     Newport, KY     Southgate House

May 05     Grand Rapids, MI     The Intersection

May 07     Indianapolis, IN     Emerson Theater

May 08     Chicago, IL     Reggie’s

May 09     Des Moines, IA     Wooly’s

May 10     Madison, WI     High Noon Saloon

May 11     St. Louis, MO     The Firebird

May 12     Lawrence, KS     Granada Theater

May 14     Boulder, CO     Fox Theater

May 16     Boise, ID     Knitting Factory

May 17     Reno, NV     Knitting Factory

May 18     Sacramento, CA     Ace of Spades

May 19     San Francisco, CA     DNA Lounge

May 20     Anaheim, CA     Chain Reaction

May 22     Albuquerque, NM     Launchpad

May 23     El Paso, TX     Tricky Falls

May 24     Austin, TX     Mohawk

May 25     New Orleans, LA     One Eyed Jacks

May 26     Birmingham, AL     Zydeco

May 28     West Columbia, SC     New Brookland Tavern

May 29     Charlotte, NC     Amos’ South End

May 30     Carrboro, NC     Cat’s Cradle

May 31     Asheville, NC     Orange Peel

June 01     Richmond, VA     Kingdom

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

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ROYAL THUNDER Join MONSTER MAGNET For East Coast Dates; Video For “Blue” In The Works

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 12, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Nov. 12, 2012, Philadelphia – Royal Thunder, who are currently on tour with Corrosion of Conformity and ASG, will join Monster Magnet for a pair of mid-December dates: Dec. 14 at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn and Dec. 16 at The Trocadero in Philadelphia.

The female-fronted Atlanta quartet released their debut album, CVI, in the Spring via Relapse Records. Spin described the release as a “stunning breakthrough,” Revolver called the album “essential” and Decibel Magazine placed singer Mlny Parsonz on the cover of their inaugural women in metal issue.

Royal Thunder are currently working on a video for  “Blue,” with a premiere to come in the next few weeks.

Spending the bulk of the year on the road, the band has toured with Black Tusk, Baroness, Pallbearer, Valient Thorr and the aforementioned Corrosion of Conformity. Royal Thunder have also done their own headlining dates around the United States with their next solo date on Dec. 17 at The Rock and Roll Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Royal Thunder will return to the road in early 2013 with an April date at Roadburn 2013 (Apr. 13 at Het Patronaat) already confirmed.

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To read Metal Odyssey’s album review for Royal Thunder – CVI, click on the link below!

ROYAL THUNDER “CVI” – Unreal Is The Word And This Heavy Album MUST Be Heard!

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

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ROYAL THUNDER Set For CMJ, FUN FUN FUN FEST; Touring With CORROSION OF CONFORMITY

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock concerts, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 8, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

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ATLANTA QUARTET CONFIRMED FOR ROADBURN 2013

Oct. 8, 2012, Philadelphia — Royal Thunder, whose Spring release (CVI, Relapse Records) Spin called “a deliciously heavy, wonderfully melodic debut,” have confirmed both a Brooklyn Vegan CMJ showcase performance on Oct. 20 and a new round of U.S. tour dates including a run with Corrosion of Conformity.

An action-packed fall is in-store for the female-fronted outfit.  With stops at CMJ (Brooklyn Vegan showcase, Oct. 20 at Saint Vitus Bar), Fun Fun Fun Fest Nights (Nov. 3) and club dates with a variety of artists including Corrosion of Conformity, Valient Thorr and Pig Destroyer.

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

To read Stone’s review of Royal Thunder’s CVI album, click on the link below!

ROYAL THUNDER “CVI” – Unreal Is The Word And This Heavy Album MUST Be Heard!

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ROYAL THUNDER – Announce New Round Of Autumn North American Tour Dates

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, metal music, Music, rock bands, rock music, rock music news, stoner rock with tags , , , , , on September 13, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

ATLANTA QUARTET SPIN MAGAZINE DESCRIBED AS “A BLUESY MIX OF LED ZEP AND SLEATER-KINNEY” ADDED TO FUN FUN FUN FEST

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Sept. 2012, Philadelphia – Royal Thunder, the co-ed quartet who released their acclaimed debut album CVI this Spring, embark on their first headlining tour on Oct. 21.

