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Royal Thunder

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Atlanta, GA's Royal Thunder (Mlny Parsonz – bass / vocals, Josh Weaver – guitar, Josh Coleman - Rhythm Guitar, Lee Smith • Drums) is a haunting blues-infused rock band that lures listeners in with their dark rhythms and soulful vocals. The band formed in 2007 and self-recorded and released a seven song EP in late 2009 before signing with renowned independent label, Relapse Records, who re-issued the EP in 2010. The band has been described as "Led Zeppelin astride a psychedelic unicorn.” by and "Black Math Horseman or Johnette Napolitano of Concrete Blonde fronting Black Sabbath.” by BrooklynVegan.

Royal Thunder is set to release their proper full-length debut entitled 'CVI' via Relapse Records in the spring of 2011. 'CVI’ is a sultry southern hard rock thinker of an album that appeals to both the Skynyrd and the Neurosis sides of the brain. An absolute must have for fans of the Atlanta and Savannah hard rock scenes (Mastodon, Baroness, Kylesa, Black Tusk, etc), Royal Thunder have crafted an unforgettable, truly soulful record.

With a hard-hitting, hypnotic live show that is more of an ominous ritual than a rock concert, the four piece has been capturing audiences with their passionate performances, sharing the stage with a range of artists from Wovenhand, Birds of Avalon, Kylesa, Black Tusk, and many more. Keep this band on your radar in 2012 and beyond.

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