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The Crown

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Band Photo: The Crown (?)

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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Angel Blake (ex-The Crown) Signs To Metal Blade

Angel Blake, featuring Marko Tervonen (formerly of The Crown), have officially signed with Metal Blade Records. Regarding the group's sound, Tervonen had this to say:

"Well, I do have a certain style in me that I can't get away from. If The Crown was more about speed and aggression, then Angel Blake is more about heavy melancholic songs. There's no blastbeats here. Over the years I have always enjoyed writing these songs that were kind of "different" from The Crown. Songs that were not within the typical death/thrash borders."

The band will enter the studio in May to record their Metal Blade debut. Song titles include "Lycanthrope", "Self-terminate", "Solitude, my friend", "Autumnal", and "Thousand Storms".

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Enter To Win King Diamond Or Vader Tickets & More

Since it’s Pivotal Rage’s 1-year anniversary of being online, they’ve teamed up with Metal Blade Records and Blackmarket Activities to sponsor the latest contest. Metal Blade was the first to sponsor a contest on Pivotal Rage.

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The Crown Upcoming Triple-DVD Revealed

Vocalist Johan Lindstrand of the defunct Swedish thrashers The Crown has posted a message regarding the group's upcoming posthumous three-disc DVD, slated for release sometime next year. "This will be the final goodbye to our true fans out there that's been supporting us since the very beginning," he wrote. "It will contain as much sweet sugar as you possibly can imagine, documented from day one to the very end.

"First out will be a two-hour documentary edited by my very good friend Ben Isaac, responsible for the movie 'Prelude to War'. He will fuck you up totally. A death metal band has never been documented as intimate as this before. Everything from early studio days to rescent tour days will be shown during a dark story-telling. All the official videos will be there, and of course, live clips from all line-ups to give both old and new fans what they want. Yeah, that is what this is all about, giving something back to our fans who made this last 14 fuckin' years. You metalheads rule!!!

"Do I need to say more? Well, that was only the first disc. The other two ones will tear up your TV screen with some great live performances, both professionally filmed and amateur-directed stuff. Old stuff as well as new stuff. Everything from all around the globe. Sounds interesting? Damn right it does!!!

"When I sat down and thought about this whole thing, I only thought about what is really interesting to see and especially what I wanna see with my favorite bands when a new DVD is released. It came to my mind that no band, at least no death metal band has done such a unique close-up DVD as we're starting to shape here and now. A lot of hard words, but I can assure you they are true. The script totally rocks!! And I hope the final product will, too."

The Crown recently issued a posthumous CD, "Crowned Unholy", featuring a free bonus DVD, entitled "The Crown Invades Karlsruhe". The DVD, which is not to be confused with the above-mentioned separate release, is a full live show filmed professionally on The Crown's last tour in Karlsruhe, Germany on November 24, 2003.

"Crowned Unholy" is a remake of the band's fifth album, "Crowned In Terror", with re-recorded vocal tracks by Johan Lindstrand, re-recorded bass tracks by Magnus Olsfelt, a new version of the intro (originally written by guitarist Marko Tervonen, now programmed by drummer Janne Saarenpää), drum sound digitally enhanced by Janne, and cool synthesizer-spiced parts, all programmed by Janne.

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The Crown To Release Posthumous Three-Disc DVD Set

Defunct Swedish thrashers The Crown have announced plans to issue a posthumous three-disc DVD set in the near future. According to a posting on the group's web site, the upcoming set will be "a colossal damage to head and eyes!! This magnificent hail to the fans will take you on a dangerous rollercoaster-ride deep within the halls of hell. Forget everything you`ve heard. You have it all on tape here — the true story of The Crown. The final chapter, written in blood, sweat and tears on a shiny silver plate out to kill (the priest) one last time. WATCH OUT!!!!"

The Crown recently issued a posthumous CD, "Crowned Unholy", featuring a free bonus DVD, entitled "The Crown Invades Karlsruhe". The DVD, which is not to be confused with the above-mentioned separate release, is a full live show filmed professionally on The Crown's last tour in Karlsruhe, Germany on November 24, 2003.

"Crowned Unholy" is a remake of the band's fifth album, "Crowned In Terror", with re-recorded vocal tracks by Johan Lindstrand, re-recorded bass tracks by Magnus Olsfelt, a new version of the intro (originally written by guitarist Marko Tervonen, now programmed by drummer Janne Saarenpää), drum sound digitally enhanced by Janne, and cool synthesizer-spiced parts, all programmed by Janne.

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Wacken Open Air Festival DVD Info

Armageddon Over Wacken
Various Artists
Street Date: October 19, 2004
Catalog Number: CMU 61127

Wacken Open Air is a yearly metal festival held in the small farming town of Wacken, Germany.The festival started out 14 years ago and has now amassed an attendance up to 35,000 people and is the largest metal gathering in Europe. Crash Music is proud to release the live concert two DVD set.

