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Crown of Thornz to release new EP

Wed, May 27, 2015 4:33 PM PT3,943 views

Lord Ezec and Crown of Thornz Official press release: Crown of Thornz were an NYHC mainstay during the mid-1990s alongside acts like Madball, H2O, and Vision of Disorder. Street-wise and charismatic graffiti artist Lord Ezec spearheaded the band in 1994 with high school friend (and future Shelter member) Franklin Rhi, recruiting future Breakdown member Mike Dijan. They would quickly become a live favorite on the scene with energetic and tight performances that ignited crowds with their musically and emotionally heavy style that drew inspiration from Cro-Mags and crossover-era Agnostic Front while ruminating about love and hate dichotomies, senseless violence, and contemplative introspection. Their recorded output was limited: There was only 1995's Train Yard Blues EP on then-hardcore pillar Equal Vision Records, and 1996'sMentally Vexed full-length on local cornerstone Another Planet. But both releases found attention worldwide, and the band would tour all over on them until their demise in 1998. Ezec would remain busy in the intervening years with various hardcore and hip-hop projects, but revived Crown of Thornz for 2009's Black N Blue Bowl and have been occasionally playing out live since. Now, Bridge Nine Records is excited to present Crown of Thornz's first recorded output since a 1998 split single with Aggressive Dogs. Nothing But Tragedy features two new tracks; "The Kiss of Death," a somewhat more straightforward representation of the CoT sound that nonetheless moves their thudding, mid-tempo hardcore style forward. The B-side is "No Reason Why" (not to be confused with the Gorilla Biscuits classic); an epic, darkly affecting rock song, the likes of which CoT have never quite approached, with a booming, heady chorus to boot. Nothing But Tragedy will be available this summer.


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anonymous 5/27/2015 5:31:49 PM

Seems legit. *thumbs up emoji*

anonymous 5/27/2015 5:43:44 PM


anonymous 5/27/2015 6:02:38 PM

fck yes!! Cashgrab of Thorns is back!!

anonymous 5/27/2015 6:49:33 PM

what, lord ezec finally ran out of rap songs and stupid ass dms cameos?

anonymous 5/27/2015 8:10:54 PM

Jew negro who can't sing nor rap. If this talentless shit bag can survive without being homeless anyone can. Drugs Must've Sucked!

anonymous 5/27/2015 8:15:50 PM

"charismatic graffiti artist"

anonymous 5/27/2015 9:30:34 PM

buncha losers

anonymous 5/27/2015 9:53:08 PM

why does he have t-t tattoo'd on his neck?

anonymous 5/28/2015 3:47:11 AM

^^^^duh, it's his baby momma Tammy is Terrific

anonymous 5/28/2015 6:42:46 AM

I can't tell by the photo... Is this band crown the empire or crown of the captured empire of thorns?

anonymous 5/28/2015 7:55:55 AM

Dudes who wish it was still 1996 are stoked.

anonymous 5/28/2015 10:15:16 AM

Hardcore white kids who use the n word are stoked.

anonymous 5/28/2015 2:06:52 PM


anonymous 5/28/2015 4:21:03 PM

Debt of Credit Cardz likely to blame for this cash grab.

anonymous 5/28/2015 6:53:36 PM

Krown of Klotz.

anonymous 5/29/2015 9:32:58 AM

Flat brims and Jordan shorts are stoked.

anonymous 5/29/2015 12:06:46 PM

Paper gangsters are really excited for this.

anonymous 5/29/2015 5:04:24 PM

Harley Flanagan and Ceekay Jones are not stoked

anonymous 5/30/2015 3:49:47 PM

peurto rican ginger wiggers are stoked

anonymous 5/30/2015 7:40:57 PM

How is it a cash grab? If he wanted money that badly he would just tour europe with COT non stop. Like Bridge 9 has the cash to make him rich anyway.

anonymous 5/30/2015 7:43:51 PM

anonymous 1 day ago Harley Flanagan and Ceekay Jones are not stoked What happened with Ceekay Jones?

anonymous 6/8/2015 6:01:45 AM

Mike Dijan isn't in this band therefore it is not Crown Of Thornz save in name only. Change the name Danny Singer (Lord Ezec.)

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