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BLACK CROWN INITIATE Confirm New Guitarist, Song

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 @ 2:27 PM


New Album Due July 22

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BLACK CROWN INITIATE have officially announced the departure of longtime guitar player Rik Stelzpflug. Wes Hauch, formerly of THE FACELESS joins the band as his replacement. "It's a really rare and awesome thing if you're able to find a group of dudes that you can genuinely get along with," says Hauch. "It's even more rare if your musical tastes and goals are congruent. I can definitely say that's the case right now in BLACK CROWN INITIATE and I'm very grateful. Things are great and I'm looking forward to the future."

The band is also debuting the title track off their forthcoming LP, Selves We Cannot Forgive today. This is the second track the band has released, the first being "For Red Cloud".

The band recently announced new plans to hit the road this summer supporting Australian import NE OBLIVISCARIS. Dates will kick off on July 12th in San Diego with a full coast to coast run before finishing up back out west in Phoenix one month later on August 12th. "We are incredibly excited!," says guitarist Andy Thomas. "We are long-time fans and even opened for them on their first ever U.S. show. We spoke about this possibility then, and the fact that it is happening makes us all very happy. We are sure that fans of progressive metal will get their fill! See you all there!"

  • 7/12 - San Diego, CA - Brick By Brick
  • 7/13 - Los Angeles, CA - Whisky A Go Go
  • 7/14 - San Francisco, CA - DNA Lounge
  • 7/16 - Portland,. OR - Hawthorne Theater
  • 7/17 - Bellingham, WA - The Shakedown
  • 7/18 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile
  • 7/19 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theater
  • 7/21 - Edmonton, AB - Starlight Room
  • 7/22 - Calgary, AB - Dickens
  • 7/24 - Minneapolis, MN - Cabooze
  • 7/25 - Chicago, IL - Reggie's
  • 7/26 - Cleveland, OH - Agora Ballroom
  • 7/27 - Toronto, ON - Mod Club
  • 7/28 - Montreal, QC - Petit Campus
  • 7/29 - New York, NY - Gramercy Theater
  • 7/31 - Boston, MA - ONCE Ballroom
  • 8/1 - Philadelphia, PA - Voltage Lounge
  • 8/2 - Baltimore, MD - Soundstage
  • 8/3 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
  • 8/5 - Austin, TX - Dirty Dog Bar
  • 8/6 - San Antonio. TX - The Rock Box
  • 8/7 - Ft. Worth, TX - Rail Club
  • 8/8 - Kansas City, MO - Riot Room
  • 8/10 - Denver, CO - Bluebird
  • 8/11 - Albuquerque, NM - Launchpad
  • 8/12 - Phoenix, AZ - Joe's Grotto


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