The Crown signs with Century Media RecordsWednesday, June 30, 2010 3:37 PM PT / 3,892 views
Official press release: Swedish Death Metal legends The Crown have signed a worldwide deal with Century Media Records. Marko Tervonen (guitars) states: "We are happy as hell to turn a new page in The Crown’s history book and to pick up the journey with Century Media Records supporting us feels great. We can't wait to unleash the new album, Doomsday King, upon you all!" Jens Prueter (Head of A+R, Century Media Europe) further comments: "Some of the very early Century Media signings have been Unleashed, Grave, Tiamat, Asphyx, Morgoth – the glory days of the first Death Metal wave. We are still in love with Death Metal and are more than proud to announce the signing of Swedish Death Metal legends The Crown. They haven't lost any aggression since the early 90's and are still a guarantee for some Death Metal Holocaust! In case of doubt, go to one of the summer festivals and hear some new songs live before the album’s fall release. We will be there as well. Cheers!" The band was founded in 1990 in Trollhättan under the name Crown of Thorns but was forced to change their name to The Crown in 1998 due to another band from the U.S. using that name. Three of the original founding members are still in the band: Marko Tervonen (guitar), Magnus Olsfelt (bass) and Janne Saarenpää (drums). In 1993, Marcus Sunesson (guitar) stepped in to replace Robert Österberg. In 2004, the band announced their break-up, but by good luck for all Death Metal fans, the band decided to reform in 2009 with Jonas Stålhammar (from the Death Metal pioneers God Macabre) taking over vocal duties from Johan Lindstrand. The new album, Doomsday King, is planned for fall release.