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Dead Empires

released February 3, 2015

“10/10- an achievement in creative songwriting and execution, an exercise in balanced, yet unrestrained musicianship. As part of the five year history of Dead Empires, it is something else entirely. It is tangible growth, in leaps and bounds. And while that may seem like stating the obvious, it was less than three years ago that their new release at the time seemed like the best piece they had ever done, and may ever do. And now it’s been replaced, with no hesitation, by an album that is better in every conceivable way. They’ve moved beyond the boundaries they had carved out with the last album, and into a wide open space.” -Sorrow Eternal Blog

“8/10- Much in the way a mosaic is constructed, combining fragments of vastly different materials and colors to form a thought-provoking final product, Dead Empires take a range of musical styles that when viewed closely seem vastly different, but when taken as a whole compose a breathtaking, organic experience. 100% Gluten Free – Guaranteed. I’m not sure about Kosher though.” -Better B# Blog

“8/10- Dead Empires is not an instrumental band. Of course, you’re free to call them that, but they choose not to label themselves as such. In their words, they say it allows them create music that is organic, natural and passionate. This mindset has led to an album that fuses many styles of music into one sweeping collection of songs. …I went into this album not expecting anything, and was pleasantly surprised by how cohesive the multiple sounds are.” -It Djents Blog

“Imagine how incredible it would be if a band combined the aggression of Converge with the heaviness and melody of Torche, well Dead Empires have done just that and the results are absolutely stunning.” -United By Rocket Science Blog

“…the album flows magnificently between it’s six tracks. Dead Empires finds that perfect sweet spot that I feel like we’ve only really talked about in the likes of Russian Circles before… it is sludgy, heavy, and beautiful.” -The Sideshow Podcast

“…hard as nails sludge metal with a cool lo-fi retro sound and tons of energy.” -Prog Metal Zone

All songs written and performed by Dead Empires. Recorded at The Isokon Studios in Woodstock, NY (theisokon.com). Produced, mixed, and mastered by D. James Goodwin. Final solo in House of Light performed by Nick Lee (Moon Tooth, Riot)