Frontiers Records has announced the signing of CROWN OF THORNS.
Band leader Jean Beauvoir recently agreed to bring back the legendary band with a brand new album. "Some basic tracks [have been] recorded already," says Jean, "but still early stages. We want to focus on great songs, I feel that this is the important point. We love great melodies, lyrics, hooks, and power! We want to combine these elements in the best way possible. We want the new album to be one that raises eyebrows and makes our comeback a welcomed one!"
Formed at the dawn of the '90s by Beauvoir (songwriter for KISS, RAMONES, LIONEL RICHIE, and JOHN WAITE, among others, and former member of PLASMATICS and VOODOO X), Tony Thompson of CHIC and POWERSTATION, Micki Free of SHALAMAR and top session bassist Michael Paige, CROWN OF THORNS quickly became the subject of a fierce major label bidding war.
Fate decreed, however, that the resulting self-titled debut album — due to the changes in the musical climates and management differences — got released independently only in mid-April 1994 to much critical acclaim. This was promptly followed by a packed out show at London's Marquee Club. With the album receiving rave reviews everywhere, it entered the metal charts a week after release and stayed there for an incredible six months!
In 1995 CROWN OF THORNS was asked by Jon Bon Jovi to be special guests to BON JOVI and VAN HALEN for three months throughout Europe, playing to over a million people. They soon after headed back into the studio for the completion of their album "Breakthrough", released in 1996.
CROWN OF THORNS released another three amazing studio albums — "Lost Cathedral" in 1998, "Destiny Unknown" in 2000 and "Karma" in 2002 — to great acclaim.