Dead City Crown
Dead City Crown
Dead City Crown is a melodic death metal band founded in April 2014 by guitarist/composer Fabio Sisco, vocalist/lyricist Carl Conquest and bassist Erick Hugo. Their mission: to create heavy and melodic music influenced by various Scandinavian metal bands.
Shortly after the band’s inception, Dead City Crown released their debut EP titled Centuries. Containing four original compositions of the melodeath variety, Centuries was well received among metal fans and quickly earned the band radio airplay. Despite being only a three piece without a drummer, Dead City Crown was invited to play the first annual NJ Metalfest. They pulled off the show flawlessly while using drum backing tracks live and received positive feedback from the crowd. Regardless, it was time to complete the lineup and the search for a 2nd guitarist and drummer was underway.
In October 2015, DCC recruited Marko Pergola on rhythm guitar and Jorge Hernandez on drums. The chemistry between the 5 members was strong during the first rehearsals together which inspired Fabio to begin composing new music. The first full lineup gig for the band was booked but Erick would not be able to make the show. DCC recruited Anthony Ponce to fill in on bass for the gig and had only one rehearsal with him beforehand.
The band played their first show as a full lineup in June 2016 at Blackthorn 51 in Queens, NY. The performance was a success and the band received a warm reception from the crowd. Shortly after the gig, Erick decided to step down from bass duties and was permanently replaced by Anthony.
Since then, Dead City Crown has regularly played shows throughout NJ and NY while building their fan base and gaining popularity. They have also recorded and released new material which was well received and are enjoying regular radio airplay throughout the region. Recently they have gained artist sponsorships from Spector basses, DR strings, spectraflex cables, and many more. Additionally, Marko decided to permanently step down from band duties and has since been replaced by Brad Harmon on guitar.
Spring 2018 witnessed the release of the band’s third EP titled ‘Apex of Fury’ to high praise and positive reviews. Further solidifying their position as one of the area’s most promising up and coming metal acts, they were able to lock in the opening slot for Finland’s melodic metallers Insomnium at their NYC gig at Gramercy Theatre. Dead City Crown played to the largest crowd of their career yet thus making the show a huge success for the band.
Future plans for the band include a confirmed East Coast tour run in August and a return to the recording studio in early Autumn to produce a brand new EP. Dead City Crown’s diligence and adherence to their hard work ethic drives them to achieve their goals and build their brand on a worldwide basis.