In Loud We Trust



Sooner or later, we go back to the source.
Nantes (Deep South Brittany, France) is today a lovely harbor at the end of the Loire river estuary. Beyond the rich facades of the mansions, strangely leaning, a dark side of History is hidden.
Like ships in the olden days, EL ROYCE collected treasures in the heart of the New World:  Saint-Domingue and Haitian voodoo dragged from Africa, the relocation of plantations to Mississippi Delta, a place where occult rites mingle with Mardi-Gras Bon Temps, a land struck by Mother-Nature’s rage, but still standing.
With “Black Saints Of Bourbon Street” the band delivers his third album. A full-length effort recorded once again at Black Desert Studio (Yoann Aubé). Collecting stories, mostly spooky, from the collective psyche of Louisiana and New-Orleans principally. Historical characters (Marie Laveau, Delphine LaLaurie), movie monsters (Hatchet, Swamp Thing), delightedly creepy places (bayou, St Louis cemetery#1) and deal with the Devil (Mississippi Robert Johnson). Among others.

An adventure started in 2002, at first as a power-trio, the band has been a quartet since 2009, with the arrival of a second guitarist. EL ROYCE is a non-stop touring and recording band. Originally released with their own label (Novatrax): two demos (« Diesel » in 2003 and « Direct Live » in 2004), a first EP (« El Royce » in 2006), a first album (« What You See Is What You Get » in 2008) and a second EP « Deaf For Life » (2012) starting the collaboration with Black Desert Studio.
In 2014, EL ROYCE joined Black Desert Records (Enlightened, The Guardogs, Crawling In Sludge…)  releasing their second album « Rise Again »: a monster truck fully dedicated to the bestiary of B-movies.
In 2015, EL ROYCE contributed four songs to the original soundtrack of “The Hell of Angels, L’Enfer des Anges”: a documentary from Terence Leroy Beaulieu and Véronique Escolano about the Hellfest Open Air festival (national French TV broadcasting).

This year, EL ROYCE will get on the road, still preaching the gospel of mighty heavy guitars. An invitation to a sabbath where wild forces get unleashed. In Loud We Trust.

Richard Royce : Vocals / Guitar
Steff Desideri : Bass / Vocals
Lolo Vernier : Guitars / Vocals
Maël Le Gallo : Drums

Discography :

ALBUM “Black Saints Of Bourbon Street” (10 tracks) | LP 12″ | CD – upcoming Oct. 2016 on Black Desert Records
ALBUM “Rise Again” (10 tracks) | CD –  Black Desert Records 2014
EP “Deaf For Life” (4 tracks) | CD – Novatrax 2012
ALBUM “WYSIWYG” (13 tracks) | CD – Novatrax 2008
EP “El Royce” (4 tracks) | MCD – Novatrax 2006
EP “Direct Live” (5 tracks) | CDR – Novatrax 2004
EP “Diesel” (8 tracks) | CDR – Novatrax 2003

Soundtrack “The Hell of Angels, L’Enfer des Anges” (2015, Terence Leroy Beaulieu) Balibari / France 3 TV

Compilation “BLACK DESERT STORM #2” (2015)
Compilation “BLACK DESERT STORM #1” (2014)
Compilation “WAR MACHINE – SONISPHERE” (2013)
Compilation “MIND MAGAZINE” (2010)
Compilation “BATTLE OF THE TRAPPISTS” (2009)

Alive and Kicking with :

Adam Bomb (USA), Lofofora (Fr), Black Rain (Fr), The Bellrays (USA), Trepalium (Fr), Mobutu (Fr), The Datsuns (NZ), Karma Zero (Fr), George Lynch ex. Dokken (USA), Hellscrack (Fr), Enlightened (Fr), Zoé (Fr), Chris Holmes ex. Wasp (USA), Jumping Jack (Fr), The Texas Chainsaw Dust Lovers (Fr), Jackhammer (Fr), Gazoline Shooter (Fr), The Guardogs (Fr), UK Subs (UK), Luke (Fr), Dolly (Fr), Daria (Fr), Sexypop (Fr), Bad Machine (Finland), The Last Brigade (Fr), Monica & The Explosion (UK), Oil Carter (Fr), P’Troll (Fr), Out Of Embers (UK), Subsonic (Fr), The Bushmen (Fr), The Tommy’s (UK), The Lords Of Altamont (USA), Naoned All Stars Band (Fr)…

Playing Loud Music at :

Stereolux (Nantes 44), VIP (St Nazaire 44), Mondo Bizarro (Rennes 35), Ferrailleur (Nantes 44), Scène Michelet (Nantes 44), Chez Philippe (Montenay 53), MJ Plein Fare (La Fare 13), Jam (La Chapelle – 44), Floride (Nantes 44), Tour A Zik (Coueron 44), Barakason (Rezé 44), Live Factory (Nantes 44), Olympic (Nantes – 44), Dynamo (Nantes 44), Ty Jean Bart (Sibiril 29), Black Shelter (Carquefou 44), Fiacre (Bordeaux 33), La Timbale (Calais 62), Funny Jack (St Sebastien 44), Blues Bar (Fontenay 85), Diablotin (Montauban 82), Ty Anna (Rennes 35), Chez Moe (Chasseneuil 86),  De Dannan (Nantes 44), Wheelie Bar (Clermont-Ferrand 63), Mon Soleil Cafe (Nantes 44), Saxo Pub (Rouen 76), Sympatic (Rennes 35), Black Label Café (Brest 29), Blackhawk (Tours 37), Rock Live Café (La Valette 83), Sun Rock Avenue (Le Mans 72), Festival Culture Bar-Bars (Nantes 44), Nantes Metal Fest (Nantes 44), 4 Bis Motocultor Fest. (Rennes 35), Festival Rockeurs Ont Du Coeur (Nantes), West Stoner Sessions Fest. (Nantes 44), Festival Rock’n’ruck Sibiril (29), Bike Ouest Kustom (Reze 44), Tattoo Convention (Bordeaux 33), Village Motos (Orvault 44), Festival Rock A La Crau (La Crau 83), Scuderia Guzzi (Thouaré 44), Festival Zone de Turbulence (Talmont St Hilaire 85), Alien Fest (Nantes 44), Festival Ramdam Cité Des Congrès (Nantes 44), Festival Les Monts Rieurs (Roumegoux 15), Soundfest (Aigrefeuille 44), Festival Rock’Ambolesk (Chatelguyon 63), Festival Art Sonic (Montaigu 85), Lake Fest (St Hilaire des Places 87)…