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Black Crown Initiate cancel fall tour with Inferi and Arkaik

Posted by on September 1, 2021

  Black Crown Initiate has cancelled their Doomed Escape Tour with support coming from Inferi and Arkaik. The tour was set to promote the band’s newest release, 2020’s Violent Portraits of Doomed Escape.  In a statement BCI had this to say, “We’re sorry all. We understand and feel that disappointment hard. We commend the bands […]

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Black Crown Initiate announce fall tour

Posted by on July 12, 2021

  Progessive death metal outfit Black Crown Initiate have announced a U.S headlining tour. Dubbed, The Doom Escape Tour 2021, will kick off on September 30th in Reading, PA and run through October 17th in Manchester, NH. Support will be coming from Inferi and Arkaik. Tickets are available at this location.   Guitarist Andy Thomas […]

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Metal Insider’s Zenae Zukowski’s Top 50 Albums of 2020

Posted by on December 24, 2020

    2020 kicked off with a bang. Beginning with another successful year at 70000tons of Metal to seeing Heilung, Vader, and Opeth live, what could go wrong? The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the music industry to the point that I don’t know where things will stand in a post-pandemic world. This year felt like […]

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Metal Insider’s Chris Annunziata’s Top 10 Metal Albums of 2020

Posted by on December 22, 2020

  Even though 2020 was a pretty awful year, a lot of great records were released. In fact, there were so many, it was hard narrowing my list down to just ten albums. Even though the pandemic lockdown halted live music, I was able to discover a lot of new bands and find new music. […]

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Metal By Numbers 9/16: The devil believes Stryper’s sales

Posted by on September 16, 2020

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   Have you actually looked at Stryper’s album covers in recent years? From 2013’s No More Hell To Pay and onward, they all depict biblical figures in scenarios that look deserving of their own anime intro […]

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Metal By Numbers 8/26: (Re)imagine all the people

Posted by on August 26, 2020

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   Last night, news broke that Riley Gale, frontman of Power Trip, had died at age 34. I was shocked, as I’m sure many of you were. Power Trip have garnered a strong rapidly […]

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Metal By Numbers 8/19: Deep Purple are truckin’ up the charts

Posted by on August 19, 2020

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   You’d think a band with 21 studio albums would just be old and tired, but Deep Purple has been bringing it to the table the past couple years. Ever since 2013’s Now What?! the group […]

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New & Noteworthy: August 7th, 2020 – Violent Portrayals of New Music

Posted by on August 7, 2020

New & Noteworthy is a weekly column in which we highlight some of the newest rock and metal releases coming out each week. The week features live releases from Deep Purple, Avatar and more! For last week’s new releases you can check out the last New & Noteworthy, and for the latest sales numbers Metal […]

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Album Review: Black Crown Initiate ‘Violent Portraits of Doomed Escape’

Posted by on July 28, 2020

  Ever since Black Crown Initiate dropped Selves We Cannot Forgive back in 2016, I was always curious how the band would proceed with their next effort. Unfortunately, it took four years to hear new music, but it was definitely worth the wait. Violent Portraits of Doomed Escape has exceeded my expectations and is an excellent representation of progressive […]

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Black Crown Initiate drop new song “Death Comes in Reverse”

Posted by on July 24, 2020

  Black Crown Initiate are gearing up to release their new album Violent Portraits of Doomed Escape and have unleashed another single dubbed, “Death Comes in Reverse.” The record is due on August 7th via their new label Century Media. We recently interviewed frontman, James Dorton about the album and he mentioned how they carved their hearts out for […]

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