THE CROWN: Photos Of First Rehearsal With JOHAN LINDSTRAND Since Reunion

Reactivated Swedish death/thrash metallers THE CROWN held their first rehearsal with returning vocalist Johan Lindstrand on Thursday, January 12.

Says Johan: “It was really awesome.

“We warmed up with some classics before taking on some new kick-ass material.

“We started to play the new song ‘Headhunter’ as a full band and it really felt great to hear everything such as vocals and leads for the first time. The song was already impressive as an instrumental demo track, but now all the pieces fell in place and made what easily could be a great opener of the next album. Time will tell.

“To finish up the rehearsal, we messed around with another new song written by Magnus [Olsfelt, bass]. A great intense track which takes you back to the good old days. I fucked up some lyric lines on this one as well. Better next time I guess.

“Now we have like 5-6 songs and I believe a masterpiece is on the way. But in typical THE CROWN, way we do not hurry this shit up. We wanna create something special so it might take a while to get it out. Only the best is good enough.”

Several photos of yesterday’s rehearsal taken by Lindstrand can be seen below.

THE CROWN‘s current lineup:

Johan Lindstrand – Vocals
Magnus Olsfelt – Bass
Marko Tervonen – Rhythm Guitar
Janne Saarenpää – Drums
Marcus Sunesson – Lead Guitar

THE CROWN‘s latest album, “Doomsday King”, came out in September 2010 via Century Media Records. The CD was the group’s first — and only — release to feature vocalist Jonas Stålhammar.