Black Laden Crown is the eleventh studio album, and the tenth of all-new original material, by American heavy metal band Danzig, scheduled for release on May 26, 2017. Black Laden Crown will be the band's first album of original material since Deth Red Sabaoth (2010), marking the longest gap between two studio albums in their career, as well as their first release with drummer Joey Castillo since I Luciferi (2002). The album took three years to complete, with the recording sessions beginning in February 2014. Black Laden Crown was recorded with four different drummers (Castillo, Johnny Kelly, Karl Rockfist and Dirk Verbeuren) while the bass parts were handled by Tommy Victor.
No “Pain,” no gain. If loud guitars and extensive drum fills are more your style, you won’t want to miss The Letter Black’s third album Pain. Funded on Kickstarter, the band has declared it their no-boundaries, “heaviest record yet,” freed from label conventions to make a hard rock album for their longtime fans. No noticeable drop-off’s in production value, and the band really sounds as if they’ve rejuvenated their efforts just for you. Additionally, front woman Sarah Anthony puts on a clinic for leading chick-rockers. If you love bands like Red and Skillet, you’ll definitely want to add a dose of Pain to your summer rock playlist.