Black Crown Initiate Release New Single “Sun of War” Taken Off of Forthcoming Album Violent Portraits of Doomed Escape (Aug. 7, Century Media) 


To view the “Sun of War” lyric video click the image above or follow this link:


June 5, 2020 – Progressive death metal masterminds BLACK CROWN INITIATE have released a new single, “Sun of War,” from their forthcoming album Violent Portraits of Doomed Escape. Check out the lyric video for the track here:

Guitarist and founding member Andy Thomas offers of the track, “’Sun of War’ is a song that sort of continues the theme of our Song of the Crippled Bull EP. It centers around life in the end of a repeating universal cycle, and basically mourns the disconnect from what humans truly are: power, truth, and timelessness. It seems appropriate to be released now.”

Violent Portraits of Doomed Escape comes out on Aug. 7 and will be available as a limited CD Digipak, black LP+CD, three limited edition colored vinyl variants and on all digital platforms, and can be pre-ordered here:

Violent Portraits of Doomed Escape cover

Violent Portraits of Doomed Escape track list:

  1. Invitation
  2. Son of War
  3. Trauma Bonds
  4. Years in Frigid Light (album version)
  5. Bellow
  6. Death Comes in Reverse
  7. Sun of War
  8. Holy Silence
  9. He is The Path

Having released two critically hailed, fan-worshipped works of progressive death metal, 2014’s Wreckage of Stars and its 2016 follow-up Selves We Cannot Forgive, BLACK CROWN INITIATE have found a new label home with Century Media. Formed in Reading, Penn. in 2012, BLACK CROWN INITIATE have created a stir that’s stretched far beyond the underground with a sound that is at once sweeping, chaotic and epic in scope and ambition.


Vocals – James Dorton

Guitars – Andy Thomas

Bass – Nick Shaw

Guitars – Ethan McKenna