Photo credit: Kevin Griggs
Photo credit: Kevin Griggs

Royal Thunder is streaming their sophomore album, Crooked Doors (April 7, Relapse Records), via NPR (

Stereogum compared the eleven-song album to Fleetwood Mac’s Rumors, “not just in terms of the emotions inside, but also in terms of songwriting,” while NPR said Crooked Doors is a “a stunning hard-rock record that examines what happens after a breakup of any kind.”  Entertainment Weekly said the album “leans on its substantial pop chops. Tracks like ‘Glow’ are more Heart than Led Zep, which is not a bad thing at all.”  Metal Hammer UK recently nominated the band for “Best Underground Band” in their annual Golden Gods’ Awards.
Crooked Doors was recorded throughout 2014, with principal recording done at Aria Recording Studio in Marietta, GA with producer Joey Jones.  A series of webisodes documenting the recording process have been rolling out over recent weeks with three installments viewable now (, and
Royal Thunder kicks off a North American tour on May 28 at Siberia in New Orleans.  Wild Throne opens on all headlining dates, with Royal Thunder the joining Halestorm for a week of dates in mid-June.
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
Wile Throne opens on all dates, except June 5 to 14, Royal Thunder opens for Halestorm
Pre-orders for Crooked Doors are available now with the music available on CD/2xLP/Digital via Relapse (  Digital pre-orders ( include instant downloads of “Glow,” “Forget You” and “Time Machine.”

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