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30 June 2010
The Crown : sign worldwide deal with Century Media Records
The Crown :  sign worldwide deal with Century Media Records
The Swedish Death Metal legend THE CROWN has signed a worldwide deal with Century Media Records.

Marko Tervonen (guitar, THE CROWN) states:
"We are happy as hell to turn a new page in THE CROWN's history book...and to pick up the journey with Century Media Records supporting us feels great. We can't wait to unleash “Doomsday King” upon you all!!!"

Jens Prueter (Head Of A&R, Century Media Europe) adds:
"Some of the very early Century Media signings have been Unleashed, Grave, Tiamat, Asphyx, Morgoth – the glory days of the first Death Metal wave. We are still in love with Death Metal and are more than proud to announce the signing of Swedish Death Metal legend THE CROWN. They haven't lost any aggression since the early 90's and are still a guarantee for some Death Metal Holocaust! In case of doubt, go to one of the summer festivals and hear some new songs live before the album's coming out this fall. We will be there as well. Cheers!"

The band was founded in 1990 in Trollhättan under the name Crown Of Thorns but was forced to change their name to THE CROWN in 1998 due to another band from the US using that name. Three of the original founding members are still in the band: Marko Tervonen (guitar), Magnus Olsfelt (bass) and Janne Saarenpää (drums). In 1993 Marcus Sunesson (guitar, also playing in Engel) stepped in to replace Robert Österberg. In 2004 the band announced to break up, but good luck for all Death Metal fans they decided to reform in 2009 with Jonas Stålhammar (from the Death Metal pioneers God Macabre) who took over vocal duties from Johan Lindstrand. For more background information about the reunion, please check the in-depth interview Marko did last December with Metal Sucks:

http://www.metalsucks.net/2009/12/18/metal-sucks-world-exclusive-the-crown-interviewed/#more-26565

The new album "Doomsday King" is planned for a September 2010 release. Stay tuned for more info and don't miss THE CROWN live:

02. Jul 2010 Backstage, Trollhättan, Sweden
10. Jul 2010 Getaway Rock Festival, Gävle, Sweden
13. Aug 2010 Party-San Open Air, Bad Berka, Germany
21. Aug 2010 Summer Breeze Festival, Dinkelsbühl, Germany
01. Oct 2010 Way Of Darkness festival, Lichtenfels, Germany
02. Oct 2010 Death Feast Ultimate, Oberhausen, Germany

THE CROWN online:
http://www.myspace.com/thecrownonlineswe