Black Crown Initiate
From: Reading, PA, United States
Last Known Status: Active
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Pennsylvania's purveyors of metal from Black Crown Initiate have unveiled a brand new track today titled "For Red Cloud" - listen in below (stream provided courtesy of MetalSucks.net).
It is the first bit of new music we've heard from the band since the release of a previous LP in 2014. Guitarist Andy Thomas calls the song "a statement of the psychological enslavement of the modern world, and a tribute to those who resisted being enslaved. We will never become the storm of change that our world needs. Our children will never know what true freedom feels like, and we surely don't, either."
Black Crown Initiate will release "Selves We Cannot Forgive" on July 22nd, 2016 via Entertainment One Music (eOne). "We've been through a great deal as a band since our last release," says Thomas. "We've grown a great deal as writers, players, and people and put everything we had into this one."
See Black Crown Initiate live on these upcoming dates:
5/5/2016 - Winnipeg, MB - The Park Theatre
5/8/2016 - Edmonton, AB - The Starlite Room
5/10/2016 - Seattle, WA - Studio 7
5/11/2016 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
5/12/2016 - Petaluma, CA - The Phoenix Theater
5/13/2016 - Pomona, CA - The Glasshouse
5/14/2016 - West Hollywood, CA - Whisky a Go Go
5/15/2016 - Phoenix, AZ - Joe's Grotto
5/17/2016 - Denver, CO - The Summit Music Hall
5/18/2016 - Kansas City, MO - Riot Room
5/20/2016 - Fort Worth, TX - The Rail Club
5/21/2016 - Austin, TX - Dirty Dog Bar
5/23/2016 - New Orleans, LA - Southport Hall
5/25/2016 - Tampa, FL - Orpheum Theatre
5/26/2016 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
5/27/2016 - Knoxville, TN - The International
5/28/2016 - Dayton, OH - Oddbody's More...
Chuck Loesch of 101 X, No Control Radio posted information on the metal bands appearing at South By South West 2016 (SXSW).
Wicked Bad Concerts/ at the Swan Dive FREE w/ RSVP
7:00pm - Smoky Mirror
8:00pm - The Dirty Seeds
9:00pm - Summit
10:00pm - Oddfellows
11:00pm - White Dog
12:00am - Black Tabs
7:30pm - Mountain Rag
8:30pm - Ladykiller
9:30pm - Foxmoor Express
10:30pm - Thunderkief
11:30pm - Orcanaut
7:15pm - Amplified Heat
8:15pm - Greenbeard
9:15pm - R.I.P.
10:15pm - Crypt Trip
11:15pm - Glitter Wizard
12:15am - The Great Electric Quest More...
Black Crown Initiate and Black Fast are teaming up to embark on the Blacker Than All tour this March on theway to the annual SXSW Festival in Austin, TX.
"We are excited to share the stage with our label mates Black Fast on this small tour to SXSW," says BCI guitarist Andy Thomas. "We are going to be playing some new material off our upcoming album, drinking beers and eating plenty of BBQ on this tour. See you on the road!"
Black Crown Initiate has also just wrapped production on a yet-to0be titled new album which will be released later this year. This new LP follows "The Wreckage of Stars" in 2014. More...
Tonight, San Diego deathgrind malefactors, Cattle Decapitation, will kick off their North American Extinction headlining tour. Set to initiate in Sacramento, the band's latest live infiltration will run through nearly 2 dozen cities, coming to a close in Atlanta on October 7th.
Support will be provided by King Parrot, Black Crown Initiate and Dark Sermon. The tour follows the band's appearance on this year's Summer Slaughter and serves as a precursor to their run supporting Cannibal Corpse in October as well as a subsequent run of headlining dates with support from label mates Abiotic in November to close out the year.
In celebration of today's tour kick off, the band reveals the official play-through video for "Mammals in Babylon" below.
The North American Extinction Tour 2015 More...
Dark Sermon premieres a new music video for "Rat King", taken from the new album "The Oracle" out in stores now. Check out now the new clip below.
Catch Dark Sermon live on stage this September and October supporting Cattle Decapitation, King Parrot and Black Crown Initiate on the following dates below: More...
eOne Music duo Dark Sermon and Black Crown Initiate have announced support dates with Cattle Decapitation in September.
