Royal Thunder, who play SXSW today (12 midnight at Dirty Dog), reveal a new song, “Glow,” from their forthcoming album, Crooked Doors (April 7, Relapse Records) via Entertainment Weekly.
Late last week the Atlanta quartet premiered the first in a series of webisodes documenting the making of the eleven-song album, which the Austin Chronicle awarded four stars to in their pre-SXSW coverage.
The band has shared two additional, new songs from their sophomore album: “Time Machine” and “Forget You.” Paste Magazine said “Forget You” takes “the atmospheric elements of their music even further. It’s a song that has a heady blend of the sludgy blues stomp that garnered them widespread attention and even heavier, darker elements than before.” Metal Injection called “Time Machine” “seven minutes of rock godliness.”
The band joins Halestorm and Rival Sons for a brief western U.S. tour in June:
June 5 Anaheim, CA The Grove
June 6 San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom
June 8 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
June 9 Seattle, WA Showbox SoDo
June 10 Boise, ID Revolution Center
June 12 Missoula, MT Wilma Theatre
June 13 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
June 14 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
Royal Thunder is Mlny Parsonz, Josh Weaver, Evan Diprima and Will Fiore. Royal Thunder began work on the album in early 2014, returning to work at the Aria Recording Studio where they recorded the band’s critically lauded debut, CVI.