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Svart Crown was to appear on the now-cancelled Belphegor North American tour, but the French outfit still has a few upcoming festival appearances that will proceed as planned.
After previously announcing the departure of drummer Nicolas "Ranko" Muller, Svart Crown has now issued the following update about lineup shifts on these live appearances:
"We would like to inform you that Kévin Paradis will replace Ranko for the next shows/tour. You can see his amazing performance on the video below.
"Also, Clément Flandrois, will not be available for touring next few month regarding his work duties. He's still in the band no worries. Vagus Nox (also know for his work Mayhem & Satyricon) will replace him."
17.09 - Incubate fest - Tilbug/ Extase
18.09 - Bruxelle - DNA
20.09 - Thrash Attack Fest - Colmar/ Legrillen Grillen More...
Due to a family emergency, Austria’s diabolical death / black metal band Belphegor has been forced to cancel the planned headlining North American “Voices From The Dark” tour with Rotting Christ, Beheaded, and Svart Crown.
The tour was scheduled to launch September 24th in New York City. Belphegor front man & guitarist Helmuth Lehner issued the following statement:
"After fighting many months now (the last 4 months have been terrible), my mother is at the end. Her body is decaying more and more and will not survive the next weeks (maybe days) or will fall in coma soon. I will not risk being away at this time."
None of the other bands have issued a statement yet, so it's unclear if they will continue the tour or if the entire trek is off with the headlining band cancelling.
Update: Rotting Christ has now confirmed the tour is fully cancelled, stating: "As Rotting Christ we have no other choice than supporting Helmuth's family situation and to express simultaneously our deep disappointment with the fact that we will not meet our Northern American Metal brothers as we promised them with this tour. We promise though that we will work our asses off to be back in your land ASAP so stay tuned for updates." More...
The diabolical death/black metal band Belphegor will return to North American shores with a headlining tour this Fall.
Joining the raid of conquest and blasphemy, dubbed the “Voices From The Dark” tour 2014, is a cornucopia of the finest metal miscreants the world has to offer.
Greek outfit Rotting Christ as well as Beheaded from Malta and Svart Crown from France will be supporting on the trek.
“Belphegor is still brutal and consistent, rolling in worldwide like a wartime tank,” comments Belphegor frontman Helmuth Lehner. “It will be a pleasure to conquer the states again. On 'Conjuring The Dead' we celebrate diabolical death musick with one of our most brutal offerings yet. Join the Belphegor rituals and go to hell with us.”
The band's upcoming album "Conjuring The Dead" (reviewed here) is due out on August 5th (North America), August 8th (EU/Brazil/Japan), and August 11th (UK/FR) via Nuclear Blast. Catch the band live on these dates: More...
Three years after joining Svart Crown, drummer Nicolas "Ranko" Muller has departed the band. Ranko issued this statement:
"Dear friends, close ones and others, dear Svart Crown fans, I quietly announce to everyone of you that I leave the band. We're still friends, this decision is purely personal and natural to me.
"I'm thinking about it since a bunch of time. I want to be honest with one thing: I'm really proud to have been a part of this journey, I traveled around the whole world and met a lot of great people. Guys, I won't forget. I had the chance to be a part of it and I wish the best to the guy who will take my seat with those killer dudes, built for the stage and the road. I will stay active in music, don't worry for that, I just had to leave the 'big thing' because of positive changes in my life, that's why I'm just feeling good and I feel absolutely no regrets. I leave a great band, to make great things by myself, and everyone will continue the way we chose. I love everyone of you so much, I hope you will miss me a little, but be sure I stay near. Hail Satan, or something like that."
Vocalist/guitarist Jb Le Bail comments: "Time's passing and each one's priorities can change, but the band's entity stays the most important to me. Svart Crown is really demanding, in terms of personal investment, energy and time, and it's really different from the way of life that Ranko needs now. The band loses an outstanding musician and a roadmate, and we wish him the best for the future.
"But we'll be back stronger after a short break this summer, numerous plans are running for us. Everything will be announced ASAP, and nothing will stop us. Concerning the cancellations, the Underwall Festival (Croatia) did not obtain the authorizations to let the bands play after midnight so they cancelled our participation in the last days before the show. We regret to be forced to cancel our presence in Brescia too. Ranko will be with us for a last concert at the Altherax, NICE, on this saturday the 7th. And so long!" More...
