Progressive Death Metal masterminds Black Crown Initiate have released another single, “Sun of War,” from their upcoming new album Violent Portraits of Doomed Escape.
Check out the lyric video for the track below!
Guitarist and founding member Andy Thomas offers of the track, “’Sun of War’ is a song that sort of continues the theme of our Song of the Crippled Bull EP. It centers around life in the end of a repeating universal cycle, and basically mourns the disconnect from what humans truly are: power, truth, and timelessness. It seems appropriate to be released now.”
Violent Portraits of Doomed Escape comes out on August 7th and will be available as a limited CD Digipak, black LP+CD, three limited edition colored vinyl variants and on all digital platforms, and can be pre-ordered here: https://Black-Crown-Initiate.
“Violent Portraits of Doomed Escape” track list:
2. Son of War
3. Trauma Bonds
4. Years in Frigid Light (album version)
6. Death Comes in Reverse
7. Sun of War
8. Holy Silence
9. He is The Path
Having released two critically hailed, fan-worshipped works of progressive death metal, 2014’s Wreckage of Stars and its 2016 follow-up Selves We Cannot Forgive, Black Crown Initiate have found a new label home with Century Media. Formed in Reading, Pennsylvania in 2012, Black Crown Initiate have created a stir that’s stretched far beyond the underground with a sound that is at once sweeping, chaotic and epic in scope and ambition.
BLACK CROWN INITIATE line-up:
Vocals – James Dorton
Guitars – Andy Thomas
Bass – Nick Shaw
Guitars – Ethan McKenna