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Trollhättan, Sweden (1990 – 2004, 2009 – present)

The Crown is a death/ band formed in Trollhättan, Sweden in 1990. Their original moniker (until 1998) was Crown Of Thorns for the band’s first two albums, which had to be changed due to another band already using that name.

Their music and lyrics are inspired by death, anti-religion themes (mostly targeting Christianity) and rebellion. They are known to fuse death metal with thrash influences.

The Crown disbanded in 2004. Lindstrand went on to form One Man Army and the Undead Quartet. Tervonen and Saarenpää formed Angel Blake, named after a song by Danzig. Despite having broken up they made one last release as a tribute to their fans. A triple DVD set containing live shows, and bootlegs.

The Crown reformed in December 2009, without vocalist Johan Lindstrand. Jonas Stålhammar of God Macabre is the new vocalist.

As of September 9th 2011, Johan Lindstrand has resumed vocal duties in The Crown.


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  • Nomadfyllan

    Fuck yes!

    16 Nov 1:39pm Reply
  • bloody72

    pozdrowienia ze Śląska dla fanów The Crown

    8 Nov 9:15pm Reply
  • H-channie

    Holy shrieks! How did I misread that?! Agreed, Doomsday is mediocre compared to Deathrace, Crowned and Possessed. I would put it next to Hell Is Here. Also, Headhunter kicks major ass, the only con is that Janne isn't playing drums but... Marko. Hope he'll surprise me but so far no killer fills.

    7 Nov 8:23pm Reply

    @H-channie Devil Gate Ride is from Deathrace King, NOT Doomsday King. And Yes, I did expect that bad-assery first time I heard it when I got my pre-order back in 2000. Deathrace King is one of the best albums in metal from the first note, to very end, period (not what I was speaking of when saying Doomsday King is so-so).

    29 Oct 5:47pm Reply
  • Ufasas

    forever and ever a fan of them.

    27 Oct 8:42am Reply
  • H-channie

    Can't wait for Death is not Dead!!! Also, @ABHORRANCE666 Disagreed, Doomsday King has more catchier and well constructed songs: did anyone expect the CRASHING THROUGH THE GATES when they heard Devil Gate Ride for the first time?

    14 Sep 10:03am Reply
  • stefan86

    Johan ftw indeed. New album will be interesting, hope they will get their max intensity back again :)

    5 Sep 7:56am Reply

    New album should be rad with the return of Johann. Doomsday King was their most mundane and boring effort, hardly any shredding leads, and lackluster vocals. Johann is the true voice of The Crown (hence how I love Crowned Unholy with the vocals re-recorded even though Thomas did a great job on Crowned in Terror).

    25 Jun 4:42pm Reply
  • SlaveOfN1l

    First two albums were great, nothing else by them really ever clicked for me though

    8 May 11:04pm Reply
  • Loki666

    i hope the new album will be better than the last! And hopefully they don't have these creapy christian lyrics again

    25 Apr 2:41pm Reply
  • kspsml

    World Below

    6 Jan 9:18pm Reply
  • Metalship_en

    The Crown live report and live photos of their tour in Tokyo, Japan are available here :

    29 Jun 2013 Reply
  • H-channie

    Dear The Crown, where have you been all my life? Sincerely, Hanan

    14 May 2013 Reply
  • ikd-sj

    |drugged unholy| exploding* (。♋‸♋。)

    11 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Nomadfyllan

    Hype! Soon a new album!

    9 Mar 2013 Reply
  • metalinvader34

    Deathrace King!

    3 Mar 2013 Reply
  • freundhein

    to be up to Date about "The Crown": check: or / and cheers hein

    14 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Daar_Korax

    I want you, The Crown, to join the line-up of the Metalfest and Summerbreeze!

    11 Feb 2013 Reply
  • javiikiller

    I'm here because of Tomas Lindberg. I don't care the complete discography, only Crowned In Terror.

    29 Dec 2012 Reply
  • ligoo

    Dead Man's Song

    19 Oct 2012 Reply
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