French blackened death metal outfit Svart Crown will be returning to the U.K. for a headline tour. Svart Crown frontman JB Lebail comments: "We are extremely pleased to comeback to the UK after a successful run supporting Nile. The UK has always been a blast for us, so make sure and attend these new shows and witness a full set of pure evil!"
Supporting will be Sweden's Diabolical as well as the UK's Ascaris. Diabolical guitarist Carl Stjärnlöv speaks of the announcement, "We're really looking forward to playing in the UK along with Svart Crown and Ascaris! Expect a lot of material from our new album 'Neogenesis' and some really intense shows. UK, we're excited to see you all soon!"
28/02/14 – London, Black Heart
01/03/14 – Plymouth, White Rabbit
02/03/14 – Brighton, Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar
03/03/14 – Birmingham, The Flapper
04/03/14 – Glasgow, Ivory Blacks
05/03/14 – Leeds, Fox and Newt More...
Cyprus metal act Blynd announced that the band will be joining Nile on the upcoming "At the Gates of Sethu" European tour with Ex Deo and Svart Crown. You can also check out our review of Blynd's "Punishment Unfolds" album right here.
Confirmed dates of Blynd's performances on the tour include:
30.08.2013 (POL) Warszawa / Progresja
31.08.2013 (POL) Wroclaw / Firlej*
01.09.2013 (POL) Katowice / Mega Club*
02.09.2013 (A ) Vienna / Escape Metalcorner
03.09.2013 (HUN) Budapest / Club 202
04.09.2013 (CZ) Prague / Nova Chmelnice
05.09.2013 (GER) Munich / Backstage
06.09.2013 (ITA) Bologna / Zona Roveri
07.09.2013 (CH) Spreitenbach / OPEN CIRCLE FESTIVAL
08.09.2013 (GER) Darmstadt / Steinbruchtheater
10.09.2013 (UK) London / The Garage
11.09.2013 (UK) Manchester / Sound Control
12.09.2013 (UK) Glasgow / Audio Glasgow
13.09.2013 (IRE) Dublin / Button Factory
14.09.2013 (UK) Dudley / Rock Zombie
15.09.2013 (UK) Brighton / The Haunt
* special guest VADER!
Svart Crown has teamed up with VS-Webzine to stream the full new "Profane" album online. Check out the release at this location. The band also comments:
"Guys, the wait is over. We worked so hard on this album, you can not imagine. We put all ours guts, passion, energy during the past two years.
"Now our (sick) babie is yours. Go listen to 'PROFANE,' take your time, it is full of details. It's not an easy album but we are damn proud of it. Show your support and share this link to your friend. Let's spread the madness. See you in May for the first gigs." More...
Decibel Magazine and Listenable Records are doing their part to make the world a more hateful place with the world premier of "A Place of Hatred and Threat" off of "Profane," the upcoming release from French death/black metallers Svart Crown. While "Profane" will be unleashed upon North America on May 21st, "A Place of Hatred and Threat" is currently playing at this location, or below.
The main theme on "Profane" is full-introspection about humanity sickness and Svart Crown deliver the soundtrack of a bleak world that has already ended to their eyes with this album. Album artwork was made by designer Stefan Thanneur (Ruins). Profane was recorded, mixed, mastered by Francis Caste (Kickback, Arkhon Infaustus, Phazm) at St Marthe studio in Paris.
French act Svart Crown has unveiled the front cover and track listing for upcoming album "Profane," to be released on Listenable Records this coming April 22nd (Europe) and then later in May in the U.S. The following press release was issued about the album:
"The band has been willing to break the genre boundaries enhancing lethal grooves in a sadistic manner that won't leave any listener in a safe and comfy world. The main theme of the album is full-introspection about humanity sickness and Svart Crown delivers the soundtrack of a bleak world that has already ended to their eyes with this album. The artwork was made by designer Stefan Thanneur. 'Profane' was recorded, mixed, mastered by Francis Caste (Kickback, Arkhon Infaustus, Phazm) at St Marthe studio (Paris)."
