Lounge: Lord Fanch Presents:


Thieves to Kings, Old Hand

Mon, October 16, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


St. Louis, MO

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is all ages

DEATHCROWN is a band born from 25 years of influence and a passion for brutality. Ryan Parrish (Drums… Mammoth Grinder/Iron Reagan) and Tommy Gunn (Guitar… Narsilion/Immortal Avenger) have been friends since they were 13 years old, and were in a Death Metal band in the 90's, called Disinterment. After releasing some demos, a full-length on a small label, and years of packed regional shows, the band was forced to break up. Due to personal obligations, certain members knew they'd never be able to get to that "next level" of touring and recording. Everyone moved on to other endevours, musical and otherwise. Ryan joined Darkest Hour. Tommy formed Narsilion. But for the past 20+ years, Ryan and Tommy have always wanted to recapture the feeling they had the first time they covered "Corporal Jigsore Quandary" (Carcass) together, in Ryan's parents' garage. Finally in 2015, they made it happen.

In the summer of 2014, Tommy and long-time friend Mikael Parks (Vocals… ex-Arsis/Narsilion) were having a few beers, cranking some early 90's Edge Of Sanity, Entombed, Morbid Angel, etc… They decided that getting back to their roots was long overdue. Tommy sat down and wrote a few riffs, then called Ryan, and DEATHCROWN was born. Over the next few months, Tommy and Ryan got together to write some tunes, while Mikael work on lyrics. The guys decided to bring in another very close friend, David James (Bass… Kombat Wombat), and they began preproduction work for what would become the debut EP "Living Hell". Deathcrown then finalized the lineup with the welcome addition of Jake Vanderband (Guitar… ex-Skinjacket). They released "Living Hell" in June 2016 on cassette through Primitive Ways Records, and in September 2016 on CD through Lost Apparitions Records.

In March 2017 Jake and Ryan stepped away from the band, sighting a lack of time to commit. Vanderband was unable to tour, while Ryan had never actually had the time to perform even once with the group. His live fill-in, Robley Ball, is his permanent replacement. Such is the case for Jake's replacement as well. Kent Jung (Occultist), who had already covered for Jake during the band's touring engagements, stepped in to permanently replace the guitarist. Deathcrown does quite a bit of DIY touring, and is heading to the studio soon for the next release.

Deathcrown is:
Mikael Parks (Vocals)
Tommy Gunn (Guitar)
Kent Jung (Guitar)
David James (Bass)
Robley Ball (Drums)
Thieves to Kings
Thieves to Kings
Venue Information:
3108 Locust St.
St. Louis, MO, 63103