The Crown (band)
|Also known as||Crown of Thorns Dobermann|
|Genres||Melodic death metal,
blackened death metal (early)
|Years active||1990–2004, 2009–present|
|Labels||Black Sun (1995–1997) Metal Blade (1998–2004) Century Media (2009–present)|
|Members||Johan Lindstrand Marko Tervonen Marcus Sunesson Magnus Olsfelt Janne Saarenpää|
|Past members||Jonas Stålhammar Tomas Lindberg Robert Österberg|
The Crown is a death metal band from Trollhättan, Sweden. Originally, they used the name Crown of Thorns but were forced to change their name due to an American band already using that name. Their music and lyrics are inspired by death, antireligious themes (mostly targeting Christianity) and rebellion. They are known to fuse melodic death metal with aggressive old-school death metal tendencies and considerable thrash metal influences, reminiscent of bands such as Possessed and old Sepultura. The Crown disbanded in 2004. After that, Lindstrand went on to form One Man Army and the Undead Quartet. Tervonen formed Angel Blake, named after a song by Danzig. He now focuses on his new project Lady Mourning together with his wife and vocalist Elina Tervonen, keyboardist Andreas Tiberto and bassist Alexander Bringsoniou, both in Akribi. Sunesson is in a band called Engel. Olsfelt is also in a band called Stolen Policecar. The band was reformed in December 2009 with Jonas Stålhammar of God Macabre as the new vocalist.
On September 14, 2014, The Crown will celebrate their 25th anniversary with the release of a new studio album, Death Is Not Dead on January 12, 2015. The first single "Headhunter" was released on October 27, 2014 as well as the music video was made on the same date.
- Johan Lindstrand – vocals (1990–2001, 2002–2004, 2011–present)
- Marko Tervonen – guitar (1990–2004, 2009–present)
- Magnus Olsfelt – bass (1990–2004, 2009–present)
- Robin Sörqvist – guitar (2013–present)
- Henrik Axelsson – drums (2014–present)
- Janne Saarenpää - drums (1990–2004, 2009–2014)
- Marcus Sunesson – guitar (1993–2004, 2009-2013)
- Tomas Lindberg – vocals (2001–2002)
- Jonas Stålhammar – vocals (2009–2011)
- The Burning (1995 as Crown of Thorns)
- Eternal Death (1997 as Crown of Thorns)
- Hell Is Here (1999)
- Deathrace King (2000)
- Crowned in Terror (2002)
- Possessed 13 (2003)
- Crowned Unholy (2004)
- Doomsday King (2010)
- Death Is Not Dead (2015)
- Forever Heaven Gone (1993)
- Forget the Light (1994)
- The Crown Invades Karlsruhe (2004), Pro-shot live show included with Crowned Unholy CD.
- 14 Years of No Tomorrow (2006), 3 DVDs consisting of a documentary and live shows
- "Albums by The Crown: Discography, songs, biography, and listening guide - Rate Your Music". Retrieved September 27, 2014.
- "The Crown". Retrieved September 27, 2014.
- "The Crown - discography, line-up, biography, interviews, photos". Retrieved September 27, 2014.
- "The Crown is back!". Blabbermouth. 2009-12-01. Retrieved 2009-12-01.
- "Reunited The Crown signs with Century Media Records". Blabbermouth. 2010-06-30. Retrieved 2010-06-30.
- "THE CROWN To Release 'Death Is Not Dead' Album In January". Blabbermouth. 2014-09-14. Retrieved 2014-10-30.
- Metal Blade Records' The Crown page (archived)