Crown The Empire is an American Metalcore post hardcore band formed in 2010 in Dallas, Texas. They have released one EP and two full-length albums, and have toured extensively.
Crown The Empire was formed in July 2010 by Andrew Velasquez, Austin Duncan, Hayden Tree, and Brandon Hoover during their time together at Colleyville Heritage High School. The band was formed when “Brandon and Austin decided to start jamming together.”The band’s ultimate goal was to “be heavier than most bands in their area,” while “bringing huge, poppy choruses to a genre that can become pretty stale.” Originally, drummer Alex Massey filled the drumming position in the band, but he was soon replaced by their current drummer, Brent Taddie in May 2011. During 2011, the members of Crown the Empire also held an extensive search for another guitarist to join their band. They soon welcomed Bennett Vogelman (Benn Suede) to the band as the new lead guitarist.
The band started recording their debut EP, Limitless, in 2011. Limitless was released on iTunes on November 29, 2011.