News – Ex-Savage Messiah member joins Ashen Crown

Midlands Extreme Metallers, Ashen Crown have announced a change in their ranks. 

After the departure of guitarist Jay Rogers, they faced a huge task in finding a replacement who was a good fit both musically and in personality and immediately got to work on finding a guitarist to cover upcoming shows. Sy Taplin (Wired THC, Ex-Savage Messiah, Ex-L-Sol-Tace) was approached by the band, having performed with him previously and being well aware of his playing ability and pedigree, to initially stand in temporarily. After a successful headline set at Beermageddon Metal Festival, Sy and the band agreed that they would like to make it a permanent fixture 

Ste Fowkes, guitarist of Ashen Crown said “In one rehearsal, we instantly realised he was a perfect fit musically, the vibe was right and the collective decision to offer him the spot full time was unanimous – We are massively excited to begin injecting Sy’s creativity in to AC and working to deliver a strong follow up for Obsolescence.”

Sy Said:

“About a month ago I received a message off Ste asking if I would fill in on guitar due to Jay leaving the band. Initially, I replied back by asking for a day to think about it, an hour later I responded back to confirm. Being in Wired THC I had already seen Ashen Crown play. My first show live in over 10 years was playing with Ashen Crown so I got to see what the guys were all about. I’m super excited to be announced as the lead guitarist for Ashen Crown!”

Ashen Crown have now set their sights on writing and recording the follow up to their 2019 album ‘Obsolescence’.

You can catch Ashen Crown on; 24.09.22 at Leo’s Red Lion, Gravesend for ‘Sarcoma Fest’ and 30.09.22 at The Flapper, Birmingham for ‘The Attack’.

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