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About Crown the Empire

Metalcore band Crown the Empire winged it at their first gig, writing a handful of songs shortly before they went onstage to open for Memphis May Fire. ∙ Although rapper Post Malone was a childhood friend of frontman Andy Leo’s, he didn’t make the cut when auditioning for the band, due to a broken guitar string. ∙ In 2012, their debut single, “Makeshift Chemistry,” earned more than 7 million views and introduced their signature sound, a melodic take on metalcore that features soaring choruses. ∙ The Resistance, their critically acclaimed sophomore release, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Rock, Hard Rock, and Independent Albums charts. ∙ They earned Best Breakthrough Band honors at the 2014 Alternative Press Music Awards, beating out more established outfits, such as letlive. and twenty one pilots.

HOMETOWN
Dallas, TX, United States of America
FORMED
July 2010