black crown initiate

One of our favorite unsigned acts is no longer unsigned! Pennsylvanian progressive metal outfit Black Crown Initiate have signed a record deal with eOne Music — home to Heavy Blog favorites The Contortionist, Fit For An Autopsy, High on Fire, and more — for worldwide release.

Naturally, the signing comes with the news that the band are hard at work on a new record, currently hitting the studio with fellow Pennsylvanian Carson Slovak, most known for his work with August Burns Red, at Atrium Audio in Lancaster. But of course, you would have known that already had you been following the band on Facebook.

Here’s all the relevant quotes from the press release:

“eOne is the ideal home for Black Crown Initiate,” says vocalist James Dorton. “This was not without careful consideration; and with them behind us we’ll be able to bring our music to you in the best way.”

Scott Givens, VP of eOne Metal comments on the label’s dedication to developing young talent, “After hearing their EP there was no doubt that we had to sign and commit to breaking this incredible young band. They’ve already built an amazing fanbase that we will start building on immediately.”

With the band playing their first show less than a year ago, things are moving fast for Black Crown Initiate. “We started this band with absolutely no clue how far it would take us,” says guitarist Andy Thomas. “It has been an amazing time, as of today, we can honestly say that we are starting a new chapter in our careers; one that will afford us opportunities that we never imagined. We are absolutely honored to be part of the eOne family.”

Expect the new album out — and to be subsequently blown away by it — later this year. In the mean time, you can catch the band supporting Fleshgod Apocalypse and Septicflesh at the below dates:

6/22 Springfield, VA Empire
6/23 Wilmington, DE Mojo 13
6/24 New York, NY Gramercy Theatre
6/25 Cambridge, MA Middle East
6/26 Montreal, QC Café Campus
6/27 Toronto, ON Opera House
6/28 Lakewood, OH The Foundry
6/29 Chicago, IL Reggie’s
6/30 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock
7/1 Winnipeg, MB Park Theatre
7/3 Edmonton, AB Starlite Room
7/4 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theatre
7/5 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
7/6 Portland, OR Tonic Lounge
7/7 Oakland, CA Metro Opera House
7/8 West Hollywood, CA House of Blues
7/9 Las Vegas, NV Cheyenne Saloon
7/10 Phoenix, AZ Joe’s Grotto
7/12 Denver, CO Summit Music Hall

– JR

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