DOGMA, the fifth studio album from genre-bending, modern post-metalcore quartet, Crown TheEmpire is out now via Rise Records. Alongside the release, the band premieres the music video for “Superstar.” The track, featuring Palaye Royale’s RemingtonLeith, will join the album’s previously released singles “Black Sheep,” “DOGMA,” “Immortalize,” “In Another Life” featuring Spiritbox’sCourtneyLaPlante, and “Dancing With The Dead.”
DOGMA, produced and mixed by ZachJones (Fever 333, Poorstacy, Scene Queen, Nova Twins), is a diverse album fueled by angst, existential identity, isolation, and determination. Over the last three years, the band took time to reflect on personal and collective priorities. This introspection is reflected lyrically in DOGMA. “The lyrics are less wordy and lofty. It’s more honest and direct,” adds Andy Leo who offers a candid perspective on paranormal encounters, manic dreams, and the depths of quarantine.
“We brought back the classic elements of Crown without taking anything away from what we’ve done more recently,” shares longtime bassist and screamer HaydenTree on the band’s new era. “The high-energy, fast-paced, hard-hitting riffs, with the band’s more melodic side, mashed together into an updated sound.”
Crown the Empire have steadily established themselves over the past decade as a force of nature in the rock world. They have shared stages with Slipknot, A Day To Remember, Dance Gavin Dance, Black Veil Brides, Falling in Reverse, Underoath, and more. To date, the band has released five studio albums – The Fallout (2012), The Resistance: Rise of The Runaways (2014), Retrograde (2016), Sudden Sky (2019), and DOGMA (2023). They have garnered praise from Alternative Press, Billboard, Kerrang!, Nylon, Rock Sound, and more. Their impressive catalog has earned them 825M streams worldwide.