Black Crown Initiate release a new song “Years in Frigid Light”

Century Media Records recently announced the signing of progressive death metal band BLACK CROWN INITIATE, formed in Reading, Pennsylvania in 2012. Continue reading “Black Crown Initiate release a new song “Years in Frigid Light””

Dischordia premiere “The Ruin” (ft. Black Crown Initiate’s James Dorton)

Oklahoma City based progressive death metal trio Dischordia still have a few weeks to go before their second full-length, Thanatopsis, drops on Friday, November 25th through Rogue Records America. In the interim, the band partnered with Heavy Brog Is Heavy today to premiere a blistering new track called “The Ruin”.

The song showcases a dynamic blend of influences and elements that bring to mind groups such as Ion Dissonance, Gorguts, Decapitated, and Meshuggah. It also features a plethora of beastly growls from none other than Black Crown Initiate vocalist James Dorton towards the tail end portion of the song.

Black Crown Initiate Debut New Song

“We’ve been through a great deal as a band since our last release,” says Thomas. “We’ve grown a great deal as writers, players, and people and put everything we had into this one.”

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Pennsylvania purveyors of metal BLACK CROWN INITIATE have unveiled a brand new track today titled “For Red Cloud. 

It is the first bit of new music we’ve heard from the band since the release of their previous LP in 2014. Guitarist Andy Thomas calls the song “a statement of the psychological enslavement of the modern world, and a tribute to those who resisted being enslaved. We will never become the storm of change that our world needs. Our children will never know what true freedom feels like, and we surely don’t, either.”
BLACK CROWN INITIATE will release Selves We Cannot Forgive on July 22, 2016 via Entertainment One Music (eOne). The tracklist and visually mindbending cover art created by Travis Smith (Opeth, Devin Townsend, Avenged Sevenfold) can be seen above. “We’ve been through a great deal as a band since our last release,” says Thomas. “We’ve grown a great deal as writers, players, and people and put everything we had into this one.”

Recorded and mixed by Carson Slovak & Grant McFarland (August Burns Red, Texas In July, From Ashes To New) at Atrium Audio Recording Studio’s in Lancaster PA, Selves We Cannot Forgive will be the follow up to the buzzworthy debut LP The Wreckage of Stars released at the end of 2014. The Wreckage of Stars also propelled the band into the international touring act it is today. BCI quickly found themselves on the road with the likes of Behemoth, Deicide, Napalm Death and Voivod.

Selves We Can Not Forgive, the band’s sophomore album with Entertainment One, is a lean and focused collection that jettisons the extraneous fat found too often within ambitious metal bands, striking a balance between fearless adventurousness and methodical might. It follows The Wreckage of Stars, which together with their self-financed Song of the Crippled Bull EP introduced Black Crown Initiate’s unapologetic exploration of everything from Friedrich Nietzsche and Greek Sophist Gorgias to Hinduism, Buddhism, and indigenous mysticism, with a pragmatic skepticism.

Thomas continues on their new release, “we feel it is a more than fitting next chapter for the band; one that we are truly proud and excited to enter. We hope you all enjoy it too. See you on the road!”

Black Crown Initiate have worked their way into the heavy music community’s collective consciousness with steady determination. Likeminded supporters who made the thrilling discovery of songs like “A Great Mistake,” “The Fractured One,” and “Withering Waves” are rewarded in kind by the continued evolution on Selves We Can Not Forgive. As Black Crown Initiate continuously proves, heavy metal and heavy intelligence don’t have to be mutually exclusive. These men are conjuring an awe inspiring body of work that is as unstoppable as it was inevitable, like existence itself. This is high-minded art delivered with a guttural growl.

Black Crown Initiate Announce New LP Details

Thomas continues on their new release, “we feel it is a more than fitting next chapter for the band; one that we are truly proud and excited to enter. We hope you all enjoy it too. See you on the road!”

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PA beard enthusiasts BLACK CROWN INITIATE today have announced some brand new details surrounding their new release, due out later this year. The band will release Selves We Cannot Forgive on July 22, 2016 via Entertainment One Music (eOne). The tracklist and visually mindbending cover art created by Travis Smith (Opeth, Devin Townsend, Avenged Sevenfold) is also being revealed today. “We’ve been through a great deal as a band since our last release,” says guitarist Andy Thomas. “We’ve grown a great deal as writers, players, and people and put everything we had into this one.”

