It’s been awhile, four years in fact, since Sweden’s The Crown have released an album. Since then, the band’s undergone a handful of lineup changes. Vocalist Johan Lindstrand has returned to the fold, but the Swedes have lost guitarist Marcus Sunesson and drimmer Janne Saarenpaa. With Death is Not Dead, the band’s eighth album. coming in January, the band today released the first taste of it via the song “Headhunter.” Even without a real drummer, it’s rewarding to hear Lindstram back on vocals (for the third time!), and we’re pretty psyched for the rest of the album. You can preorder a 7″ of the single here, which will feature a cover of Napalm Death’s “Unfit Earth” here.
[via Metal Sucks]