09th Sep 2011 - Vocalist Johan Lindstrand has rejoined reactivated THE CROWN.
THE CROWN's current lineup:
Johan Lindstrand - Vocals
Magnus Olsfelt - Bass
Marko Tervonen - Rhythm Guitar
Janne Saarenpää - Drums
Marcus Sunesson - Lead Guitar
Commented the band: "We would like to thank our metal brother Jonas Stålhammar for the amazing teamwork for the last couple of years!!! Respect!!! Next week we'll start rehearsing new material (6-7 news songs written at this point). We hope to enter the studio early 2012.
"We are thinking of doing a few Swedish dates within a couple of months (most likely a first reunion show in our hometown Trollhättan, this time in a proper club) and then focus on doing some kick-ass festivals in 2012."
Added Lindstrand: "Once again I have been blessed with the opportunity to join my oldest friends and brothers in arms Marko, Janne, Magnus and Markus. I'm am so grateful for this and I will do my best to make the original lineup live up to all expectations and we will definitely have a total blast together while rippin' the world to pieces with a lot more years to come.
"Yeah, from now on I am the lead singer in this classic death metal outfit called THE CROWN. Damn! That feels good to say. I will also take some time here to thank Jonas Stålhammar, 'cause he did an amazing job on 'Doomsday King'. You rule, dude! "Other than that I have to say: THE ORIGINAL FIVE HAS RETURNED!!! Go hide your children."
Jonas Stålhammar stated: "Come in Number 51, your time is up! It's fitting quoting the classic PINK FLOYD song right about now. "My time with THE CROWN comes to an end with the return of the true voice of THE CROWN, Johan Lindstrand. "It's been a bumpy but really enjoyable ride for me being a member of THE CROWN. It's with great respect I step down to let Johan take his rightful place in the band again. I wish them all the best and they are truly my brothers still."
check also Blabbermouth.com
1st Dec 2009 !!! The Crown is back !!!
DOBERMANN, the band formed by four former members of the Swedish death/thrash act THE CROWN, has officially changed its name to THE CROWN and has released audio samples of two brand new songs, both of which can be streamed here.
THE CROWN 2009 is:
* Jonas Stålhammar (GOD MACABRE, MACABRE END, ABHOTH) - Vocals
* Marko Tervonen - Rhythm Guitar
* Marcus Sunesson - Lead Guitar
* Magnus Olsfelt - Bass
* Janne Saarenpää - Drums
31th March 2007 - Johan (Interview lucemfero.com):
Lucem Fero: Is there any chance of a one off live gig with THE CROWN or something similar?
Johan Lindstrand: "No, I don't think so because we weren't that big in the first place. It'd be too much work to do a one off show, as I think everybody's doing a lot of work with their current bands. It would take a lot of strength from us to just do that."
Lucem Fero: Would you be up for it?
Johan Lindstrand: "No, I don't think so because as I said the other guys wanted to quit, and I was very disappointed at the other guys when they decided to quit."
Lucem Fero: So THE CROWN is definitely over now then?
Johan Lindstrand: "Yeah, because if they want to continue they'll have to do it with another singer. I'm very happy with ONE MAN ARMY now."
24th July 2006 - Johan (Army Forum):
Well, I have total respect in the people that wants a Crown reunion. That band was active for a long time and made quite a name for itself. I mean, we got very close to a lot of people and we shook up the metalscene in a very extensive way in my opinion. So a big cheers and hello to all The Crown fans out there.
Without you that band would have died much more sooner than it did.
The thing is that this reunion will never happen, I`m very sorry to say.
Not because we hate eachother or something. We are still friends, but because of the fact that everyone moved on with their new bands. And I was as you know by now the only one who continued to do aggressive music.
Simply because I still wanted to do it and the other guys didn`t. So there are basically no reasons to have a reunion. I love to be in One Man Army And The Undead Quartet.
27th May 2005 - Marko Tervonen (Interview blackangelpromotions.com):
BlackAngel Promotions: I know it maybe a little too soon to ask but is there a glimmer of hope for a reunion?
Marko Tervonen: "Aren't reunions for losers?"
a little hope "The Crown Reunion" ;-)