The Atlanta-based band has also been added to Fun Fun Fun Fest, perform two Texas dates with Valient Thorr and will join Pig Destroyer on Oct. 19 for a show in Baltimore. Royal Thunder is currently on the road with Pallbearer, with the tour wrapping up on Sunday in Lawrence, Kan.

With the June release of CVI, Royal Thunder stepped out of the Metal underground, garnering a  great deal of praise from a variety of outlets including Spin (“a stunning breakthrough”), NPR ( “not only builds on the promise of a great EP, but it’s also a portrait of songs that have been painstakingly lived in”), Pitchfork (“Mlny Parsonz is a nontraditional blues-rock banshee of a woman, equal parts riot grrl and gospel diva”) and Revolver (“essential”).

Vocalist/guitar player Mlny Parsonz recently appeared on the cover of Decibel Magazine‘s inaugural Women in Metal issue. The album is currently streaming in its entirety at www.royalthunder.bandcamp.com.

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Royal Thunder – Tour Dates:

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To read my album review of CVI, click on the link below!

ROYAL THUNDER “CVI” – Unreal Is The Word And This Heavy Album MUST Be Heard!

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

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KYLESA’S LAURA PLEASANTS And ROYAL THUNDER’S MLNY PARSONZ Featured On DECIBEL Magazine’s Inaugural WOMEN IN METAL Cover

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on June 28, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

June 28, 2012, Philadelphia – Decibel Magazine’s inaugural Women in Metal issue featuring Laura Pleasants (Kylesa), Mlny Parsonz (Royal Thunder) and Marisa Martinez (Cretin) is on newsstands now.

The August issue features a photo session with the three innovative female musicians as well as interviews with Jucifer, Doro, Landmine Marathon and an assortment of women in the music industry.

Kylesa, who have been on the road consistently since the Fall 2010 release of Spiral Shadow, recently reissued To Walk a Middle Course and Time Will Fuse Its Worth on colored vinyl limited quantities via Alternative Tentacles. The band returns to the road on July 27 with a performance at the Greenville Festival in Germany with a number of additional festival dates during the European run including performances at Wacken Open Air and Area 4 Festivals.

Royal Thunder recently released their debut album, CVI, to rave reviews including Pitchfork who described Parsonz as “equal parts riot grrl and gospel diva.”  The Atlanta-based quartet is currently on tour with Valient Thorr  through July 19.  Royal Thunder performs back-to-back hometown shows on July 22 and 23 at The Masquerade.

Cretin is currently writing their highly anticipated sophomore album and long-awaited follow-up to 2006’s Freakery. Martinez has also served as the legendary band Repulsion’s live guitarist for the past few years.

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Kylesa Tour Dates:

July 27     Paaren/Gleen, Germany  @ Greenville Festival

July 28     Torrelavega, Spain @ Takio Festival

July 30     Bern, Switzerland @ ISC

July 31     Esslingen, Germany @ Komma

August 01     Caramagna, Italy @ Campo Sportivo

August 02     Munich, Germany @ Free and Easy @ Backstage

August 03     Nurnberg, Germany  @ K4

August 04     Wacken, Germany @ Wacken Open Air

August 05     Saarbrucken, Germany @ Kleiner Club Garage

August 06     Bristol, UK @ Thekla

August 07     Manchester, UK @ Mojo

August 08     Glasgow, UK @ Stairway

August 09     Southampton, UK @ Joiners

August 10     Ieper, Belgium @ Ieper Festival

August 11     Jaromer, Czech Republic @ Brutal Assault Fest

August 12     Dresden, Germany @ Beatpol

August 15     Roskilde, Denmark @ Gimle

August 16     Motala, Sweden @ Bryggeriet

August 17     Trondheim, Norway @ Pstereo Festival

August 18     Gothenburg, Sweden @ Truckstop Alaska

August 19     Ludinghausen, Germany @ Area 4 Festival

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Royal Thunder Tour Dates:

June 28     Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue

June 29     Boise, ID @ Neurolux

June 30     Seattle, WA @ El Corazon

July 01     Portland, OR @ The Star Theatre

July 02     Sparks, NV @ The Alley

July 03     San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill

July 05     Los Angeles, CA @ The Down & Out

July 06     San Diego, CA @ The Casbah

July 07     Santa Ana, CA @ The Constellation Room @ The Observatory

July 10     Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room

July 11      Albuquerque, NM @ The Launchpad (Royal Thunder headlining date)

