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Formed: 1990
From: Sweden
Last Known Status: Regrouped

Latest The Crown News

Below is our complete The Crown 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.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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The Crown Premiere New Single “We Avenge!”

The Crown return with a third song from their upcoming new effort, “Cobra Speed Venom“. See below for a stream of their latest song, “We Avenge!“. Metal Blade Records have a March 16th release date planned for the new album.

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The Crown Debut Music Video "Cobra Speed Venom"

The Crown debut a music video for their new track “Cobra Speed Venom” from their effort of the same name. The band have that Fredrik Nordström (Arch Enemy, Bring Me The Horizon) produced new album scheduled for a March 16th release date via Metal Blade Records.

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The Crown Debut New Song "Iron Crown"

The Crown debut a new song entitled "Iron Crown", taken from their upcoming new EP "Cobra Speed Venom", which will be out in stores March 16 via Metal Blade.

Check out now "Iron Crown" below.

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The Lurking Fear: Live Footage Posted

Swedish death metal all-star outfit The Lurking Fear (At the Gates, The Haunted) played its second-ever concert Saturday night (May 13) at Sticky Fingers in Gothenburg, Sweden. Fan-filmed video footage of the show can be seen below. The band will release its debut album "Out Of The Voiceless Grave" on August 11 via Century Media Records. The disc is being recorded at Welfare Sounds in Gothenburg, Sweden.

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The Crown Posts Full Concert Video

The Crown has released a full hour-and-a-half long video of a performance at Sticky Fingers, which can be seen below, and the band also issued the following year-end recap:

"2015 is coming to an end. It's been quite a good year for us. We have released a new album. Done a couple of cool shows. Also released a kickass show on YouTube. Hope you've had the time to see it.

"The Crown feels good again. We have a steady and strong lineup and we can't wait for 2016 to begin. A lot of new songs that needs to be put on tape and some more cool shows to attend to. We hope to meet you all one way or another next year. So cheers to everyone out there.

"Let's make 2016 the ultimate year in metal. Let's do it for Lemmy, let's do it for Dio. Let's do it for all the old legends of metal and rock 'n roll that is long gone but never forgotten. Let's make 2016 fucking awesome because metal is the ultimate reason to live.

"Thanks for supporting our band for 25 years. Cheers and happy new year from The Crown!!!!" More...

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The Crown Posts New Lyric Video

The Crown today launches a lyric video for new single, "Speed Kills," which can be seen below. The track comes off new album "Death Is Not Dead," which follows the "Headhunter" single last month.

Due out January 12th in Europe and January 13th in North America via Century Media Records, "Death Is Not Dead" is the 8th studio album from the death/thrash masters - and the first full-length to feature original front man Johan Lindstrand since 2003's "Possessed 13." The new album's track listing is as follows:

1. Reign
2. Headhunter
3. Iblis Bane
4. Eternal
5. Struck By Lightning
6. Speed Kills (Full Moon Ahead)
7. Herd Of Swine
8. Horrid Ways
9. Ride To Ruin
10. Meduseld
11. Godeater
12. We Come In Peace (Piece By Piece) *
13. Agent Orange (SODOM cover) *
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The Crown Posts New Video

The Crown's new 7" single, titled "Headhunter," was released today via Century Media, and in celebration that band has dropped a music video for the title track. Check it out below. The track listing is:

Side A:
Side B:
Unfit Earth

"Headhunter" will also appear on the band's upcoming album, "Death Is Not Dead," which will be released via Century Media Records in January 2015. More...

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The Crown To Release 7" EP

The Swedish death metal veterans from The Crown are proud to announce the release of their 8th studio album, "Death Is Not Dead," which will be unleashed on January 12th in Europe and January 13th in North America via Century Media Records.

To give fans a preview of what's to come, The Crown will release a limited 7" EP, titled "Headhunter," on October 27th.

This EP includes one track from the upcoming album, as well as an exclusive track on the b-side: a furious cover version of Napalm Death's classic "Unfit Earth" (originally found on ND's album, "Harmony Corruption").

To hear a clip of new material, head over to The Crown's revamped website here. Stay tuned for pre-order info. The Crown's lineup consists of:

Johan Lindstrand - vocals
Marko Tervonen - guitars
Magnus Olsfeld - bass
Robin Sörqvist - guitars

The "Death Is Not Dead" track listing will be as follows:

1. Reign
2. Headhunter
3. Iblis Bane
4. Eternal (Paradise Lost Cover)
5. Struck By Lightning
6. Speed Kills (Full Moon Ahead)
7. Herd of Swine
8. Horrid Ways
9. Ride To Ruin
10. Meduseld
11. Godeater More...

