NewsJanuary 8, 2018 1:07 PM ET2,439 views

The Crown announce new album, premiere song

Official press release: Swedish death metal legends The Crown have announced their new album, Cobra Speed Venom, for a March 16th release through Metal Blade Records. Produced together with Fredrik Nordstrom at Studio Fredman, the record promises to be one of the biggest surprises of the year. A return to death metal speed and darkness in full glory. The Crown comments: "We are really looking forward to finally be able to show our fans how damn good this band can be when the circumstances are right. With that I mean to be able to do an album the way we want to do it: creating as a band, rehearsing as a band, recording as a band. You will hear a band performing here, with fierce energy and hunger!" Watch the video for the first single, "Iron Crown":
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With their motivation at an all-time high, The Crown spent most of 2017 intensely rehearsing 13 new songs. They eventually entered the classic Studio Fredman with Fredrik Nordstrom to record what would become their new album, Cobra Speed Venom. The sound is massive, brutal and a real punch in the face. Extreme speed and aggression mixed with classic heavy metal and rock n' roll, which really shows that The Crown has no boundaries. The apocalyptic theme of the lyrics and music also fits perfectly with the outstanding artwork of Christian Sloan Hall. After 27 years, the band is still motivated to create a classic piece of art - and together with Metal Blade Records once again, the vision is real. Cobra Speed Venom track-listing: 01. Destroyed By Madness 02. Iron Crown 03. In the Name of Death 04. We Avenge! 05. Cobra Speed Venom 06. World War Machine 07. Necrohammer 08. Rise In Blood 09. Where My Grave Shall Stand 10. The Sign of the Scythe 11. Nemesis Diamond (bonus track) 12. The Great Dying (bonus track)

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