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Formed: 2006
From: Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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Below is our complete Crown The Lost 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.

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No Reason To Live Posts New Song Online

Former Crown The Lost guitarist Joe Bonaddio has a new band under the name No Reason to Live. The band has posted a new demo track, entitled "Rest In Pain," on their bandcamp page, where you can hear or download it (pay what you want, including free).

Crown the Lost released three albums over six years. Joe Bonaddio left Crown the Lost last summer (2011).

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Crown The Lost Disbanding

American melodic thrash metallers Crown The Lost have announced that they have decided to lay the band to rest after six years together. A message from guitarist and founding member David E. Gehlke reads as follows:

"With great consideration and thought, I have decided to put Crown The Lost to rest. The straw that ultimately broke the camel's back was Leon’s [Mallah, vocals] decision to devote his full attention to his new band, Collide. Taking into account the dearth of singers of his caliber in our region, it is now time for us to call it a day and focus on new projects. However, I don't think it's a reach to say that the band would have folded a lot sooner if it weren't for Leon's contributions upon his arrival in January of 2010. I deeply regret not being able to find him at an earlier stage in our career, as his professionalism and immense talent would have been the cure for what ailed the band during our formative years.

“That being said, we accomplished quite a bit during our six-year run, and I am proud of the three albums we released, specifically our debut [Reverence Dies Within] and our most recent album, Cold Pestilent Hope. I am forever indebted to our current lineup of Leon, Tim Boyle (bass) and Argel Marchelletta (drums), each of whom have become some of my closest friends. Additional thanks to our recently-added lead guitarist Todd Seitz, whose tenure in the band is unfortunately too short to accurately measure. You'll be hearing plenty from him in his most-excellent STYGIA project.

“The nostalgic lot we are not, but our ‘farewell show’ is scheduled for Saturday, December 3rd at the Smiling Moose in our hometown of Pittsburgh. Our good friends Hollowpoint will be opening the show, and joining us for the entire set will be our long-time (or rather, “returning”) lead guitarist Joe Bonaddio. This is a fitting way to go out, and is a great way to put a cap on our career. Be there or be square!”

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Crown The Lost Recruits New Guitarist

Pittsburgh based melodic thrash metallers Crown the Lost have announced the addition of lead guitarist Todd Seitz, who is replacing former guitarist Joe Bonaddio.

Commented rhythm guitarist/founding member David E. Gehlke: "Being that we are such a lead guitar-driven band, finding a suitable shredder was something that wasn't taken lightly, so having Todd join is a big win for us. His musical background will allow us to further push our sound, all the while staying true to the core elements of Crown the Lost. Todd has already has been subjected to our off-beat brand of humor and has been able to assimilate himself quite nicely. We couldn't be happier to have Todd aboard and are eager to hit the ground running."

Seitz's live debut with Crown the Lost will be on Sunday, October 16th, as support for Devin Townsend and The Ocean at the Altar Bar in Pittsburgh. Crown the Lost's third album "Cold Pestilent Hope" (reviewed here) was released on July 19th via Gas Can Music.

For more information on Crown the Lost, head over to the band's official website at this location.

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Crown The Lost Lead Guitarist Joe Bonaddio Departs

Crown The Lost has announced that lead guitarist/vocalist Joe Bonaddio has left the band to pursue other interests. Guitarist and founding member David E. Gehlke commented: "I'd be remiss if we didn't speak of Joe's impact on the band, especially on a pure musical level, as he was a key driver in practically all of our existing compositions. I have had the good fortune of playing with Joe for nine years and can safely say his talent is one-of-a-kind, and while it's going to be odd to no longer be playing with him, this change is utterly necessary for us to be able to move forward and achieve new plateaus. We remain very good friends with Joe and wish him the best in his pursuits."

Dave Watson of Mantic Ritual will be filling in on all live dates until a permanent lead guitarist is secured. Watson is no stranger to Crown the Lost, having produced/engineered the band's last two albums

Crown The Lost's new album, "Cold Pestilent Hope" (reviewed here) was just recently released and is available on all major digital retailers for the price of $6 USD.

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Crown The Lost Streaming New Album Online

Update: The streaming period for "Cold Pestilent Hope" has end. The album is now available at most major online retailers for the price of $6 USD.

