Photos: The Royalists Album Release Show

The Royalists released their debut full-length album on Saturday, and played a fantastic show Saturday night to celebrate. Nat Lathrop of Peoria, Gadget of Decatur, and Terribly Happy of Peoria opened for the Peoria-based math rock band.

 Logan Kiesewetter of Terribly Happy plays for a pumped-up crowd. (© Mike Rundle)

Logan Kiesewetter of Terribly Happy plays for a pumped-up crowd. (© Mike Rundle)

 Gadget, an emo band from Decatur. (© Mike Rundle)

Gadget, an emo band from Decatur. (© Mike Rundle)

Many came out to Rail II to show their support for the band, and all were excited to hear the new music. The Royalists' album was streamed here on Take the Pulse, and the band did an excellent job through and through. Silas, Tony, and Connor have an immense amount of talent, and they're all great guys; I expect them to continue to make waves in the region.

 Silas Gillman of The Royalists plays another face-melting guitar solo at Rail II. (© Mike Rundle)

Silas Gillman of The Royalists plays another face-melting guitar solo at Rail II. (© Mike Rundle)

 Connor Billard adds a new element to The Royalists' sound - trumpet. (© Mike Rundle)

Connor Billard adds a new element to The Royalists' sound - trumpet. (© Mike Rundle)

The Royalists' debut full-length album is available online via Bandcamp, Amazon, and iTunes. Check them out on Facebook at facebook.com/theroyalistsband to stay up to date with all the latest news. 

 Tony Trad of The Royalists smiles during the celebrations in Peoria. (© Mike Rundle)

Tony Trad of The Royalists smiles during the celebrations in Peoria. (© Mike Rundle)

 An exhausted Connor Billard celebrates with a fan at the end of The Royalists' set. (© Mike Rundle)

An exhausted Connor Billard celebrates with a fan at the end of The Royalists' set. (© Mike Rundle)

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