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Below is our complete Kingcrow 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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Kingcrow Releasing New Album

Rome, Italy's progressive metal band Kingcrow has wrapped up the final touches on sixth album, "Eidos," and is preparing to release it through Sensory Records on June 23rd. The label also comments:

"Describing the band today is quite a difficult task, but one could state that the influence of such artists as Porcupine Tree, Riverside, Opeth, Anathema, Pink Floyd, Meshuggah, Radiohead, King Crimson and Massive Attack are all present in the music of Kingcrow.

"With each release, the band has taken a step further away from their original roots as a classic hard rock/metal band, and is today one of the most personal and exciting bands that Italy has to offer the scene.

"Following the success of the 'In Crescendo' album released through Sensory in February 2014, Kingcrow returns this year with 'Eidos,' a new conceptual album about choices, consequences, dealing with regret and disillusion. After the album, 'Phlegethon,' dealt with childhood, and 'In Crescendo' about the end of youth, 'Eidos' can be considered the third part of a trilogy about the path of life.

"Musically it sees the band exploring new territories and pushing the extremes of its complex soundscape with a darker atmosphere and a more progressive attitude. With over an hour of new material, Eidos is the next logical progression in the evolution of Kingcrow, and will open the next doorway for what lies in wait for them next."

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Kingcrow Reveals New Album

"Eidos" is the title of the upcoming Kingcrow album, which will be released this Spring via Sensory Records and was recorded at Sound Under Pressure in Rome. The track listing is as follows:

1. The Moth
2. Adrift
3. Slow Down
4. Open Sky
5. Fading Out Pt. IV
6. The Deeper Divide
7. On The Barren Ground
8. At The Same Pace
9. Eidos
10. If Only More...

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Kingcrow Posts Album Teaser

Kingcrow has revealed the first teaser for an upcoming album, which still in the making. Check it out below.

The album's artwork will be made by Devilnax, who worked on the previous two records, and it will be revealed soon along with other details about the release. The band's previous releases "Insider" and "Something Unknown" are also still available at this location.

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Kingcrow Recruits New Guitarist For European Tour

Italy's Kingcrow will be hitting the road next month with Spheric Universe Experience. The band has now checked in with the following announcement about recruiting a temporary live guitarist:

"For the upcoming Kingcrow European Tour, our guitarist Ivan Nastasi will be replaced by Michele Capraro. Ivan will re-join the band after the tour. Below are Kingcrow 2013 tour dates."

8/10 - Gradisca D'Isonzo – Ciao Luca Fest (with Threshold)
8/30 - Pratteln, Switzerland – Galery *
8/31 - Uden, The Netherlands – De Pul *
9/1 - Köln, Germany - Underground *
9/3 - Paris , France – La Boule Noire *
9/4 - Barcelona, Spain - Rocksound *
9/6 - Nice, France - Altherax *
11/30 - Rome, Italy - Crossroads *

* With Spheric Universe Experience

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Kingcrow Kicks Off North American Tour

Italian progressive metal outfit Kingcrow has crossed continents and is currently on North American soil touring in support of fifth full-length, "In Crescendo," out now on Sensory Records.

Following a kick-off show in Atlanta upon the band's arrival to the U.S., Kingcrow is in the process of hooking up with Pain Of Salvation, supporting the prog giants on an eight-city trek, not including a one-off show headlining the afterparty for the first night of this year’s ROSFest gathering in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania this Friday, May 3rd.

Kingcrow recently completed a second official video from "In Crescendo," for the album’s fifth opus, “The Drowning Line,” which can be viewed here.

Kingcrow w/ Pain Of Salvation, Imminent Sonic Destruction:
5/01/2013 Empire - West Springfield, VA
5/02/2013 House Of Rock - White Marsh, MD
5/03/2013 RosFest Afterparty - Gettysburg, PA [KINCROW ONLY]
5/05/2013 The Marlin Room @ Webster Hall - New York, NY
5/07/2013 Le Cercle - Quebec City, QC
5/08/2013 Foufounes Electriques - Montreal, QC
5/09/2013 The Mod Club - Toronto, ON
5/10/2013 Reggie's - Chicago, IL
5/11/2013 Station 4 - Minneapolis, MN More...

