Posts Tagged ‘relapse records’
Posted on Thursday, April 4th, 2013
Royal Thunder and Roadburn Festival 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 discuss 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.
In related news, We’re extremely pleased to welcome Atlanta heavy hitters Royal Thunder to Het Patronaat in Tilburg, Holland on Thursday, April 18. Following up on the critical acclaim their debut Relapse Records’ full-length, CVI received, Royal Thunder bring their uniquely heavy, enthralling, and enveloping rock to European for the first time ever.
Posted on Friday, March 29th, 2013
Lovingly pinched from Pitchfork: In September 2011, grindcore band Call of the Void, then known as Ironhorse, played a show at the Sundown Saloon in their hometown of Boulder, Col., along with Denver’s Speedwolf. To the University of Colorado students present at the bar to down cheap Old Style and ...read more
Posted on Thursday, March 28th, 2013
Lovingly pinched from Echoes And Dust: You know those moments when you’re in a rush to get somewhere on time? Or you know you have a minute to get to your bus stop to catch your bus to work but you still have to put your shoes on and brush ...read more
Posted on Friday, March 15th, 2013
Listen to Inter Arma‘s Sky Burial in its entirety below, courtesy of Vpro 3voor12, Holland’s major media network. “At well over an hour’s running time, Sky Burial is a daunting listen but it’s a journey worth undertaking for so many reasons. The influence of Neurosis looms large but the members ...read more
Posted on Tuesday, February 26th, 2013
The fine folks over at CVLT Nation are streaming a Windhand song off of the forthcoming Cough / Windhand split LP HERE.
Posted on Friday, February 22nd, 2013
Pat Egan, longtime Director of Retail Sales at Relapse Records, tragically passed away on Monday February 18th after a battle with pneumonia and related complications. In honor of the man who was so instrumental in the success of so many Relapse bands and records, the label has put together a ...read more
Posted on Friday, January 4th, 2013
Royal Thunder, the Atlanta-based co-ed quartet whose debut album (CVI) landed on Best of 2012 lists from Decibel, Pitchfork, Spin, Revolver and the Village Voice, premiere their video for Blue via Pitchfork or watch the clip below. The clip comes as news of the band’s first European tour is confirmed. ...read more
Posted on Monday, October 1st, 2012
We’re extremely pleased to welcome Atlanta heavy hitters Royal Thunder to Het Patronaat in Tilburg, Holland on Thursday, April 18. Following up on the critical acclaim their debut Relapse Records’ full-length, CVI received, Royal Thunder bring their uniquely heavy, enthralling, and enveloping rock to European shores for the first time. ...read more
Posted on Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
Lovingly pinched from About.com: Heavy Metal: Effigies Of Evil is the third full-length from Finnish duo Hooded Menace, and their first for new label Relapse. The band, comprising Lasse Pyykkö guitars, bass and vocals and Pekka Koskelo drums, released Never Cross The Dead in 2010 to the delight of fans ...read more
Posted on Saturday, September 1st, 2012
Lovingly pinched from Pitchfork: Sometimes the “featuring ex-members of” tag can be misleading, but in the case of Serpentine Path, pedigree is important. The band, which debuted in February on a self-titled 7″, includes the entirety of Unearthly Trance, a Brooklyn-via-Long Island trio that issued a string of harrowing, unpredictable ...read more