The dates will serve in support of Dark Sermon's new LP "The Oracle" due out August 21. "We listen to Cattle in the van all the time," says Dark Sermon vocalist Johnny Crowder. "We're really looking forward to finally hitting the road with them this fall. It'll also be great to hit Canada again, because we always have a great time up north."
Black Crown Initiate guitarist Andy Thomas chimes in, "As long-time fans of Cattle Decapitation, Black Crown Initiate could not be more stoked for this tour. Their unique brand of melodic brutality and songwriting has influenced us a great deal. Add our Australian friends in King Parrot and our label-mates Dark Sermon, and this promises to be a brutally fun tour. We can't wait to see everyone on the road! There will be beer!"
The tour, also featuring King Parrot, will take place on the following dates: More...
Due to unforeseen financial issues, Continental Concerts and the "Metal Alliance Tour" regret to announce that the 2015 "Metal Alliance Tour" has been cancelled.
However, the remaining dates will continue on as a Deicide headlining run, featuring special guests as support Hate Eternal, Black Crown Initiate and more.
Entombed A.D. is not on the bill due to the aforementioned issues, which was reported on here, in which the band commented: "Attention US headbangers! We got pulled of the U.S. Tour for reasons we don’t yet know. On our way to Sweden now. Never in 30 years have we experienced something like this. But we will be back soon! Cheers!!"
The dates are as follows:
June 11 - Las Vegas, NV @ LVCS
June 12 - Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
June 13 - El Paso, TX @ Mesa Music Hall
June 14 - Lubbock, TX @ Depot "O" Bar Live
June 15 - Austin, TX @ Empire Garage
June 16 - Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live!
June 18 - New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
June 19 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
June 20 - Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall More...
Swedish death metallers Entombed A.D. (an offshoot of the original Entombed featuring various former original members) have apparently been pulled off the "Metal Alliance Tour" with Deicide, Hate Eternal, and Black Crown Initiate.
Comments Entombed A.D. in a statement:
"Attention US headbangers! We got pulled of the U.S. Tour for reasons we don’t yet know. On our way to Sweden now. Never in 30 years have we experienced something like this. But we will be back soon! Cheers!!"
The PA death metal band Black Crown Initiate is streaming a new live drum-cam video filmed at Oakland Metro Opera House, Oakland, showing drummer Jesse Beahler blasting through the song "To The Eye That Leads You." Check out the clip below. (courtesy of sickdrummermagazine). More...
Hate Eternal has checked in with the following announcement about the upcoming Metal Alliance tour:
"And so it begins...
"Hate Eternal will be part of the North American Metal Alliance Tour 2015 with Deicide, Entombed A.D., Black Crown Initiate and one more band who will be announced later.
"Confirmed dates and advance ticket sale info will be made available shortly." More...
The PA metal beard warriors from Black Crown Initiate have debuted another music video, this time for their single "The Fractured One," taken off new LP "The Wreckage Of Stars."
Directed by Jess Orsburn of Toaster in the Tub Studios, the new video is the follow-up to the "Withering Waves" music video released last month. Check out the new clip below.
Black Crown Initiate will round out the year supporting label mates Crowbar and Unearth this December followed by a heavy hitting run with Napalm Death, Voivod, Exhumed, and Iron Reagan early next year.
The PA metal torchbearers from Black Crown Initiate have debuted a second song titled "Withering Waves" from their upcoming debut LP "The Wreckage Of Stars," due out on September 30th, 2014. Give it a listen below.
Black Crown Initiate, or commonly referred as BCI, was firmly planted at Atrium Audio, (August Burns Red, Rivers of Nihil) with producer Carson Slovak on this debut LP. Renowned artist and Fallujah vocalist Alex Hofmann was tapped to create the visually sunning cover art for "The Wreckage Of Stars."
Black Crown Initiate will also be touring with fellow PA metal heads The Rivers Of Nihil throughout the North East before heading out with label-mates Unearth on the Hell Or High Wattage tour.
The new album's track listing is as follows:
1. Great Mistake
2. The Fractured One
4. The Human Lie Manifest
5. Withering Waves
6. To The Eye That Leads You
7. The Wreckage of Stars
8. Shapes Collapse
10. Linear More...
Hot off the heels of this summer's Mayhem Festival, Darkest Hour will return to North America this fall co-headlining with Unearth on the “Hell or High Wattage” tour.
The trek, which kicks off on October 13th also features Carnifex, Origin, I The Breather, and Black Crown Initiate in the support slots. See below for all tour dates.
