by Andrew Sacher

Royal Thunder

Atlanta heavy rockers Royal Thunder, who just played SXSW, announced a spring and summer tour with another ripping crew, Wild Throne.

The tour brings the two bands to NYC on June 25 at Saint Vitus. Tickets for that show go on sale at noon on Friday (3/27). All dates are listed below.

The tour is in support of new releases from both bands. Royal Thunder have a new LP called Crooked Doors coming April 7 via Relapse Records (artwork above). So far two songs from the record have come out, the crushing "The Line" and the more scaled-back "Ear On The Fool." Both are great and can be listened to below.

Meanwhile, Wild Throne signed to Roadrunner to release the full length followup their promising 2014 EP Blood Maker (released on Brutal Panda). It's called Harvest of Darkness and is due August 18 via Roadrunner. First single "War Is A Romance" is another punishing ripper from this band, which like their EP recalls The Mars Volta at their heaviest. Also like the EP, it was produced by Ross Robinson who worked with the Mars Volta guys themselves (in At the Drive-In though), so clearly he knows a thing or two about recording this type of stuff. Listen below.


Royal Thunder - "The Line" (via High Times)

Royal Thunder - "Ear On The Fool" (via Loudwire)

Wild Throne - "War Is A Romance"

Royal Thunder -- 2015 Tour Dates
May 28 New Orleans, LA Siberia
May 29 Houston, TX Fitzgerald's
May 30 Dallas, TX Club Dada
May 31 Austin, TX Holy Mountain
June 2 Phoenix, AZ Rebel Lounge
June 3 San Diego, CA The Hideout
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
June 16 Billings, MT Pub Station
June 18 Salt Lake City, UT Crucial Fest
June 19 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge
June 20 Kansas City, MO The Record Bar
June 21 Minneapolis, MN The Nether Bar
June 22 Chicago, IL Beat Kitchen
June 23 Grand Rapids, MI The Pyramid Scheme
June 25 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus
June 26 Boston, MA Great Scott
June 27 Providence, RI The Parlour
June 28 Philadelphia, PA Kung Fu Neck Tie
June 30 Baltimore, MD Metro Gallery
July 1 Richmond, VA The Camel
July 2 Charlotte, NC The Chop Shop
July 3 Atlanta, GA The Earl

all dates w/ Wild Throne
June 5 to 14 w/Halestorm


Wild Throne -- 2015 Tour Dates
March 26TH - Boise, ID - Treefort Music Fest*
March 27TH - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater*
March 30TH - Seattle, WA - El Corazon*
April 1ST - San Francisco, CA - Slim's*
April 2ND - Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex*
May 23RD - Minneapolis, MN - Nether Bar*
May 28TH - New Orleans, LA - Siberia**
May 29TH - Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's**
May 30TH - Dallas, TX - Club Dada**
May 31ST - Austin, TX - Holy Mountain**
June 2ND - Phoenix, AZ - Rebel Lounge**
June 3RD - San Diego, CA - The Hideout**
June 16TH - Billings, MT - Pub Station**
June 18TH - Salt Lake City, UT - Crucial Fest**
June 19TH - Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge**
June 20TH - Kansas City, MO - The Record Bar**
June 21ST - Minneapolis, MN - The Nether Bar**
June 22ND - Chicago, IL - Beat Kitchen**
June 23RD - Grand Rapids, MI - The Pyramid Scheme**
June 25TH - Brooklyn, NY - Saint Vitus**
June 26TH - Boston, MA - Great Scott**
June 27TH - Providence, RI - The Parlour**
June 28TH - Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Neck Tie**
June 30TH - Baltimore, MD - Metro Gallery**
July 1ST - Richmond, VA - The Camel**
July 2ND - Charlotte, NC - The Chop Shop**
July 3RD - Atlanta, GA - The EARL**

*w/ Marmozets
**w/ Royal Thunder

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