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Finnish melodic death metal masters OMNIUM GATHERUM have just announced their Origin North American Tour 2022. The band will be hitting the road for their headline tour with support from Allegaeon and Century Media labelmates Black Crown Initiate starting on February 26th in Brooklyn, NY and wrapping on March 27th in Boston, MA. Tickets are available for purchase, HERE.

 

“HELLO THERE METAL PEOPLE! We have amazing news for all of you. OG will be hitting the road again, in North America. We are super excited to be able to come back and see all of you awesome bastards again. And of course, play the hell out of the new album for you. The tour will kick off in New York on February 26th and will go on across the continent until March 27th. We will be joined by two great bands, ALLEGAEON and BLACK CROWN INITIATE! See ya on the road,” states OMNIUM GATHERUM about the tour announcement.

 

OMNIUM GATHERUM recently released their new single and music video for Fortitude, which follows the release of Paragon and Reckoning, off their forthcoming album Origin, out on November 5th worldwide via Century Media Records. Origin will be available as Ltd. CD Digipak, Gatefold LP and as digital album. All physical formats are available for pre-order, HERE.

OMNIUM GATHERUM Origin North American Tour 2022 Dates:
w/Allegaeon and Black Crown Initiate
February 26 – Brooklyn, NY – The Kingsland
February 27 – Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery
February 28 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
March 1 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Hell)
March 2 – Orlando, FL – The Haven
March 4 – Austin, TX – Come and Take it Live!
March 5 – Houston, TX – Satellite Bar
March 6 – Dallas, TX – Amplified Live
March 8 – Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
March 9 – El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar & Grill
March 10 – Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater
March 11 – San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick
March 12 – Los Angeles, CA – Catch One @ Jewel
March 13 – San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
March 14 – Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom
March 15 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
March 16 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
March 18 – Calgary, AB – Dickens
March 19 – Regina, SK – The Exchange
March 20 – Winnipeg, MB – Park Theater
March 21 – Minneapolis, MN – Amsterdam Bar & Hall
March 22 – Madison, WI – The Crucible
March 23 – Chicago, IL – Reggies
March 24 – Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground 
March 25 – Montreal, QC – The Ritz 
March 26 – Quebec City, QC – Source de la Martiniere
March 27 – Boston, MA – Middle East Downstairs
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(Reading, Pennsylvania – July 12, 2021) – Progressive death metal band BLACK CROWN INITIATE have just announced the Doom Escape Tour 2021. The band’s U.S. headlining tour, which features support slots from Inferi and Arkaik, starts on September 30th in Reading, PA and wraps on October 17th in Manchester, NH, making stops in massive markets along the way, such as Brooklyn, Nashville, and Atlanta. Tickets are available to purchase now, HERE.

 

“It’s obviously been a long time coming for us all, and we couldn’t be more stoked to play the songs from “Violent Portraits of Doomed Escape” live. To be able to do that with our brothers in Inferi and Arkaik is the icing on the cake. See you all on the Doomed Escape Tour,” states BLACK CROWN INITIATE guitarist Andy Thomas.

 

BLACK CROWN INITIATE will be touring in support of their 2020 release, Violent Portraits of Doomed Escape (Century Media Records), which was recorded at Think Loud Studios by Carson Slovak and Grant McFarland (Rivers Of Nihil, August Burns Red, Lorna Shore). The album is available to purchase and stream, HERE.

 

Having released two critically hailed, fan-worshipped works of progressive death metal, 2014’s Wreckage of Stars and its 2016 follow-up Selves We Cannot Forgive, BLACK CROWN INITIATE have found a new label home with Century Media. Formed in Reading, Pennsylvania in 2012, BLACK CROWN INITIATE have created a stir that’s stretched far beyond the underground with a sound that is at once sweeping, chaotic and epic in scope and ambition. The release of Violent Portraits of Doomed Escape, which was featured on numerous “Best Albums Of 2020” lists,was no exception to the band’s impressive pedigree.

