DOBERMANN, the band formed by four former members of the Swedish death/thrash act THE CROWN, has officially changed its name to THE CROWN and has released audio samples of two brand new songs, both of which can be streamed here and here.
THE CROWN 2009 is:
* Jonas Stålhammar (GOD MACABRE, MACABRE END, ABHOTH) – Vocals
* Marko Tervonen – Rhythm Guitar
* Marcus Sunesson – Lead Guitar
* Magnus Olsfelt – Bass
* Janne Saarenpää – Drums
DOBERMANN earlier in the year parted with vocalist Andreas “Whiplasher Bernadotte” Bergh of the Swedish industrial goth metal band DEATHSTARS and was said to be recording a collection of tunes which were being described as “pure death/thrash metal.”
THE CROWN split up more than five years ago due to “too many tours gone bad due to not at all professional tour arrangements,” according to a March 2004 statement released by Saarenpää. He added, “Coming home from tours with empty pockets, equipment falling apart and having a pile of bills on the doorstep is simply ‘horns down’. Paying the bills with tour memories and floorscores is just not possible. We do love standing on stage but we don’t know much about the business part, and that’s a bad combination.”
THE CROWN’s video for the track “Face Of Destruction/Deep Hit Of Death” — which was filmed in Germany in August 2003 — can be viewed here. The song was the first single off the group’s final CD, “Possessed 13”, which was released in October 2003 through Metal Blade. The self-produced effort, which was recorded at Gothenurg’s Studio Fredman during May-June 2003, was made available in a special limited-edition double-CD digipack, featuring a bonus CD that contained the band’s 1993 “Forever Heaven Gone” and 1994 “Forget The Light” demos, a cover of BATHORY’s “Burnin’ Leather”, and a demo version of “Rebel Angel” (off 2000’s “Deathrace King” CD).
For more information, visit www.thecrownofficial.com.