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’s James Dorton Joins Replacire

Black Crown Initiate’s James Dorton has officially joined Replacire as their permanent vocalist. The band commented:

“Super excited to announce that James McClellan Dorton III is officially our new vocalist! You may know him from his work with Black Crown Initiate and seen him with us on our last couple tours. We’re starting work on some new material, needless to say it’s gonna be dope 🤘

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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Baroness, Fit For An Autopsy, Black Crown Initiate, Etc. Set For Brewtal Beer Fest 2

The lineup has been confirmed for Brewtal Beer Fest 2. The festival will take place at Mr. Smalls Theater in Pittsburgh, PA on September 9, and it will feature Baroness, Fit For An Autopsy, Black Crown Initiate, See You Next Tuesday, and more. There will also be various breweries present including: Dogfish Head, Weyerbacher, Helltown, Evil Genius, etc.