All American, classic sounding heavy metal band, CROWN OF EARTH has exploded onto the Philadelphia music scene and has rapidly established a very strong fan base across the U.S. and abroad! Influenced by all the heavy hitters in Rock and Metal music, history has created another exciting and energetic new band that consistently produces very melodic songs packed full of powerful guitar riffs and memorable vocal “hooks” that will stick with you forever.  Crown of Earth never fails to engage and capture their audience during every high energy performance.

Rhythm guitarist Michael Ellis joined forces with lead guitarist Christopher Graziola, who quickly laid down some blazing guitar solo tracks in the studio, which lead to Christopher asking his longtime friend Danny Knight to step in and join the band as the lead singer. Danny and Christopher recruited good friend and bassist Mike Scalzo to project the low end vibrations that fill the entire stage with a sonic boom. Vinny Corrado completes the Crown of Earth line-up. Vinny brings his modern drum techniques, precision timing and "machine-gun" speed to put a fresh spin on this classic sounding Heavy Metal band. Vinny also has the personality that fits the group seamlessly.


Crown of Earth released their self titled début CD on their own label Cochise Entertainment, Inc. The album was recorded, produced, and engineered by Richard Gavalis and Crown of Earth. It was mixed and mastered by Richard Gavalis at Dome Sound Studio in Royersford, PA., where Richard has obtained Gold and Platinum status for his work with the Bloodhound Gang, Viking Skull (England) and countless other local and national recording artists. The album can be purchased on Cd Baby, iTunes & These links can be found on the Music Page.

Crown of Earth has been in several major news outlets. They were named one of the Top Heavy Metal Bands in CBS Philly Magazine. They were also in the Philadelphia Daily News, and a military publication called Stars and Stripes for their contributions to the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces with their single entitled "Born Again Warrior". C.O.E. also won an Akademia award for best Metal Song "Why Should I Care". 

These and more articles in their fullest can be found on the News Page

The band is currently not under management and are free agents under their own company, Cochise Entertainment, Inc. 



Danny Knight - Vocals   Michael Ellis - Rhythm Guitar   Christopher Graziola - Lead Guitar   Mike Scalzo - Bass   Vinny Corrado - Drums

Contact email: - (PR/Managing Social Sites, Inquiries for Radio Play & Interviews) Ralph Stanton. - (General Inquiries / Band Booking)


Album Cover Art by: Phil Wohr