 

BLACK CROWN INITIATE is James Dorton (vocals), Andy Thomas (guitars), Nick Shaw (bass), and Ethan McKenna (guitars).

 

DOOMED ESCAPE TOUR DATES:
w/Inferi and Arkaik
September 30 – Reading, PA – Reverb
October 1 – Pittsburg, PA – Preserving Underground
October 2 – Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class
October 3 – Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theater
October 5 – Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere’s (Stan’s Room)
October 6 – Chicago, IL – WC Social Club
October 7 – Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
October 8 – Dallas, TX – Reno’s
October 9 – Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live
October 10 – Houston, TX – Scout Bar
October 12 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Purgatory)
October 13 – Nashville, TN – The End
October 14 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
October 15 – Frederick, MD – Café 611
October 16 – Brooklyn, NY – The Kingsland
October 17 – Manchester, NH – Jewel
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Black Crown Initiate release new single “Invitation”

Posted by longhairedpoet on Friday, March 13, 2020 at 3:27 PM (PST)

Pennsylvania metallers Black Crown Initiate have released their latest single “Invitation.”

“Invitation” comes off the band’s upcoming album Portraits of the Doomed Escape due out August 7 via Century Media Records. The album was recorded at Think Loud Studios by Carson Slovak and Grant McFarland, who have also recorded bands like Rivers Of Nihil, August Burns Red, Lorna Shore, and many more.

“We tore our hearts apart making this record, and we can’t wait for you all to hear it. It’s the best thing any of us has ever made. More to come,” states the band.

Stream “Invitation” here or wherever you stream music.

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Interview: Black Crown Initiate

Posted by NichTheHair on Monday, February 16, 2015 at 10:29 AM (PST)

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“It’s honestly your loss if you don’t like different kinds of music.”

-Andy Thomas

“Question everything.”

-Rik Stelzpflug

Click here for the full interview with Andy and Rik.

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Black Crown Initiate get more traction than most other bands on this site. Check out their new video for “The Fractured One” off triumphant full length debut The Wreckage Of Stars and you will hear and see why. The clip can be witnessed HERE and discusses “stolen light from our eyes.”

I won’t rest until this band is huge, if I can help in any way by blogging about them way too much, haha. The world is wasting time arguing about scientist Matt Taylor’s stupid cartoon bikini babe shirt while people are dying and our culture is more and more controlled by darkly motivated forces with no soul. Good metal will heal you and make you strong like a shield of good energy or Ayahuasca. Thanks. Rant over.

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Crowbar, Unearth and Black Crown Initiate? It is so.

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 4:39 PM (PST)

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CROWBAR have announced a new batch of tour dates with label-mates UNEARTH and BLACK CROWN INITIATE for December. Dates will kick off in Pensacola, FL at the Vinyl Music Hall and trek through the eastern half of the U.S. before finishing up in Longview, TX. View all dates here.

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Metal Insider will be presenting an exclusive screening of Scott Ian’s Swearing Words In Glasgow DVD in conjunction with Megaforce Records. The event will take place at Saint Vitus Bar in Greenpoint, Brooklyn from 3-6pm on Wednesday, October 22nd, and is free to those who send an RSVP to scottianrsvp@gmail.com.

To be released on November 13th via Megaforce Records, the successfully crowd-funded DVD was recorded towards the end of Ians first-ever spoken word tour in Glasgow, Scotland. More information about Metal Insiders free screening of the Anthrax guitarists Swearing Words In Glasgow DVD here:

www.metalinsider.net/cinemetal/metal-insider-hosting-free-screening-of-scott-ians-swearing-words-in-glasgow-dvd

Later that same evening, Metal Insider will host its third annual CMJ Music Marathon showcase at The Wick in Brooklyn, NY. Sponsored by Spinefarm Records, the show will feature explosive sets from Incite, 68, Black Crown Initiate and Toothgrinder. Tickets are on sale now through The Wicks website for only $12 [enter SPINEFARMCMJ as the promo code at checkout to get the early bird rate of $10]. Limited CMJ badges will be admitted at the door.

