Wearing a Martyr's Crown is the fourth album by the melodic death metal band Nightrage. The album was released on June 22, 2009 through German label, Lifeforce Records. The European digipak includes a demo version of "Failure of All Human Emotions" as a bonus track. The Japanese version of the album includes a cover of Metallica's "Holier Than Thou."
On February 18, 2010 Nightrage released their third music video for the song Wearing a Martyr's Crown while on a tour of Greece. The video was once again directed by Bob Katsionis and was recorded at Zero Gravity Studios which is located in Athens.
The title for the instrumental Sting Of Remorse was inspired by lyrics from the song Surge Of Pity which appears on the album A New Disease Is Born.
"A Grim Struggle", "Collision of Fate", "Shed the Blood", and "Wearing a Martyr's Crown" were made available as downloadable content for the Rock Band video game series on Xbox. On June 30, 2011 "A Grim Struggle" was made available for download on the PlayStation 3 console.