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Royal Thunder

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Biography All Music Guide

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.

Tour Dates All Dates Dates In My Area

Date Venue Location Tickets
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 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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  • 02.13.15 The Guardian includes Royal Thunder on their monthly metal roundup and says the band is "Imbued with the raw,... http://t.co/oBpZQsic9a
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  • 02.10.15 The first single from 'Crooked Doors' has premiered! Listen to "Forget You" on YouTube:... http://t.co/GBrjGsBOf2
  • 02.06.15 'Crooked Doors' is now available for pre-order from Relapse Records. Reserve your copy of the record on Blue/Pink... http://t.co/uEfphBW48t
  • 02.05.15 In case you missed it, an album trailer for 'Crooked Doors' has been released. Next week the full song will be... http://t.co/vu1tXLWR2B
  • 02.04.15 Pre-Orders and the first sample of new music are now live! http://t.co/pbEOqZvNDj