2017 release. Royal Thunder are coming out swinging. The Atlanta four-piece, once described as playing, 'a revved-up Southern hard rock that howls like Led Zeppelin astride a psychedelic unicorn', are, with Wick, reaching their tipping point. Following 2015's acclaimed Crooked Doors, Royal Thunder's fourth release is an accumulation of shared experience, musical and otherwise, making art out of adversity and with a new melodic succinctness that's borne out of a band who've spent the last few years growing up together. Royal Thunder was formed in 2004 in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2007, Royal Thunder self-released their debut EP and started touring.