Title - Crash Of The Crown
Artist - STYX
For those unaware, a new era of hope, survival, and prosperity comes calling with the release of Crash Of The Crown, STYXs new studio album, which was written pre-pandemic and recorded during the trying times of the pandemic.
The legendary rockers - James JY Young (lead vocals, guitars), Tommy Shaw (lead vocals, guitars), Chuck Panozzo (bass, vocals), Todd Sucherman (drums, percussion), Lawrence Gowan (lead vocals, keyboards) and Ricky Phillips (bass, guitar, vocals) - will release their 17th album on June 18th, 2021 via the bands label, Alpha Dog 2T/UMe.
It will be sold as clear vinyl, black vinyl, CD, and on digital platforms and fans can listen to the title track here, and pre-order the album here and at www.StyxWorld.com.
1. The Fight of Our Lives
2. A Monster
4. Hold Back the Darkness
5. Save Us From Ourselves
6. Crash of The Crown
7. Our Wonderful Lives
8. Common Ground
9. Sound the Alarm
10. Long Live The King
11. Lost At Sea
12. Coming Out the Other Side
13. To Those
14. Another Farewell
Opening on the euphoric The Fight of Our Lives and the rhythmically melodic A Monster, the synth rock of Reveries is up next and is backed by the atmospheric Hold Back the Darkness, the foot-tapping AOR of Save Us From Ourselves, and then we get both the throaty vocalization and Hammond-imbued ambiance of the title track Crash of The Crown, and the free flowing ambiance of Our Wonderful Lives.
Next up is the 70s-imbibed Common Ground and the acoustic balladry of Sound the Alarm, which are in turn followed by the drum-led rock of Long Live The King, the mid-tempo, piano-infused, gently frenetic Lost At Sea, the lazy, hazy summer day vibe of Coming Out the Other Side, with this simply magical prog AOR album rounding out on the totally old school rocking of To Those, closing on the .26 second instrumental Another Farewell, and the psych-rock of Stream.
Additionally, for Record Store Day on Saturday, June 12, STYX will also release The Same Stardust EP on blue 180-gram 12-inch vinyl only, which will feature two brand-new songs on side one (The Same Stardust and Age of Entropia), as well as five live performances on side two of some of STYXs classic hits previously heard during their STYX Fix livestreams (that have been keeping fans company during the pandemic on their official YouTube page) - including Mr. Roboto, Man In The Wilderness, Miss America, Radio Silence, and Renegade.
In touring news, STYX and COLLECTIVE SOUL are rested, healthy, and ready to hit the road for their first-ever multiple city tour together.
STYX had previously announced their return to Las Vegas with a three-night sold-out engagement at The Venetian Theatre inside The Venetian Resort Las Vegas on September 24th, 25th, and 26th, 2021 which will include an exclusive set list and brand-new stage production.
Tickets for various cities, as well as exclusive VIP packages from each band, are available now at www.StyxWorld.com and www.CollectiveSoul.com.
Crash Of The Crown is the follow-up to STYXs 16th studio album, The Mission (their first in 14 years at the time, which critics called a masterpiece) and which was released June 16, 2017, once again, on the bands label, Alpha Dog 2T/UMe.
The highly anticipated two-disc reissue of The Mission was released on July 27th, 2018 via Alpha Dog 2T/UMe, and which includes a CD of the original album, as well as a Blu-ray of the album mixed in 5.1 surround sound accompanied by stunning visualizations for each of the albums 14 songs based on the album artwork.
It originally debuted on various Billboard charts, including: #6 Top Rock Albums, #11 Physical Albums, #11 Vinyl Albums, #13 Current Albums, #14 Billboard Top Albums, #16 Retail, #17 Mass Merch/Non-Traditional, #29 Digital Albums, and #45 Billboard 200 (includes catalog and streaming).
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