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All Music Guide:

Rising out of Atlanta, Georgia, Royal Thunder have been conjuring stoner rock grooves out of the Southern heat since they were formed in 2006 by guitarist Josh Weaver. Featuring singer and bassist Mlny Parsonz, drummer Lee Smith, and guitarist Josh Coleman, the band's hazy, psychedelic sound evokes the early days of stoner and space rock, with Parsonz's soulful vocals bringing an element of dark drama to the band's swaggering sound. Royal Thunder made their recorded debut in 2009 with a self-titled EP, which the band self-released before signing to Relapse shortly afterwards, where the label re-released the album the following year. Their first full-length, CVI, arrived two years later in 2012.


Royal Thunder is a hard rock band from Atlanta, Georgia founded in 2004 by guitarist Josh Weaver. Their style of hard rock takes its primary influence from classic rock and 90s grunge with elements of progressive rock and psychedelic rock blended together to create a unique sound.

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Royal Thunder was formed in 2004 in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2007, Royal Thunder self-released their debut EP and started touring with Jesse Stuber on drums. By 2010, Relapse Records took notice and signed the band starting with an official re-release of their self-titled EP and later in 2012 releasing their full length debut, CVI. Stuber left the band after CVI was complete and Lee Smith joined at that time on drums and also played on the last track of CVI, "Black Water Vision". The band toured with Lee Smith and Josh Coleman (who also joined during the making of CVI on second guitar) for a few US tours.

^ "Royal Thunder --- Artist Biography". Relapse Records. Retrieved 2015-04-08. 

Tour Dates All Dates Dates In My Area

Date Venue Location Tickets
05.30.15 Club Dada Dallas, TX US
06.03.15 The Hideout San Diego, CA US
06.05.15 City National Grove of Anaheim Anaheim, CA US
06.06.15 The Regency Ballroom San Francisco, CA US
06.08.15 Roseland Theater Portland, OR US
06.09.15 Showbox SoDo Seattle, WA US
06.10.15 Revolution Center Garden City, ID US
06.12.15 The Wilma Theatre Missoula, MT US
06.13.15 Knitting Factory Concert House Spokane, WA US
06.14.15 Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, BC Canada

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  • 05.26.15 The band talks about life on the road in preparation of their upcoming headlining run with Wild Throne along with... http://t.co/eIK9SW5qFD
  • 05.14.15 The band talks about the 'Crooked Door's album art along with stories from the road in this latest video clip! http://t.co/w6HVFsURXh
  • 05.10.15 iTunes is running a limited time sale for Relapse Records 25th anniversary with lots of new and classic titles on... http://t.co/4KGxm41krQ
  • 04.30.15 ♫ This Weekend: St Augustine, FL - May 1 at St. Augustine Amphitheatre http://t.co/P27bMvyXFM
  • 04.27.15 ♫ Tomorrow: Orlando, FL - Apr 28 at Hard Rock Live Orlando http://t.co/V6GQfztLk3
  • 04.27.15 Royal Thunder - "Time Machine" from the album 'Crooked Doors' Subscribe to Relapse Records:... http://t.co/lGOYzYG2BK
  • 04.24.15 In case you missed it, the brand new music video for "Time Machine" has officially premiered! http://t.co/WNtl8z9df4
  • 04.23.15 Who wants to win guest list spots for the show at Bayou Music Center with Wilco tonight in Houston!? First three... http://t.co/7RhaOGl2zF
  • 04.23.15 ♫ This Weekend: Tallahassee, FL - Apr 26 at Capital City Amphitheater http://t.co/zyXKpuDZ0e
  • 04.23.15 The brand new music video for "Time Machine" has officially premiered via Rolling Stone along with an in-depth... http://t.co/f4Clx89fvo
  • 04.22.15 ♫ Tomorrow: Houston, TX - Apr 23 at Bayou Music Center http://t.co/DWnuxYpqyv
  • 04.22.15 Chicago! Royal Thunder is coming to the Beat Kitchen on June 22nd with Wild Throne! Click the link below to RSVP... http://t.co/UCec4kn0B8