BLACK CROWN INITIATE – Announce Tour With Rivers of Nihil, Archspire, Allegaeon


American progressive death metal quintet BLACK CROWN INITIATE are proud to announce that they will be part of the second edition of the “Faces of Death” tour.  

Featuring a crushing five-band package, next year’s Rising Merch Faces Of Death Tour will be delivering cuts of the finest death metal direct into the faces of mosh loving diehards over 23 shows across 12 European countries. 

Co-headlining the second edition of Faces Of Death will be acclaimed American tech/prog death metal heavyweights Rivers Of Nihil and Canadian technical death metal powerhouse Archspire. The phenomenal Allegaeon from the USA will be delivering their brand of crushing noise to the masses, while Black Crown Initiate will be melting faces along with fast rising, unsigned Aussie newcomers To The Grave. From the very first riff to the final snarling vocal, this line-up will deliver non-stop mosh brutality every night.  

We all know COVID hit Europe before the first Faces Of Death Tour could be finished, but this time make sure to strap yourselves in for the ride and don’t miss out on the heaviest tour of 2021! 

Tickets and exclusive bundles go on sale on Friday 11th December 2020 at 11am CET / 10am UK time on 


12.11.21 Germany Bochum @ Matrix 
13.11.21 Germany Munich @ Backstage 
14.11.21 Italy Milan @ Slaughter Club 
15.11.21 Switzerland Aarau @ KiFF 
16.11.21 Germany Karlsruhe @ Die Stadtmitte 
17.11.21 Austria Vienna @ Viper Room 
18.11.21 Hungary Budapest @ Dürer Kert 
19.11.21 Germany Dresden @ Puschkin 
20.11.21 Czech Republic Prague @ Nova Chmelnice 
21.11.21 Poland Poznan @ U Bazyla 
22.11.21 Germany Hannover @ Béi Chéz Heinz 
23.11.21 Germany Berlin @ Hole44 
24.11.21 Denmark Copenhagen @ Stengade 
25.11.21 Germany Hamburg @ Logo 
26.11.21 Belgium Aarschot @ De Klinker Club 
27.11.21 UK London @ O2 Academy Islington 
28.11.21 UK Birmingham @ Mama Roux’s 
29.11.21 UK Glasgow @ Cathouse 
30.11.21 UK Bristol @ Thekla 
01.12.21 UK Manchester @ Rebellion 
02.12.21 UK Southampton @ The Loft 

03.12.21 France Paris @ Gibus 
04.12.21 The Netherlands Nijmegen @ Doornroosje 

The band’s most recent album “Violent Portraits of Doomed Escape” can be ordered HERE!  

Having released two critically hailed, fan-worshipped works of progressive death metal, 2014’s Wreckage of Stars and its 2016 follow-up Selves We Cannot Forgive, BLACK CROWN INITIATE have found a new label home with Century Media. Formed in Reading, Pennsylvania in 2012, BLACK CROWN INITIATE have created a stir that’s stretched far beyond the underground with a sound that is at once sweeping, chaotic and epic in scope and ambition. 


Vocals – James Dorton 
Guitars – Andy Thomas 
Bass – Nick Shaw 
Guitars – Ethan McKenna   


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