Darkest Hour's Mike Schleibaum (guitars) states: "We're extremely excited to hit the road with Unearth and company for a quick set of Canadian and East Coast dates. We'll be bringing some new songs to life on stage and throwing some killer parties. Make sure you come out and rage with us. See you all in the pit very soon." More...
Black Crown Initiate has debuted "The Great Mistake," taken from the band's forthcoming debut LP "The Wreckage Of Stars," which is due out on September 30th, 2014 via eOne Music.
After signing to eOne earlier this Summer, Black Crown Initiate has since been hitting the road hard with acts like Septicflesh and Fleshgod Apocalypse. The band will also be participating on the all new Summer Slaughter Canada Club Tour with The Faceless.
"We started this band with absolutely no clue how far it would take us," says guitarist Andy Thomas. "It has been an amazing time, as of today, we can honestly say that we are starting a new chapter in our careers; one that will afford us opportunities that we never imagined. We are absolutely honored to be part of the eOne family." More...
In addition to the previously announced "Swamp Leper Stomp Tour" (with Obituary, Death, and Massacre), Pennsylvania's Rivers of Nihil will be touring this September-October with fellow Reading natives, Black Crown Initiate.
The "Reading Rainbow Tour" will begin on September 19th in Buffalo, NY and winds its way through RI, PA, MI, OH, and KY before wrapping up on October 3rd in their home town. Several more dates are still TBA, with updates to be made available shortly.
09/19 Buffalo, NY The Waiting Room
09/20 Queens, NY Blackthorn 51
09/21 Albany, NY Bogie's
09/22 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus
09/23 Providence, RI Simon's
09/24 Philadelphia, PA The Barbary
09/25 Westland, MI The Token Lounge
09/26 Lakewood, OH The Foundry
09/27 Lansing, MI The Loft
09/28 Newport, KY Thompson House
10/02 Lemoyne, PA The Champ
10/03 Reading, PA Reverb
The PA metal natives in Black Crown Initiate have announced their debut LP titled "The Wreckage Of Stars" is due out September 30th, 2014 via eOne Music.
The band signed this new label deal back in June has since been hitting the road with acts like Septicflesh and Fleshgod Apocalyspe. The band will also be participating on the all new Summer Slaughter Canada Club tour with The Faceless.
With the band playing its very first show less than a year ago, things are moving fast for Black Crown Initiate. "We started this band with absolutely no clue how far it would take us," says guitarist Andy Thomas. "It has been an amazing time, as of today, we can honestly say that we are starting a new chapter in our careers; one that will afford us opportunities that we never imagined. We are absolutely honored to be part of the eOne family."
Black Crown Initiate, or commonly referred as BCI, is firmly planted at Atrium Audio, (August Burns Red, Rivers of Nihil) working with producer Carson Slovak on a debut LP. The effort will be the follow-up to the "Song of the Crippled" Bull EP released last year and available for streaming below. More...
Pennsylvania metal act Black Crown Initiate has signed a worldwide deal with eOne Music with plans to release an all new LP later this year. The band got its first big break as the opener on this year's Metal Alliance Tour, opening for Behemoth and Goatwhore.
“eOne is the ideal home for Black Crown Initiate," says vocalist James Dorton. "This was not without careful consideration; and with them behind us we'll be able to bring our music to you in the best way.”
Scott Givens, VP of eOne Metal, comments on the label’s dedication to developing young talent: “After hearing their EP there was no doubt that we had to sign and commit to breaking this incredible young band. They've already built an amazing fanbase that we will start building on immediately.”
With the band playing its first show less than a year ago, things are moving fast for Black Crown Initiate. "We started this band with absolutely no clue how far it would take us," says guitarist Andy Thomas. "It has been an amazing time, as of today, we can honestly say that we are starting a new chapter in our careers; one that will afford us opportunities that we never imagined. We are absolutely honored to be part of the eOne family."
Black Crown Initiate is firmly planted at Atrium Audio (August Burns Red, Rivers of Nihil) working with producer Carson Slovak on a debut LP. The effort will be the follow-up to the "Song of the Crippled Bull" EP released last year. More...
