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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Black Crown Initiate Recording New Music, Announce First Show In Over Two Years

Black Crown Initiate have officially returned. The group have been in the studio recording new music and have also confirmed that they will be opening for Beyond Creation at Le National in Montreal, QC on December 8. That will be there first live show in over two years.

Black Crown Initiate Tease New Material

It looks like Black Crown Initiate are working on some new music. The band shared the below teaser:

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Black Crown Initiate Premiere New Song “Selves We Cannot Forgive”/Officially Welcome New Guitarist Wes Hauch (Ex-The Faceless)

Black Crown Initiate have premiered a new song titled, “Selves We Cannot Forgive,” via Metal Injection. This song is the title track of their new album, which will be released on July 22.

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In other news, the band haved officially added guitarist Wes Hauch (ex-The Faceless) to their lineup. Hauch, said the following:

“It’s a really rare and awesome thing if you’re able to find a group of dudes that you can genuinely get along with. It’s even more rare if your musical tastes and goals are congruent. I can definitely say that’s the case right now in Black Crown Initiate and I’m very grateful. Things are great and I’m looking forward to the the future.”

Born Of Osiris, Veil Of Maya, Volumes, & Black Crown Initiate Announce 2016 European/UK Tour

Born Of Osiris, Veil Of Maya, Volumes, and Black Crown Initiate will be touring Europe and the UK together on the Sumerian Alliance Tour. Check out the dates below.


Tour Dates:

09/09 Karlsruhe, GER – Stadtmitte
09/10 Brussels, BEL – VK
09/11 Leeds, UK – Key Club
09/12 Glasgow, UK – Classic Grand
09/13 Manchester, UK – Sound Control
09/14 Cardiff, UK – The Globe
09/15 London, UK – o2 Islington Academy
09/16 Tilburg, NET – 013
09/17 Paris, FRA – Fleche d’Or
09/18 Toulouse, FRA – Metronum
09/20 Madrid, SPA – Changó
09/21 Barcelona, SPA – Salamandra 2
09/22 Montpellier, FRA – Secret Place
09/23 Milano, ITA – Legend Club
09/24 Lausanne, SWI – Cerbervs Fest
09/25 Saarbrücken, GER – Garage
09/26 München, GER – Backstage
09/27 Wien, AUT – Arena
09/28 Budapest, HUN – Durer Kurt
09/29 Katowice, POL – Mega Club
09/30 Leipzig, GER – Täubchenthal
10/01-02 Köln, GER – Euroblast
10/03 Berlin, GER – Musik & Frieden
10/05 Stockholm, SWE – En Arena
10/06 Oslo, NOR – John Dee
10/07 Gothenburg, SWE – Fangelset
10/08 Aarhus, DEN – Atlas