Los Angeles-based five-piece The Crown Remnant recently announced the upcoming release of latest conceptual opus, ‘The Wicked King: Part II,’ available for pre-order now viaAmazon, iTunes, Google Play and Bandcamp. Pre-orders are available with Inferno as an instant-grat download. You can also pre-save the album via Spotify here. ‘The Wicked King: Part II,’ takes the listener on a dramatic, energetic joyride from start to finish!
Today, The Crown Remnant have revealed a brand new guitar playthrough video for their latest single, Inferno. Watch the video, featuring the skills of guitarist Will Ash, now alongside an interview via PureGrainAudio.com‘s Geared Up: https://puregrainaudio.com/interviews/geared-up-the-crown-remnant-guitarist-will-ash-on-his-schecter-hellraiser-fr-guitar-with-aftermarket-seymour-duncan-59-sh1-pickups
Will Ash tells PureGrainAudio.com: “We’re lucky to have the opportunity to record with some amazing gear. This latest record, Part II, and The Wicked King: Part I were both recorded with a blend of amazing guitars and amps including a Mesa Mark IV, Peavey 5150 (block letter), and more. Of the three main guitars used to track the record, this Schecter Hellraiser was my main lead guitar.”
You can now watch two additional new videos from The Crown Remnant, including a live footage music video for Inferno, as well as part one of the band’s behind-the-scenes track-by-track video series, detailing the album’s intro track, Into the Depths. Watch here:
The Crown Remnant have mastered the art of melodic, theatrical, yet hard-hitting heavy metal, and the world is about to take notice. Combining a variety of metallic influences ranging from modern metalcore and prog, thrash and more, ‘The Wicked King: Part II’ acts as the second part of the band’s previous release, ‘The Wicked King: Part I.’ Within the first month of its release, The Crown Remnant garnered over 10,000 streams of their first single cut from ‘The Wicked King: Part I,’ entitled Haunted. The band plans to follow suit and beyond with ‘The Wicked King: Part II.’
‘The Wicked King: Part II’ is loosely based on thematic concepts of oppression and tyranny. Originally recorded as one long album, the band decided to split it into two releases – with ‘The Wicked King: Part II’ acting as the “darker” side of the two. Part II addresses tales of betrayal, mortality, exploring the afterlife and more. Intertwined within these ideals are scattered lyrics pertaining to the character designed on the front cover of the album: The Wicked King. He remains an everlasting shadow of a forgotten king set on immortality, with his insatiable lust for never-ending life.
‘The Wicked King: Part II’ was recorded in multiple studios throughout Southern California, with the help of S&W Audio, and producer/engineer Tyler Ruehl (Noble, At The Skylines, Taipan, Lion I Am). After a rigorous tracking process, the songs were mixed by Robin Leijon (In Dying Arms, Atena, Eternal Void).
The Crown Remnant will hit this road this winter for select tour dates! See below for a list of all confirmed tour stops:
THE CROWN REMNANT tour dates:
1/23 – Fresno, CA – Barmageddon
1/24 – San Francisco, CA – The Noise SF
1/27 – Eugene, OR – Old Nick’s
1/29 – Seattle, WA – The Funhouse
2/1 – Boise, ID – The Shredder
2/2 – Las Vegas, NV – Beauty Bar
2/3 – Phoenix, AZ – 51West
‘The Wicked King: Part II’ track listing:
1) Into the Depths
2) The End
5) The Eternal Façade
6) As Faith Fades
7) The Wicked King