Metalunderground.com is proud to host the exclusive full album stream of Crown The Lost's new album, "Cold Pestilent Hope," which will be released tomorrow, July 19th via Gas Can Records and most online retailers and streaming services. "Cold Pestilent Hope" is the Pittsburgh band's third album, and first with new vocalist Leon Mallah, as well as bassist Timothy Boyle and drummer Argel Marchelletta.

Founding guitarist David E. Gehlke commented: "We're very stoked to be working with a new, innovative company like Gas Can. The fact that they're willing to think outside the box made them a logical choice to release Cold Pestilent Hope. A band's third album is usually a very slippery slope, but I think we've gotten over that hump and have fully developed our own identity. In our (totally biased) opinion, it's our best work to date, and we hope you feel the same way."

The complete tracklisting for "Cold Pestilent Hope" is as follows:

1. Pray For Death
2. Separate Blood From Waste
3. Breathe Into Emptiness
4. In Defiance Of Sanctity
5. Solitude and Failure
6. Eyes Without Sight
7. Bloodsoaked Serenity
8. Consumed
9. Cold Pestilent Hope
10. Forgotten and Damned
11. Inexorable

You can check out a studio update from their recording sessions here or the official music video for "Separate Blood From Waste" below.

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Crown the Lost Posts Studio Diary

Crown the Lost has posted never before seen behind-the-scenes footage of the recording process for the forthcoming album, "Cold Pestilent Hope." The video footage was shot during March - August 2010 and edited by Mike Marsh.

The band recently posted the official music video for the song "Separate Blood From Waste."

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Crown The Lost Posts Updated Music Video

Crown The Lost uploaded a music video for the song "Separate Blood From Waste" late last year. The band has now posted an updated version of the video, which can be viewed below, and also commented on the clip:

"This is the updated version of the video for 'Separate Blood From Waste,' as we were too impatient the first time to wait until we could slap the mastered version of the song on the video. Kudos to Andy Pollack for hooking this up...and Egnac for hiding behind the couch."

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Crown the Lost Posts New Song Online

“Separate Blood From Waste,” a new song from Pittsburgh-based melodic thrash metallers Crown the Lost can be heard on the band’s Facebook page.

The song comes from the group’s upcoming third album, “Cold Pestilent Hope,” which will be released in 2011 through an as-yet determined label. The album will be the first to feature new singer Leon Mallah, bassist Timothy Boyle, and drummer Argel Marchelletta, and was produced/engineered by Dave Watson at Soundscape Studios in East McKeesport, PA.

Here is the “Cold Pestilent Hope” tracklisting:

1. Pray For Death
2. Separate Blood From Waste
3. Breathe Into Emptiness
4. In Defiance of Sanctity
5. Solitude and Failure
6. Eyes Without Sight
7. Bloodsoaked Serenity
8. Consumed
9. Cold Pestilent Hope
10. Forgotten and Damned
11. Inexorable

Crown the Lost’s previous album, “Blind Faith Loyalty,” was released in May of 2009 through Italy’s Cruz del Sur Music.

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Crown the Lost Posts New Music Video Online

Crown the Lost has posted their first music video, for the track "Separate Blood From Waste," which comes off their forthcoming album, "Cold Pestilent Hope." Filming and editing was done by Andy Pollack. Check out the video below:

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Crown the Lost Posts New Song Online

“Breathe Into Emptiness,” a new song from Pittsburgh-based melodic thrash metallers Crown the Lost can be heard on the band’s Myspace page. The song comes from the group’s upcoming third album, “Cold Pestilent Hope,” which will be released in 2011 through an as-yet determined label. The album will be the first to feature new singer Leon Mallah, bassist Timothy Boyle, and drummer Argel Marchelletta, and was produced/engineered by Dave Watson at Soundscape Studios in East McKeesport, PA.

Commented guitarist/founding member David E. Gehlke, “Since this is our maiden recording voyage with not only Leon, but an entire new rhythm section, it became readily apparent that ‘Breathe’ was the right song to introduce them to the metal public. Anytime a new singer is brought in there’s a certain degree of trepidation, yet Leon squashed those concerns rather quickly. So, by our humble, yet horribly-biased perspective, this is the next logical step from our previous album, ‘Blind Faith Loyalty.’ As such, we are too enthusiastic for words as to how ‘Cold Pestilent Hope’ turned out, and we hope everyone will feel the same way upon its eventual release next year.”

