Forged in the dank, dark taverns of London in April 2005; Crowning Glory deliver a punishing mix of tight riffs, rollercoaster guitar solos and soaring vocals which carve out a sound harking back to the glory days of metal; when Motorhead, Maiden and Priest ruled the world. But don't be deceived; whilst Crowning Glory do their fair share of hat-tipping to the giants of the past they are all too aware that they need to offer something new. And that is exactly what they deliver, after all this is a young band - some of whom were not even born when "Number of The Beast" topped the charts.
"We just wanted to write balls out, straight-up classic metal; the kind of thing that would make us go off if we were in the crowd ourselves"
enthuses guitarist Tom Draper, "we don't let up, we don't do ballads, we play the kind of music that makes you want to bang your head and raise your fists!"
Crowning Glory's pedigree is evident with both vocalist Robert Alexander and bassist Nick Smith hailing from the birthplace of metal itself - Birmingham.
A city of bleak structure, and stark down to earth reality, Brum' contains all the ingredients necessary to create the ultimate Metal recipe. When you consider that Robert was born within 3 miles of Robert Plant and Ozzy it's easy to see why more than a little of their presence and unpredictability has rubbed off on him, but whether his Halford-esque range can be put down simply to geographical location is another matter.
In the short time the band have been together they have released a self-financed EP, "Path To Glory", released a 7" single on Rise Above Records, played live on BBC Radio 2, headlined a tour of UK and Ireland as well as sharing the stage with the likes of Orange Goblin, Skindred, Firewind, Grand Magus, Primordial and many others. Having received glowing reviews in all facets of the major UK metal press (including a 4K review in Kerrang), the band are enjoying their new-found status as "rising stars" (Terrorizer, March 2008) and cannot wait to hit the main stage at Bloodstock!
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