French black metal extremists SVART CROWN are invading North American soil for the first time this Spring. Starting on May 18th in Philadelphia, SVART CROWN will join forces with New Zealand’s unorthodox death metallers ULCERATE and Brooklyn’s boundary-smashing TOMBS for one of the most sonically intense tour packages of the year. The tour will be sponsored by Sickdrummer Magazine and MetalSucks.net.
SVART CROWN w/ ULCERATE & TOMBS:
May 18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
May 19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Public Assembly
May 20 – Boston, MA @ TBA
May 22 – Quebec City, QC @ L’Agitée
May 23 – Montreal, QC @ Katacombes
May 24 – Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck
May 25 – Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar
May 27 – Baltimore, MD @ The Sonar (Maryland Deathfest X) *No SVART CROWN*
SVART CROWN’s latest album, Witnessing the Fall, was released last year by Listenable Records to great critical acclaim.
“This is metal for those of us who know, believe, and understand that the fist pump isn’t a ritual, it’s a reflex. Svart Crown will settle for no less than the utter annihilation of your fucking face, and neither should you.” – MetalReview.com
Spawned in France by guitarist/vocalist J.B Le Bail, SVART CROWN was born in 2005 with the idea to push the boundaries of extreme music, and create a new dimension of brutality and blackness. Following numerous tours in his native land, SVART CROWN released its first album, Ages Of Decay in early 2008. The band has been promoting this first effort since then, with countless shows and two European runs. Around J.B. Le bail, guitarist C. Frandrois, bassist L. Veyssière and drummer G. Barthélemy (also known for his work with Diabolic, Drowning, Balrog and Antaeus) complete the line-up. Following their first effort, SVART CROWN is back with a work of absolute blackness. All the frenzy and the barbarian fury that are the trademark of the band are blended here in a determinedly occult album called: Witnessing The Fall. The sulphurous and oppressive atmosphere are emphasized by an organic sound crafted by Francis Caste (Kickback, Arkhon Infaustus, Phazm) at St Marthe studio. SVART CROWN has successfully mixed an old school feeling with various modern influences; Witnessing The Fall is simply the new face of the band; a black beast, full of anger, symbol of a humanity in perdition.
Svart Crown is:
JB LEBAIL: Vocals/Guitar
C.FLANDROIS : Guitar
L.VEYSSIERE: Bass guitar