Quantcast

Tag Archives: Black Crown Initiate

Metal By Numbers 9/16: The devil believes Stryper’s sales

Posted by on September 16, 2020

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   Have you actually looked at Stryper’s album covers in recent years? From 2013’s No More Hell To Pay and onward, they all depict biblical figures in scenarios that look deserving of their own anime intro […]

Read more

Metal By Numbers 8/26: (Re)imagine all the people

Posted by on August 26, 2020

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   Last night, news broke that Riley Gale, frontman of Power Trip, had died at age 34. I was shocked, as I’m sure many of you were. Power Trip have garnered a strong rapidly […]

Read more

Metal By Numbers 8/19: Deep Purple are truckin’ up the charts

Posted by on August 19, 2020

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   You’d think a band with 21 studio albums would just be old and tired, but Deep Purple has been bringing it to the table the past couple years. Ever since 2013’s Now What?! the group […]

Read more

New & Noteworthy: August 7th, 2020 – Violent Portrayals of New Music

Posted by on August 7, 2020

New & Noteworthy is a weekly column in which we highlight some of the newest rock and metal releases coming out each week. The week features live releases from Deep Purple, Avatar and more! For last week’s new releases you can check out the last New & Noteworthy, and for the latest sales numbers Metal […]

Read more

Album Review: Black Crown Initiate ‘Violent Portraits of Doomed Escape’

Posted by on July 28, 2020

  Ever since Black Crown Initiate dropped Selves We Cannot Forgive back in 2016, I was always curious how the band would proceed with their next effort. Unfortunately, it took four years to hear new music, but it was definitely worth the wait. Violent Portraits of Doomed Escape has exceeded my expectations and is an excellent representation of progressive […]

Read more

Black Crown Initiate drop new song “Death Comes in Reverse”

Posted by on July 24, 2020

  Black Crown Initiate are gearing up to release their new album Violent Portraits of Doomed Escape and have unleashed another single dubbed, “Death Comes in Reverse.” The record is due on August 7th via their new label Century Media. We recently interviewed frontman, James Dorton about the album and he mentioned how they carved their hearts out for […]

Read more

A conversation with Black Crown Initiate frontman James Dorton on new album ‘Violent Portraits of Doomed Escape’

Posted by on July 20, 2020

  Pennsylvania progressive death metallers Black Crown Initiate are gearing up for their new album, Violent Portraits of Doomed Escape, scheduled to arrive on August 7th via Century Media Records (pre-order here). The follow-up to 2016’s Selves We Cannot Forgive marks the group’s first record with Century Media Records and, arguably, their strongest album to […]

Read more

Black Crown Initiate drop new song “Holy Silence”

Posted by on July 9, 2020

  Black Crown Initiate are gearing up to release Violent Portraits of Doomed Escape and have dropped a new song from the record titled “Holy Silence.” The song was written back in 2008 before the band formed and guitarist/vocalist Andy Thomas has said the song is about creations and their connections. “We had always wanted to use it. […]

Read more

Mick Gordon recruits heavy metal choir for ‘Doom Eternal’ score

Posted by on March 6, 2020

  Video game composer Mick Gordon, has taken a unique approach to recording the score to the upcoming ‘Doom Eternal’ game. He has recruited a choir of heavy metal vocalists to create realistic chanting to accompany the game’s action.  Vocalists who took part in the recording session include Tony Campos (Static-X, Ministry), Sven de Caluwe […]

Read more

Metal Insider’s 225 Best Metal Albums of the Decade (2010-2019)

Posted by on December 16, 2019

As each year approaches its end, we share our year-end lists highlighting the best of the best of the year. However, we were taken aback, realizing that not only will 2020 mark a new year, it also marks a brand new decade. It’s true what they say; time flies when you’re having fun, listening to […]

Read more