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The Crown - New Album Detailed, Premiere New Track

Swedes The Crown have announced their new album, Cobra Speed Venom, for a March 16th release through Metal Blade Records. The album was produced together with Fredrik Nordstrom at Studio Fredman. In addition to the new album details, which can be seen below, the band also present a new official video for the first single, "Iron Crown". Do not hesitate and check out the new stuff now.


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Posted: 09.01.2018 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

The Crown - Complete New Album Recordings

Swedish death/thrash purveyors The Crown have returned to Metal Blade Records for a multiple album deal. The group has just finished recording their new, currently untitled long-player at Studio Fredman, and the record "promises to be one of the biggest surprises of the upcoming year." Metal Blade will release Iron Crown, the first single from the upcoming album, as a limited 7″ on January 12th. Make sure to check out a video teaser of the song below.


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Posted: 30.11.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (0)

The Crown Of Yamhad - New Album Announcement

The Syrian band The Crown Of Yamhad has started the production of their second album, Last Visions. The symphonic/atmospheric folk metal group released the debut album The Ghost Of Zanoubia two years ago. According to the band, the new offering will be released soon! For now, a small teaser is available.


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Posted: 10.03.2017 by Waelo | Comments (0)

The Crown - New Lyric Video Online

Swedish death thrashers The Crown have just released the official lyric video for a new song entitled "Speed Kills", which is taken from their upcoming new opus Death Is Not Dead. The album is expected in Europe on January 12th, 2015 through Century Media Records. Just click play on the YouTube player available below. Enjoy!


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Posted: 04.12.2014 by Pazdzioch | Comments (1)

The Crown - Reveal New Video

"Headhunter", the new official music video from Swedish death thrashers The Crown, is now available for streaming through the YouTube player below. The song is taken off the band's upcoming new record, Death Is Not Dead, to be released on January 12th, 2015 via Century Media Records.


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Posted: 29.10.2014 by Abattoir | Comments (3)

The Crown - New Album On The Way, Details Unveiled

It's been a while since we heard from Swedish death/thrash metallers The Crown. But good things come to those who wait, they say. While last year they announced they were recording their new album, now they have revealed all about it. Century Media will release of The Crown's eighth studio album Death Is Not Dead on January 12th, 2015. As for sad news, drummer Janne Saarenpää decided to focus on other things and left the group.


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Posted: 18.09.2014 by Bad English | Comments (0)

The Crown - Recording New Album, Announce New Guitarist

Swedish death thrashers The Crown are currenty in the middle of recordings of the new, their already 9th full length release. More details about this album will be revealed in the near future. In other related news, the band is also proud to announce the new memeber of the band - Robin Sörqvist (Impious). Robin will take over the position of lead guitarist.


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Posted: 28.02.2013 by Abattoir | Comments (2)

The Crown - Johan Lindstrand Rejoins The Band

Swedish metallers The Crown have issued the following update:

"We have an announcement to make, Johan Lindstrand has re-joined The Crown, this means that the original line-up is now ready to kill once again!

The Crown line-up, September 2011:

Johan Lindstrand - Vocals
Magnus Olsfelt - Bass
Marko Tervonen - Rhythm Guitars
Janne Saarenpää - Drums
Marcus Sunesson - Lead Guitars

We would like to thank our metal-brother Jonas Stålhammar for the amazing team-work for the last couple of years! Respect! Next week we'll start rehearsing new material (6 - 7 news songs written at this point). We hope to enter the studio early 2012. We are thinking of doing a few Swedish dates within a couple of months (most likely a first reunion show in our hometown Trollhättan, this time in a proper club) and then focus on doing some kick-ass festivals in 2012."

Johan Lindstrand commented: "Hi there all amazing The Crown fans out there. Once again I have been blessed with the opportunity to join my oldest friends and brothers in arms Marko, Janne, Magnus and Markus. I'm am so grateful for this and I will do my best to make the original lineup live up to all expectations and we will definitely have a total blast together while rippin´ the world to pieces with a lot more years to come. Yeah, from now on I am the lead singer in this classic death metal outfit called The Crown. Damn! That feels good to say. I will also take some time here to thank Jonas Stålhammar 'cause he did an amazing job on Doomsday King. You rule dude! Other than that I have to say: The original 5 has returned! Go hide your children."

Jonas Stålhammar commented: "Come in Number 51, your time is up! It's fitting quoting the classic Pink Floyd song right about now. My time with The Crown comes to an end with the return of the true voice of The Crown, Johan Lindstrand. It's been a bumpy but really enjoyable ride for me being a member of The Crown. It's with great respect I step down to let Johan take his rightful place in the band again. I wish them all the best and they are truly my brothers still."


Band profile: The Crown
Posted: 10.09.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (5)

The Crown - New Video Online

"Falling 'Neath The Heaven's Sea", the new video from Swedish metallers The Crown, can be viewed at this location. The clip was shot by the group's friend and photographer Patrik Skoglöw, who followed the bandmembers around to create an animated photo-video for the song.

"Falling 'Neath The Heaven's Sea" was only available as a bonus track on the band's latest album, Doomsday King, which was released last September via Century Media Records.


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Posted: 05.02.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (2)

The Crown - New Album Streaming In Its Entirety

After disbanding in 2004, Swedish death metal band The Crown has returned, signing to Century Media this year for their new album, Doomsday King. The new album was released in Europe on September 27th and cames out in North America this week, on October 12th. is hosting the exclusive full album stream for Doomsday King. Go check it out at this location.

