Hello and welcome to the new home of The Crown.
Our first real homepage in 10 years.
Here you will get the latest news as well as everything you need to know about us.
We really hope that you will enjoy your stay here.


The new album is officially done. We recorded the whole 
thing in 7 days. We are extremely satisfied with this one 
and we can't wait to play it for you. Now mixing and 
mastering awaits. Expect a release pretty early 2021.


So sorry for the lack of updates recently. 
​​​​​​We hope you are well in this pandemic outbreak. We are 
Fine and we are at the moment rehearsing as hell to bring 
Chaos into the studio once more. Yeah, you read it right. 
We are once again entering Studio Fredman. October 1st to be exact. This will be the follow up to Cobra Speed Venom which was released 2,5 years ago on March 16 - 2018. 
We hope you've had a great ride with that one and hopefully 
You'll join us on this next chapter too. 
Stay tuned for more update. Cheers and thanks for the support. 


New merchandise available. Anniversary shirt and more. 
Enter our store at Value Merch HERE

2020 - 01-08

First of all, Happy new year to all of you. We hope this year will bring you as much joy as it will give us pleasure to keep on going onwards on this 30th anniversary of The Crown. Other than that we also celebrate Deathrace King on it's 20th anniversary so there's a lot to be happy for in 2020. And plus the new album which we hope to record right before summer. So, a lot of cool shit going on and hopefully some cool shows on top of that. Who knows what will happen but we do hope that you will follow us even further on this amazing ride. Stay tuned. 


Sorry for the lack of updates here recently. 
But we bring good news after all this time. 
Rehearsals have begun for album No 10 to
be released 2020 on Metal Blade Records. 
Next year also marks our 30th anniversay 
so stay tuned for more cool updates.


The artwork for Cobra Speed Venom
made it to "Masterpieces 2018" which
is totally awesome. Christian Sloan Hall
made one of our coolest coverarts so far
and we are eternally grateful for that. 

For more info about this book enter HERE


Show in Italy confirmed.
Tickets can be found HERE


Wacken next year!! Hell yeah!! 


Another show in Sweden added
for next year. Karlstad april 27.
Tickets can be found HERE


For the first time ever we 
are coming to Russia. On the 27th
Of October we will play in Moscow . 
Gonna be awesome
Tickets can be found HERE


Running order for Nordfest next month 
Buy tickets HERE


Something wicked is coming this 
December.  Cobra Speed Tour 2018 
announced. Come and support us🤘


Helsinki July 27 was awesome!
Thank you!! 

Photo by Marco Manzi 

Next show:
Dark Circle Fest in Rijeka - Croatia

Tickets can be found HERE


Next show: Helsinki at Nosturi July 27.
Tickets HERE


Next show at Vicious Rock Festival 
We play on friday july 6th at 21:40


TODAY MAY 12TH - Gothenburg - Sticky Fingers  
It will be pro-recorded for a possible future release. 
Join us if you wanna be part of that  


Due to circumstances beyond our control
we have to cancel our Sunday London Show.
We are very sorry about this and hope we
can come back to London soon to make
it up for you guys! We really tried to make
this work but we’re sorry.
The other shows in Dublin and
Leeds are up and going!
See you tonight Dublin!
/The Crown


New shows added. 
Japan!! Here we come! 


Unfortunately we need to inform you that
Graveland in Holland is canceled.
We were looking forward to play there
for the first time in 15 years. Sorry for this. 
Read what the festival has to say HERE


New album "Cobra Speed Venom" out now. 
Buy or stream HERE


​​​​​​Cobra Speed Venom is getting really
Positive reactions.Don't miss out
the release on friday the 16th of April. 


More shows added in the livesection

​​​​​Don't miss out on the first kickass powerweekend
In April. 
2018-04-13 Dublin - Vodoo lounge 
2018-04-14 Leeds (Wrath Fest) - The church
2018-04-15 London - The Underworld camden

TheCrownOfficial announces new album ‘Cobra Speed Venom’ for March 16th! Launches video for ‘Iron Crown’! Pre-order live!

Swedish Death Metal legends THE CROWN announces new album ‘Cobra Speed Venom’ for a March 16 release through Metal Blade Records. Produced together with Fredrik Nordström at Studio Fredman the record promises to be one of the biggest surprises of the year. A return to Death Metal speed and darkness in full glory!

