Royal Thunder, the co-ed quartet who released their acclaimed debut album CVI this Spring, embark on their first headlining tour on Oct. 21. Blow The Scene’s resident giant, Andy McNeil recently caught up Royal Thunder for an exclusive interview and photo gallery.
The Atlanta-based band has also been added to Fun Fun Fun Fest, perform two Texas dates with Valient Thorr and will join Pig Destroyer on Oct. 19 for a show in Baltimore. Royal Thunder is currently on the road with Pallbearer, with the tour wrapping up on Sunday in Lawrence, Kan.
With the June release of CVI on Relapse Records, Royal Thunder stepped out of the metal underground, garnering a great deal of praise from a variety of outlets including Spin (“a stunning breakthrough”), NPR ( “not only builds on the promise of a great EP, but it’s also a portrait of songs that have been painstakingly lived in”), Pitchfork (“Mlny Parsonz is a nontraditional blues-rock banshee of a woman, equal parts riot grrl and gospel diva”) and Revolver (“essential”). Vocalist/guitar player Mlny Parsonz recently appeared on the cover of Decibel Magazine‘s inaugural Women in Metal issue.
Royal Thunder tour dates:
October 19 Baltimore, MD Ottobar (w/Pig Destroyer)
October 21 Wallingford, CT Cherry Street Station
October 23 Toronto, ON Horseshoe Tavern
October 24 Buffalo, NY Mohawk Place
October 25 Grand Rapids, MI The Pyramid Scheme
October 26 Dekalb, IL House Cafe
October 27 Eau Claire, WI House of Rock
October 28 Minneapolis, MN Mill City Nights
October 31 Houston, TX Rudyard’s (w/Valient Thorr)
November 1 Corpus Christi, TX House of Rock (w/Valient Thorr)
November 2 San Antonio, TX Nightrocker Live
November 3 Austin, TX Fun Fun Fun Fest (Parrish)
Previously announced (all dates w/Pallbearer):
September 12 Washington, DC Rock and Roll Hotel
September 13 Columbus, OH Ace of Cups
September 14 Chicago, IL Beat Kitchen
September 15 St. Louis, MO FUBAR
September 16 Lawrence, KS Jackpot Saloon