July 12      Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep

July 13      Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground

July 14      Columbia, MO @ Mojo’s

July 15      Indianapolis, IN @ Birdy’s Live

July 18     Chattanooga, TN @ JJ’s Bohemia

July 19      Charlotte, NC @ Chop Shop

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

For more info, click on the links below!

www.facebook.com/pages/KYLESA/13205263444

www.kylesa.com

www.facebook.com/royalthundermusic

www.facebook.com/decibelmagazine

www.decibelmagazine.com

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ROYAL THUNDER’S “Blue” Streaming Now; “Whispering World” Live Footage From INDIEATL

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on May 17, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

ALBUM TRAILER UP NOW ON RELAPSE YOUTUBE PAGE

May 17, 2012, Philadelphia – As Royal Thunder prepare for next week’s arrival of CVI (May 22, Relapse Records), Noisecreep is sharing “Blue” from the 10-track album Revolver Magazine described as: “a thick rock hurricane that spins soaring melodies and searing heaviness in almost every direction.”  The link to listen is: http://www.noisecreep.com/2012/05/15/royal-thunder-cvi/.

The band recently recorded an in-studio performance of  “Whispering World,” another track from the forthcoming release, for indieATL, which can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0r2d5xPFOo&feature=youtu.be.   IndieATL is a video partner to Georgia State University’s radio station, WRAS 88.5.

Relapse has also created a trailer for CVI with clips from each of the 10 songs on the album:  http://youtu.be/4C9e_QV0UEg.

For All Royal Thunder Tour Dates, click the large link below:

ROYAL THUNDER – Confirm U.S. Tour, NPR Feature And “Parsonz Curse” MP3 Available Now

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

For more info on ROYAL THUNDER, click on the links below:

http://bit.ly/RoyalThunderStore

www.facebook.com/royalthundermusic

LONG LIVE ROYAL THUNDER.

Stone.

ROYAL THUNDER “CVI” – Unreal Is The Word And This Heavy Album MUST Be Heard!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, stoner metal with tags , , , , , , on May 10, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

ROYAL THUNDER – Ann Wilson of Heart. (the late) Janis Joplin. Melissa Etheridge. Bonnie Raitt. Joan Jett. Mlny Parsonz. These women of Rock all have one essential talent in common; they all sing from the heart and Rock ‘N Roll soul, while singing with believable passion. I also revere each of their voices too. Who is Mlny Parsonz your asking? Mlny is the vocalist and bassist for Royal Thunder. Mlny and Royal Thunder will be bigger than they probably ever fathomed… so they better get used to the accolades that will be coming their way.

I seriously believe a band like Royal Thunder only comes around every several years. Their debut full-length album, CVI, is easily one of the best albums I’ve listened to in years; crossing all Rock genres. Royal Thunder’s sound weaves Hard Rock, Metal, some psychedelia and meaty Stoner Metal with a thunderous vibe of Classic Rock. If there is that one can’t miss band you need to catch onto in 2012, it’s Royal Thunder; and that’s a sincere fact I am delivering to you.

Lyrically personal, emotional and dark, the songs on CVI are all equally sensational; while both the vocals of Mlny and the music are an astonishing match. If there is one legendary vocalist that Mlny is channeling in, that legend would be Janis Joplin. Regardless of comparisons, Mlny’s vocals are as refreshingly new like a long-awaited rain shower, during a late Summer’s drought.

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The band plays their music with a driving passion as well, again, both vocals and music compliment each other on CVI and it’s a thrill a second to listen to. With a sonic retrospective flair being echoed throughout CVI, Royal Thunder still uncannily comes across as relevant with nary a remote hint of pretension. Even though Royal Thunder hasn’t invented the Rock ‘N Roll wheel, they didn’t try to reinvent it either on CVI; and that’s something many other up and coming bands should take note of.

Overall and (most importantly) consistently memorable throughout, CVI comes musically packaged as completeSleeping Witch and the opening track Parsonz Curse offer up substantial riffs and enough heavy texture to make any warm-blooded Metalhead jump for Metal joy. Even when Mlny and band tone things down during songs such as South Of Somewhere and Minus, they’re still heavy with the atmosphere of what’s to come next and what they’re all about.

