Black Crown Initiate To Release New Album In August

Black Crown Initiate will be releasing their new album “Violent Portraits Of Doomed Escape” on August 7. The effort’s first single, “Invitation,” will debut on Friday (March 13). The band confirmed the news during a livestream on Facebook.

Black Crown Initiate Begin Recording New Album

Black Crown Initiate have officially started the recording process for their new album. It’s worth noting that the group are working on the effort with drummer Gabe Seeber (Decrepit Birth, The Kennedy Veil).

Black Crown Initiate Sign With Century Media Records

Black Crown Initiate have signed a new with Century Media Records. Vocalist Andy Thomas commented:

“It’s an incredible time for us as a band. We definitely have the most cohesive lineup we’ve ever had and cliché as it sounds, we are just finishing writing what we feel is our best album. To be on a label like Century Media with the pedigree that it has and the enthusiasm the people behind it have is refreshing as well. It’s a new chapter and in many ways a new beginning for us.”

Black Crown Initiate Announce North American Tour With Vale Of Pnath, Inferi, & Warforged

Black Crown Initiate have announced a North American tour with Vale Of Pnath, Inferi, and Warforged. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

07/25 Manchester, NH – Bungalow
07/27 Halifax, NS – The Oasis
07/28 Moncton, NB – The Caveau
07/30 Quebec City, QC – L’Anti Bar
07/31 Montreal, QC – Les Foufounes Électriques
08/01 Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
08/02 Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground
08/03 Sault Ste Marie, ON – Live 705
08/05 Winnipeg, MB – The Park Theatre
08/06 Saskatoon, SK – Black Cat Tavern
08/07 Calgary, AB – Dickens
08/08 Edmonton, AB – Temple (Starlite)
08/09 Regina, SK – Cloud 9
08/10 Fargo, ND – The Aquarium
08/11 Minneapolis, MN – The Whiskey Junction
08/12 Cudahy, WI – X-Ray Arcade
08/13 Indianapolis, IN – The Citadel
08/14 Pittsburgh, PA – The Smiling Moose

Black Crown Initiate Announce New Guitarist & Drummer

Black Crown Initiate have announced the addition of guitarist Ethan McKenna and drummer Samuel Santiago (ex-Gorod/Melechesh) to their lineup. The two have been recruited as replacements for guitarist Wes Hauch (Alluvial, etc.) and drummer Jesse Beahler (Nightfire, etc.). The band posted the following:

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Hey y’all! If any of you have seen our recent shows, you may have noticed some lineup changes. It is true that Jesse and Wes are no longer in the band, but there is zero bad blood. They are both still are dear buddies, and with the ridiculous amount of talent they both possess, we have no doubt that you’ll be hearing from them real soon! That being said, we are extremely excited to welcome Sam Santiago and Ethan Mckenna to Black Crown Initiate. You might know Sam from his work with Gorod, Beyond Creation, Arkhon Infaustus, and others, and he is doing an amazing job beating the tubs for us. Ethan Mckenna is a Reading, Pa based guitar wizard, and he was actually the first guitarist ever asked to join the band when Andy, Nick, and James put Black Crown together in 2012. Things change, grow, and come full circle, and we intend to deliver a killer new album and get back into your beautiful faces as soon as possible. Stay tuned and thanks! -The Böys 📸 @__photi__ #blackcrowninitiate

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