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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 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:
Headhunter
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:

1349
Ahab
Anathema
Asphyx
Barren earth
Behemoth
Callisto
Cannibal Corpse
Children of Bodom
Cumulo Nimbus
Dark Funeral
Dark Tranquillity
Despised Icon
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Dying Fetus
Eisbrecher
Eisregen
Ensiferum
Fiddler's Green
Frei.Wild
Feuerschwanz
Gorgoroth
Gwar
Hail of Bullets
Hypocrisy
Ill Nino
Insomnium
Korpiklaani
Kylesa
Leaves' Eyes
Letzte Instanz
Long Distance Calling
Maroon
Mono Inc.
My Dying Bride
Necrophagist
Obituary
Origin
Orphaned Land
Pantheon I
Poisonblack
Rebellion
Sepultura
Solstafir
Subway to Sally
Swallow the Sun
The Crown
The Devil's Blood
Tracedawn
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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Disfear Announce North American Tour Dates

DISFEAR, the Swedish "crust rock" outfit featuring former AT THE GATES/THE CROWN vocalist Tomas Lindberg and ex-ENTOMBED guitarist Ulf "Uffe" Cederlund, has announced a number of North American tour dates in support of its latest album, "Live the Storm". This headlining tour will begin on April 16 in New York and continue through the month of April. DISFEAR has also been confirmed for the New England Metal and Hardcore and Maryland Deathfest festivals.

"Live the Storm" was released on January 22 in North America (January 28 internationally) via Relapse Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Misanthropic Generation" was recorded with CONVERGE guitarist Kurt Ballou at his Godcity Studios in Salem, MA and includes 10 all new songs from the band.

Live footage of DISFEAR performing the "Live the Storm" track "Phantom" can be viewed here. More...

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Anaal Nathrakh, Napalm Death Members Start Label

Mick Kenney (ANAAL NATHRAKH, MISTRESS, PROFESSOR FATE, EXPLODER) and Shane Embury (NAPALM DEATH, LOCK-UP, BRUJERIA) have set up their own record label, Feto Records, as an outlet to release their own music. The first two releases will be LOCK-UP's long-awaited "Live in Japan" album and Mick's EXPLODER debut. Further releases will include Mick's PROFESSOR FATE debut, featuring vocals from Kristoffer Garm Rygg (ARCTURUS, ULVER) and the next MISTRESS album, entitled "The Glory Bitches of Doghead".

LOCK-UP's "Live in Japan" CD was recorded at Club Quattro in Nagoya, Japan on June 28, 2002 and features the following lineup:

Shane Embury (NAPALM DEATH) - Bass
Jesse Pintado (TERRORIZER, ex-NAPALM DEATH) - Guitars
Thomas Lindberg (ex-AT THE GATES, THE CROWN) - Vocals
Nick Barker (ex-DIMMU BORGIR, CRADLE OF FILTH) - Drums

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One Man Army & the Undead Quartet Plan Xmas Single

ONE MAN ARMY AND THE UNDEAD QUARTET frontman Johan Lindstrand (ex-THE CROWN) has posted the following message at the band's official web site:

"You probably remember that I talked about a special thing before the new album will be released? Well, the thing is that we're going to hit the studio in early September to record a Christmas single. It's gonna be entitled 'Christmas For The Lobotomizer'. It's gonna include one brand new song which will be the title track on this single. The same title as above.
Other tracks on this album will be three or four live tracks recorded during one of the many shows we've done this year. We haven't decided on which ones yet. The cool thing with this is that it will be released on a limited edition of 500 copies and you will only be able to buy it from the Nuclear Blast mail-order so you must act fast and hard if you want a copy. And the most important thing: This brand new Army song will only be available on this Christmas single. Release date will be around Christmas time. More exact date as soon as we know. Check it out!"

ONE MAN ARMY AND THE UNDEAD QUARTET released its debut album, "21st Century Killing Machine", in the U.S. this past spring via Nuclear Blast Records. The band supported the album release with an extensive European tour alongside Finland's CHILDREN OF BODOM and Hungarian hardcore/thrash metallers EKTOMORF.

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Angel Blake Completes Self-Titled Debut

Former THE CROWN guitarist Marko Tervonen has finished recording the self-titled debut album of his new solo project ANGEL BLAKE. “Angel Blake” will be released by Metal Blade Records on April 4th, 2006.

Marko: “THE ALBUM IS DONE!!!!!! Oh yeah!! And I must say I’m very happy with it! Expect the unexpected boyz and girls.”

Here’s the tracklisting of “Angel Blake”:

1. The Force
2. Retaliate
3. Lycanthrope
4. Self – Terminate
5. Solitude My Friend
6. Autumnal
7. The Forsaken
8. Thousand Storms
9. Paint It Black
10. Till The End More...

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Disfear Making Progress On New Album

DISFEAR, the Swedish "crust rock" outfit featuring former AT THE GATES/THE CROWN vocalist Tomas Lindberg and ex-ENTOMBED guitarist Uffe Cederlund, have posted the following message on their official web site:

"Dear friends. We finally have some news from you. Last month we moved to a new rehearsal room and this change has meant a huge boost in inspiration for us. We have started rehearsing big time and some new songtitles for the upcoming album are 'Phantom', 'Sharpen the Knives', 'One-Way Communication', 'Deadweight' and 'The Furnace'. These are still working titles and they may change. There might be a chance we will hit the Swedish road for a couple of dates to try some of this new stuff out, but more on this soon."

DISFEAR's follow-up to 2003's "Misanthropic Generation" is expected to surface next year via Relapse Records.

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Children of Bodom Plan European Tour

Following Children of Bodom's US tour with Amon Amarth and Trivium, they will be heading overseas for a European tour. Hungarian hardcore/thrash metallers EKTOMORF and ONE MAN ARMY AND THE UNDEAD QUARTET, the new Swedish band featuring former THE CROWN vocalist Johan Lindstrand, have been confirmed as the support acts for CHILDREN OF BODOM on their upcoming European tour. The European tour dates are as follows: More...

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