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Black Crown Initiate

Formed: 2012
From: Reading, PA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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Below is our complete Black Crown Initiate news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Black Crown Initiate Streaming "Withering Waves"

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
3. Malignant
4. The Human Lie Manifest
5. Withering Waves
6. To The Eye That Leads You
7. The Wreckage of Stars
8. Shapes Collapse
9. Purge
10. Linear More...

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Darkest Hour To Tour With Unearth

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...

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Black Crown Initiate Makes "The Great Mistake"

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...

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Rivers Of Nihil Announces "Reading Rainbow" Tour

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

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Black Crown Initiate Announces New LP

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...

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Black Crown Initiate Signs With eOne Music

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...

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Behemoth Mystifies Texas Independence Fest

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...

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Fourth Annual Metal Alliance Tour Lineup Announced

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:

April
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

May
2 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theater
3 - Seattle, WA - Studio 7 More...

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1349 And More Added To NEM&HF 2014 Lineup

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.

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