BLACK CROWN INITIATE Robbed in St. Louis; Crowdfunding Campaign Launched

Black Crown Initiate

Pennsylvania metallers, Black Crown Initiate were robbed two days ago in St. Louis, MO. The band was returning home after they completed the US tour with Ne Obliviscaris and Starkill. Personal belongings, various gear and the income the band received on the tour (roughly $5,000) were stolen.

The band issued following statement via their official Facebook page:

To all of our dear friends, unfortunately were just robbed in St Louis Missouri. We were in a restaurant for 40 minutes and all of our belongings and money were stolen out of our van in a well lit parking lot. Priceless items were taken including laptops, passports, laminates and personal effects. Worst of all, five thousand dollars that we made on this tour is gone. We have to go to Europe in 3 weeks and need as much help as we can get. 

We undoubtedly worked our selves to the bone on one of the best tours we’ve ever done, only to have it swept out from under us. Any single thing you can contribute helps us. All of our cash from the tour is completely gone. We’re working our way home out of our own pocket. Thank you in advance. 

-All the guys in Black Crown Initiate

Dan Presland, drummer of Australian progressive metal outfit Ne Obliviscaris, launched a crowdfunding campaign via Indiegogo’s platform Generosity to help Black Crown Initiate get back on the feet. You can contribute here. Many bands, musicians and fans helped with their contributions, and Prog Sphere wishes guys in BCI to indeed get back on their feet again, and bring their masterful work to Europe next month.

Black Crown Initiate has a European tour scheduled for September and October, on which they will be support for Born of Osiris, Veil of Maya and Volumes. For tour dates see the poster below.

Black Crown Initiate released their excellent sophomore studio album Selves We Cannot Forgive in July this year via eOne Music.

Sumerian Alliance 2016 tour poster

Cover photo: Trevor Sweeney Media

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