Demise of The Crown – Life In The City (2020)
For fans of Nevermore, Avenged Sevenfold, Opeth, Pantera, Arch Enemy
Album Title: Life In The City
Release Date: April 24, 2020
Brandish your weapons and bare your teeth in the battle for new world order with Montreal’s metal quintet, Demise Of The Crown. They run the gambit from heavy metal to hard rock weaved together with soaring solos reminiscent of Eddie Van Halen with undertones of Yngwie Malmsteen.
The band’s music, written by Manuel Iradian and Darren Beadman, uses standard pop music songwriting skills to hook listeners into the Demise of the Crown’s infectious and melodic metal sound. Iradian writes all the music, then hands it off to Kevin “Kevy Metal” to dress up each song with his high-speed, galloping rhythms, finally, Beadman crafts the anthemic lyrics rousing crowds to chant along with an anarchistic frenzy. Each song is rooted in all basic human emotions; anger, lust, depression, happiness, death, and revenge.
Each member has spent their time paying dues in the local community and they have banded together with the same goal and vision of a band determined to shake the foundation of power metal. The current lineup of Beadman (vocals), Iradian (guitars), Kevin Alexander (drums), Simon Doiron (bass) and Vince Doiron (guitar) has been going strong over the years playing a plethora of gigs in their area and releasing their debut self-titled record in 2016.
Demise of the Crown has garnered a reputation for redefining modern metal with a sound that is a melting pot of styles, including the occasional influences of death metal, components of hard rock, groovy riffs and catchy choruses alongside explosive guitar solos topped off with Beadman’s striking vocal techniques and unique tone.
Influenced by headliners like Nevermore, Avenged Sevenfold, Opeth, Pantera, and Faith No More, the band is working their way up the royal bloodline to cause chaos right alongside their heroes.
Demise of The Crown’s new album “Life In The City” is due out April 24, 2020.
DEMISE OF THE CROWN is:
Darren Beadman – Vocals
Manuel Iradian – Lead Guitarist
Kevin Alexander – Drums
Simon Doiron – Bass
Vince Doiron – Guitar
“I absolutely love great power metal. I also love great progressive as well as traditional metal. Well Canada’s Demise of the Crown combines all those styles like no other band. Imagine Dream Theater, Queensryche and Judas Priest all combining to make one awesome metal album.” – The Dirty Room
“Brandish your weapons and bare your teeth in the battle for new world order with Montreal’s power metal quintet, Demise Of The Crown. They run the gambit from melodic power metal to hard rock weaved together with soaring solos reminiscent of Eddie Van Halen with undertones of Yngwie Malmsteen.” – Maximum Volume Music
“a vulgar display of power; sonic destruction mixed with big riffs that got everyone’s head banging and raising their fists to the air. If you like windmills, this would have been your moment. The whole band played with intensity and dished out a ton of music, something I’ve always respected about metal – it’s far from boring.” – Bucketlist Music Reviews (Live Review)
“This Montreal act churn out some pretty decent heavy/groove/rock/power metal stuff and their debut, self-titled, album is out on March 4th.” – Moshville Times
“The opening track of ‘We Are Invincible‘ sets the tone of the album, that the band are going to blast some real in-your-face power prog, and they are going to be relentless in the flurry of notes that comes this way. It’s mid-tempo heavy riffing with fast, technical and melodic solos” – The Metalist
“DOTC are both engineers and alchemists. They take pounding, grinding noise and turn it into precise, melodic power metal with seemingly no effort. The quintet of bearded Canadian gents write superbly catchy riffs and melodic choruses that pick you up and throw you over the back of their horses as they gallop into battle, guitars raised aloft and hair flowing like a viking in a shampoo ad.” – Loud Stuff
“Beautiful Compositions” – The Reckoning Hour
“If you’re looking for vocal deliveries that range from James Hetfield circa 1983 and Phil Anselmo circa 1989, this band has that! We’ll also throw in, at no extra charge, Tom Araya circa 1984! If you’re looking for guitar solos that will melt your face off…They’re here! All the time…Demise of the Crown has everybody in the world covered at all times. They are the United Nations of Metal.” – Glacially Musical
“an interesting release ,full of Progressive curves and face shredding riffs that entertain…Demise of The Crown have a budding future that will hopefully see them get worldwide attention!” – The Metal Gods Meltdown
“A darker power metal band with some great riffs, and a lot of potential…a great debut effort…I think they’ll be a huge deal in the near future. There’s a ton of potential in this band.” – Rock n Reel Reviews
1. Dying Heat (3:50)
2. Sparks Fly (4:02)
3. Gatekeeper (4:08)
4. My Mind Is Free (4:06)
5. Wild Life (4:07)
6. The Immortal (3:40)
7. Glorious Life (3:21)
8. The Rise & The Fall (4:00)
9. Fixated (3:46)
10. Lightning Strikes (4:04)
11. Life In The City (4:29)
Album Length: 43:39
• All songs performed by: Manuel Iradian, Darren Beadman and Kevin Lapalerma
• All songs written by: Manuel Iradian and Darren Beadman
• Produced by: Christian Donaldson
• Mixed by: Christian Donaldson
• Mastered by: Christian Donaldson
• Album Artwork by: Demise Of The Crown
• Member of SOCAN
• Canadian Content (MAPL)
2020 – Life In This City – LP
2016 – Black Rain (single)
2016 – Self-Titled – LP