Listen: ‘Mark of the Crown’ by Trojans featuring Mark Poida

Local Sydney lads Trojans have dropped a new belter in the form of Mark of the Crown and it’s more than an announcement of something heavy this way comes. There’s something really interesting happening in metal both locally and internationally, it seems sophistication and melody heavy riffing have come back to the fore… and we’re all the better for it!

Go, Aussie, Go!

Two weeks ago, Sydney’s up-and-coming heavy outfit Trojans dropped single “Mark of the Crown” featuring a guest vocal appearance from Aversions Crown’s vocalist Mark Poida – and announced the release date and pre-order details for their EP, “The Blissful Hollow.” Today they are releasing the lyric video for the track – and a bumper tour alongside Victoria’s MIRRORS and Queensland’s AS PARADISE FALLS – a three-way release tour that sees them all dropping HEAVY AF music at the moment and headlining their own state’s shows in a ‘STATE OF ORIGIN’ style tour.

The Sydney outfit yesterday released the Lyric Video exclusively through ATTILA Frontman’s new online endeavour, THESICKEST.CO to a massive response, with vocalist Jesse Vanderhurst stating “We are so stoked to get this video and the EP out into the world and to have it featured via Fronz’ new site is huge – we couldn’t be more happy and stoked that a tonne of people are checking out our music as a result!”

The Lyric Video allows more clarity and focus on the lyrics and their meaning in the song. “Mark of the Crown is a song about the displacement of wealth and power in today’s society. Far too often those born into wealth and privilege choose to further increase their already immense wealth instead of using their position to better mankind and help those less fortunate. We see the false smiles of our politicians promising the world with no intention of coming through with their lies, yet people eat it up, probably stemming from that inherent need or naive belief that someone will come along and be fighting for the little guy. Unfortunately that rarely is the case, and with each new leader or person in a position of power, we as a people get pushed just that bit more down. Mark of the Crown is also about hope and a warning of times to come. Eventually people will snap, revolt, and destroy the system, that in its infancy was put in place ‘for the people by the people’ but has become so twisted and toxic along the way.”

Despite only being 12 months into their career, Trojans are already climbing their way to the top of the heap. The 5 piece Groove Djent outfit from Sydney Australia who in their year of existence have supported some of Australia’s heavy weights such as King Parrot, Confession and also America’s Hawthorne Heights just to name a few – and making a name for themselves in the Sydney music scene too.

Trojans’ EP “The Blissful Hollow” will be available in Spotify and iTunes (and all good online outlets) on Friday March 17th – and open for pre-orders now – with purchasers receiving “The Mark of the Crown” instantly on pre-order.

For more information about Trojans’ new single Mark of the Crown and their EP “The Blissful Hollow”, go to For Ticket details for their STATE OF MIND tour with As Paradise Falls and Mirrors – go to For media enquiries, please contact [email protected].