With a reputation built on their outstanding live shows and the success of their recent full-length release A Method To Feel Alive, CROWNE VICT has made an indelible mark on the New England rock scene. Originally formed in 1999, the band has honed their powerful, yet beautiful sound - a captivating blend of darkened mood, terrifying aggresiveness, and sweet melodic styles that reach the listener on all emotional levels.
By early 2004, CROWNE VICT reached a point where they felt a need to get back to basics. Although their unique sound had earned them the respect of their fans and peers, as well as the attention of music industry insiders, they felt that they had merely scratched the figurative surface of their potential. Freeing up their schedules to focus on recording, the members of CROWNE VICT began to dig into their material. Older songs were given new life with subtle tweaks, and work began on finalizing some of the freshest material. The end goal was to create a full-length recording that properly showed off the musical and emotional dynamics that kept fans coming en masse to their shows.
The following months brought a multitude of distractions - from personal and family issues, to time and budget concerns. No matter the adversity, it only served to push the band harder and further motivate them to make "A Method To Feel Alive" the best it could possibly be. The band owes much of their drive to their fans, who maintained a strong message board presence, lending their support as time passed. They were promised that this album would be well worth the wait!
The overwhelmingly positive feedback CROWNE VICT received when their preorder/download site went live proved the band true to their word. In the words of some of the fans, posted at crownevict.com,
"Oh My God. This is absolutely magnificent. All along, you guys said that it would be worth the wait, and you were all so right. I have seen the other posts already, and its obvious that a lot of people feel the same way as I do. All the work, thought, time, effort you put into this cd is very apparent, and so well worth it. The only thing that stumps me is, how someone can pick a favorite track off this disc…"
"Fade makes me cry. Its the music more than the lyrics too, and thats odd for me. Im totally moved and feel like you guys tapped into something Ive been missing."
"This cd is amazing!! From the first time I checked these guys out up until now, Ive been salivating for this cd and now that Ive sunk my teeth into it, I cant get enough of it!"
With the studio behind them and A Method to Feel Alive available to their legion of rabid fans, CROWNE VICT have shown that they are ready to take their career to the next level - live as well as on record. CROWNE VICT have effectively re-established themselves as one of the most sought after local bands by promoters and music lovers throughout New England.
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