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Mel from Royal Thunder has issued the following announcement about the band cancelling tonight's tour date:
"We are sorry to say that tonight's show at The Pyramid Scheme has been canceled. The tour will continue as scheduled in New York.
"It is really hard for me to make this call, but we have decided to cancel our show in Grand Rapids tonight. We love you guys and we were really looking forward to seeing you and performing. But, after 5 days in a row, my voice started feeling it, today.
"I tried everything in hopes to get it back to no avail. I've gotta get some rest and take care of myself so we can keep on with the tour. I'm so sorry, truly truly sorry. We won't forget you, and will be back just for you, and try this again. Again, love you guys and be well. Until we ROCK again...."
Royal Thunder, which releases sophomore album "Crooked Doors" on April 7 via Relapse Records, today announces the band's first North American tour in support of the eleven-song release.
The tour kicks off on May 28th at Siberia in New Orleans and stretches through early July with a previously announced mid-June stint with Halestorm.
Opening on all Royal Thunder headlining dates is Wild Throne - which will release debut album, "Harvest of Darkness," on August 18th via Roadrunner Records. More...
Dirty Dog Bar hosted the night’s show. The bar will host metal showcases through most of the duration of South By Southwest. The Dirty Dog is located on Sixth Street, a place of reputed drunken revelry due to so many bars lining its streets. Alcohol consumption was in full force tonight being Saint Patrick’s day. Hordes of green clad patrons wearing beads walked from bar to bar, sometimes with the assistance of others, seeking hops and other beverages. The drunkenness wasn’t too obnoxious, but when you introduce this much alcohol fights are bound to occur. One happened right on the sidewalk next to the venue. The initial crowd inside the bar was somewhat docile.
Before focusing on the bands at the Dirty Dog, I want to revisit some of my activities from days prior. SXSW is not just devoted to music. There is a film, education and interactive portion. On Sunday, two days after the start of film portion, I got my picture taken on the throne from Game of Thrones. It took us about an hour to get through the line to have a few seconds to take a picture. I thought the throne looked more realistic on TV only because we’re just seeing the top portion on screen. Once it was done I received a “mix tape” that was nothing more than cheap ear buds. We left the “SXSWestoros” exhibit on 5th Street and made our way to Congress to visit Robert Rodriguez’s museum. He had artwork by fantasy painter Frank Frazetta on display. The detail was much sharper in his paintings than his posters and book cover art. It was interesting to see the paintings that inspired the look of Conan The Barbarian. More...
Metal bands at SXSW and metal showcases have been released to the public. The Dirty Dog Bar is a major player at this year's festivities. Both Metalsucks.net's South By South Death and Metal Injection's showcases will take place in this venue. Saturday offers three big shows and a chance to see some bands such as The Skull and Goatsnake twice. More...
Atlanta's Royal Thunder is streaming the new track "Forget you." The song appears on the upcoming new release "Crooked Doors," which is set for an April 7th drop date via Relapse Records.
The track listing is as follows:
1. Time Machine
2. Forget You
3. Wake Up
5. The Line
6. Forgive Me, Karma
8. Ear On The Fool
9. One Day
10. The Bear I
11. The Bear II
Check out "Forget You" here: More...
Royal Thunder today offers a first listen to music from the sophomore album "Crooked Doors" - due out April 7th via Relapse Records - with a brief trailer featuring music from the eleven-song release.
The band began work on "Crooked Doors" in early 2014, returning to record at the Aria Recording Studio. Pre-orders are available on CD or 2xLP editions at this location. The track listing is as follows:
1. Time Machine
2. Forget You
3. Wake Up
5. The Line
6. Forgive Me, Karma
8. Ear On The Fool
9. One Day
10. The Bear I
11. The Bear II More...
Royal Thunder, the female-fronted hard rock quartet whose debut album "CVI" saw singer Mlny Parsonz land on the cover of Decibel Magazine, will release follow-up full-length "Crooked Doors" on April 7th via Relapse Records.
“It’s been too long,” said the band. “Thanks for being patient with us in delivering this album! We hope you are fond of it. Looking forward to revisiting familiar places and face.”
The eleven-song album was recorded throughout 2014, with principal recording done at Aria Recording Studio in Marietta, GA with producer Joey Jones. More details, including tour dates, to come shortly.
Royal Thunder is heading back into the studio to record an album due out via Relapse Records this Fall. Vocalist / bassist MLny Parsonz had this to say about the process:
"We meet again with our long time friend and producer Joey Jones at Aria Recording Studio in Marietta. We have no idea what this next album is going to sound like! We are anxious to see what the outcome will be.
"With that being said, we have NO agenda, NO formula, NO limits. This one is for the gods of rock! As always, thank you ALL for your support. See you on the road with these new songs! Until then, be well!"
You can also check out the band's previously released music video for "Blue" in the player below. More...
