Photo by Justin Reich
American heavy rockers Royal Thunder premiere new music video for the song »Now Here – No Where« taken from their latest full-length album, »Rebuilding The Mountain«, out on June 16th, 2023 via Spinefarm Records.
Says the band: “»Now Here – No Where« is about sending myself into a deep, comforting darkness and cloaking myself in isolation. We all know where that leads. There is hope in the act of reaching out and that goes both ways.
It was an honor to have this filmed by our friend, the talented Ian Cone, and his crew. It is equally as meaningful to have this filmed at The Earl in our home town of Atlanta. The Earl has been there for us, supporting us and giving us a stage to grow on since this band started.”
Fall US Tour with Alice In Chains continues this week! Solo Royal Thunder headline shows in Dallas & Saturday in Austin. Full list of dates below.
Sep 27 – Dallas, TX – Double Wide*
Sep 30 – Austin TX – Lost Well*
Oct 03 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues Anaheim
Oct 05 – Highland, CA – Yaamava’ Theater
Oct 07 – Paso Robles, CA – Vina Robles Amphitheatre
Oct 08 – Reno, NV – Grand Sierra Resort
Oct 10 – Las Vegas, NV – Bakkt Theater @ Planet Hollywood
Oct 13 – Boise, ID – Idaho Central Arena
Oct 14 – Spokane, WA – The Podium
*Royal Thunder headlining dates
Courtesy of Spinefarm Records:
The cumulation of a journey that saw them endure many ups and downs, Atlanta’s Royal Thunder have released their long-awaited fourth album, »Rebuilding The Mountain« – their first studio release since 2017’s »Wick«. The new record, which boasts the return of drummer Evan Diprima, is 10 tracks of some of the band’s most earnest work to date, including singles »The Knife« and »Fade«.
Speaking on the backstory behind their new album, guitarist Josh Weaver shares: “It was really a special time writing and working on this record. There were a lot of hardships we had prior to the pandemic and during, as everyone experienced. The band dissolved and toxic behavior became a priority over the music, addiction being the number one factor for things falling apart. We reconnected with our drummer, Evan Diprima, during the pandemic. We agreed that we needed to get our priorities straight and do the band uncompromisingly right, as in right for us. There was a huge void in us, not playing. We started writing our album immediately. We surrendered our heart and soul to each song. It felt good to work hard and create, to have what felt like a second chance to be a band again. We are thankful for the music and the healing it has brought us. We hope that the music will be a source of hope, inspiration, and healing to all that hear it.”
Second chances in music – as in life – are rare. In a gated ecosystem that is set up to prevent even first chances, getting a do-over hardly ever happens. Perhaps no one in 2023 appreciates that more than the members of Royal Thunder. After losing a key member and eventually collapsing entirely under the weight of excess, the beloved Georgia trio have reunited and returned with their first album in six years.
For vocalist/bassist Mlny Parsonz, guitarist Josh Weaver and drummer Evan Diprima, the title of their fourth record tells the tale: »Rebuilding The Mountain«. For Diprima, who left the band in early 2018, it’s a long-awaited homecoming. Weaver and Parsonz reconnected with Diprima long-distance at the height of the pandemic in 2020. They spent about a year exchanging demos and song ideas online before finally getting in the same room together to write this album.
Recorded at West End Sound in Atlanta, »Rebuilding The Mountain« was engineered by Tom Tapley and Miles Landrum and co-produced by Royal Thunder and Tom Tapley. It marks the first time the band has recorded live in the studio.
Purchase / stream: rylthndr.lnk.to/RebuildingTheMountainID
Royal Thunder are:
Mlny Parsonz – Vocals, Bass
Josh Weaver – Guitar
Evan Diprima – Drums