1. Manifestation Symptoms
2. Genesis Architect
3. Intern. Virus. Human
4. In Utero: A Place of Hatred And Threat
5. Until the Last Breath
7. The Therapy of Flesh
8. Venomous Ritual
9. Ascetic Purification
10. Revelation: Down Here Stillborn More...
French act Svart Crown has completed the drum, guitar, and bass recording sessions for an upcoming new album, with the vocals to be recorded later this month.
In anticipation of the upcoming as-yet-untitled release, the band has now posted previous album "Witnessing the Fall" online for streaming via Bandcamp. Listen to the songs below, and the track listing is as follows:
1. Where The Light Ends 01:34
2. Colosseum 02:57
3. Dogs Of God 04:11
4. Nahash The Temptator 05:15
5. Here Comes Your Salvation 03:37
6. Into A Demential Sea 04:18
7. An Eternal Descent 06:15
8. Strengh Higher Than Justice 03:51
9. Incestuous Breath 04:55
10. Of Sulphur And Fire 08:06 More...
Svart Crown has been recording a new album and follow-up to the 2010 "Witnessing the Fall" release. The band has now checked in with the following update on the recording process:
"News from studio: drums, guitars & bass are done. We return to the studio in January to finish the vocals and the mix. Francis Caste just posted a drum sound check video, enjoy!"
French death/black metal band Svart Crown has officially entered St Marthe Studio (Kickback, Hangman's Chair, Arkhon Infautus) to begin the recording process for a new album.
Over the two years since the last album "Witnessing the Fall" came out, the band has shared stages with Shining, Enthroned, Melechesh, Ulcerate, Septic Flesh, and more across Europe.
The new album will be released Fall 2013 on Listenable Records. Further details will be announced as they are made available. Footage of Nicolas Ranko Muller recording drums for the new album can also be viewed below. More...
French black metal extremists Svart Crown are invading North American soil for the first time this spring. Starting on May 18th in Philadelphia, Svart Crown will join forces with New Zealand unorthodox death metallers Ulcerate and Brooklyn's Tombs. Below are the dates:
SVART CROWN w/ ULCERATE & TOMBS:
May 18 - Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
May 19 - Brooklyn, NY @ Public Assembly
May 20 - Boston, MA @ TBA
May 22 - Quebec City, QC @ L'Agitée
May 23 - Montreal, QC @ Katacombes
May 24 - Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck
May 25 - Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar
May 27 - Baltimore, MD @ The Sonar (Maryland Deathfest X) *No SVART CROWN* More...
New Zealand’s unorthodox death metallers Ulcerate have announced a three-week headlining European tour in the winter of 2012 in support of their new album, "The Destroyers of All." The tour will kick off on February 2nd in Reims, France and continue through February 25th in Ludwigshafen, Germany. Direct support throughout the tour will be provided by French blackened death metal masters, Svart Crown.
Ulcerate recently signed to Relapse Records and will be entering the studio in the fall of 2012 to record the band's Relapse debut.
Additionally, the band will be invading U.S. soil in May 2012 to play Maryland Deathfest X plus accompanying side-shows around the fest. More details on these dates will be announced shortly. The upcoming Ulcerate tour dates are as follows: More...
French death/black metal band Svart Crown will hit the road accross Europe with Ulcerate in February 2012 on "The Burning Winter Tour 2012".
Dates Are As Follows:
THU 02 FRA: Reims / Centre culturel du Crous
FRI 03 HOL: Nijmegen/Merleyn
SAT 04 BEL : Ghent/ Frontline
SUN 05 UK : London/ Purple Turtle
MON 06 UK : Edinburgh/ Bannermans
TUE 07 UK : Liverpool /The Masque
WEN 08 UK Birmingham/ Asylum 2
THU 09 FR: Paris/ TBA
FRI 10 GER: Halle/ Marktwirtschaft
SAT 11 GER: Leipzig/ Metal Shuppen
SUN 12 POL Krakow / Kazamaty Club
MON 13 Cz Praha / Black Pes
TUE 14 Cz Ostrava / Barrak
WEN 15 Slovakia Bratislava / Randal Club
THU 16 Slovenia Ljubjana/ Menza Pri Koritu
FRI 17 ITA: Padova / Tacu Tacu club
SAT 18 ITA: Cesena / Big Barré
SUN 19 FRA: Montpellier/ secret Place
MON 20 DAY OFF
TUE 21 GER Trier/ exhaus
WEN 22 DAN: Copenhagen/Club Loppen
THU 23 GER TBA
FRI 24 GER: Bad Oeynhausen/Black Sabbath
SAT 25 GER A Sultan's Night/ Ludwigshafen More...