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Kingcrow Posts "The Drowning Line" Music Video

Kingcrow posted a new music video for the track "The Drowning Line." The song appears on the band's latest effort "In Crescendo," which is out now via Sensory Records. The video is the second for the album, the first for "The Morning Rain," can be seen over at this location.

The video was shot at Crossroads live club and features fan footage mixed with pro shot footage. The video was directed by Devilnax. Check it out here:


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Kingcrow Posts New Music Video

Italian progressive metal act Kingcrow posted a new music video for the track "Morning Rain." The song appears on the band's new LP "In Crescendo," which was release last month via Sensory Records. The song was written by Diego Cafolla and Devilnax and the video was filmed and directed by Mauro Marani Studio.

Kingcrow is set to embark on a North American Tour with Pain of Salvation and have launched a funding campaign with merchandise packages to help defray the costs of the tour.

Check out "Morning Rain" here:

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Kingcrow Launches Funding Campaign For U.S. Tour

Italian progressive metal band Kingcrow, who just released its fifth LP "In Crescendo" through Scarlet Records, has launched a crowdfunding campaign through Indiegogo to assist in the expenses of the upcoming North American Tour with Pain of Salvation and Imminent Sonic Destruction.

The band is offering benefit packages ranging from having names in the credits of the U.S. Tour on the band's website ($10) to obtaining Ivan Nastasi's customized Jackson guitar used in the recordings of the 2010 release "Phlegethon" ($1,000). To be a funder/sponsor, head on over to the band's Indiegogo page at this location.

Information on the campaign can be found in this launch video: More...

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Pain Of Salvation Returning To North America

After several years of waiting, Pain of Salvation is finally returning to North America. Check the dates below to see when the band will be coming to a city near you:

w/ Kingcrow, Imminent Sonic Destruction
May 1st--West Springfield, VA @ Empire
May 2nd--White Marsh, MD @ House of Rock
May 4th--Gettysburg, PA @ Rosfest **PAIN OF SALVATION only**
May 5th--New York, NY @ The Marlin Room at Webster Hall
May 7th--Quebec City, QB @ Le Cercle
May 8th--Montreal, QB @ Foufounes Electriques
May 9th--Toronto, ON @ The Mod Club
May 10th--Chicago, IL @ Reggie's
May 11th--Minneapolis, MN @ Station 4

This tour will coincide with the band's upcoming album release via InsideOut Music, which features newly recorded acoustic versions of classic Pain of Salvation songs. More details about this special album project will be announced soon, so stay tuned.

Pain of Salvation's latest album, "Road Salt Two," entered the official national charts in the following European countries upon its release in Fall 2011: Sweden #24, The Netherlands #82, Finland #31, and Norway #51 in its second week (first week was at #94).

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Kingcrow Announces Tour, Streaming New Song

Italian progressive metal troupe Kingcrow proudly announces the band’s forthcoming return to North America this Spring. Dates are available below.

Kingcrow’s fifth studio full-length "In Crescendo" is nearing release this Tuesday, February 12th via prog linchpin Sensory Records, a division of The Laser’s Edge. Produced by the band at Sound Under Pressure in Rome, the massive album was then mixed by Giampiero Ulacco and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music.

Today Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles has hosted an exclusive stream of “This Ain't Another Love Song,” the second track from In Crescendo. Listen to it right here.

After a triumphant display at 2012’s massive annual ProgPower USA festival, Kingcrow will return to the continent in support of "In Crescendo." The trek will begin April 28th with a one-off in Atlanta, Georgia, before hooking up with Pain Of Salvation for the main tour. With more dates still being locked down, the tour will traverse through Virginia and Maryland before hitting the annual RosFest in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania alongside The Flower Kings, Shadow Gallery, Riverside and more. More...

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Kingcrow Streaming New Single

Following Sensory Records’ recent signing announcement having brought Italian prog metal act Kingcrow into the label’s ranks, today the outfit release the first full single from pending fifth studio full-length, "In Crescendo."

