Next month, post-sludge three-piece Thera Roya head out on a week-long tour supporting their debut full-length, Stone and Skin (review here). Self-released by the Brooklynite trio in February, the album was the latest manifestation of what’s been an ongoing growth process for them more or less since their inception, and boasted their most textured material to-date, still raw in its presentation, but clearly pushing them forward beyond their prior output and onto something more their own.
They haven’t been shy about getting out in the past, so it’s not a huge surprise they’d do so now either. Fittingly enough, this run caps in Virginia at a show with doom extremists Foehammer, who are former tourmates. One imagines that will give Thera Roya something to strive for as they slog their way around the Midwest and Southeast, but as you can see below, they’re not lacking for company really at any point on the trip, except maybe Winston-Salem.
Thera Roya – April 2017 Tour
Coming off an extremely busy 2015/16 that saw the band release an EP, a split and then go on to play 88 shows, Thera Roya are unafraid to hit the road and grind it out in the name of their craft. Thera Roya has been able to play with bands like Cult Leader, Seven Sisters Of Sleep, Birds In Row, Pilgrim, Generation Of Vipers, U.S Christmas, Tengger Calvary and North. With the release of their monolithic first full length, Stone & Skin, Thera Roya are preparing themselves to tour on their most important material yet.
Thera Roya on tour:
04/03 Century Philadelphia PA w/ Shithawks, Static Brothers
04/04 Potion Castle Morgantown PA w/ Wax Brain, Rat Ship
04/05 Best Friend Bar Lexington KY w/ Dirtbag, No Witness
04/06 The Cobra Nashville TN w/ Sheep Shifter
04/07 Sluggo’s North Vegetarian Cafe Chatanooga TN w/ Prayer Circle
04/08 The Odditorium Ashville NC w/ Black Mountain Hunger
04/09 Test Pattern Winston-Salem NC
04/10 McCormack’s Irish Pub Richmond VA w/ Foehammer, Grim Sleepers
Thera Roya is:
Jonathan Cohn – Bass
Ryan Smith – Drums/Vox/Guitar
Christopher Eustaquio – Guitar