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The Crown Reveals New Album Title

The Crown has been working on an upcoming new full-length album, which the band has now revealed will be titled "Nemesis 8 - Death Is Not Dead."

Further details will be announced as they are made available. The Crown will also be touring in Japan this coming June. Check out a teaser for the trek below.

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The Crown Begins Recording New Album

Sweden's death metal masters The Crown have published the following statement regarding the recording process for the follow-up to the "Doomsday King" album:

"A lot of things are happening with The Crown at this very moment. We are in the middle of recording a true masterpiece. Marko is more or less done with his rhythm guitar work and Magnus has started with the bass stuff. He recorded a bass track for one song today before we all got together and filmed a small 'jingle' for our Japanese friends. Only three months until we hit Japan for the very first time. We are extremely excited about this. Hopefully we'll see YOU there.

"Last but not least, we are very proud to announce our new lineup. Yes, we have a new member in the band. His name is Robin Sörqvist and he fits the band more than perfectly. You have probably heard him in the band Impious before. He's got the lead guitar skills and the will to kick ass, just as the rest of us. Please embrace Robin with a big and loud HELL YEAHHHHH!!!!" More...

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One Man Army & The Undead Quartet Breaking Up

Massacre Records has checked in with the following announcement about One Man Army and the Undead Quartet (which features Johan Lindstrand of The Crown) officially calling it quits after going on hiatus a year ago:

"We've got bad news for you. About a year ago, Johan announced that the band will take a break and that he'll put all his energy into making the reunion with his band The Crown. Now he confirmed what most of you probably thought would happen: One Many Army and the Undead Quartet call it quits."

Johan Lindstrand added: "Hi there everyone. The time has come to say goodbye. It shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone since the last year hasn't exactly been favored to One Man Army. I no longer feel that strong towards what the band meant in the beginning. The first 3-4 years were magic defined but sadly that magic couldn't last.

"Me and all the members, past and present, would like to thank you all a million times for your support. We had a blast most of the times.

"I will now continue my ride with The Crown. May One Man Army And The Undead Quartet rest in peace. This legacy will forever be with me and hopefully with you too! Thank you for the music guys and good luck for your new/future projects!"

One Man Army and the Undead Quartet released four full-length albums, finishing with 2011's "The Dark Epic."

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Johan Lindstrand Returns To The Crown

The Crown has issued the following announcement about the return of Johan Lindstrand and the band working on new material:

"We have an announcement to make, Johan Lindstrand has re-joined The Crown, this means that the original line-up is now ready to kill once again! The Crown September 2011:

Johan Lindstrand - Vocals
Magnus Olsfelt - Bass
Marko Tervonen - Rhythm Guitars
Janne Saarenpää - Drums
Marcus Sunesson - Lead Guitars

"We would like to thank our metal brother Jonas Stålhammar for the amazing teamwork for the last couple of years! Respect! Next week we'll start rehearsing new material (6-7 news songs written at this point). We hope to enter the studio early 2012.

"We are thinking of doing a few Swedish dates within a couple of months (most likely a first re-union show in our hometown Trollhättan, this time in a proper club) and then focus on doing some kick-ass festivals in 2012." More...

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Band Lineup Announced For Eisenwahn Festival

Germany's Eisenwahn Festival will take place from July 29th until July 30th at the motocross racetrack of Obersinn.

Legion of the Damned will perform along with bands such as Sepultura, Amagortis, Benediction, Bigball, Clitsplit, Cripper, Debauchery, Die Grauen Herren, Heretic Soul, Hour Of Penance, Jack Slater, Kraanium, Negator, Onslaught, Tankard, The Crown, The Sickening, Torture Squad, and Trinity Site.

For further information on the Eisenwahn festival navigate over to this location.

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The Crown Posts "Doomsday King" Video

The Crown has posted a music video online for the title track off the band's latest album "Doomsday King." You can check out the video clip below.

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The Crown's "Doomsday King" Album Streaming Online

UPDATE: The duration of this full album stream has expired. The Crown's "Doomsday King" is out now.

