Friday 6 March 2015


Photo credit: Kevin Griggs

Royal Thunder, the Atlanta-based outfit helmed by Mlny Parsonz and Josh Weaver, share Crooked Doors’ album opener, “Time Machine,” via NPR (

“You can’t go back,” says Parsonz of the song’s message. “There is no such thing as a time machine.  Live for now and learn forever. Beware the black streak that resides within each one of us. Relax, it’s just livin’.”

The band gave fans an early listen to music from Crooked Doors with the recent stream of “Forget You” (, which Paste Magazine said 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.”

Pre-orders for Crooked Doors are available now with the music available on CD/2xLP/Digital via Relapse (  Digital pre-orders ( include an instant download of “Forget You” and “Time Machine.”

Royal Thunder plays SXSW on March 17 (Dirty Dog).  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.  Pitchfork described singer Mlny Parsonz as “a blues-rock banshee of a woman, equal parts riot grrl and gospel diva” while Spin said she “commands a bluesy mix of Led Zep and Sleater-Kinney.” Rolling Stone’s David Fricke said Weaver’s playing has “the meaty, base elements of early-Seventies British blues.” 

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Source: Speakeasy PR