Svart Crown has announced the addition of drummer Nicolas Muller. The French black metal group added Muller in time to play France's massive metal festival, Hellfest. Muller will also command the drum kit at Le Sezamo in Nice, France and the Brutal Assault Festival at the Czech Republic on August 12th.
Muller joins the group after their release of their second full length,"Witnessing The Fall." "Witnessing the Fall" hit North American outlets on February 8th, 2011.
In addition to the band's summer shows supporting Children of Bodom, Septicflesh has announced a run of upcoming headlining shows in France alongside Svart Crown, W.E.B., and Valet Parn later this month. The dates are as follows:
13.05 Durbuy - Durbuy Rock Festival
14.05 Colmar - Grillen
15.05 Lyon - Marché Gare
16.05 Marseille - Poste à Galène
17.05 Bordeaux - Complexe
18.05 Rouen - 106
19.05 Paris - Nouveau Casino
20.05 Lille - venue TBA
21.05 Caen - Espace Coisel
22.05 Nantes - Ferrailleur
23.05 Toulouse - Ramier
Septicflesh will be touring in support of the band's new album "The Great Mass" (reviewed here). You can also check out Metalunderground.com's interview with the band about the new album by navigating to this location.
The organisers of the Czech Republic's Brutal Assault festival has announced a further three confirmations for this year's event. Newly added to the bill are Scottish hardcore punk/crossover thrash legends The Exploited, Bay Area thrash veterans Forbidden and American mathcore outfit The Dillinger Escape Plan. The festival will take place from August 11th-13th in Josefov, Czech Republic.
The lineup is as follows: More...
Svart Crown is set to head out on a European tour in support of the band's "Witnessing the Fall" album, including an appearance at the Hammerfest III festival. The upcoming Svart Crown tour dates are as follows:
18.02 Cz Plzen @ Pod Lampou
19.02 Cz Most @ V+V rock bar
20.02 Cz Strakonice @ Rc Kremelka
21.02 CZ Karvina @ Hard Cafe
22.02 Poland Biesko Biala @ Stolarnia
23.02 Poland Rybnik @ Euphoria
24.02 Poland Wroclaw @ Wagon
25.02 Poland Katowice @ Pub Korba
26.02 Poland Krakow @ Face2face
27.02 Poland Rzeszow @ Od Zmierzchu do Switu
28.02 Poland Sanok @ Rudera
02.03 Bosnia Sarajevo @ Club AG
03.03 Serbia Belgrade @ Club Akademija
04.03 Romania Cluj Napoca @ Club Roland Garros
05.03 Romania Bucharest @ The Cage Club
06.03 Bulgaria Varna @ Usmivka Bar
07.03 Bulgaria Ruse @ Elias Canetti Hall
08.03 Bulgaria Sofia @ The Box Club
09.03 Greece Athens @ Seven Sins Club
10.03 Macedonia Skopje @ Club Castro
11.03 Italy Milano @ La Cathedrale
12.03 France Monpellier @ Secret Place/Kickassfest
19.03 Uk HAMMERFEST III @ Prestatyn w/ BIOHAZARD, SATYRICON
24.03 France Chambéry @ Brin de zinc
25.03 Swizerland Genève @ L'écurie
26.03 Swizerland Le Locle @ Rockness
Italy's Draugr has announced it will be performing at the Menhir Chevelu III Festival. The festival is set to take place from April 23rd - 24th, 2011 in Bretagne, France. Additional details on the festival can be found at this location. Other confirmed acts include:
Crest of Darkness
Bliss of Flesh