Comments THE CROWN on ‘Cobra Speed Venom’: “We are really looking forward to finally be able to show our fans how damn good this band can be when the circumstances are right. With that I mean to be able to do an album the way we want to do it: creating as a band, rehearsing as a band, recording as a band. You will hear a band performing here, with fierce energy and hunger!”

Surf over to metalblade.com/thecrown to check out the video for the first single ‘Iron Crown’. At the same location you can pre-order the album in the following formats:
--ltd. 1st ed. Digi-CD with 2 exclusive bonus tracks
--180g black vinyl
--viole(n)t blue marbled vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 300 copies)
--pale lilac marbled vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 200 copies)
--purple red splattered vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
--dusk blue splattered vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 400 copies)
--white/purple splattered vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
--limited boxset (incl. ltd. ed. Digi-CD/exclusive 7” with both bonus tracks/exclusively colored album vinyl [opaque rose/black marbled]/exclusive back patch/hand signed photo card – limited to 300 copies)

‘Cobra Speed Venom’ track listing:
1. Destroyed By Madness
2. Iron Crown
3. In the Name of Death
4. We Avenge!
5. Cobra Speed Venom
6. World War Machine
7. Necrohammer
8. Rise In Blood
9. Where My Grave Shall Stand
10. The Sign of the Scythe
11. Nemesis Diamond (bonus track)
12. The Great Dying (bonus track)

Metal Blade will release ‘Iron Crown’, the 1st single of the upcoming album, as a limited 7” on January 12th. The B-side features the exclusive new song ‘Ride The Fire’ (not to be featured on the longplayer). The ‘Iron Crown’ 7” will be released in these colors: black (300 copies), silver (200), red transparent (100) and can be pre-ordered from EMP and our ebay-store

THE CROWN line-up:
Johan Lindstrand - Vocals
Magnus Olsfelt - Bass
Marko Tervonen - Guitar
Robin Sörqvist - Lead guitar and backing vocals
Henrik Axelsson - Drums


Iron Crown is being released in one week.

The first review just surfaced:
”This is released January 12:th and is already a contender of ”EP of the year”.
Score: 9/10

Are you ready to kick off 2018 with a serious fist in your face???

Go to Amped - Up for the full review


The First show for next year is confirmed. 
We we play at Wrath Fest in Leeds on april 14. 
We haven't played in the UK for at least 15 years so it will be a blast for sure. 
The livesection will be updated with more exciting shows
further on so stay tuned. 

Tickets can be found HERE

Sorry for the lack of updates.
That´s about to change. It´s a promise.

So here´s some news for you all:
We have reurned to Metal Blade Records for a multiple album deal!
Album recordings done! New 7” ‘Iron Crown’ out January 12th! Video teaser available.
It´s an honour to to be back working with the label that supported us through many albums.

The biggest ”steps” during our career have been thanks to Metal Blade. We have always had a strong mutual will to make the best possible albums.
So it’s time to fire up this Death Metal engine again!

We have just finished recording our new, yet untitled longplayer at Studio Fredman and we can´t wait to release this beast upon you all.
A return to Death Metal speed and darkness in full glory! 

Metal Blade will release ‘Iron Crown’, the 1st single of the upcoming album, as a limited 7” on January 12th.
Make sure to check out a video teaser of the song HERE

The B-side features the exclusive new song ‘Ride The Fire’ (not to be featured on the longplayer).

The ‘Iron Crown’ 7” will be released in these colors: black (300 copies), silver (200), red transparent (100)
and can be pre-ordered from EMP  and our ebay-store

THE CROWN line-up:
Johan Lindstrand - Vocals
Magnus Olsfelt - Bass
Marko Tervonen - Guitar
Robin Sörqvist - Lead guitar and backing vocals
Henrik Axelsson - Drums


Photo by Roger Dunder

We are focusing hard at the moment on new material.
The foundation for a new album is written, we are rehearsing and finalizing songs at the moment.
Still quite a lot work to do but we´re doing good progress every week.

To be continued...

Photos: Christoffer Tönnäng





Enjoy! Pro filmed HD full concert ^m^



The Black Christmas gig sums up the live shows for 2015.
It was a really cool event, a lot of great bands!
Here´s some pics from the show, enjoy!!