Doomsday King cover art] tracklist:

01. Doomsday King
02. Angel Of Death 1839
03. Age Of Iron
04. The Tempter And The Bible Black
05. Soul Slasher
06. Blood O.D.
07. Through Eyes Of Oblivion
08. Desolation Domain
09. From The Ashes I Shall Return
10. He Who Rises In Might - From Darkness To Light


Band profile: The Crown
Posted: 15.10.2010 by Thryce | Comments (0)

The Crown - Two New Songs Online

Original news, posted on 25.07.2010

"Blood O.D.", a brand new song from reunited Swedish metallers The Crown, is available for streaming on the band's MySpace page.

"Blood O.D." comes off the band's forthcoming album, Doomsday King cover art], which is scheduled for release on September 27 via Century Media Records.


"Doomsday King", another new track from reunited Swedish death/thrash metal act The Crown, is available for streaming on the band's MySpace.


Band profile: The Crown
Posted: 12.08.2010 by White Winter Sun | Comments (3)

The Crown - Sign With Century Media Records

Swedish Death Metallers The Crown have signed a worldwide deal with Century Media Records.

Guitarist Marko Tervonen comments: "We are happy as hell to turn a new page in The Crown's history book...and to pick up the journey with Century Media Records supporting us feels great. We can't wait to unleash Doomsday King upon you all!"

Jens Prueter (Head of A+R, Century Media Europe) adds: "Some of the very early Century Media signings have been Unleashed, Grave, Tiamat, Asphyx, Morgoth - the glory days of the first Death Metal wave. We are still in love with Death Metal and are more than proud to announce the signing of Swedish Death Metal legends The Crown. They haven't lost any aggression since the early 90's and are still a guarantee for some Death Metal Holocaust! In case of doubt, go to one of the summer festivals and hear some new songs live before the album's fall release. We will be there as well. Cheers!"


Band profile: The Crown
Posted: 01.07.2010 by SlaytallicA | Comments (3)

The Crown - Are Back

Posted on the band's new official website:

The Return Of...

Jonas Stålhammar - Vox
Marko Tervonen - Rhythm Guitar
Marcus Sunesson - Lead Guitar
Magnus Olsfelt - Electric Bass
Janne Saarenpää - Drums

Exit Dobermann - Enter THE CROWN
New album recorded, more news to follow.
Meanwhile, check out some new samples...

Audio sample 1

Audio sample 2


Band profile: The Crown
Posted: 01.12.2009 by Baz Anderson | Comments (22)

The Crown - Split Up!

Drummer Janne Saarenpää has posted the following sad news:

"We give up.

Today, the 7th of March 2004, we, the dudes of The Crown, have decided to call it quits. I'm sure every member in the band can still come up with 10 reasons for continuing and 10 reasons for giving up, but after some heavy consideration we have decided to finally find out what life is like without playing in The Crown.

It's been a blast writing/performing together all these years, taking this band to levels that we never even knew of. Also getting to know other people in other bands on the road has been amazing. Seeing new places and getting to see and hear new, great bands has totally blown us away - we sure had our share of fun!

Too many tours gone bad due to not at all professional tour arrangements is maybe the main reason for giving up. (We do indeed have stories about tour managers/agencies and the business in general, the best ones would surely make a best selling book...). Coming home from tours with empty pockets, equipment falling apart and having a pile of bills on the doorstep is simply "horns down". Paying the bills with tour memories and floor scores is just not possible. We do love standing on stage but we don't know much about the business part, and that's a bad combination. Trust me on that one.

The timing for giving up now is both good and bad:

Bad because Possessed 13 is an incredible album that deserves some decent touring, but I guess all professional booking agencies have their hands full as it is.

Good because we decided to not sign a new deal with Metal Blade, and now that we finally have Crowned in Terror (Crowned Unholy!!!) sounding like it was supposed to, the timing is superb.

We made six killer albums, we did stuff our way, and we sure as hell paid our dues. Or as we say to conclude usual setbacks: "We came, we saw and we fucked up!"

So we want to thank our fans for the support: you people made it last for 14 years! Thanks to Metal Blade, thanks to all bands that we've shared the stage with. Our apologies to the festivals that had us booked for the summer of 2004. And last but not least: thanks to our girlfriends for putting up with us through the rehearsals, gigs, studio sessions and tours!

- Janne and The Crown"

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Posted: 08.03.2004 by Sephiroth | Comments (0)

The Crown

THE CROWN have issued the following band update via their official website (

"We´re back home again! The European tour went well. We had a blast. Considering that the posters for this tour (mysteriously?) never turned up, the shows were good anyway. I was glad to see how many people follow the tour dates on the website, thanx!!!.

One bad thing that happened on this tour was that we needed to cancel the Paris show. Well, WE didn´t cancel it, it was the local promoters decision, so it was totally beyond our control. Definitely a shame, we were looking forward to Paris and spend our day off there. But then again, TWO days off in Amsterdam was all good.

Next on the schedule is starting the mix of the new Crowned In Terror album, we´ll start mixing the 2nd of January 2004. I´ll keep you posted on news about that. But at this point we haven´t set any release date for it.

And we are working on new live dates as well. As always, as soon as the dates are confirmed you´ll see it on the LIVE page. The Party-San Festival got confirmed a few days ago, so one festival
confirmed so far.

Oh, one more thing. the shop will be up VERY soon. Both new and old designs. Take it easy folks!"

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Posted: 16.12.2003 by Sephiroth | Comments (0)