Reunited Swedish death/thrash metal act The Crown has inked a worldwide deal with Century Media Records. The band's new album, "Doomsday King", is scheduled for release in September.
Commented The Crown guitarist Marko Tervonen: "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!!!"
Added Jens Prueter
, head Of A&R at Century Media in Europe: "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 legend The Crown. They haven't lost any aggression since the early '90s 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 coming out this fall.
The Crown 2010 is:
Jonas Stålhammar (God Macabre, Macabre End, Abhoth) - Vocals
Marko Tervonen - Rhythm Guitar
Marcus Sunesson - Lead Guitar
Magnus Olsfelt - Bass
Janne Saarenpää - Drums
The Crown split up more than six years ago due to "too many tours gone bad due to not at all professional tour arrangements," according to a March 2004 statement released by Saarenpää. He added, "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 floorscores 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."
The Crown's last CD, "Possessed 13", was released in October 2003 through Metal Blade. The self-produced effort, which was recorded at Gothenurg's Studio Fredman during May-June 2003, was made available in a special limited-edition double-CD digipack, featuring a bonus CD that contained the band's 1993 "Forever Heaven Gone" and 1994 "Forget The Light" demos, a cover of Bathory's "Burnin' Leather", and a demo version of "Rebel Angel" (off 2000's "Deathrace King" CD).
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