Royal Thunder at SXSW

Mar. 7, 2013, Philadelphia – Royal Thunder’s extraordinary momentum continues with the band performing on five of SXSW’s most anticipated heavy music showcases: Pitchfork’s Show No Mercy showcase (Mar. 13 at House of Vans – Mohawk), MetalSucks South by South Death showcase (Mar. 14 at Dirty Dog), Brooklyn Vegan showcase (Mar. 15 @ Emo’s), Converse Thrasher Deathmatch showcase (Mar. 16 @ Scoot Inn) and Mar. 16 on Relapse Records’ Chaos in Tejas showcase at Red 7.
The band, who have been on the road for nearly a year, will join Dillinger Escape Plan this Spring for a six-week tour that kicks off on Apr. 22 in Lancaster, Pa. at The Chameleon Club.  Royal Thunder, who play the House Cafe in DeKalb tomorrow night, wrap up a tour with Ancient Vvisdom this week.
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:
w/Ancient Vvisdom
March 8     Dekalb, IL     House Cafe
March 9     South Bend, IN     Cheers Pub
SXSW performances
March 13     Austin, TX     Pitchfork’s Show No Mercy Showcase (The Mohawk)
March 14     Austin, TX     Metal Sucks South By South Death (The Dirty Dog)
March 15     Austin, TX     Brooklyn Vegan Showcase (Emo’s)
March 16     Austin, TX     Converse Thrasher Deathmatch Showcase (Scoot Inn)
March 16     Austin, TX     Relapse Records/Chaos in Tejas Official Showcase (Red 7)
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