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Royal Thunder
Georgia has become a hotbed of heavy music in recent years, and with exports like Royal Thunder, here's hoping it doesn't stop anytime soon. The female-fronted four-piece makes an unforgettable first impression, with Mlny Parsonz's glorious, gritty voice crooning atop thick Sabbathian guitars lead by a subtle southern groove. A foundation firmly set in blues-based rock 'n' roll, brimming with heart, soul and some serious chops, Royal Thunder stunned with their 2010 debut EP, and return with an even stronger effort on their first proper full-length, CVI. Boasting catchy vocal melodies, satiating riffs and intricate song structures that slither down serpentine paths, meandering in and out of epic instrumentation before hooking you right back in, this is easily one of our favorite records of the year so far.

Seeing them perform live is equally, if not more, impressive, which is why Google Play sought them out at SXSW to capture an exclusive, acoustic performance of one of their latest tracks, "Black Water Vision." Shot by a babbling brook in the heart of downtown Austin, watch their passionate performance. And if that doesn't quench your need for more from this band, watch our exclusive interview with Royal Thunder to learn more about their influences in their own words.

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Songs Album
Artist
1
Black Water Vision (Acoustic) Black Water Vision (Acoustic)
0:52
Royal Thunder
2
Parsonz Curse CVI
6:57
Royal Thunder
3
Mouth of Fire Royal Thunder
3:40
Royal Thunder
4
Blue CVI
9:30
Royal Thunder
5
Bring Me Darkness Set The Dial
3:05
Black Tusk
6
Redline Taste The Sin
2:43
Black Tusk
7
Fixed in the Ice Passing Through Purgatory
2:54
Black Tusk
8
A Horse Called Golgotha Blue Record
5:21
Baroness
9
Wanderlust The Red Album
4:29
Baroness
10
Jake Leg Blue Record
4:23
Baroness
11
Running Red Static Tensions
5:46
Kylesa
12
Don't Look Back Spiral Shadow
3:20
Kylesa
13
To Earth L'autrichienne
3:04
Jucifer
14
Surface Tension I Name You Destroyer
2:40
Jucifer