I am very excited about Royal Thunder and their new album CVI; I imagine it obviously shows. What I’m also excited about is this band (albeit a conscientious maneuver or not) has connected the dots of Heavy Metal, Rock and Hard Rock’s past and written songs that bubbles over with admirably heavy substance in 2012. In a world of fake mainstream Rock and Pop crap that suffocates and kidnaps our youth and misinformed, real talent will always surface to the top and save us all, the crème de la crème which in this instance is… Royal Thunder.

ROYAL THUNDER:

Mlny Parsonz – bass & vocals

Josh Weaver – lead guitar

Lee Smith – drums

Josh Coleman – rhythm guitar

CVI release dates: May 22 (U.S.), May 28 (UK), June 1 (Ger/Benelux) and June 4 (World). CVI will be available on CD and 2xLP and of course digital, via Relapse Records.

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CVI – Track Listing:

Parsonz Curse

Whispering World

Shake and Shift

No Good

Blue

Sleeping Witch

South of Somewhere

Drown

Minus

Black Water Vision

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For more info on ROYAL THUNDER, click on the link below:

www.facebook.com/royalthundermusic

http://bit.ly/RoyalThunderStore

LONG LIVE ROYAL THUNDER.

Stone.

ROYAL THUNDER – Confirm U.S. Tour, NPR Feature And “Parsonz Curse” MP3 Available Now

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on May 8, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Photo Credit: Christy Parry

May 8, 2012, Philadelphia — Royal Thunder, the Atlanta-based quartet Brooklyn Vegan described as “Johnette Napolitano of Concrete Blonde fronting Black Sabbath,” will tour with Valient Thorr and Holy Grail this Summer.

Mlny Parsonz and Josh Weaver were recently interviewed by NPR with that piece and an mp3 of “Parsonz Curse” available today here: http://www.npr.org/blogs/allsongs/2012/05/08/151945138/behind-parsonz-curse-the-bellowing-howl-of-royal-thunder.

CVI, the band’s debut album, is available May 22 via Relapse Records with pre-orders offered here:  http://www.relapse.com/label/cvi-cd.html.

“Finally!  We get to tour with our new album,CVI, coming out before we hit the road,” said Parzonz about the six-week U.S. trek.  “I’ve seen Valient Thorr several times and every time they make me smile from ear to ear.  To be doing this run with them , the Kick Ass and Holy Grail is sure to be a good time.”

Royal Thunder tour dates (all shows with Valient Thorr and Holy Grail except May 26):

May 26    Atlanta, GA    The Earl

June 10    Richmond, VA    Strange Matter

June 12    Huntington, WV    V Club

June 13    Pittsburgh, PA    The Smiling Moose

June 14    Lancaster, PA    Chameleon Club

June 16    Allston, MA    Great Scott

June 17    New York, NY    Mercury Lounge

June 19    Cleveland, OH    The Grog Shop

June 20    Chicago, IL    Double Door

June 21    Detroit, MI    Small’s

June 22    Grand Rapids, MI    The Pyramid Scheme

June 23    Madison, WI    The Frequency

June 24    Minneapolis, MN    Triple Rock Social Club

June 26    Lincoln, NE    Rye Room @ Bourbon Theatre

June 27    Denver, CO    The Marquis Theater

June 28    Salt Lake City, UT    In The Venue

June 29    Boise, ID    Neurolux

June 30    Seattle, WA    El Corazon

July 1    Portland, OR    The Star Theatre

July 2    Sparks, NV    The Alley

July 3    San Francisco, CA    Bottom of the Hill

July 5    Los Angeles, CA   The Down & Out

July 6    San Diego, CA    The Casbah

July 7    Santa Ana, CA    The Constellation Room @ The Observatory

July 10    Phoenix, AZ    Rhythm Room

July 12    Colorado Springs, CO    The Black Sheep

July 13    Omaha, NE    Sokol Underground

July 14    Columbia, MO    Mojo’s

July 15    Indianapolis, IN    Birdy’s Live

July 18    Chattanooga, TN    JJ’s Bohemia

July 19    Charlotte, NC    Chop Shop

Royal Thunder recently recorded a live performance of “Sleeping Witch” for indieATL, an online partner of Georgia State University radio station WRAS 88.5.  The clip can be seen here: http://indieatl.com/indieatl-videos/first-video-from-royal-thunder-indieatl-session-sleeping-witch/.

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

For more info on ROYAL THUNDER, click on the links below!

http://bit.ly/RoyalThunderStore

www.facebook.com/royalthundermusic

LONG LIVE ROYAL THUNDER.