More information about Metal Insiders CMJ 2014 Showcase can be found here:

www.metalinsider.net/events/metalinsidercmj2014

Purchase tickets here: www.thewicknyc.com/event/695985

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Black Crown Initiate seem to be the band everyone is talking about lately and deservedly so. I actually went to the local FYE and bought The Wreckage Of Stars today to support their first week sales because I really believe in what this band is doing. Gruff vocals that still have substance over style, murderous drum precision and guitars that paint the sky red. Check out the hype HERE.

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“Reading Rainbow” Tour? With Rivers Of Nihil?

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 2:15 AM (PST)

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Pennsylvania’s Rivers of Nihil will be touring this September-October with fellow Reading natives, Black Crown Initiate. The “Reading Rainbow Tour” will begin on September 19 in Buffalo, NY and winds its way through RI, PA, MI, OH, and KY before wrapping up on October 3rd in their home town. Several more dates are still TBA, with updates to be made available at facebook.com/riversofnihil as they are made available.

Click HERE for tour stops.

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PA metal natives BLACK CROWN INITIATE have announced their debut LP titled The Wreckage Of Stars, due out September 30, 2014 via eOne Music. The band signed their brand new label deal earlier this summer and have since been hitting the road hard with acts like SEPTIC FLESH and FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE. The band will be participating on the all new SUMMER SLAUGHTER TOUR: THE CANADA CLUB TOUR 2014 with THE FACELESS. Click here for all dates.

With the band playing their first show less than a year ago, things are moving fast for Black Crown Initiate. “We started this band with absolutely no clue how far it would take us,” says guitarist Andy Thomas. “It has been an amazing time, as of today, we can honestly say that we are starting a new chapter in our careers; one that will afford us opportunities that we never imagined. We are absolutely honored to be part of the eOne family.”

Black Crown Initiate, or commonly referred as BCI, is firmly planted at Atrium Audio, (August Burns Red, Rivers of Nihil) working with producer Carson Slovak on their debut LP. The effort will be the follow up to the critically acclaimed Song of the Crippled Bull EP they released last year.

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Black Crown Initiate signing news, band in studio

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Friday, June 20, 2014 at 4:10 AM (PST)

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Black Crown Initiate have signed to eOne Music, great news for Metal Rioters who, like me, feel stoked whenever they hear news on this up and coming powerhouse band. plans to release an all new LP later this year. The band got their first big break as the openers for Behemoth.

“eOne is the ideal home for Black Crown Initiate,” says vocalist James Dorton. “This was not without careful consideration; and with them behind us we’ll be able to bring our music to you in the best way.”

Black Crown Initiate, or commonly referred as BCI, is firmly planted at Atrium Audio, (August Burns Red, Rivers of Nihil) working with producer Carson Slovak on their debut LP. The effort will be the follow up to the critically acclaimed Song of the Crip,pled Bull EP they released last year. The band managed to get the attention and more than a few nods in the press, most notably landing on the “Albums That Will #$@&%*! Your Face Off in 2014” list released by Metal Sucks throughout the year. They touted the EP as a “rare beast that’ll both catch your ear on first listen and keep getting better and better each time.”

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Show Review: Rivers of Nihil at Saint Vitus, Brooklyn – February 21, 2014

Posted by NichTheHair on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 11:31 AM (PST)

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Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus has always been a bar of great metal genre diversity. I’ve seen thrash shows, prog shows, and straight up death metal shows there, sometimes all in the same night. It is also a very fertile ground for New York City’s fledgling bands as well, many citing Vitus as a “dream venue” or one they “always wanted to play.” So Hideous is one of those NYC bands out there working hard to create a memorable experience with each performance. The other two bands both hail from Reading, Pennsylvania: Black Crown Initiate, who take a progressive approach to death metal, and headlineres Rivers of Nihil. Guitarist John Kunz told me in an interview once “I’m going to write a song that sounds like fucking Morbid Angel.” That pretty much sums up their sound.

Click here for the break down and photos.

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