Give the track "Right Before" a listen over at Pure Grain Audio here. The following press release was also issued:

"The radiant opening track to the nearly hour-long In Crescendo, 'Right Before' wastes no time in letting you know exactly what the members of Kingcrow are about with this newest creation.

"Sensory Records, a division of The Laser’s Edge, will release 'In Crescendo' in North America on February 12th. Stay tuned for further updates as the new album nears release and as Kingcrow takes to the road in the New Year. More...

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Kingcrow Releases "In Crescendo" Teaser

Kingcrow will be releasing the "In Crescendo" album on February 12th, 2013 and now a teaser trailer for the release can be viewed below.

The video contains sound clips and artwork for the album, as well as Diego Marchesi (vocals) and main songwriter Diego Cafolla (Guitars) discussing the concept of "In Crescendo." You can pre-order now your copy of the album right here, and the track listing is as follows:

1. Right Before
2. This Ain’t Another Love Song
3. The Hatch
4. Morning Rain
5. The Drowning Line
6. The Glass Fortress
7. Summer ‘97
8. In Crescendo More...

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Kingcrow Releasing New Album "In Crescendo"

The progressive metal aficionados at New Jersey-based Sensory Records this week announce the pending release of the newest album from Italy’s Kingcrow, "In Crescendo." The following press release was issued about the album:

"While working in a mostly progressive metal direction in the earlier days, Kingcrow has increasingly expanded the scope of their sound to encompass elements of rock, nowadays rounded-out in a culmination of strong atmospheric component similar to Riverside, Porcupine Tree and Pink Floyd but also bearing a heavier, metallic semblance to Opeth and Dream Theater. This is boldly present on the band’s fifth studio full-length, In Crescendo, the new album encompassing nearly an hour over eight epic movements. Produced by the band’s own Diego and Thundra Cafolla at Sound Under Pressure in Rome, the massive album was then mixed by Giampiero Ulacco and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music.

"Over the past two years Kingcrow has expanded the band’s fanbase through European tours in support of both Redemption and Jon Oliva, in addition to performances at ProgPower Europe and ProgPower USA. Plans for a U.S. tour are being devised for 2013 in support of In Crescendo."

Sensory Records, a division of The Laser’s Edge, will release "In Crescendo" in North America on February 12th. Stay tuned for further updates as the new album nears release and as Kingcrow takes to the road in the New Year. The album's track listing is as follows: More...

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ProgPower USA XIII: Day One

While the rest of the world went to work or whatever it is they normally would do on a Friday, the contingent of the lovers of loud and fast music down on Peachtree St in Atlanta were being awesome. The day that many metal fans were waiting for since Day Two of the 2011 festival had finally come around -- Day One of the 2012 festival had arrived, bringing with it headliners Epica and support bands Sinbreed, Kingcrow, Amaranthe, Serenity, Primordial, and Redemption. The night before, Nightwish and Kamelot had thrilled in the same venue.

With several levels of ticket options available to attendees, gold badge attendees were given early access to the festival's merchandise room. Like the gaping maw of a hungry beast, the doors to the merchandise room were opened at noon and soon swallowed absurd amounts of money with little effort from the wallets of attendees. For attendees who found the dilemma of "I just need ONE more CD," without having the money for it, there was an ATM around the hall so that "one more" could then turn into "ten more" without a worry. More...

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Kingcrow Finishes Recording New Album

Italy's Kingcrow has completed the recordings for a new album titled “In Crescendo.” A video clip for the song “Morning Rain” is also now in the works, which is being directed by Mauro Marani in collaboration with Devilnax.

