Royal Thunder & Pitchfork Give Free “Black Water Vision” Download

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