Crown The Empire Debut at #1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Chart


Crown The Empire Debut at #1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Chart


Rise Records Debut, The Fallout, Out Now

LP Produced By Joey Sturgis (Of Mice & Men, The Devil Wears Prada, Attack Attack!)

Band Confirmed For Take Action Tour 2013 with The Used, We Came As Romans and Mindflow 

Dallas, TX’s Crown The Empire made an impressive debut on the Billboard charts this week, landing at #1 on the Heatseekers chart and cracking the Top 200 album chart with their Rise Records debut, The Fallout, which was produced by Joey Sturgis (Of Mice & Men, The Devil Wears Prada, Attack Attack!). The LP also came in at #8 on the Indie Albums chart and #20 on the Hard Music Albums chart.


In a message directed at supporters, the band says, “Thank you to all the amazing fans who’ve picked up the album and supported us. We couldn’t have done this without you guys :).”


Crown The Empire has been quickly garnering praise from fans and critics alike, withHighwire Daze recently proclaiming: “Rise Records has done it once again, unleashing a massive talent upon the world at large… Possessing unique musical soundscapes, superb musicianship, and two super charismatic vocalists, Crown The Empire is sure to become genre royalty in no time at all. With all of the vibrant musical ideas and powerhouse vocals, there is no doubt that Crown The Empire will be the breakthrough band of 2013.” Kerrang! also raves, “Representing the best of the scene, they pack in muchos melodies without compromising on hard-edged heaviness.”


Starting in 2010, the 6-piece band set out with a goal to separate themselves in a genre often cluttered with copy-cat bands. They combined their love for the hardcore genre with infectious, loud, and powerful choruses of generations before their own, and ultimately created a fresh new approach to heavier music. Combined with an equal drive to connect with every last one of their fans, they hope to use whatever notoriety they receive to spread a simple message of belief in yourself, and hope in others. Their debut EP “Limitless” self-released in November of 2011 furthered this idea of zero boundaries on what you’re capable of, and has even spawned the name for their fans: “The Limitless”. Through touring and a fantastic web presence, the band has built an incredible foundation of fans. Case in point: Parts 1 and 2 of Crown The Empire’s extended music video for the track, “Oh Catastrophe” has racked up well over half a million views on Youtube in just over a week. The clip can be viewed here:


(part one):

(part two):


Crown The Empire is confirmed for the 2013 Take Action Tour where they will perform alongside The Used, We Came As Romans and Mindflow. The band will also be playing The Unsilent Night Music Festival in Dallas, TX on December 1st alongside Glassjaw, Every Time I Die, The Acacia Strain and many other bands. For more information:


To purchaseThe Fallout on iTunes:


Tour Dates:

Dec 01         Dallas, TX- Centennial Hall at Fair Park

Jan 06          Nashville, TN - Rocketown w/ We Came as Romans

Jan 07          Fayetteville, AR- NWA Showcase Theater w/ We Came as Romans

Jan 08          Lubbock, TX - Jakes Sports Café w/ We Came as Romans

Jan 11          Las Vegas, NV Take Action Tour 2013

Jan 12          Salt Lake City, UT  Take Action Tour 2013

Jan 14          Denver, CO   Take Action Tour 2013

Jan 16          Kansas City, MO  Take Action Tour 2013

Jan 17          Minneapolis, MN      Take Action Tour 2013

Jan 18          Iowa City, IA - Blue Moose Tap House

Jan 19          Milwaukee, WI        Take Action Tour 2013

Jan 20          Indianapolis, IN      Take Action Tour 2013

Jan 22          St Louis, MO Take Action Tour 2013

Jan 23          Chicago, IL   Take Action Tour 2013

Jan 24          Huntington, WV - Big Sandy Grand Ballroom w/ We Came as Romans

Jan 25          Pittsburgh, PA        Take Action Tour 2013

Jan 26          Rochester, NY         Take Action Tour 2013

Jan 27          Lancaster, PA - Chameleon Club w/ We Came as Romans

Jan 28          Washington, DC- 9:30 Club

Jan 29          Boston, MA  Take Action Tour 2013

Jan 30          Sayreville, NJ          Take Action Tour 2013

Feb 01          Hartford, CT Take Action Tour 2013

Feb 02          Atlantic City, NJ  Take Action Tour 2013

Feb 03          Greensboro, NC- Greene Street Club w/ We Came as Romans

Feb 04          Atlanta, GA   Take Action Tour 2013

Feb 05          Tampa, FL  Take Action Tour 2013

Feb 06          Jacksonville, FL       – Murray Hill Theatre

Feb 07          Asheville, NC Take Action Tour 2013

Feb 08          Cincinnati, OH        Take Action Tour 2013

Feb 10          Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore  Take Action Tour

Feb 11          Cleveland, OH  Take Action Tour 2013

Feb 13          Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom  Take Action Tour

Feb 14          Houston, TX  Take Action Tour 2013

Feb 15          Corpus Christi, TX  House of Rock w/ We Came as Romans

Feb 16          Austin, TX @ Emo’s East    Take Action Tour

Feb 17          Dallas, TX  Take Action Tour 2013

Feb 19          San Antonio, TX Take Action Tour 2013

Feb 20          El Paso, TX   Take Action Tour 2013

Feb 22          Albuquerque, NM  Take Action Tour 2013

Feb 23          Tucson, AZ-  The Rock w/ We Came as Romans

Feb 24          Phoenix, AZ  Take Action Tour 2013

Feb 25          San Luis Obispo, CA SLO BREW

Feb 26          San Francisco, CA  Take Action Tour 2013

Feb 27          San Diego, CA        Take Action Tour 2013

Mar 01         Los Angeles, CA Take Action Tour 2013


The Falllout













Crown The Empire is:

Andy Leo: Vocals

Brandon Hoover: Guitar

Bennett Vogelman: Guitar

Hayden Tree: Bass

Austin Duncan: Keys

Brent Taddie: Drums

Related Posts: