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Royal Thunder

From: Atlanta, GA, United States
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Latest Royal Thunder News

Below is our complete Royal Thunder news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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CKY & Slaves North American Tour Announced

CKY and Slaves will co-headline a North American run of dates with this summer w/ support from Royal Thunder and Awaken I Am. Slave's frotnman Jonny Craig in particular has had a troublesome few months with his group being dropped by their label amid disturbing allegations. Craig denied all allegations of rape.

Says CKY drummer Jess Margera of the upcoming tour:

“ATTENTION! You want it? You’ve got it! You wild heathens kept asking for it and we heard you loud and clear: We are proud to announce a full co-headlining North American tour with our friends in Slaves. We’re bringing Royal Thunder and Awaken I Am along for the ride. It’s going to be a night of some thick ass rock n roll that you can brag about to all your fake ass ‘friends’ who stayed home watching Netflix. This is gonna be the tour of all tours and this tour is all yours. Get a ticket NOW.”

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Royal Thunder North American Tour Announced

Royal Thunder and Pinkish Black announce a North American run around the spring. Dates for that tour include:

03/12 Memphis TN – Rockhouse Live Memphis (no Pinkish Black)
03/13 Little Rock AR – The White Water Tavern (no Pinkish Black)
03/14 Houston TX – White Oak Music Hall
03/15 Dallas TX – Not So Fun Wknd Fest
03/17 Denver CO – Streets of London Pub
03/19 Las Vegas NV – Beauty Bar Las Vegas
03/20 Scottsdale AZ – Pub Rock Live
03/21 San Diego CA – Brick By Brick
03/22 Los Angeles CA – The Hi Hat
03/24 San Francisco CA – DNA Lounge
03/25 Sacramento CA – Blue Lamp Sacramento
03/26 Portland OR – Tonic Lounge
03/27 Seattle WA – Highline Bar
03/28 Vancouver BC – The Cobalt
03/30 Calgary AB – The Palomino Smokehouse and Social Club
03/31 Edmonton AB – Union Hall (feat. Ministry & Chelsea Wolfe) (no Pinkish Black)
04/01 Saskatoon SK – Amigos Cantina
04/03 Winnipeg MB – The Good Will – Social Club
04/04 Fargo ND – The Aquarium
04/05 Chicago IL – Beat Kitchen
04/06 Columbus OH – Spacebar

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Royal Thunder Streaming "April Showers"

Royal Thunder just debuted the first song from new album "Wick," which is due out April 7th via new label home Spinefarm Records. Check out "April Showers" bleow.

"A lot has happened in life between 'Crooked Doors' and 'Wick,'" said singer / bassist Mlny Parsonz. "This song was a liferaft and an outlet while we were on the road. It was a song that we lived in and looked forward to playing, live.

"Personally, it gave me the freedom to release my emotions and process my thoughts while I was on the road. We hope you enjoy this song. And we appreciate your support, sincerely. We present to you....'April Showers.'"

1. Burning Tree
2. April Showers
3. Tied
4. We Slipped
5. The Sinking Chair
6. Plans
7. Anchor
9. Push
10. Turnaround
11. The Well
12. We Never Fell Asleep More...

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Royal Thunder Announces New Album

Royal Thunder's genre-bending sound has been turning heads since guitarist Josh Weaver founded the band in Atlanta, GA and now the band has confirmed that a forthcoming album will be titled "Wick."

Spinefarm Records will release the album worldwide on April 7th, 2017. Weaver comments: "'Wick' is different, a bigger jump as far as our sound goes. But it's still us - it's just the sound of Royal Thunder's evolution."

Bassist Mlny Parsonz adds: "Out of all of the albums, 'Wick' was the hardest one to make. It was a fight, but to hear it now, to see it finished, is so gratifying. Finally it's over, it's amazing to be done with it. I'm looking at it, going we're done, it's over, be free..." More...

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Black Tusk Premieres "Desolation Of Endless Times"

Savannah, GA's Black Tusk premieres a new song entitled "Desolation Of Endless Times", taken from the upcoming new album "Pillars Of Ash", which was recorded with Toxic Holocaust's Joel Grind and will be out in stores January 29th via Relapse Records.

Check out now "Desolation Of Endless Times" below.

Black Tusk will kick off a long U.S. tour next week in support of the band's new album. First with Royal Thunder and special guest Bask as support, followed by the Black Tusk & Holy Grail North American Tour. Check out all dates below: More...

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Black Tusk Announces Tour With Royal Thunder

In anticipation of the release of the forthcoming "Pillars of Ash" LP (January 29th via Relapse), Savannah, GA's Black Tusk will kick off a U.S. tour, presented by New Noise Magazine, with Royal Thunder and special guest Bask.

The first leg of the tour has been announced today and will take the bands throughout the southern portion of the United States, with stops in North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana, Florida and Georgia for two weeks in January and February. Check out the tour routing below.

Recorded with Toxic Holocaust's Joel Grind behind the boards and featuring artwork by Jeremy Hush, "Pillars of Ash" is the culmination of three brothers-in-arms' blood, sweat and tears. Check out the song "God's On Vacation" at this location. More...

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Relapse Releases 36 Song Sampler Online

As part of the label's ongoing 25th anniversary celebration, Relapse Records has released a 36-song label sampler available for free download via Bandcamp here.

The sampler showcases the label's eclectic roster, which spans all realms of dark and heavy music including death metal, grindcore, thrash metal, stoner rock, drone, black metal, sludge metal, doom metal, heavy psych, space rock, hardcore, experimental music and much more. You can also stream all the tracks below, with the full track listing available after the jump.


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Royal Thunder Cancels Tonight's Show

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...."

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Royal Thunder Announces North American Shows

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...

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SXSW 2015 Day One: St. Patrick’s Day

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...

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SXSW 2015 Metal Showcases Revealed

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...

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Royal Thunder Streaming New Track "Forget You"

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
4. Floor
5. The Line
6. Forgive Me, Karma
7. Glow
8. Ear On The Fool
9. One Day
10. The Bear I
11. The Bear II

Check out "Forget You" here: More...

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Royal Thunder Posts Album Trailer

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
4. Floor
5. The Line
6. Forgive Me, Karma
7. Glow
8. Ear On The Fool
9. One Day
10. The Bear I
11. The Bear II More...

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Royal Thunder Announces Album Release

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.

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Royal Thunder Enters The Studio

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...

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Royal Thunder Announces SXSW Showcases

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...

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Metalsucks Announces SXSW Showcase

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.
Doors: 7:30pm
Show: 8pm
Ages: 21+ More...

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Relapse Records Announces SXSW Showcase

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.

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Enslaved Issues Roadside Update

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...

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Pallbearer To Head Out On European Tour

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...

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