Chrome Mountain Records announce new studio album by Los Angeles heavy rockers, Crowned By Fire. Official album release date is July 1, 2014 with distribution through CD Baby, Amazon, iTunes and directly via the label. Radio promotion is being handled in-house with the help of Metal Nation Radio and Arkansas Rocks! Entertainment.

Crowned By Fire are a ferocious four piece hard rock/metal band from Los Angeles that have been relentlessly rocking American audiences since early 2006. Musically, the band is tight and punchy like Slayer, brutally loose like Black Flag, with enough early Sabbath doom riffs to bring down the house. The band is, John Fitterer on vocals, Justin Neil Manning on guitar, Chris Breedlove on bass, and Rocco Paolone on drums.

Manning’s music career began around the time he started guitar teching for Zakk Wylde, touring the world and working with greats such as George Lynch, Tommy Victor and Danzig. “I cut my teeth with guitar heroes. I didn’t necessarily want to continue as a guitar tech, but I wanted to learn from the best,” Manning explains. Manning and Wylde forged a personal friendship which lead to Wylde offering Crowned By Fire his newly completed studio to record their new album.

Space Music For Cave People, the band’s much anticipated release was recorded at The Black Vatican (Zakk Wylde’s in-home studio). Crowned By Fire are the only other band to have recorded at this iconic studio besides Black Label Society. The band also recorded at Sound Mountain Studio and Mission Black Studios. The record was produced by Manning alongside Chris Collier at CMC21 Productions (Alice Cooper, George Lynch, Prong). Album was mixed by Sterling Winfield at Boot Hill Studio in Lewisville, Texas (Pantera). Album Art for Space Music For Cave People was done by Sam Shearon (Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, KISS, Iron Maiden).

Doomantia boasts, “Crowned By Fire are essential Heavy Metal that crosses over everything that is great in metal from traditional HM sounds to Doom to Sludge to classic Hard Rock. I love this band and seeing them live was a magical experience.”

Brave Words and Bloody Knuckles describes the bands sound as “…all huge riffs, rednecked vocals, and simple Sabbathian attitude.”

The band has toured and shared the stage with acts like Saint Vitus, Trouble, Nashville Pussy, Prong , Saviours, GypsyHawk, It’s Casual, Sasquatch and many others.


Space Music For Cave People tracklisting:

1. Buried Away (ft.Tommy Victor of Prong)

2. Light Ov The Voodoo Star

3. Crowned By Fire

4. Something In Her Blood

5. Space Music For Cave People

6 Burnin’ For You (ft. Dario Cappanera)(Blue Oyster Cult cover)

The band has live shows and tour dates planned in support of the album including Friday June 6th, 2014 at the Whisky A Go-Go in West Hollywood with My Ruin. Music video shot by the infamous Matt “The Lord” Zane for the track “Space Music For Cave People” will premiere soon.

For more information on the band, please visit the following websites:



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