Performing May 18
Dallas, TX’s Crown The Empire made an impressive debut on the Billboard charts this week, landing at #1 on the Heatseekers chart and cracking the Top 200 album chart with their Rise Records debut, The Fallout, which was produced by Joey Sturgis (Of Mice & Men, The Devil Wears Prada, Attack Attack!). The LP also came in at #8 on the Indie Albums chart and #20 on the Hard Music Albums chart.
In a message directed at supporters, the band says, “Thank you to all the amazing fans who've picked up the album and supported us. We couldn't have done this without you guys :).”
Crown The Empire has been quickly garnering praise from fans and critics alike, with Highwire Daze recently proclaiming: “Rise Records has done it once again, unleashing a massive talent upon the world at large... Possessing unique musical soundscapes, superb musicianship, and two super charismatic vocalists, Crown The Empire is sure to become genre royalty in no time at all. With all of the vibrant musical ideas and powerhouse vocals, there is no doubt that Crown The Empire will be the breakthrough band of 2013.” Kerrang! also raves, “Representing the best of the scene, they pack in muchos melodies without compromising on hard-edged heaviness.”
Starting in 2010, the 6-piece band set out with a goal to separate themselves in a genre often cluttered with copy-cat bands. They combined their love for the hardcore genre with infectious, loud, and powerful choruses of generations before their own, and ultimately created a fresh new approach to heavier music. Combined with an equal drive to connect with every last one of their fans, they hope to use whatever notoriety they receive to spread a simple message of belief in yourself, and hope in others. Their debut EP "Limitless" self-released in November of 2011 furthered this idea of zero boundaries on what you're capable of, and has even spawned the name for their fans: "The Limitless". Through touring and a fantastic web presence, the band has built an incredible foundation of fans. Case in point: Parts 1 and 2 of Crown The Empire’s extended music video for the track, “Oh Catastrophe” has racked up well over half a million views on Youtube in just over a week.