Apocrophex – Æternalis

Taking the spooky-sounding word ‘apocrypha’ and giving it a little tweak, the New Jersey duo of Justin Buell and Pete Colucci became known as Apocrophex in early 2013 and released their initial recording, the Wheels Within Wheels EP (Manicidic) in 2014. Their full-length debut Suspended From the Cosmic Altaar (Manicidic) followed in 2015, and the pair recently recruited French session drummer Kévin Paradis (Benighted, ex-Svart Crown) to work on their new, independently released, album, Æternalis. Continue reading

Svart Crown – Abreaction

French Extreme Metallers Svart Crown have never been the easiest of propositions, nor the easiest of bands to pigeonhole. Their last offering and creative peak Profane (Listenable) showed that Svart Crown are masters of avant-garde, nausea-inducing Blackened Death Metal. Where, on previous efforts, there was a strong Behemoth worship at play, Profane saw them come much more into their own. Continue reading

Svart Crown Completes Deicide Tour, Continues East Coast Tour

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Fresh off the failed Metal Alliance tour and further headline dates with Deicide, France’s Svart Crown contuinues to grind it out on a tour of the US including to shows in Brooklyn. The band posted a message to their Facebook page:

 

Well, the Deicide tour is now over . We would like to thank all the bands involved in that crazy ru”n , Black Crown Initiate & Lorna Shore for their help every night with backline and gear. Hate Eternal for being the most brutal band and all the good advices !
And then again, a big thought to our buddies from Entombed A.D. Among the best tourmates we ever had, it was short but intense !

So here the list of our last shows for this run. We just added a second show in Brooklyn Saint Vitus Bar on saturday 27th.”

 

 

–THE CURSED TOUR PART 3 –Well, the Deicide tour is now over . We would like to thank all the bands involved in that…

Posted by SVART CROWN on Saturday, June 20, 2015

 

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Svart Crown – remaining US tour dates

Jun 24: Pittsburg – The Smiling Moose
https://www.facebook.com/events/1046461652047394/

Jun 25: Toronto – Coalition w/ Seth
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Jun 26: Montreal – Katabombes w/ Seth
https://www.facebook.com/events/1573676309573452/

06/27 Brooklyn – St Vitus w/ Tombs – Black Anvil

https://www.facebook.com/events/1655409178027416/

Jun 28 Brooklyn – St Vitus
https://www.facebook.com/events/420376298122867/

Svart Crown to Continue on Deicide Headlined Tour

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France’s Svart Crown announced today they will continue their U.S. trek with Deicide for the remaining show dates.

The tour, which was originally branded as the “Metal Alliance Tour,” featuring Deicide, Hate Eternal, Entombed A.D., Black Crown Initiate, Lorna Shore, and Svart Crown, quickly dissolved after myriad difficulties–both financial and logistical–with Entombed A.D. suddenly shipped back to Sweden post Spokane, WA gig, igniting rumors ranging from deportation to Deicide–related conspiracies.

But after an official statement from tour organizers, Continental Concerts and Metal Alliance, cited financial reasons for the rebranding, the remaining lineup, headliners Deicide and supporting acts Hate Eternal, Black Crown Initiate, and Lorna Shore, rages on, with tour openers Svart Crown still determined to conquer the States.

Svart Crown has issued a statement on the events leading to the tour:

Unfortunately, our fellow and best tour bus companions Entombed A.D. had to fly back to Sweden, [and] we had then to decide either to do the same and return to France from Seattle, or to find a solution for ourselves (rent a van, driving, sleeping places, etc.) to keep going with the rest of the bands.”

 

After resolving transportation issues, the band has “decided to CONTINUE ON,” while calling for further fan support.

“[We] thank you for any way you can support us–blast the gigs, check out our merch at our stand […] we will be eternally thankful for any help you can afford, [such as] helping us with tips and PayPal, or even with a place to stay so we keep up!”

 

Deicide tour dates with Hate Eternal, Black Crown Initiate , Lorna Shore, Svart Crown

Jun 11: LVCS – Las Vegas, NV
Jun 12: Club Red – Mesa, AZ – CANCELED
Jun 13: Mesa Music Hall – El Paso, TX
Jun 14: Depot “O” Bar Live – Lubbock, TX
Jun 15: Empire Garage – Austin, TX
Jun 16: Gas Monkey Live! – Dallas, TX
Jun 18: Gramercy Theater – New York, NY
Jun 19: Ottobar – Baltimore, MD
Jun 20: Tremont Music Hall – Charlotte, NC

 

 

 

Svart Crown’s 2008 début album, Ages of Decay, was a tour de force full-length, which introduced the band’s inspired blackened Death Metal infused with bleak melodies and harrowing intensity. Their 2010, Witnessing the Fall, and 2013 Profane albums saw the band evolving their already crushing anthems with inventive songwriting and mature focus. Live excursions supporting the likes of Deicide, Cattle Decapitation, and Cephalic Carnage, in the States and Europe, earned the band both fans and well-deserved praise.

 

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Metal Alliance Tour Officially Canceled, Decide Headline Tour Starts Tonight

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As previously reported, The 2015 Metal Alliance Tour has been canceled due to “unforeseen financial issues.” The remaining dates of the tour will continue as a headline tour for Deicide. Entombed A.D. has returned to Sweden and is off the tour, but the other bands Hate Eternal, Black Crown Initiate, Lorna Shore and Svart Crown continue as support bands for Deicide.