Here's the “Cold Pestilent Hope” tracklisting:

1. Pray For Death
2. Separate Blood From Waste
3. Breathe Into Emptiness
4. In Defiance of Sanctity
5. Solitude and Failure
6. Eyes Without Sight
7. Bloodsoaked Serenity
8. Consumed
9. Cold Pestilent Hope
10. Forgotten and Damned
11. Inexorable

Crown the Lost’s previous album, “Blind Faith Loyalty,” was released in May of 2009 through Italy’s Cruz del Sur Music.

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Crown The Lost Comments On Upcoming Album

Crown the Lost has issued the following update about the band's upcoming third album:

"Hey hey, album #3 (otherwise known as Cold Pestilent Hope) is completed. We started work on it in March of this year and were lucky enough to take our good 'ole time on it (which we did) and suffice it to say, we're quite pleased with how it turned out.

"We'll be posting a new song (or two) in the near future. Artwork and release date will be announced at some point down the road as well. For now, here's a preview of the 10-second variety. Enjoy."


Crown the Lost - New Album Preview (sort of...)

Crown the Lost (Next show: August 21!) | MySpace Music Videos

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Crown The Lost Finishing Recording New Album

Crown The Lost is wrapping up the recording of their third album as well as a music video for the first song off the album. The band is planning more shows, but here's what they have set so far:

Friday, July 16th @ The Smiling Moose at 10:00 PM with Mantic Ritual and A Moment of Clarity
Saturday, August 21st @ Excuses at 10:00 PM with acts TBA
Saturday, August 28th @ Altar Bar at 9:00 PM with Sacred Dominion and more TBA

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Crown The Lost Adds Another Live Show

Guitarist David Gehlke of Pittsburgh's Crown the Lost has issued the following update about upcoming live shows:

"Hey gang, just a friendly reminder that our next show is this Saturday, June 12 @ Excuses with our good friends Chapter XII and the mighty Vindicator. The show starts at 10:00 PM, so please come on down and rock. We'll be playing some old gems (if you'd like to call them 'gems'), along with some newer songs. And with any luck, Manticore will swipe the mic and do his version of 'Kill the King' by Rainbow. Chicks love it."

You can catch Crown the Lost live on the following dates:

6/12 2010 Excuses Pittsburgh, PA
7/9 2010 Altar Bar in the Strip District Pittsburgh, PA
7/16 2010 The Smiling Moose Pittsburgh, PA

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Crown The Lost Bids Farewell To Dio

Pittsburgh's Crown The Lost has checked in with the following statement about the death of metal icon Ronnie James Dio, who recently lost his battle with cancer:

"Rest in peace, Ronnie James Dio. Man, it's really hard to write that. It's quite clear the metal world wouldn't be the same without Ronnie James Dio and each of us in Crown the Lost are quite saddened at his passing. We were almost certain he was going to beat this and return to the stage. Unfortunately that was the not the case, but his music will live on forever. Our deepest condolences to Dio and his family. Long live rock and roll!"

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Crown The Lost Announces Shows With New Lineup

Pittsburgh's Crown the Lost has issued the following statement about playing their first live shows with their new lineup:

"Hey gang, we're currently tied up doing some relatively important things (i.e. making something called an 'album'), but we do have the good fortune of having new live dates on the horizon, most specifically our first show with our new lineup on Saturday, May 8th. The show will be @ the 31st Street Pub with our friends Iron Crown and one more to be announced.

"This will mark the live debut of our new vocalist, Leon Mallah and hopefully he doesn't fall of the stage, introduce the wrong song, etc., etc., but if he does, we'll be cool with it...for that one time. Additional live dates have been scheduled for June and July and we hope to fill our schedule up with more shows. No rest for the wicked, or the sober Manticore. More to come...and soon."

The upcoming Crown the Lost tour dates are as follows:

5/8 2010 31st Street Pub Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
6/12 2010 Excuses Pittsburgh
7/16 2010 The Smiling Moose Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Crown The Lost Replaces Drummer And Vocalist

Pittsburgh's Crown the Lost has issued the following update about recruiting a new drummer and vocalist:

"In a move that was a long time coming, we'd like to welcome Argel Marchelletta into the CTL fold as our full-time drummer. Argel's initial capacity was that of a fill-in to help us prepare for album #3, but he was so impressive that we had no choice but to ask him to join. Fortunately for us, he accepted. On a related note, singer Chris Renaldi has left the band in order to pursue his own project. As the only singer this band has ever had, Renaldi's vocals were an integral part of the Crown the Lost sound and we're eager to hear what he has in store for his new musical endeavor.

