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ROYAL THUNDER'S DEBUT ALBUM, CVI, AVAILABLE NOW: HEAR THE RECORD SPIN CALLS A "STUNNING BREAKTHROUGH" IN ITS ENTIRETY VIA AOL, ALTERNATIVE PRESS, PASTE AND EXCLAIM WEBSITES

Posted 5/22/12

Royal Thunder, the Atlanta co-ed quartet who drew attention for their astonishing 2010 self-titled EP, release their full-length debut, CVI, today via Relapse Records.


"It's hard not to admire Royal Thunder's sonic acumen," explained Decibel in the magazine's June lead review. "It's satisfyingly heavy, but in no way extreme. It's brooding without being self-involved. It's unmistakably Southern, but with nary a whiff of faux-rural sh*t-kicking or questionable confederate/honky-tonk orthodoxy. Above all, it's magnificently compelling rock music."


Revolver said CVI is "essential" and described the band's offering as "a thick rock hurricane that spins soaring melodies and searing heaviness in almost every direction" while Outburn said Royal Thunder is a "standout amongst their peers" and the album "brings a new kind of heavy to the table." Paste Magazine said CVI "meshes together a solid hour of Southern metal and classic rock that builds upon their formidable 2010 EP," with NPR (in an All Songs Considered blog feature) adding, "CVI not only builds on the promise of a great EP, but it's also a portrait of songs that have been painstakingly lived in..."


Several outlets are sharing full album streams of CVI this week including Alternative Press (with track-by-track information), AOL Spinner, Exclaim, Paste Magazine and Rdio.


Royal Thunder celebrates the album's release with a May 26 hometown show at The Earl before joining Valient Thorr and Holy Grail for a five-week U.S. tour.


May 26 Atlanta, GA The Earl (*Record Release Show)
June 10 Richmond, VA Strange Matter
June 12 Huntington, WV V Club
June 13 Pittsburgh, PA The Smiling Moose
June 14 Lancaster, PA Chameleon Club
June 16 Allston, MA Great Scott
June 17 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
June 19 Cleveland, OH The Grog Shop
June 20 Chicago, IL Double Door
June 21 Detroit, MI Small's
June 22 Grand Rapids, MI The Pyramid Scheme
June 23 Madison, WI The Frequency
June 24 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock Social Club
June 26 Lincoln, NE Rye Room @ Bourbon Theatre
June 27 Denver, CO The Marquis Theater
June 28 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue
June 29 Boise, ID Neurolux
June 30 Seattle, WA El Corazon
July 1 Portland, OR The Star Theatre
July 2 Sparks, NV The Alley
July 3 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill
July 5 Los Angeles, CA The Down & Out
July 6 San Diego, CA The Casbah
July 7 Santa Ana, CA The Constellation Room @ The Observatory
July 10 Phoenix, AZ Rhythm Room
July 12 Colorado Springs, CO The Black Sheep
July 13 Omaha, NE Sokol Underground
July 14 Columbia, MO Mojo's
July 15 Indianapolis, IN Birdy's Live
July 18 Chattanooga, TN JJ's Bohemia
July 19 Charlotte, NC Chop Shop


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ROYAL THUNDER'S DEBUT ALBUM, CVI, AVAILABLE NOW:  HEAR THE RECORD SPIN CALLS A "STUNNING BREAKTHROUGH" IN ITS ENTIRETY VIA AOL, ALTERNATIVE PRESS, PASTE AND EXCLAIM WEBSITES

 

 

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