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Crown The Lost To Disband

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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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1. deathbringer writes:

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11111111

That really sucks, as they quickly became one of my favorite bands when I heard Reverence Dies Within and each album afterward delivered despite the lineup changes.

# Oct 26, 2011 @ 3:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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f*** Pittsburgh and everything that comes from Pittsburgh.

# Oct 26, 2011 @ 7:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. mt metal writes:

damn cr4wf0rd, you beat me to it. you stole my words EXACTLY.

# Oct 26, 2011 @ 10:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Rex_84 writes:

Yeah, that's too bad. I haven't heard much of their old album, but loved the first one.

# Oct 27, 2011 @ 2:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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mt, you're my new best friend.

# Oct 27, 2011 @ 4:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. ZMA writes:

Shame. This band sounded pretty badass.

# Oct 28, 2011 @ 12:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Rex_84 writes:

Hey, I was born in Pittsburgh! Well, in a suburb of Pitt.

# Oct 28, 2011 @ 11:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. ......jake writes:

Dude jake kidder is so awesome, have you ever heard of the guy? he fuuuuuucking rocks. BTW, thrash metal is garbage. How about taking some guitart lessons and creating some real music. Crown the Lost... who cares?

# Oct 28, 2011 @ 5:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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^^^ Thrash metal is garbage? D:

# Nov 3, 2011 @ 8:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Yeap! writes:

Crawford is a pickle smoker.

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11. Cr4wf0rdTxJ1ng0J4ng0 writes:

Yeap! is a disturbed fan.

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