Tag Archives: Andy Thomas

Rivers of Nihil part ways with founding vocalist Jake Dieffenbach

Posted by on October 20, 2022

  Rivers of Nihil have parted ways with founding vocalist Jake Dieffenbach. Despite this drastic shift, the group will follow through with their touring schedule, with bassist Adam Biggs moving on to both bass and vocals and former Black Crown Initiate’s Andy Thomas continuing to perform with the group live.   The band issued the […]

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Black Crown Initiate drop new song “Holy Silence”

Posted by on July 9, 2020

  Black Crown Initiate are gearing up to release Violent Portraits of Doomed Escape and have dropped a new song from the record titled “Holy Silence.” The song was written back in 2008 before the band formed and guitarist/vocalist Andy Thomas has said the song is about creations and their connections. “We had always wanted to use it. […]

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Members of Ne Obliviscaris, Cradle of Filth, Black Crown Initiate and more form new classical/black metal project, Antiqva

Posted by on June 7, 2017

Antiqva should be considered as the love child between black metal and classical music. The brand new dark project began during the end of 2015 by Ne Obliviscaris vocalist Xenoyr and Cradle of Filth keyboardist/backing vocalist Lindsay Schoolcraft. The two were currently touring together and wanted to collaborate on combining something darker mixing both classical […]

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Metal Insider’s CMJ Showcase conquers Brooklyn

Posted by on October 24, 2014

CMJ week, as loaded as it is with high-quality concerts and not-to-miss bands, very often presents its attendees with difficult choices about which shows have to be seen and which ones can be passed over. Wednesday night, however, offered only one option to the metal fans attending this year’s iteration of the music celebration. Everyone in […]

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CMJ Showcase Spotlight: Black Crown Initiate talk label debut, touring

Posted by on October 6, 2014

While Black Crown Initiate has only been together since February of last year, they’re off to a great start. The Pennsylvania band got signed to eOne off the strength of their four-song demo, March of the Crippled Bull, and their debut album, The Wreckage of Stars, was just released. With only a few shows under their belt, they […]

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Metal Alliance Spotlight: Unsigned band Black Crown Initiate discuss joining tour

Posted by on February 26, 2014

When you go to the Metal Insider-sponsored Metal Alliance tour starting in April, you’re going to want to get there early. Black Crown Initiate, the first band on, is unsigned, with only three shows under their belt. Yet their four-song EP, which you can listen to on Bandcamp, sounds more mature than bands that have […]

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