Royal Thunder's momentum continues with the band performing on five of SXSW's heavy music showcases: Pitchfork's Show No Mercy showcase (March 13 at House of Vans - Mohawk), MetalSucks' South by South Death showcase (March 14 at Dirty Dog), the Brooklyn Vegan showcase (March 15 @ Emo's), the Converse Thrasher Deathmatch showcase (March 16 @ Scoot Inn), and March 16 on Relapse Records' Chaos in Tejas showcase at Red 7.
The band, which has been on the road for nearly a year, will join Dillinger Escape Plan this Spring for a six week tour that kicks off on April 22nd in Lancaster, PA at The Chameleon Club. The Atlanta-based group released debut album "CVI" in May 2012. Catch the group supporting the album live on the following dates: More...
For the third year in a row, MetalSucks will be at SXSW in Austin, TX presenting the annual South by South Death showcase. On the evening of Thursday, March 14th, the following bands will grace the stage of The Dirty Dog on E. 6th St., right downtown: Goatwhore, Norma Jean, Royal Thunder, Howl, KEN Mode and Gypsyhawk.
The event will be free to SXSW badge holders and will be open to the general public as well on a first-come, first-serve basis. Details are below, or more info can be found at Metalsucks.net here.
South by South Death 2013
The Dirty Dog
505 E. 6th St.
Ages: 21+ More...
Relapse Records has teamed up with Austin, TX’s music festival, Chaos in Tejas, to put together an unforgettable night of auditory madness at this year’s SXSW Festival in Austin, TX.
The official showcase will feature a stage curated by each group and will take place at Red 7 on Saturday March 16th from 8 PM to 2 AM. The showcase will be free to all SXSW badge and wristband holders and open to the general public on a first come first serve basis. Further details on the showcase will be available via the Red 7 website shortly at this location.
The Relapse Records stage will be headlined by Savannah, GA’s sludge-rock warriors Black Tusk and feature sets from Relapse label-mates Royal Thunder, ASG, Howl, Inter Arma, and Call of the Void.
The Chaos In Tejas stage will be headlined by New Orleans bounce superstar Big Freedia and include performances from a diverse lineup including Antwon, Iron Lung, Power Trip, Merchandise, Parquet Courts and the Novice.
Enslaved has been out on a North American tour, which has been experiencing delays due to bad weather. The band has now checked in with the following update:
"After 24 hours inside the blizzard the interstate roads out of the Winnipeg border station finally reopened, and we could start driving again!
"Since then we've gone through new storms and more snow; non stop and relentless, with one goal in mind: making it to the stage in Montreal tonight! We will - just barely - sadly that is not the case for our support bands.
"Pallbearer, Royal Thunder and Ancient VVisdom all have to cancel due to the weather conditions. We'd like to thank all of our fans for the massive support through the past few days!"
Wed/Feb-20 Montreal, QC Les Foufounes Électriques
Thu/Feb-21 Boston, MA The Sinclair
Fri/Feb-22 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom More...
Pallbearer, which was named one of the best newcomers of 2012 in our annual year-end awards, will be heading off on a European tour with Royal Thunder in April. Dates are available below.
04/10 – London, UK @ Borderline
04/11 - Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix
04/12 – Leipzig, Germany @ UT Connewitz
04/13 – Berlin, Germany @ Bi Nuu
04/14 – Linz, Austria @ Posthof
04/15 – Bologna, Italy @ Freakout Club
04/16 – Aarau, Switzerland @ K.i.F.F.
04/17 – Schorndorf, Germany @ Manufaktur
04/18 – Tilburg, The Netherlands @ Roadburn Fest More...
Altanta's Royal Thunder has added a new leg of U.S. tour dates, joining Ancient VVisdom for a 10-date run in late February.
Royal Thunder, which has spent the better part of the past year on the road, kicks off a trek with Enslaved and Pallbearer tomorrow in Philadelphia, performing at Underground Arts. The seven-week tour includes stops in several Canadian cities including Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal.
The band recently returned to the studio to record acoustic versions of three songs from the "CVI" album with more details to be shared shortly. A video for "Blue" also premiered earlier this month and can be viewed right here. More...
Royal Thunder has teamed up with Pitchfork to release a new music video for the track "Blue," which can be viewed in the YouTube player below. The female-fronted Atlanta quartet released debut album "CVI" in the Spring of 2012 via Relapse Records.
Royal Thunder also has the following upcoming tour dates with Enslaved, Pallbearer, and Ancient VVisdom: More...
Royal Thunder, which is currently on tour with Corrosion of Conformity and ASG, will join Monster Magnet for a pair of mid-December dates: December 14th at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn and December 16th at The Trocadero in Philadelphia.
The female-fronted Atlanta quartet released debut album, "CVI," in the Spring via Relapse Records. Spin described the release as a "stunning breakthrough," while Revolver called the album "essential" and Decibel Magazine placed singer Mlny Parsonz on the cover of an inaugural women in metal issue.
