Drones for Queens, Monist

Mon, April 24, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

DEATHCROWN is a band born from 25 years of influence and a passion for brutality. Ryan Parrish (Drums… Iron Reagan/ex-Darkest Hour) and Tommy Gunn (Guitar… The Medusa/Immortal Avenger/Narsilion) have been friends since they were 13 years old, and were in a Brutal/Melodic Death Metal band in the 90's, called Disinterment. After releasing some demos, a full-length on a small label, and years of packed regional shows, the band was forced to break up. Due to personal obligations, certain members knew they'd never be able to get to that "next level" of touring and recording. Everyone moved on to other endevours, musical and otherwise. Ryan joined Darkest Hour. Tommy formed Narsilion. But for the past 20+ years, Ryan and Tommy have always wanted to recapture the feeling they had the first time they covered "Corporal Jigsore Quandary" (Carcass) together, in Ryan's parents' garage. Finally, last year (2015), they made it happen.

In the summer of 2014, Tommy and long-time friend Mikael Parks (Vocals… ex-Arsis/Narsilion) were having a few beers, cranking some early 90's Edge Of Sanity, Entombed, Morbid Angel, etc… They decided that getting back to their roots was long overdue. Tommy sat down and wrote a few riffs, then called Ryan, and DEATHCROWN was born. Over the next few months, Tommy and Ryan got together to write some tunes, while Mikael work on lyrics. The guys decided to bring in another very close friend, David James (Bass… Kombat Wombat), and they began preproduction work for what would become the debut EP/7-inch, "Living Hell". The full-scale production/recording of "Living Hell" was completed in the fall of 2015, and is now ready for a release. The guys recently finalized the lineup with the welcome addition of Jake Vanderband (Guitar… ex-Skinjacket). DEATHCROWN is currently rehearsing and writing, gearing up for the debut release and a slew of live performances this Spring and Summer (2016).

Deathcrown is:
Mikael Parks (Vocals)
Tommy Gunn (Guitar)
Jake Vanderband (Guitar)
David James (Bass)
Ryan Parrish (Drums)

Drones for Queens
Heavy. Philadelphia
Two-piece metal band from the greater Philadelphia area. Used to play as Fisthammer. Same dudes, different sounding tunes.
Venue Information:
Kung Fu Necktie
1250 N Front Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19122

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