Cimmerian Shade Recordings is proud to once again join forces with the indomitable Black Crow King to bring you their second full-length and third release overall.
Black Crow King came into being in 2012 as a means to explore various subject matter. The backbone of the music is extreme doom incorporating various other elements from extreme music. The inspiration for the band name is two part: as a homage to the great Nick Cave and secondly and more importantly it revolves around the concept that if crows are the harbingers of death, then death himself is the Black Crow King. The lyrics revolve around the primal Gods/Forces of Nature in their dark aspect, Disgust at humanity, Insanity, Death and of course Crows in all aspects. The works of Ted Hughes also supply inspiration especially the book Crow.
To date there are two releases as Black Crow King with a third coming up on CSR, The first release is a full length and the second is a split album. The new release is a full length album consisting of 6 songs. Black Crow King has worked with CSR founder and owner, Dave Lindley, on all releases to date.
Black Crow King is centered around Corvus Rex on vocals and various other instruments with different guest musicians featured on the recordings. All lyrics and music are written and composed by Corvus Rex except where noted. All mixing, mastering and production is done by Corvus as is most of the artwork accompanying the releases.
The long-awaited second full-length, and third overall from Black Crow King willbe titled ‘The Final Summons’. The cover art is revealed here for the first time:
‘the Final Summons’ will consist of six tracks in Black Crow King‘s highly evocative, barbarous and harsh Doom style. Planned formats are digipak and digital. a release date has yet to be fixed but goddammit when we have it, we will let you know.
The band can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or look up Corvus Rex on facebook, there is a page there.