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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
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 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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  • 03.27.15 Last premiere of the week is up at REVOLVER Magazine. Head on over there to hear "Wake Up" from 'Crooked Doors'... http://t.co/4jMtraQnMK
  • 03.26.15 On with the premieres! Head to Stereogum for today's new track "One Day." They also have an in-depth discussion... http://t.co/n1pMeu8lQC
  • 03.26.15 Guitar World have posted another 'Crooked Doors' in-studio video featuring guitarist Josh Weaver discussing the... http://t.co/xoI7hUcoHt
  • 03.25.15 Another new song is live! Head on over to Decibel Magazine to hear "Forgive Me, Karma" along with Mlny's take on... http://t.co/2lubq46r4m
  • 03.24.15 Royal Thunder have revealed a ton of new Spring (and summer) tour dates with #WildThrone! Check em… https://t.co/57XNDPuNUT
  • 03.24.15 New tour dates with Wild Throne have been revealed! Catch Royal Thunder on the road this Spring/Summer including... http://t.co/Y872ivqZzA
  • 03.23.15 New track! Head on over to Loudwire to stream "Ear On The Fool"! New tracks from 'Crooked Doors' -out April... http://t.co/ySZmXwDgMo
  • 03.19.15 See you later SXSW, tonight we will be at Martin's bar in Jackson, MS. Show at 10pm! 214 S. State street... http://t.co/0THpCvZ5DK
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  • 03.18.15 Published on Mar 12, 2015 Follow ROYAL THUNDER's musical journey through Aria Recording Studios where they... http://t.co/IQA1n8eymw
  • 03.17.15 SXSW! Catch Royal Thunder tonight at midnight at the Dirty Dog Bar! Who's ready to hear some new… https://t.co/Qc2yiAgbuG
  • 03.16.15 Entertainment Weekly is streaming a new track! Head on over there now to hear "Glow." 'Crooked Doors' arrives... http://t.co/OxodQTt5bX