Come And Take It Productions started Texas Independence Fest in Austin as a way to bring together friends and family in a celebration of Texas. Previous years featured performances by Down, David Allan Coe, Upon a Burning Body, Dixie Witch and many more. This year's festival saw a mix of local and touring acts. Wayne Static of Static-X and We Are The Riot (members of Coal Chamber) brought familiarity to the day's acts, while The Metal Alliance Tour featuring Behemoth, 1349, Inquisition, Goatwhore and Black Crown Initiate painted the afternoon sky black.
The doors to Emo's opened at noon and I arrived around a quarter to 2 in time to catch Denton, Texas melodic death/black outfit Tarim. According to a Come And Take It personnel, Tarim won Come And Take It's battle of the bands, which landed them on this spot. Ten hours is a lot of music to take in. This was my time to coordinate interviews times, but the band, playing material from "The Philosopher King," caught my ears and kept them. They definitely deserved to be on Emo's big stage, and would have proved a tighter fit to the evening's black out.
I missed Casket of Cassandra but caught the following band, Headcrusher. Former residents of Colombia , these deathly thrashers have become a staple in Austin's metal scene. The five-piece band often plays Come And Take It Production shows commonly held at the Dirty Dog Bar. Although this was the first time I caught their act on Emo's stage, it wasn't the band's largest crowd. Festival crowds brought in several times more people than the couple hundred watching the band's mid-day performance. It doesn't matter how many people watch this group; Headcrusher played hard and aggressive. Fans of Gothenburg-style metal such as Dimension Zero, Dark Tranquility and Carnal Forge take note of Headcrusher. More...
Poland's Behemoth was named as headliner of the fourth annual Metal Alliance Tour in North America, which commences in April in Tempe, Arizona. Also on the bill is Goatwhore, 1349, Inquisition and Black Crown Initiate.
Once again, the tour will be at The Palladium in Worcester, MA as part of the upcoming New England Metal & Hardcore Festival on April 18th. Tickets can be purchased at this location.
Confirmed dates are:
4 - Tempe, AZ - Club Red
5 - Los Angeles, CA - House Of Blues
6 - San Francisco, CA - Regency Ballroom
8 - Denver, CO - Gothic Theater
10 - Oklahoma City, OK - 1H Chameleon Room
11 - Dallas, TX - House Of Blues
12 - Austin, TX - Emo's East (Texas Independence Fest)
13 - Houston, TX - House Of Blues
15 - Orlando, FL - Beacham Theater
16 - Charlotte, NC - Tremont Music Hall
17 - Philadelphia, PA - 4H Theater Of The Living Arts
18 - Worcester, MA - Palladium (as part of the The New England Metal & Hardcore Festival)
19 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza
22 - Montreal, QC - Club Soda
23 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
24 - Cleveland, OH - Agora Theater
25 - Chicago, IL - House Of Blues
26 - Minneapolis, MN - Skyway Theater
27 - Winnipeg, MB - Garrick Center
29 - Calgary, AB - Mac Hall
30 - Edmonton, AB - Union Hall
2 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theater
3 - Seattle, WA - Studio 7 More...
The lineup of this year's New England Metal & Hardcore Festival continues to expand with the newest additions of: 1349, Battlecross, Black Crown Initiate, Carnifex, Erra, Fallujah, Goatwhore, I Declare War, Inquisition, Rivers of Nihil, Sworn In, Broken Hope and The Acacia Strain.
Slated to take place April 17th, 18th, and 19th, the sixteenth edition of the iconic two-staged event takes place at the Worcester Palladium. Tickets for the festival are on sale now and available for purchase at this location. The currently confirmed lineup is as follows:
1349, The Acacia Strain, All Out War, All That Remains, Alpha & Omega, Barrier, Battlecross, Bent Life, Bleeding Through "Final East Coast Appearance," Black Crown Initiate, Born Low, Broken Hope, Carnifax, Colin of Arabia, Counterparts, Cruel Hand, Discourse, Emmure, Erra, Fallujah, Fire and Ice, Fit For An Autopsy, Gideon, Goatwhore, Harm's Way, I Declare War, Iced Earth, InDirections, Inquisition, King Nine, Kublai Khan, Lionheart, Loyal To The Grave, Malfunction, Nails, Naysayer, Nile, Ramallah, Reign Supreme, Revamp, Rivers Of Nihil, Sabaton, Scale The Summit, Scars of Tomorrow, Slapshot, Suburban Scum, Sworn In, Sylar, The Mongoloids, Thy Art Is Murder, Twitching Tongues, Warhound, Whitechapel, Will To Die, Within The Ruins.