Royal Thunder is currently working on a video for "Blue," with a premiere to come in the next few weeks. You can also catch Royal Thunder live:
Nov. 21 Atlanta, GA - Center Stage
Relapse Records has released a new free winter sampler, which can be download at bandcamp or streamed in the player below. The track listing is as follows:
1. Pig Destroyer - Sis 01:14
2. Ironhorse - Failure 03:03
3. Weapon - Vanguard Of The Morning Star 04:19
4. Baroness - March to the Sea 03:11
5. Royal Thunder - Blue 09:30
6. Christian Mistress - Haunted Hunted 05:57
7. Hooded Menace - Effigies of Evil 05:35
8. Serpentine Path - Crotalus Horridus Horridus 06:27
9. Inverloch - The Menin Road 06:21
10. Dying Fetus - From Womb To Waste 04:56
11. Murder Construct - Compelled by Mediocrity 02:44
12. Spawn Of Possession - Where Angels Go Demons Follow 05:38
13. Primate - Global Division 02:30
14. Horseback - Ahriman 03:55
15. Locrian - Chalk Point 08:13
16. 16 - Ants in my Bloodstream 04:34
17. Liberteer - Build No System 01:34
18. General Surgery - Like An Ever Flying Limb 02:25
19. Cripple Bastards - Senza Impronte 02:09
20. Blockheads - Famine 01:40
21. Death - Living Monstrosity 05:08 More...
Royal Thunder announced a string of fall tour dates in October/early November as well as November dates direct support of ASG and Corrosion of Conformity. The band released its debut album "CVI" in May through Relapse Records. A preview clip for the tour can also be seen below. The tour starts at Ottobar in Baltimore on October 19, 2012.
All confirmed dates are:
Oct 19 Baltimore, MD Ottobar (w/ Pig Destroyer)
Oct 20 New York, NY Saint Vitus (CMJ)
Oct 21 Wallingford, CT Cherry Street Station
Oct 23 Toronto, ON Horseshoe Tavern
Oct 24 Buffalo, NY Mohawk Place
Oct 25 Grand Rapids, MI The Pyramid Scheme
Oct 26 Dekalb, IL House Café
Oct 27 Eau Claire. WI House of Rock
Oct 28 Minneapolis, MN Nether Bar @ Mill City Nights
Oct 30 Oklahoma City, OK Conservatory
Oct 31 Houston, TX Rudyards w/ Valient Thorr
Nov 01 Corpus Christi, TX House of Rock w/ Valient Thorr
Nov 02 San Antonio, TX NightRocker Live
Nov 03 Austin, TX Parish
Royal Thunder w/ASG and Corrosion of Conformity
Nov. 6 Pittsburgh, PA Altar Bar
Nov. 7 Richmond, VA Kingdom
Nov. 8 Philadelphia, PA North Star Bar
Nov. 9 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus
Nov. 10 New London, CT El n Gee Club
Nov. 11 Ottawa, ON Maverick's
Nov. 14 Hamilton, ON Corktown Pub
Nov. 15 London, ON London Music Hall
Nov. 16 Detroit, MI Harpos
Nov. 17 Joliet, IL Majoes
Nov. 18 Lexington, KY Cosmic Charlie's More...
Royal Thunder, which released debut album "CVI" in May, is seeking UK-based fans for the "Blue" video. The director, John Bradburn, has announced he is seeking female fans between the ages of 20 to 35 with blonde or black hair to be leads in the upcoming clip.
The shoot also requires a number of extras of any age or gender but they must be from the Midlands or the Southern portion of the U.K. The video shoot is set for later in September. Interested parties should send an email with photo to firstname.lastname@example.org for full details.
Royal Thunder returns to the road on September 6th, touring with Pallbearer and Samothrace. Tour dates are:
September 6 Nashville, TN The Exit/In
September 8 Philadelphia, PA Kung Fu Necktie
September 9 Cambridge, MA TT The Bear's
September 11 Brooklyn, NY The Knitting Factory
September 12 Washington, DC Rock and Roll Hotel
September 13 Columbus, OH Ace of Cups
September 14 Chicago, IL Beat Kitchen
September 15 St. Louis, MO Fubar
September 16 Lawrence, KS Jackpot Saloon & Music Hall
Atlanta’s doom rock quartet Royal Thunder has just announced dates for an East Coast-to-Midwest trek that has been dubbed the “Paths To Oblivion” tour (sponsored by Scion A/V and Brooklyn Vegan). The tour is in support of doom metal prodigies Pallbearer and will also feature Samothrace.
“Paths To Oblivion” kicks off September 6th in Nashville, TN and runs until September 16th in Lawrence, KS. A complete listing of dates can be found below. Royal Thunder recently released debut album, "CVI," as an explosive follow-up to a self-titled EP.
Sept 6 Nashville, TN - Exit/In Tickets
Sept 8 Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie Tickets
Sept 9 Boston, MA - TT The Bears Tickets
Sept 11 Brooklyn, NY - Knitting Factory Tickets
Sept 12 Washington, DC - Rock N Roll Hotel Tickets
Sept 13 Columbus, OH - Ace of Cups Tickets
Sept 14 Chicago, IL - Beat Kitchen Tickets
Sept 15 St Louis, MO - Fubar Tickets
Sept 16 Lawrence, KS - The Jackpot