Crown the Empire is an American metalcore band formed in 2010 in Dallas, Texas. They have released one EP and two full-length albums. Crown the Empire “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 CTE 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.