Deicide headline tour dates with Hate Eternal, Black Crown Initiate, Lorna Shore and Svart Crown.


Jun 11: LVCS – Las Vegas, NV
Jun 12: Club Red – Mesa, AZ
Jun 13: Mesa Music Hall – El Paso, TX
Jun 14: Depot “O” Bar Live – Lubbock, TX
Jun 15: Empire Garage – Austin, TX
Jun 16: Gas Monkey Live! – Dallas, TX
Jun 18: Gramercy Theater – New York, NY
Jun 19: Ottobar – Baltimore, MD
Jun 20:
Tremont Music Hall – Charlotte, NC

Entombed A.D. “Pulled” From The Metal Alliance Tour

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In a post to their Facebook page Entombed A.D., featuring death metal legend Entombed’s front man LG Petrov, has been pulled from The Metal Alliance Tour, and are headed back to Sweden.

Entombed A.D.’s post to Facebook

 

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Attention US headbangers! We got pulled of the U.S. Tour for reasons we don’t yet know. On our way to Sweden now. Never…

Posted by Entombed A.D. on Sunday, June 7, 2015

 

The Metal Alliance tour is headlined by Deicide and also includes Hate Eternal, Black Crown Initiate, Lorna Shore, and Svart Crown. No statement has yet to be released by the tour or the bands remaining on the bill.

 

Remaining Metal Alliance Tour Dates:

Jun 08: Metro Opera House – Oakland, CA
Jun 09: The Regent Theater – Los Angeles, CA
Jun 11: LVCS – Las Vegas, NV
Jun 12: Club Red – Mesa, AZ
Jun 13: Mesa Music Hall – El Paso, TX
Jun 14: Depot “O” Bar Live – Lubbock, TX (w/Deicide, Hate Eternal, Black Crown Initiate, Lorna Shore)
Jun 14: TBC – Houston, TX (w/Entombed A.D., Svart Crown)
Jun 15: Empire Garage – Austin, TX
Jun 16: Gas Monkey Live! – Dallas, TX

Metal Alliance Tour Confirms More Dates

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The Metal Alliance Tour featuring Deicide, Entombed AD, Hate Eternal, Black Crown Initiate, Lorna Shore and Svart Crown will be hitting the road later this month. Confirmed dates are posted below.

May 26: Theatre Corona – Montreal, QC
May 27: theUNDERGROUND – Hamilton, ON (w/Hate Eternal and Black Crown Initiate only)
May 28: Alrosa Villa – Columbus, OH
May 30: Emerson Theater – Indianapolis, IN
May 31: Metro – Chicago, IL
Jun 01: Amsterdam – St. Paul, MN
Jun 02: Riot Room – Kansas City, MO (w/Deicide, Hate Eternal, Black Crown Initiate, Lorna Shore)
Jun 02: Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA w/(Entombed A.D., Svart Crown)
Jun 03: Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
Jun 05: The Pin! – Spokane, WA
Jun 06: Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
Jun 07: Tonic Lounge – Portland, OR
Jun 08: Metro Opera House – Oakland, CA
Jun 09: The Regent Theater – Los Angeles, CA
Jun 11: LVCS – Las Vegas, NV
Jun 12: Club Red – Mesa, AZ
Jun 13: Mesa Music Hall – El Paso, TX
Jun 14: Depot “O” Bar Live – Lubbock, TX (w/Deicide, Hate Eternal, Black Crown Initiate, Lorna Shore)
Jun 14: TBC – Houston, TX (w/Entombed A.D., Svart Crown)
Jun 15: Empire Garage – Austin, TX
Jun 16: Gas Monkey Live! – Dallas, TX
Jun 18: Gramercy Theater – New York, NY
Jun 19: Ottobar – Baltimore, MD
Jun 20: Tremont Music Hall – Charlotte, NC
Jun 21: The Earl – Atlanta, GA (w/Entombed A.D., Svart Crown)
Jun 21: West End Trading Co. – Sanford, FL (Hate Eternal only)
Jun 22: The Orpheum – Tampa, FL (w/Entombed A.D., Svart Crown)

2015 Metal Alliance Tour Adds More Dates

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The 2015 Metal Alliance Tour have confirmed more dates. The tour features Deicide, Entombed AD, Hate Eternal, Black Crown Initiate, Lorna Shore and Svart Crown.

May 26: Theatre Corona – Montreal, QC
May 28: Alrosa Villa – Columbus, OH
May 30: Emerson Theater – Indianapolis, IN
May 31: Metro – Chicago, IL
Jun 01: Amsterdam Bar – Minneapolis, MN
Jun 02: The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
Jun 03: Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
Jun 05: The Pin! – Spokane, WA
Jun 06: Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
Jun 07: Tonic Lounge – Portland, OR
Jun 08: Metro Opera House – Oakland, CA
Jun 11: LVCS – Las Vegas, NV
Jun 12: Club Red – Mesa, AZ
Jun 13: Mesa Music Hall – El Paso, TX
Jun 14: Depot Obar Live – Lubbock, TX
Jun 15: Empire Garage – Austin, TX
Jun 16: Gas Monkey Live! – Dallas, TX
Jun 19: Ottobar – Baltimore, MD
Jun 20: Tremont Music Hall – Charlotte, NC