Photos by: Sandra Thulin

Next up: Sweden/Norrköping. Black Christmas Festival
This one is gonna be brutal, make sure to reserve your ticket!

More info here: http://www.skrikhult.se/venom-till-black-christmas



Next up: Denmark!
Make sure you join us for this really cool indoor festival in Denmark/Aalborg.

It was 15 years ago we played in Denmark, so this will be a blast!!

More info here: http://aalborgmetalfestival.dk


Hellfest was a blast, a really cool festival with a top notch crew!!!

Thank you all headbangers who came to support us \m/ \m/

Enjoy At The End live from Hellfest 2015-06-21

//Johan, Marko,Magnus, Robin and Henrik



A lot of things have happened since the new year began.

The new album "Death Is Not Dead" is out since January 12th and is very well received worldwide.
It was out even sooner in Japan, already in December over there.
New songs are working really good live and we got good proof of that during our minitour in Japan this April.
It was totally amazing.

We are also very proud to announce that Henrik Axelsson is a new permanent member of The Crown.
Some of you might know him from Implode and some might know him from the bonustracks he did on Death Is Not Dead.
Both he and us feel really good about this and we're very confident that we will work great together from this moment and beyond.

Sorry for the lack of updates but from now on there will be news on regular basis here.

Thanks for supporting The Crown. Cheers! /Johan, Marko,Magnus, Robin and Henrik


THE CROWN's new single/7", Headhunter, has been released today!
To purchase Headhunter, please visit iTunes for a digital copy or CM Distro for the black or limited transparent-orange 7".

THE CROWN has also launched their new video clip for "Headhunter", which can be viewed here.
The title track has been taken from THE CROWN's upcoming album, Death Is Not Dead,
which will be released via Century Media Records in January 2015.


So, what´s new in The Crown camp? Well, In just a few months we are celebrating our 25th anniversary in the name of death metal.
Can you believe it? 25 years filled with blood, sweat and tears and one hell of a pile of good albums to be really proud of.
But this celebration is not only to look back and be nostalgic.
It´s also to embrace the very bright future of this band. We feel great at the moment and we will make 2015 the best year so far.
Do you wanna join the ride?, well, then don´t hesitate to continue to read.

We know that a lot of you folks out there have waited and waited for some new shit but guess what!?, the wait is over.
For the past two years we have worked really hard writing and recording our new album "Death Is Not Dead"
and it´s finally ready to be unleashed upon mankind January 12:th 2015.

The artwork is done by Björn Gosses of Killustrations

"Death Is Not Dead" Tracklist:

1. Reign
2. Headhunter
3. Iblis Bane
4. Eternal (Paradise Lost Cover)
5. Struck By Lightning
6. Speed Kills (Full Moon Ahead)
7. Herd of Swine
8. Horrid Ways
9. Ride To Ruin
10. Meduseld
11. Godeater

Tracklist for Bonus CD on Limited Digipack Edition:

1. We Come In Peace (Piece by Piece)
2. Agent Orange (Sodom Cover)

"Death Is Not Dead" is something that we´re extremely proud of.
We truly hope that you will dig it and give it the support that it needs and deserves.
We have definitely done our best to produce a death metal classic.

For those who can´t wait for 2015 we will release our very first 7 inch single ever,
with the track "Headhunter" on October 27 limited to 1000 copies.
Pre-orders start on September 29. B - side for this single will be our version of "Unfit Earth", originally recorded by Napalm Death.

Artwork done by our friend Giannis Nakos

Teaser Headhunter

And now to some sad news. Unfortunately we are one man short at the moment.
Janne Saarenpää decided to focus on other things for a time not specified.
We truly respect his wishes and support him on his new adventures.
Although there will always be an open spot for him in this band, so if he decides to come back he is more than welcome.
So we wish him good luck for the future and would like to thank him for everything in the past.
To our death metal brother Janne "The Terminator" Saarenpää. Kippis!!

A statement from Janne.

Our livesituation will therefore look a bit different but we have that covered already. More info on that when time comes.
We WILL kick ass!!! Don`t worry.

So once again, enjoy your stay and thanks for supporting The Crown.
// Johan, Marko, Magnus and Robin.