Black Laden Crown is the eleventh studio album, and the tenth of all-new original material, by American heavy metal band Danzig, released on May 26, 2017.
Background and production:
Black Laden Crown is the band's first album of original material since Deth Red Sabaoth (2010), marking the longest gap between two studio albums in their career, as well as their first release with drummer Joey Castillo since I Luciferi (2002). The album took three years to complete, with the recording sessions beginning in February 2014. Black Laden Crown was recorded with four different drummers (Castillo, Johnny Kelly, Karl Rockfist and Dirk Verbeuren) while the bass parts were handled by Tommy Victor.
The track "Devil on Hwy 9" premiered on Full Metal Jackie's radio show "Whiplash" on April 2, 2017.
Digital artwork for "Devil on Hwy 9" single
Digital artwork for second single, "Last Ride"
The album's second single, "Last Ride", was made available on iTunes on May 12, 2017. A music video is set to be released to accompany it.
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