Dallas, TX's Crown The Empire had a major first week with the release of their sophomore Rise Records effort, The Resistance: Rise of the Runaways.
With the help of their loyal fans dubbed "Runaways", the album landed at #7 on Billboard's Top 200 and took the #1 slot on the Rock, Hard Music and Independent charts. The LP also came in at #5 on the Digital charts.
Produced by Dan Korneff (Pierce The Veil, Paramore), mixed by Kris Crummet (ISSUES, A Lot Like Birds) and mastered by Joey Sturgis (The Devil Wears Prada, Of Mice & Men), The Resistance: Rise of the Runaways is the follow up to 2012's debut, "The Fallout."
Crown The Empire will complete their stint on the Monster Energy Stage on Vans Warped Tour this week and then will prepare for a national headline tour which kicks off on August 30 with support from Volumes, SECRETS, Ice Nine Kills and The Family Ruin. A European/UK Tour follows with Asking Alexandria, The Ghost Inside and SECRETS.
The band, who last week won a "Breakthrough Band" award at the inaugural Alternative Press APMA Awards, has also launched a new website atwww.thisistheresistance.com.