The Crown is a death metal band from Trollhättan, Sweden. Originally, they used the name Crown of Thorns but were forced to change their name due to an American band already using that name. Their music and lyrics are inspired by death, antireligious themes (mostly targeting Christianity) and rebellion. They are known to fuse melodic death metal with aggressive old-school death metal tendencies and considerable thrash metal influences, reminiscent of bands such as Possessed and old Sepultura. The Crown disbanded in 2004. After that, Lindstrand went on to form One Man Army and the Undead Quartet. Tervonen formed Angel Blake, named after a song by Danzig. He now focuses on his new project Lady Mourning together with his wife and vocalist Elina Tervonen, keyboardist Andreas Tiberto and bassist Alexander Bringsoniou, both in Akribi. Sunesson is in a band called Engel. Olsfelt is also in a band called Stolen Policecar. The band was reformed in December 2009 with Jonas Stålhammar of God Macabre as the new vocalist. On June 30, 2010, it was reported that The Crown signed a worldwide deal with Century Media Records and the band's latest album, Doomsday King, was released in September 2010.


Current line-up[edit]

  • Johan Lindstrand – vocals (1990–2001, 2002–2004, 2011–present)
  • Marko Tervonen – guitar (1990–2004, 2009–present)
  • Magnus Olsfelt – bass (1990–2004, 2009–present)
  • Janne Saarenpää – drums (1990–2004, 2009–present)
  • Robin Sörqvist – guitar (2013–present)

Former members[edit]

  • Robert Österberg – guitar (1990–1993)
  • Marcus Sunesson – guitar (1993–2004, 2009-2013)
  • Tomas Lindberg – vocals (2001–2002)
  • Jonas Stålhammar – vocals (2009–2011)



  • Forever Heaven Gone (1993)
  • Forget the Light (1994)


  • The Burning (1995 as Crown of Thorns)
  • Eternal Death (1997 as Crown of Thorns)
  • Hell Is Here (1999)
  • Deathrace King (2000)
  • Crowned in Terror (2002)
  • Possessed 13 (2003)
  • Crowned Unholy (2004)
  • Doomsday King (2010)



  • 14 Years of No Tomorrow (2006), 3 DVDs consisting of a documentary and live shows

External links[edit]

  • Metal Blade Records' The Crown page (archived)

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