Northern Crown Announce Self-Titled Album out Oct. 12

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Floridian doomers Northern Crown made their debut with The Others two years ago and I was reading the press release below and trying to figure out why I never reviewed the record. It was the cover art that gave me a bummer vibe. Well, the art for their new one, which is self-titled, set for release on Oct. 12 and which features a cover of My Dying Bride‘s “Your River” from 1993’s classic Turn Loose the Swans, is a zeppelin flying over a dusty and scratched out landscape. I’m not going to read into it too hard beyond “blimps are fun,” and yes, that’s a personal choice I’m making.

They don’t have any audio out from the new full-length as yet, but October is a ways away — though not nearly as much of a ways as it feels like it should be in my feeble brain — so one assumes there’s some forthcoming. The blimp-y art and the tracklisting and other details have made their way out, though, and you’ll find them all below, courtesy of the PR wire:

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U.S. Doom Lords NORTHERN CROWN Releasing Self-Titled Sophomore Album October 12

U.S. Doom Lords NORTHERN CROWN will release their self-titled sophomore album on October 12. The band has sharpened the approach on the forthcoming full-length, combining more dirty rock organ and chunky guitar riffs with their trademark doom-isms. Following up on their debut album The Others, their self-titled sophomore release maintains the smoke and mirrors of the first EP In The Hands of The Betrayer but leans more in the direction of the first record and the band’s oldest rock influences – DIO, RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE, and BLACK SABBATH.

NORTHERN CROWN handled mixing on their own again, but brought in the mastering talents of Tony Lindgren from Sweden’s Fascination Street Studios (Witchcraft, Enslaved, Amorphis) for the final touches. Artwork by prolific artist Travis Smith (Opeth, Katatonia, Death) captures the album’s winding atmosphere, rounding out the release.

Reflecting the uncertainty of the dark times we exist in at the moment, Northern Crown tackles the difficult subject of how well we really know ourselves and how that shapes what we do and become. Echoing their previous releases’ indulgent 10-minute+ epics, the track, “The Desert and The Wind,” nods to the prog-heads, while the band also includes a glowing tribute to My Dying Bride with a full cover of “Your River.” The record also introduces a lineup change, with vocalist and guitarist Frank Serafine handling drums. Weaponlord’s mighty Leona Hayward returns on bass, backing Zachary Randall’s guitar alchemy and harsh vocals. Solos from Nightfall/Dark Hound lead shred-monster Evan Hensley punctuate the record.

Northern Crown will be available on CD and Digital Formats at

Track List

1. I Am Your Slave
2. Merciless, They Let You Suffer
3. Forged from Nothing
4. Chasing the Sun
5. The Desert and the Wind
6. Righteous & Pure
7. By Demons Bidden
8. Your River

Northern Crown is:
Zachary Randall – Rhythm and Lead Guitar, Keyboards, Lead and Backing Vocals
Frank R. Serafine – Lead and Backing Vocals, Lead Guitar, Drums
Leona Hayward – Bass

Additional Performers:
Evan Hensley – Lead Guitar

Northern Crown, The Others (2016)

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