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Royal Thunder & Pitchfork Give Away Acoustic Track; Decibel x Converse Behind-The-Scenes Video

| 4 April 2013 | Reply


April 3, 2013, Philadelphia – Royal Thunder and Pitchfork are giving fans a free download of the Atlanta band’s stirring acoustic rendition of “Black Water Vision” (

Recorded earlier this year, the acoustic version is a testament to the relatively new band’s musical prowess which was echoed by David Fricke (Rolling Stone) in his recent appraisal of the band’s SXSW performance: “heavy with the meaty, base elements of early-Seventies British blues in guitarist Josh Weaver’s harmonic-fuzz sustain and a striking vocal change-up in bassist Mlny Parsonz, whose robust projection and supple vibrato made me think of Jefferson Airplane’s Grace Slick at a lower, godless pitch.”

Decibel Magazine debuts an acoustic version of “Whispering World” as their July flexi disc.  Royal Thunder recently participated in the ongoing Converse x Decibel Collaboration video series, where the quartet discusses the necessary sacrifices to be in a touring band (

The Atlanta band released their debut album CVI in May 2012.  The release was called a “stunning breakthrough” by Spin, Revolver called the album “essential” listening and Decibel placed singer Mlny Parsonz on the cover of their inaugural women in metal issue.  Royal Thunder closed out 2012 with multiple year end/best of accolades including the Village Voice (#10 on Top Ten Metal Albums of 2012), Spin (#6 on 20 Best Metal Albums of 2012) and #11 on Revolver’s 20 Best Albums of the year.

Royal Thunder tour dates:

Apr. 18    Tilburg, Netherlands    Roadburn

w/Dillinger Escape Plan

Apr. 22     Lancaster, PA     The Chameleon Club

Apr. 23     Clifton Park, NY     Upstate Music Hall

Apr. 24     Buffalo, NY     Town Ballroom

Apr. 25     Pittsburgh, PA     The Altar Bar

Apr. 26     Philadelphia, PA     Union Transfer

Apr. 27     Brooklyn, NY     Music Hall of Williamsburg

Apr. 28     New Haven, CT     Toad’s Place

Apr. 30     Columbus, OH     A&R Bar

May 4     Newport, KY     Southgate House

May 5     Grand Rapids, MI     The Intersection

May 7     Indianapolis, IN     Emerson Theater

May 8     Chicago, IL     Reggie’s

May 9     Des Moines, IA     Wooly’s

May 10     Madison, WI     High Noon Saloon

May 11     St. Louis, MO     The Firebird

May 12     Lawrence, KS     Granada Theater

May 14     Boulder, CO     Fox Theater

May 16     Boise, ID     Knitting Factory

May 17     Reno, NV     Knitting Factory

May 18     Sacramento, CA     Ace of Spades

May 19     San Francisco, CA     DNA Lounge

May 20     Anaheim, CA     Chain Reaction

May 22     Albuquerque, NM     Launchpad

May 23     El Paso, TX     Tricky Falls

May 24     Austin, TX     Mohawk

May 25     New Orleans, LA     One Eyed Jacks

May 26     Birmingham, AL     Zydeco

May 28     West Columbia, SC     New Brookland Tavern

May 29     Charlotte, NC     Amos’ South End

May 30     Carrboro, NC     Cat’s Cradle

May 31     Asheville, NC     Orange Peel

June 1     Richmond, VA     Kingdom

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