Recorded and mixed by Carson Slovak & Grant McFarland (August Burns Red, Texas In July, From Ashes To New) at Atrium Audio Recording Studio’s in Lancaster PA, Selves We Cannot Forgive will be the follow up to the buzzworthy debut LP The Wreckage of Stars released at the end of 2014. The Wreckage of Stars also propelled the band into the international touring act it is today. BCI quickly found themselves on the road with the likes of Behemoth, Deicide, Napalm Death and Voivod.

Selves We Can Not Forgive, the band’s sophomore album with Entertainment One, is a lean and focused collection that jettisons the extraneous fat found too often within ambitious metal bands, striking a balance between fearless adventurousness and methodical might. It follows The Wreckage of Stars, which together with their self-financed Song of the Crippled Bull EP introduced Black Crown Initiate’s unapologetic exploration of everything from Friedrich Nietzsche and Greek Sophist Gorgias to Hinduism, Buddhism, and indigenous mysticism, with a pragmatic skepticism.

Thomas continues on their new release, “we feel it is a more than fitting next chapter for the band; one that we are truly proud and excited to enter. We hope you all enjoy it too. See you on the road!”

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Black Crown Initiate have worked their way into the heavy music community’s collective consciousness with steady determination. Likeminded supporters who made the thrilling discovery of songs like “A Great Mistake,” “The Fractured One,” and “Withering Waves” are rewarded in kind by the continued evolution on Selves We Can Not Forgive. As Black Crown Initiate continuously proves, heavy metal and heavy intelligence don’t have to be mutually exclusive. These men are conjuring an awe inspiring body of work that is as unstoppable as it was inevitable, like existence itself. This is high-minded art delivered with a guttural growl.

4/29/2016 – Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
4/30/2016 – Lowell, MA – Mill City Ballroom
5/1/2016  – New York, NY – The Gramercy Theatre
5/2/2016 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
5/3/2016 – Chicago, IL – Reggies Rock Club
5/4/2016 – Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
5/5/2016 – Winnipeg, MB – The Park Theatre
5/8/2016 – Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room
5/10/2016 – Seattle, WA – Studio 7
5/11/2016 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
5/12/2016 – Petaluma, CA – The Phoenix Theater
5/13/2016 – Pomona, CA – The Glasshouse
5/14/2016 – West Hollywood, CA – Whisky a Go Go
5/15/2016 – Phoenix, AZ – Joe’s Grotto
5/17/2016 – Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall
5/18/2016 – Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
5/20/2016 – Fort Worth, TX – The Rail Club
5/21/2016 – Austin, TX – Dirty Dog Bar
5/23/2016 – New Orleans, LA – Southport Hall
5/25/2016 – Tampa, FL – Orpheum Theatre
5/26/2016 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
5/27/2016 – Knoxville, TN – The International
5/28/2016 – Dayton, OH – Oddbody’s
5/29/2016 – Greensboro, NC – Arizona Pete’s

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4/29 Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage\
4/30 Lowell, MA @ Mill City Ballroom
5/2 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
5/3 Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s
5/4 Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze
5/5 Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theater
5/6 Saskatoon, SK @ Obriens
5/8 Edmonton, AB @ Shredmonton Festival
5/10 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
5/11 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
5/12 Petaluma, CA @ Pheonix Theater
5/13 Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse
5/14 Hollywood, CA – Whisky A Go Go
5/15 Phoenix, AZ @ Joe’s Grotto
5/17 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
5/18 Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
5/20 Ft Worth, TX @ Rail Club
5/21 Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog
5/23 New Orleans, LA @ Southport Hall
5/25 Tampa, FL @ Orpheum
5/26 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
5/27 Knoxville, TN @ The International
5/28 Dayton, OH @ Oddbody’s
5/29 Greensboro, NC @ Arizona Pete’s

Napalm Death, Voivod, Exhumed, Iron Reagan 2015 U.S. tour

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In support of their forthcoming album, it looks like Napalm Death will be touring North America in early 2015 with support from Voivod, Exhumed, Iron Reagan, and Black Crown Initiate. While the trek has yet to be announced, the following dates have surfaced thus far:1/29 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
1/31 Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
2/19 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
2/22 Hollywood, CA @ House Of Blues
2/24 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater