Styx will release its 16th studio album, Crash Of The Crown on June 18th. Udiscovermusic.com posted the album “will be available on clear vinyl, black vinyl, CD and digital platforms.” It’s available for pre-order on the band’s Styxworld.com website now.
Frontman and keyboardist Lawrence Gowan said of the title track, which was dropped yesterday (May 6th): “I’m always looking for the one different thing we can do and still have it be Styx, and that’s the song I’m most proud of. The beauty of it is that it’s the culmination of all our talents crammed together into one song, Abbey Road-style. I also got to use some gear I never thought I’d have the chance to play on a Styx record like Tommy (Shaw)‘s Hammond B3 organ, my mini-moog, and my mellotron.”
- 2019 saw the expanded version of Styx‘s 2017 album, The Mission, their critically acclaimed first new album in 14 years.
- The Mission was originally released on June 16th, 2017 and peaked at Number Six on Billboard‘s Top Rock Albums chart.
- The concept album takes place in 2033, and chronicles a fictional take on the first manned mission to Mars.
CHECK IT OUT: Styx’s 2021 track “Crash Of The Crown”: