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Album Stream: Royal Thunder - CVI

May 15, 2012  |  8:30am
Album Stream: Royal Thunder - <i>CVI</i>

Hard-blues rockers Royal Thunder are loud, unabashed and one of Atlanta’s best kept secrets. On their debut record, CVI (106 in Roman numerals), they open up with the roughly seven-minute track “Parsonz Curse,” presumably named after their lead singer Mlny Parsonz. It’s a track that sets the tone for the rest of their impressive full length effort, one that expands upon the group’s earlier work.

For these Best of What’s Next alum, their latest release meshes together a solid hour of Southern metal and classic rock that builds upon their formidable 2010 EP. With the majority of Royal Thunder’s tracks running over six minutes, the combination of Parsonz, Josh Weaver, Lee Smith and Josh Coleman push themselves on tracks like “Blue”, “Drown” and “South of Somewhere,” exhibiting their distorted and experimental instrumental jams in impressive fashion.

Royal Thunder’s CVI is set for a May 22 release via Relapse Records. Stream the entire album and view their tour dates below.

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May
26 – Atlanta, Ga. @ The Earl

June
10 – Richmond, Va. @ Strange Matter
12 – Huntington, W. Va. @ V Club
13 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @ The Smiling Moose
14 – Lancaster, Pa. @ Chameleon Club
16 – Allston, Mass. @ Great Scott
17 – New York, N.Y. @ Mercury Lounge
19 – Cleveland, Ohio @ The Grog Shop
20 – Chicago, Ill. @ Double Door
21 – Detroit, Mich. @ Small’s
22 – Grand Rapids, Mich. @ The Pyramid Scheme
23 – Madison, Wisc. @ The Frequency
24 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Triple Rock Social Club
26 – Lincoln, Neb. @ Rye Room, Bourbon Theatre
27 – Denver, Colo. @ The Marquis Theater
28 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ In The Venue
29 – Boise, Idaho @ Neurolux
30 – Seattle, Wash. @ El Corazon

July
1 – Portland, Ore. @ The Star Theatre
2 – Sparks, Nev. @ The Alley
3 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Bottom of the Hill
5 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Down & Out
6 – San Diego, Calif. @ The Casbah
7 – Santa Ana, Calif. @ The Constellation Room, The Observatory
10 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Rhythm Room
12 – Colorado Springs, Colo. @ The Black Sheep
13 – Omaha, Neb. @ Sokol Underground
14 – Columbia, Mo. @ Mojo’s
15 – Indianapolis, Ind. @ Birdy’s Live
18 – Chattanooga, Tenn. @ JJ’s Bohemia
19 – Charlotte, N.C. @ Chop Shop

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