Stone.

ROYAL THUNDER AND RCRD LBL Offering Free Download Of “Whispering World” From Forthcoming Album “CVI” (MAY 22, RELAPSE RECORDS); New Tour Dates Announced

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on May 1, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

May 1, 2012, Philadelphia – Royal Thunder, the Atlanta-based quartet who release their debut album CVI on May 22 (Relapse Records), and RCRD LBL are offering a download of “Whispering World”: http://rcrdlbl.com/2012/05/01/download_royal_thunder_whispering_world.

Royal Thunder perform a hometown show tomorrow night at The Masquerade as part of the Decibel Magazine Tour. The band has announced two additional dates: June 27 at The Marquis Theater in Denver and July 12 at the Black Sheep in Colorado Springs. Additional tour dates will be announced shortly.

The band recently recorded an in-studio performance of  “Sleeping Witch,” another track from the forthcoming release, for indieATL, which can be viewed at http://indieatl.com/indieatl-videos/first-video-from-royal-thunder-indieatl-session-sleeping-witch/indieATL is a video partner to Georgia State University’s radio station, WRAS 88.5.

Royal Thunder’s CVI will be streaming in its entirely via AOL Spinner beginning May 21 for one week.

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Stone Says: You just gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta grab this FREE download of Whispering World. You gotta! I’m telling you, once you hear Miny Parsonz on vocals you will be marking your calendar to buy CVI on May 22nd. Oh, yeah, Miny plays one hell of a bass and this entire Royal Thunder pack will… ROCK YOUR FACE OFF!

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

For more info on ROYAL THUNDER, click on the link below!

www.facebook.com/royalthundermusic

LONG LIVE ROYAL THUNDER.

Stone.

ROYAL THUNDER – Live Performance Of “Sleeping Witch” Available From indieATL; Currently On Tour With BARONESS

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on April 27, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Photo credit: Christy Parry

Philadelphia — Royal Thunder, the Atlanta-based quartet who release their debut album CVI on May 22 (Relapse Records), recently recorded an in-studio performance of “Sleeping Witch” for indieATL, which can be viewed at http://indieatl.com/indieatl-videos/first-video-from-royal-thunder-indieatl-session-sleeping-witch/.

“Filming with indieATL was a very pleasant, professional experience,” said Mlny Parsonz, vocalist and guitar player for Royal Thunder.  “We are grateful to have been considered for this amazing experience. The end result is stellar footage.” Three additional songs were filmed during the session, which will be made available soon.

The band is currently on tour with Baroness and have a hometown show on May 2 as part of Decibel Magazine’s first national tour. Royal Thunder will be announcing additional dates shortly.  Tour dates are:

April 27  Nashville, TN  The End *

May 2  Atlanta, GA  The Masquerade

* = w/Baroness

Royal Thunder’s CVI will be streaming in its entirely via AOL Spinner beginning May 21 for one week. The band is currently giving fans an opportunity to hear another track from the forthcoming album via a lyric video for “Whispering World,” which can be found on Royal Thunder’s Facebook page (facebook.com/royalthundermusic).  Pre-orders for CVI are available here: www.relapse.com/label/artist/royal-thunder.html.

indieATL is a video partner to Georgia State University’s radio station, WRAS 88.5.

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

LONG LIVE ROYAL THUNDER.

Stone.

ROYAL THUNDER – Share New Song, Pre-Order Details, Cover Art And Track Listing For CVI; Add Tour Dates With BARONESS

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, stoner metal with tags , , , , , on April 12, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

PHILADELPHIA, Apr. 11  — Royal Thunder has a lyric video for “Whispering World,” a new song from their forthcoming album, CVI (Relapse, May 22), available on their Facebook page (facebook.com/royalthundermusic).

The co-ed Atlanta quartet will join label mates Baroness for a trio of dates later this month kicking off on Apr. 25 in Columbus at the Ace of Cups.  Royal Thunder will also perform a hometown show on Decibel Magazine’s May 2 tour stop at The Masquerade.

CVI is now available for pre-order via www.relapse.com/label/cvi-cd.html.

