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Crown The Empire Drop Video For Their Heaviest Track To Date; "Dancing With The Dead"

CROWN THE EMPIRE Drop Cinematic Video For Heaviest Track Of Their Career

"Dancing With The Dead"

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US Tour With Atreyu Kicks Off November 9th

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Crown The Empire. Photo Credit Alex Bemis

L-R: Brent Taddie, Andy Leo, Hayden Tree, Brandon Hoover

Genre-bending, modern metallers, Crown The Empire, have released their heaviest track to date, today. The song, titled "Dancing With The Dead", is the band's first that features no clean vocals and instead features a furious, guttural exchange between vocalist Andy Leo and bassist/vocalist Hayden Tree. Accompanying the new track is a darkly cinematic music video, featuring a real life chess board where protagonist (Andy), has to physically overpower the seven deadly sins, to overthrow the clutches of the evil King (Hayden). Stream "Dancing With The Dead" here and watch the official music video here or by clicking the image below.

Speaking on their brutal new track, Andy Leo shares:

“"Dancing with the Dead” came about during the rock bottom phase of quarantine. I’d felt like my purpose had been taken, and I had fully melded into the idea of just letting myself rot. I thought that rock bottom had a definite end but it felt as if I could go as low as I’d let myself. There’s a mural of heaven we put up that covers my entire living room wall and I was thinking about the book “Paradise Lost” where Lucifer said something like “I’d rather rule in hell than serve in heaven” and knew that if I was doomed to be stuck in this loop then I may as well make the most of it. I was chasing after an idea of salvation that I could do nothing to reach so I decided to start building myself outward to make myself the king of the shit hole I had put myself in.”

Hayden Tree adds

"This is the heaviest song we’ve released to date. I remember sitting down and thinking to myself that as a band, we've never released a song with zero singing in it. As a musician in the rock world you can sometimes feel like you have to play it safe. These days artists seem to be fearful of stepping out of their comfort zone and doing something other than their norm or what’s trending. I didn’t want to play it safe anymore. At this point I was listening to a lot of hardcore/metal bands I grew up on which shaped the riff and energy on the track. I remember showing the song to the band and instantly Brandon thought it was too heavy and didn’t feel that it could make it onto an album. I fought him on it because I believed this song could be something special. He finally came around and helped me and Andy write all the lyrics. Once we finished the track, it turned into one of our band’s favorite and craziest songs we’ve ever released."

"Dancing With The Dead" follows previously released, stand-alone single "In Another Life" feat Courtney La Plante of Spiritbox. the track, which dropped in August of this year has clocked up 2.1 million worldwide streams and 732,000 YouTube views.

Crown The Empire will be hitting the road as Special Guests for Atreyu on their "Baptize Tour". Kicking off in Dallas, Texas on November 9th, the tour will continue through 26 further US cities, culminating in Santa Ana, California on December 16th. The band will also be playing a one-off Los Angeles show - "The Battle of Los Angeles" with Volumes and Slay Squad on December 19th at 1720. All tickets and VIP packages available here.

Nov. 09 — Dallas, Texas @ Gas Monkey Bar And Grill

Nov. 10 — Houston, Texas @ The Warehouse

Nov. 11 — New Orleans, La. @ Republic NOLA

Nov. 13 — Daytona, Fla. @ Welcome to Rockville

Nov. 15 — Atlanta, Ga. @ The Masquerade

Nov. 16 — Charlotte, N.C. @ The Underground

Nov. 17 — Baltimore, Md. @ Rams Head Live

Nov. 19 — Pittsburgh, Pa. @ The Roxian

Nov. 20 — Sayreville, N.J. @ Starland Ballroom

Nov. 21 — New York, N.Y. @ Webster Hall

Nov. 22 — Albany, N.Y. @ Empire Live

Nov. 23 — Hartford, Ct. @ The Webster

Nov. 24 — Worcester, Mass. @ The Palladium

Nov. 26 — Detroit, Mich. @ The Majestic

Nov. 27 — Columbus, Ohio @ Newport Music Hall

Nov. 30 — Cleveland, Ohio @ The Agora

Dec. 01 — Grand Rapids, Mich. @ The Intersection

Dec. 02 — Joliet, Ill. @ The Forge

Dec. 03 — Belvidere, Ill. @ The Apollo Theater AC

Dec. 04 — Minneapolis, Minn. @ Skyway Theatre

Dec. 06 — Kansas City, Mo. @ The Truman

Dec. 07 — Denver, Colo. @ The Summit

Dec. 09 — Salt Lake City, Utah @ The Depot

Dec. 10 — Boise, Idaho @ Knitting Factory

Dec. 11 — Portland, Ore. @ Roseland

Dec. 12 — Seattle, Wash. @ The Crocadile

Dec. 14 — Santa Cruz, Calif. @ The Catalyst

Dec. 15 — San Diego, Calif. @ House of Blues

Dec. 16 — Santa Ana, Calif. @ The Observatory


Crown the Empire have steadily established themselves over the past decade as a force of nature in the rock world. They have shared stages with A Day To Remember, Asking Alexandria, Black Veil Brides, Falling in Reverse, Underoath, and more, all the while earning press praise from Alternative Press, Billboard, Kerrang!, Nylon, Rock Sound, and more. Their 2019-released hit "BLURRY (out of place)" ascended to No. 1 on SiriusXM's Octane and landed on the Big Uns of 2019 list. Crown the Empire have also tallied over 607.5 million streams and 105 million YouTube views.

Crown The Empire

Andy Leo - Vocals

Brandon Hoover - Guitar

Hayden Tree - Bass & Vocals

Brent Taddie - Drums

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