The Crown

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A death/thrash metal band from Trollhättan, Sweden.

The Crown was originally formed as Crown of Thorns in 1990 by Johan Lindstrand (vocals), Robert Österberg (guitar), Marco Tervonen (guitar), Magnus Osfelt (bass) and Janne Saarenpää. They released two demos, "Forever Heaven Gone" in 1993 and "Forget the Light" in 1994 and shortly after Österberg was replaced by Marcus Sunesson. The band was eventually signed to "Black Sun Records" and released their debut album "The Burning" in 1995. This was followed by "Eternal Death" in 1996, which was their last release under the name Crown of Thorns.

In 1997 the band was forced to change name because a Christian glam-pop group had the rights to the name. Hence the name was shortened to The Crown. During their 1998 European tour a person from Metal Blade Records saw their talent and they eventually signed to the label and released "Hell is Here" in 1999. This was followed by "Deathrace King" in 2000, which also featured Tomas Lindberg (ex-At the Gates) and Mika Luttinen (Impaled Nazarene) as guest vocalists.

In 2001 Johan Lindstrand decided to leave the band after 11 years. He was replaced by Tomas Lindberg, with whom the band recorded "Crowned in Terror" (2002). Lindberg's stay was short however as he was fired almost immediately after the album release due to personal differences. Johan Lindstrand then returned to the band and they recorded "Possessed 13" (2003). They also re-recorded the vocals for the "Crowned in Terror" album with Lindstrand and re-released it as "Crowned Unholy" in 2004. Soon after this the band however proceeded to disband.

In 2009 The Crown reunited with Jonas Stålhammar on vocals and released "Doomsday King" in 2010. The next year Lindstrand however returned and their classic line-up was again together.

In 2013 Marcus Sunesson quit the band and was replaced by Robin Sörqvist. In 2014 the founding member Janne Saarenpää also left and was replaced by Henrik Axelsson.

The renewed line-up released "Death Is Not Dead" in 2015, on which Tervonen played most of the drum parts. Their most recent album release is the "Cobra Speed Venom" from 2018.
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Albums

The Crown - The Burning album art The Crown The Burning (Album) Black Sun Records Sweden 1995 Sell This Version
The Crown - Hell Is Here album art The Crown Hell Is Here (Album) Metal Blade Records Germany 1998 Sell This Version
The Crown - Deathrace King album art The Crown Deathrace King (Album) Metal Blade Records Germany 2000 Sell This Version
The Crown - Crowned In Terror album art The Crown Crowned In Terror (Album) Metal Blade Records Japan 2002 Sell This Version
The Crown - Eternal Death album art The Crown Eternal Death (Album) Black Sun Records Sweden 2002 Sell This Version
The Crown - Possessed 13 album art The Crown Possessed 13 (Album) Metal Blade Records Germany 2003 Sell This Version
The Crown - Crowned Unholy album art The Crown Crowned Unholy (Album) Metal Blade Records Germany 2004 Sell This Version
The Crown - Doomsday King album art The Crown Doomsday King (Album) Century Media Germany 2010 Sell This Version
The Crown - Death Is Not Dead album art The Crown Death Is Not Dead (Album) Century Media Japan 2014 Sell This Version
The Crown - Cobra Speed Venom album art The Crown Cobra Speed Venom (Album) Metal Blade Records US 2018 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none The Crown - Radio / DJ Promo-CD album art The Crown Radio / DJ Promo-CD(CD, Single, Promo) Metal Blade Records none Germany 2003 Sell This Version
The Crown - Headhunter album art The Crown Headhunter (Single) Century Media UK, Europe & US 2014 Sell This Version
The Crown - Iron Crown album art The Crown Iron Crown (Single) Metal Blade Records Europe 2018 Sell This Version
CHURCH001 The Crown - Zombiefied! album art The Crown Zombiefied!(12", Shape, Ltd, Num, Pic) Church Of Vinyl CHURCH001 Germany 2018 Sell This Version

Compilations

CD PRO 764-2 The Crown - Radio / DJ Promo Compilation album art The Crown Radio / DJ Promo Compilation(CD, Comp, Promo) Metal Blade Records CD PRO 764-2 US 2002 Sell This Version

Videos

The Crown - 14 Years Of No Tomorrow album art The Crown 14 Years Of No Tomorrow Metal Blade Records Europe 2006 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

MB PROMOCD 003 The Crown - Bringer Of Blood / Possessed 13 album art Six Feet Under / The Return Of The Crown* Six Feet Under / The Return Of The Crown* - Bringer Of Blood / Possessed 13(CD, Promo, Smplr, Spl) Metal Blade Records MB PROMOCD 003 Germany 2003 Sell This Version