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Royal Thunder – Tour Dates:

April 25  Columbus, OH  Ace of Cups *

April 26  St. Louis, MO  Firebird *

April 27  Nashville, TN  The End *

May 2  Atlanta, GA  The Masquerade **

* = w/Baroness

** = w/Behemoth, Watain, The Devil’s Blood (Decibel Magazine Tour)

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CVI follows an incredibly well-received EP debut in late 2010 which won praise from a wide variety of outlets including Paste Magazine (“blues-infused rock’n’roll, wrapped in protective barbed-metal packaging”), NPR (“a revved-up Southern hard-rocker that howls like Led Zeppelin astride a psychedelic unicorn”) Brooklyn Vegan (“Johnette Napolitano of Concrete Blonde fronting Black Sabbath”) and Terrorizer (“‘Royal Thunder’ grabs you right from the first listen”).

CVI – Track Listing:

01.  Parsonz Curse

02.  Whispering World

03.  Shake and Shift

04.  No Good

05.  Blue

06.  Sleeping Witch

07.  South of Somewhere

08.  Drown

09.  Minus

10.  Black Water Vision

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(Source: Speakeasy PR)

LONG LIVE ROYAL THUNDER.

Stone.

ROYAL THUNDER – ADDED TO DECIBEL MAGAZINE TOUR’S ATLANTA DATE ON MAY 2 AT THE MASQUERADE

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, stoner metal, stoner rock with tags , , , , , on March 14, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

PHILADELPHIA, Mar. 14 – Royal Thunder, the Atlanta-based quartet who release their debut album, CVI, on May 22 have been tapped by Decibel Magazine to take part in the Metal magazine’s inaugural tour with a spot on the May 2 Atlanta date at The Masquerade.

“We’re completely honored to have Royal Thunder on the bill of our Atlanta Decibel Magazine Tour show. They’re truly headed for great things,” offered Decibel Editor Albert Mudrian. “So, when we ask them to headline the tour in a few years, they’ll have hopefully forgotten what we paid them to do this show, and still wanna work with us.”

The 26-date trek features headliners Behemoth, Watain, The Devil’s Blood and In Solitude with handpicked artists joining the roster in their hometown cities.

For more information and ticketing links please visit www.decibelmagazinetour.com.

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(Source: Speakeasy PR)

For more info, click on the links below:

www.facebook.com/royalthundermusic

 http://bit.ly/RoyalThunderStore

www.decibelmagazinetour.com

www.relapse.com

LONG LIVE ROYAL THUNDER.

Stone.

ROYAL THUNDER CVI – Debut Album Set For May 22nd Release On Relapse Records

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, stoner metal, stoner rock with tags , , , on February 9, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Photo credit: Christy Parry
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Atlanta Quartet Touring with Black Tusk; Stop at SXSW
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PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 9 – Royal Thunder, the Atlanta four-piece Brooklyn Vegan described as “Johnette Napolitano of Concrete Blonde fronting Black Sabbath,” have completed recording their debut album, CVI.  The album will be released on CD/2xLP/Digital on May 22 via Relapse Records.
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“We poured all of our hard work and passion into this 10-song LP,” says vocalist/bass player Mlny Parsonz of the band’s mid-2011 recording sessions at Aria Recording Studio in Marietta, Ga. “We saw highs and lows along the way, but in the end we made it. We made something we are so proud of. We look back on our past efforts and take with us the good, and strive to keep going and growing. We can’t wait to see what the future holds and we hope this new album is an inspiration and light in the lives of everyone who listens to it.”
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The band, which includes the aforementioned Parsonz as well as founder Josh Weaver (guitar), Lee Smith (drums) and Josh Coleman (guitar) will join Black Tusk for a half dozen dates leading up to performances at SXSW (specific showcase information to be announced shortly). Royal Thunder will also perform at this Saturday’s Scion Relapse Showcase at The Roxy in Los Angeles.
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Royal Thunder released a self-titled EP in 2010 which won praise from a wide variety of outlets including Paste Magazine (“blues-infused rock’n’roll, wrapped in protective barbed-metal packaging”), NPR (“a revved-up Southern hard-rocker that howls like Led Zeppelin astride a psychedelic unicorn”) and Terrorizer (“‘Royal Thunder’ grabs you right from the first listen”).
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(Source: Speakeasy PR)
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* For more ROYAL THUNDER info/tour dates, click on links below:
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www.facebook.com/royalthundermusic
www.relapse.com
LONG LIVE ROYAL THUNDER.
Stone.
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