The "In Crescendo" track listing is as follows:

1. Right Before
2. This Ain’t Another Love Song
3. The Hatch
4. Morning Rain
5. The Drowning Line
6. The Glass Fortress
7. Summer ‘97
8. In Crescendo

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American Heavy Metal Tradition: ProgPower USA

The ProgPower USA festival is approaching its thirteenth year, but if you were to look at the number of international bands who have made the Atlanta-based festival the site of their US debut, you would find that number even more impressive – a solid eighty-two. That number includes bands such as Nightwish, Blind Guardian, Edguy, Gamma Ray, Pagan’s Mind, Circus Maximus, Stratovarius, Riverside, and more. The US is not known for heavy metal festivals – at least not of the level that Europe is known for, with Wacken, Hellfest, and all sorts of other open-airs. In the US, ProgPower is the longest-running and most well-known of the handful of festivals we do have. Moreover, as evidenced by the title, this is a pointedly progressive- and power- metal themed festival, with performances by an average of 14-16 bands over several days.

Last year, I had the privilege of attending the festival and contributed a series of write-ups about each of the days afterwards. The experience was much like a Comic-Con or anime convention, only geared around highly amplified sound aimed at rattling my brain and rocking my soul. It was like another world altogether, given that everyone I interacted with on that three-day stretch could talk for hours on end about the juxtaposition of synthesizer and guitar solos with no reservations. It felt like a family reunion. More...

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Kingcrow Comments On Upcoming Tour Dates

Italy's Kingcrow has posted in-studio footage online, which can be viewed below, and the band also issued the following statement about upcoming live shows and recording:

"Hi there! Some good news here! As some of you know, we’ll be touring Europe in June/July with the legend that is Jon Oliva. Savatage were one of my early influences. Something like 15 years ago, I was a lot more into 'Classic Metal,' collecting records, T-shirts, etc. The first time I encountered the music of Savatage (Streets- still my fave of theirs) I was impressed with the elegance of the music, and the beauty of the arrangements and melodies. So, many years later, we are going to share the same stage, and to me it is a kind of a 'dream come true.' In addition, we’re very excited to play again in countries like Germany, Holland, and Switzerland, since we have great memories of the past gigs there.

"For two of the gigs, our bass player Francesco 'Cecco' D’Errico will be substituted by our friend Angelo Orlando, the guy who recorded Phlegethon. So I hope to see you there, check our website for the dates!

"On the other side (of the Atlantic Ocean) we’re going to play in September at ProgPower USA, in Atlanta. I can’t tell you how much we’re looking forward to this gig. We’ve just started to think about what songs we can play there with a 60 minute slot. We want to play a good amount of Phlegethon, and some new songs. So I think we’ll have to start rehearsing the new ones soon. But which ones? Hard question… More...

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Kingcrow To Support Threshold

As was previously announced, Threshold will be heading off on a string of pre-release shows in April for an as-yet-untitled album. The band has now announced Italian rockers Kingcrow will support Threshold for three of the dates.

The Italians recently toured Europe to promote the new album "Phlegethon" supporting Redemption. Kingrowwill support THRESHOLD at the following shows:

11/04/2012 Colos Saal, Aschaffenburg, Germany
12/04/2012 Hedon, Zwolle, Netherlands
14/04/2012 Zeche, Bochum, Germany

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ProgPower XIII Band Announcement Video Posted

ProgPower XIII posted the band announcement video for the event in Atlanta, Georgia. The event lineup is:

ProgPower USA XIII
September 12-15, 2012 at Center Stage Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia USA

Friday, Sept. 14, 2012:

Sinbreed (Germany) +
Kingcrow (Italy) +
Amaranthe (Sweden) +
Serenity (Austria) +
Primordial (Ireland)
Redemption (USA)
Epica (The Netherlands & Belgium)

Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012:

Above Symmetry (Norway) +
Lanfear (Germany) +
Solution .45 (Sweden & Finland) +
Mystic Prophecy (Germany & Greece) +
Mayan - with special guests (The Netherlands & Belgium) +
Pretty Maids (Denmark)
Symphony X (USA)

(+ USA Debut)

Tickets are now on sale at this location.

Check out the announcement video here:

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More Bands Announced For ProgPower USA XIII 2012

ProgPower USA XIII is shaping up to be the event of the year in the United States in 2012. The current lineup for each day is as follows:


Epica (Headliner)
Solution .45


Symphony X (Headliner)
Pretty Maids
Mystic Prophecy
Above Symmetry

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