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Biography

The three robed figures were unified in 2010 by their isolated rural surroundings and similar musical inspirations. Hence they formed a somber brotherhood to create dark atmospheric music, channeling their own individual personalities with musical exploration and introspection.

As the year 2010 drew nigh Crowned released their demo recording, Ainulindale. Whilst raw, this three track recording was a premonition of the expansive dark atmospheres & engaging concepts which the band was able to create with their music. The demo was pressed in an edition of 200 copies which soon sold out as the band began to perform as a live entity around Queensland. The demo was well received and they were invited to play several shows and festivals around Australia alongside bands such as The Amenta, Ruins, Pestilential Shadows, Erebus Enthroned, Drowning The Light and Spire among others.

Not to rest on their laurels for long Crowned began writing and recording their debut album, Vacuous Spectral Silence in 2011. This work was to build upon and fulfill the vision begun with Ainulindale, transcending the demo in technique and production quality. Vacuous Spectral Silence materialized as a monument to the dark ages, melding haunting Gregorian like chants with abundant atmosphere, subtle keyboards and epic nineties styled symphonic black metal.

Crowned creates music with intelligence, stylish musicianship, dynamic moods and sublime hypnotic qualities. It aspires to spiritual transcendence, celestial and astral heights while also looking into darkness, death & infinity through the poetry of their lyrics and composition.

September 2012 heralded the worldwide release of Vacuous Spectral Silence on Séance Records. Next and of what is yet to come; only the ages may tell. Until then a murky veil of Atmospheric Black Metal echoes like the chant of choral ghosts in forgotten crypts. The Vacuous Spectral Silence lingers eternally and the faceless, nameless brotherhood of Crowned retreat to the shadows, their vow of silence made so the music may speak for its self with an aura that words can not express.

Source: nathanbirk@hotmail.com for Seance Records