After disbanding in 2004, Swedish melodic death metal band The Crown has returned, signing to Century Media this year for their new album, "Doomsday King." The new album was released in Europe on September 27th and comes out in North America this week, on October 12th. From today through Friday, you can hear "Doomsday King" in its entirety exclusively right here on Metalunderground.com. Check it out in the player below.

Three of the original founding members are still in the band: Marko Tervonen (guitar), Magnus Olsfelt (bass) and Janne Saarenpää (drums). The band now features Jonas Stålhammar (of God Macabre) taking over vocal duties from Johan Lindstrand.

The tracklisting for "Doomsday King" is as follows:

1. Doomsday King
2. Angel Of Death 1839
3. Age Of Iron
4. The Tempter And The Bible Black
5. Soul Slasher
6. Blood O.D.
7. Through Eyes Of Oblivion
8. Desolation Domain
9. From The Ashes I Shall Return
10. He Who Rises In Might - From Darkness To Light

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The Crown Posts New Song, "Blood O.D.," Online

Swedish metal band THE CROWN has posted a new song, "Blood O.D.," on their myspace page. The track comes off of their upcoming album, "Doomsday King," which will be released on September 27th via Century Media Records.

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The Crown Signs To Century Media

Swedish death metal veterans The Crown have announced that they have signed a new record deal with Century media, for their forthcoming new album, "Doomsday King" which will be released in September of this year.

Marko Tervonen (guitar) states: "We are happy as hell to turn a new page in The Crown's history book... and to pick up the journey with Century Media Records supporting us feels great. We can't wait to unleash Doomsday King upon you all!!!"

Jens Prueter (Head Of A&R, Century Media Europe) adds: "Some of the very early Century Media signings have been Unleashed, Grave, Tiamat, Asphyx, Morgoth – the glory days of the first death metal wave. We are still in love with death metal and are more than proud to announce the signing of Swedish death metal legend The Crown. They haven't lost any aggression since the early 90s and are still a guarantee for some death metal holocaust! In case of doubt, go to one of the summer festivals and hear some new songs live before the album's coming out this fall. We will be there as well. Cheers!"

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Pantheon I Confirmed For Summer Breeze

Norwegian metallers Pantheon I have been confirmed for the Summer Breeze 2010 festival, which will take place from August 19th - 21st in Dinkelsbuehl, Germany. More information about the festival can be found at this location. The currently confirmed line-up is as follows:

Barren earth
Cannibal Corpse
Children of Bodom
Cumulo Nimbus
Dark Funeral
Dark Tranquillity
Despised Icon
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Dying Fetus
Fiddler's Green
Hail of Bullets
Ill Nino
Leaves' Eyes
Letzte Instanz
Long Distance Calling
Mono Inc.
My Dying Bride
Orphaned Land
Pantheon I
Subway to Sally
Swallow the Sun
The Crown
The Devil's Blood
War From a Harlots Mouth
We Butter the Bread with Butter

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Angel Blake Announce Swedish Date

ANGEL BLAKE, the Swedish band featuring former THE CROWN guitarist Marko Tervonen, has completed work on its second album at Tervonen's Studio MT (located three kilometers from Trollhättan, Sweden) for a late April release via Dynamic Arts Records. A single, entitled "Defenseless", will precede the album in the spring.

Tervonen has issued the following update:

"Me and Anders [Edlund, guitar] are going with ANGEL BLAKE's label Dynamic Arts Records to the Inferno metal fest/expo in Oslo, Norway next weekend. I'm really looking forward to this, meeting the press and discussing the new ANGEL BLAKE album over a few beers, it's gonna be fun!!! A pre-listening session on the festival is also on the schedule, cool stuff." More...

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Engel To Issue Debut Album In North America

Gothenburg, Sweden-based metallers ENGEL, featuring IN FLAMES touring guitar replacement Niklas Englin (PASSENGER), Marcus Sunesson (guitar, ex-THE CROWN), Michael Håkansson (bass, ex-EVERGREY), Mangan Klavborn (vocals) and Mojjo (drums), are set to issue album "Absolute Design" in North America on May 20th.

As previously reported, Engel has completed work on the promo videos for the songs 'Casket Closing' and 'Next Closed Door'. After a storming set at the prestigious Get In The Ring event in London, the band flew to Belgrade, Serbia the next morning to start filming the two videos. More...

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