THE CROWN have announced a new album!.
Titled Royal Destroyer, the upcoming album from the Swedish death metal band is the follow-up to 2018’s Cobra Speed Venom and is scheduled to be released in March this year, via Metal Blade Records.
Speaking about the upcoming album, bassist Magnus Olsfelt says, “it is our album number ten, so now we are in the big boys club. I think it in some ways is our crowning achievement, and it encompasses our sound across all albums on one defining record. It’s got it all – the early 90s death metal stuff, the haunting melodies, the thrash, the punk, the grind, the heavy metal and the more epic and doomy stuff.”
Together with producer Fredrik Nordström, the band tracked the resulting 10 songs at Gothenburg’s Studio Fredman. “We push ourselves to the limit, really trying to make everything as good as it can get, trying to make every song as impactful as possible,” Olsfelt states. While he believes that people need to hear the album themselves to be able to accurately describe it, Olsfelt also asserts that THE CROWN have achieved something that makes for a “continuous whole” – while being diverse. There are also some surprises in store for fans. “We have some of the most intense stuff ever, like one song is about one minute long, and we also have a ballad!”
Alongside the announcement of the new album, the band have released a new music video for the first song to be lifted from the upcoming album; Motordeath.