Post-metalcore quartet, Crown The Empire share the next single from their forthcoming fifth studio album DOGMA out April 28th via RiseRecords. “Black Sheep,” joins previously released “DOGMA,” “Immortalize,” “In Another Life” featuring Spiritbox’s Courtney LaPlante, and “Dancing With The Dead.”
“We’ve tackled many lofty ideas with the singles we’ve released thus far but with ‘Black Sheep’ we wanted to bring it back down to earth to our early days as a band. When we were playing together in a garage and making songs with a “fuck you” attitude, just for the sake of doing it,” shares vocalist Andy Leo. “We kept that spirit alive with ‘Black Sheep’ and aim to provide a solid 3:52 seconds of in-your-face energy that young crown would’ve loved. We hope you love it too.”
DOGMA, produced and mixed by ZachJones (Fever 333, Poorstacy, Scene Queen, Nova Twins), is a diverse album fueled by angst, existential identity, isolation, and determination. Over the last three years, the band took time to reflect on personal and collective priorities. This introspection is reflected lyrically in DOGMA. “The lyrics are less wordy and lofty. It’s more honest and direct,” adds Andy Leo who offers a candid perspective on paranormal encounters, manic dreams, and the depths of quarantine.
“We brought back the classic elements of Crown without taking anything away from what we’ve done more recently,” shares longtime bassist and screamer Hayden Tree on the band’s new era. “The high-energy, fast-paced, hard-hitting riffs, with the band’s more melodic side, mashed together into an updated sound.”
You can pre-order the new record HERE.
DOGMA TRACK LIST
2. Black Sheep
5. In Another Life (feat. Courtney LaPlante)
6. Superstar (feat. Remington Leith)
7. Dancing with the Dead
9. Someone Else
Crown The Empire will be out on tour with Nothing More in the US, starting next week March 31st. Get your tickets HERE.
Crown The Empire will also join Falling In Reverse on a few selected dates in summer this year. You don’t want to miss this!
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(Source: Starkult Promotion)