The DVD includes performances by many well known metal gods such as Twisted Sister, Saxon, Nile, The Crown, Testament, Vader, In Flames, Gamma Ray and many more. Also includes backstage and behind the scenes footage of the Wacken Open Air festival. The DVD was shot in 5.1 Surround Sound for exceptional audio quality.

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Re-Recorded Track From The Crown Posted Online

The Crown's re-recorded version of the track "World Below" has been made available for download in MP3 format here.

"World Below" comes off the Swedish thrashers upcoming posthumous release, "Crowned Unholy," due in Europe on August 9 through Metal Blade Records.

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The Crown's CD/DVD Info Revealed

Metal Blade is set to release Crowned Unholy on August 10th.

"Crowned Unholy" is a remake of the band's fifth album "Crowned In Terror" with re-recorded vocal tracks by original vocalist Johan (replacing Tomas Lindberg's vocals), re-recorded bass tracks by Magnus, a new version of the intro (originally written by Marko, now programmed by Janne), drum sound digitally enhanced by Janne, and cool synthesizer-spiced parts here and there, all programmed by Janne.

"Crowned Unholy" will be released with a free bonus DVD entitled The Crown Invades Karlsruhe. The bonus DVD is a full live show filmed professionally on their last tour when The Crown played Karlsruhe, Germany on November 24, 2003. Here is the set list of that particular show:

1. No Tomorrow
2. Face of Destruction / Deep Hit of Death
3. Deathexplosion
4. World Below
5. Deliverance
6. Blitzkrieg Witchcraft
7. Cold is the Grave
8. Zombiefied
9. Dream Bloody Hell / Kill `Em All
10. Under the Whip
11. Bow to None
12. Total Satan
13. House of Hades / Crowned in Terror
14. 1999-Revolution 666

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Breaking News

The Crown Split Up

Swedish thrashers THE CROWN have officially split up. The following is drummer Janne Saarenpää's statement on the matter:

"We give up. Today, the 7th of March 2004, we, the dudes of THE CROWN, have decided to call it quits.

"I'm sure every member in the band can still come up with 10 reasons for continuing and 10 reasons for giving up, but after some heavy consideration we have decided to finally find out what life is like without playing in THE CROWN.
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The Crown, Crowned Unholy In Terror

The Crown has now completed the recording and mixing of their remake of 2002's "Crowned In Terror" album with original vocalist Johan Lindstrand. Recording took place at Bohus Sound Recordings and the album will also feature new bass tracks, sound replaced drums, and a complete remixing. The re-worked album will be called "Crowned Unholy" and will hit stores later this year via Metal Blade Records.

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The Great Deceiver Complete Video

THE GREAT DECEIVER, the Swedish band featuring former AT THE GATES/THE CROWN frontman Tomas Lindberg, have completed work on a video for the track "Lake of Sulphur" with director Patric Ullaeus (DIMMU BORGIR, IN FLAMES, LACUNA COIL, WITHIN TEMPTATION) of Revolver Film Company. The clip, which was shot in the Arizona dessert and at The Revolver Ranch, will begin airing in February.

"Lake of Sulphur" comes off THE GREAT DECEIVER's sophomore album, "Terra Incognito", due in March through Peaceville Records. The follow-up to 2002's "A Venom Well Designed" was recorded in early 2003 at Dug-Out studio in Uppsala, Sweden with producer Daniel Bergstrand (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, MESHUGGAH, IN FLAMES, STUCK MOJO).

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Seven More Bands Confirmed For 2000 Decibel Fest

Seven more bands have been confirmed for the fifth edition of the 2000 Decibel-festival, which will be held the 21 st and 22 nd May in Bengtsfors , Sweden (180 km north of Gothenburg). The bands are Hypocrisy, Cans, God Among Insects, Grand Magus, Lefay, Månegarm and The Crown.

Already confirmed is Ablaze My Sorrow, Arise, Astral Doors, Count Raven, Draconian, Morifade, Notre Dame, Pain Of Salvation, Persuader, Tad Morose, Vintersorg and Wolf.

As HammerFall is on a well deserved break their singer Joacim Cans has taken the opportunity to record an album on his own (“Beyond The Gates” will be released in April). We are really proud that he and his band have decided to do their first live show at 2000 Decibel in Bengtsfors. We know that Joacim will be backed by his fellow band colleague Stefan Elmgren as well as Metal Mike Chlasciak (ex-Halford) on guitars.

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The Crown Book Studio to Remix Crowned in Terror

Swedish thrashers The Crown will enter the studio on January 2 to begin mixing the "new" version of the "Crowned In Terror" album, tentatively due in early 2004 through Metal Blade Records. The new CD will feature returning frontman Johan Lindstrand in place of Tomas Lindberg (ex-At The Gates), who was responsible for the vocal tracks on the original 2002 release.

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