"Here are some words from Renaldi: 'After four and a half years with the same group of people, people and ideas tend to grow and change. Due to this, it became difficult for me to see eye-to-eye with other members of the band. However, this is nothing that would force me to harbor ill-will towards the band itself. It's too hard to despise something you helped to shape and mold, and besides that, my time had expired. I wish the best for Crown the Lost, as I plan on doing something on my own (musically, that is). Lastly, I would like to thank everyone who had lent their ears to the music that we wrote. After all, it was you guys who made it all worth the while.'

"Renaldi's replacement comes in the form of Leon Mallah, a converted guitarist from fellow Pittsburgh metallers In the Wake, who are coincidentally the same band we poached Argel from. Judging from the last few months of rehearsal, Leon's vocals will stay true to the clean vocal template of our sound, but will also add new twists and variations. Leon's live debut with the band should be in May. Additional details on our forthcoming third album, Cold Pestilent Hope will be released in the very near future."

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Crown The Lost Issues Album Update

Pittsburg's Crown the Lost has issued the following update about their new album:

"Hey gang, first off, this winter nonsense is pretty lame-o. The only people that are probably enjoying this are Immortal. They'd probably laugh if they knew what a difficult time people here are having with the snow. But I digress...

"Over the span of the last several months, we've been working diligently on album #3, which will is titled Cold Pestilent Hope. It will contain 11 songs, two of which are instrumentals and in our humble estimation, is the next logical step from our previous efforts. Recording will commence before all of the snow melts and once again, we'll be hunkered down in Soundscape Studios with Dave Watson (Mantic Ritual) and artwork/design will be provided by Jarno Lahti, who did the artwork for Blind Faith Loyalty.

"More details to come in the very near future. For now, let us count the days until pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training..."

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Crown The Lost Issues Band Update

Pittsburgh's Crown the Lost has issued the following update about writing new material and upcoming live shows:

"Whoa ho ho, Good lord that was lame. Our bad.

"Anyway, much ado about everything in the CTL camp, as we are gearing up for our next show (and first since August) with the mighty While Heaven Wept, Argus, and Crucifist. It is on Friday, January 8th @ the 31st Street Pub in Pittsburgh and since the Steelers probably won't make the playoffs, attendance should be solid. That is, unless a snowstorm hits the 'Burgh. Please come out if you can - everyone rocks pretty hard on this bill.

"In regards to the aforementioned show, we will be playing a couple new jams, since that's what we've been up to: working on new jams. We're about 95% completed with the writing for album #3 and to avoid making the stock statement that every other band makes (i.e. 'This is our strongest material to date!'), we'll just say this: our enthusiasm for the new songs cannot be contained, harnassed or measured. We hope you'll feel the same come 2010..."

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Crown The Lost Announces New Bassist

Crown the Lost has issued the following update about recruiting a new bassist:

"Whoa there,

"We would like to announce the addition of bassist Tim Boyle to the CTL ranks, who is replacing the departed Dom Scarano. Tim comes to us via Grave Desire (who coincidentally have our producer and current Mantic Ritual singer/guitarist Dave Watson in the ranks) and is well-versed in the CTL catalog, so it was a natural decision. We would like to wish Dom the best in his future endeavors, as his gaudy sense of humor and keen eye for the ladies will be missed.

"Live activity as well as writing for the ever-important album #3 will resume, for are working with a fill-in drummer (key word: fill-in), but since we're tired of announcing member changes, we'll be clandestine for once. Great album, Entombed's Clandestine. Best song? 'Sinners Bleed,' of course.

"Thanks and thrash, David E. Gehlke & Crown the Lost"

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Crown The Lost Parts Ways With Drummer

Crown the Lost has issued the following update about parting ways with their drummer Kevin Antonacci:

"Whoa,

"Ah, more changes. Gotta love 'em. Drummer Kevin Antonacci has left Crown the Lost in order to focus more on his schooling and other worthy activities. In Kevin's 11 months with the band, we enjoyed many a good time and wish him the best of luck in his future pursuits. Because of Kevin's departure, all future live activity is cancelled until further notice.

"On that note, we are currently holding drummer auditions. If you're a skin-basher and feel as though you're up to task, hit us up here or through email: crownthelost@hotmail.com. Serious applicants need apply along with those with the firm belief that 'Script For My Requiem' is Blind Guardian's best song. Bonaddio think it's 'Nightfall,' but I have to disagree..."

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