Members: Phil: Drums / John: Guitar / Tyler: Guitar
DEAD EMPIRES needs your help to put out our new album + preorder!
DEAD EMPIRES is a three-piece heavy progressive instrumental band from the Hudson Valley, NY. Slated for May 2012, The yet-untitled new album comes hot off the heels of their critically acclaimed MONUMENTS EP, and will feature over an hour of music. The album will be recorded April 2012 at IkOsOn Studios in Woodstock, NY and will be available as a deluxe 12" colored vinyl or digital download with a tentative Summer release date.
Your donations will go towards the recording and pressing and includes a pre-order of the album, merchandise packages, free shows, and much more.
Your help is kindly appreciated!
For more information, visit deadempires.com!
NEW 2011 SUMMER DEMO 2-song EP now available on all our social media pages! download a copy here: http://deadempires.bandcamp.com/album/2011-summer-demo
DOWNLOAD OUR "MONUMENTS" DEMO EP HERE: http://bit.ly/dKcnb0
ORDER THE "MONUMENTS" DIGIPACK CD AND MERCH HERE! http://deadempires.bigcartel.com/
DEAD EMPIRES, a three-piece heavy progressive instrumental band from the Hudson Valley, NY, released the 2011 SUMMER DEMO- two new songs that can be downloaded via deadempires.bandcamp.com any of the band's social network profiles. The two songs, "Ted Dancin" and "Crystal Cages" were recorded at Bigg Rigg Studios (myspace.com/biggriggstudios) and all proceeds of which will go towards their upcoming full-length album, tentatively scheduled for an early 2012 release.
The band has available their original EP âMONUMENTSâ, recorded by Will Riggs at Bigg Rigg Studios (myspace.com/biggriggstudios) and mastered by Bumblefoot (of Guns N' Roses, bumblefoot.com). Get the DELUXE LIMITED-EDITION CD, hand-numbered and assembled by the band with exclusive art as well as a bonus track, at deadempires.bigcartel.com!
The SUMMER 2011 DEMO will also be a part of "MONUMENTS"- the final 50 CD copies will have the two new songs included in the track listing. The SUMMER 2011 DEMO will also be made available for free digitally to anyone who purchased a CD copy of MONUMENTS (please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information)
The band is currently doing shows in support of MONUMENTS with more dates TBA. For booking information, please contact email@example.com.
Check out a video for the song "Hello To Oblivion", directed by Will Joel, here: http://www.vimeo.com/18134233
While the band is instrumental, they choose not to label themselves as such- the sound is ever-evolving, and theyâd prefer to put out music that is organic, natural, passionate- rather than stick to a particular genre. The band likes to combine a wide range of influences to produce a sound that sways from epic, ethereal soundscapes to heavy post-rock riffs, rounded out with good old fashioned sludgy heaviness.
Some reviews of MONUMENTS:
â5/5! The skill here makes each track seem layered, genuine and intense. Each song is simple and complex in its own rightâ¦ The style that Dead empires delivers is so intense you canât help being sucked inâ¦ Itâs a great release and its weighted and genuine. I see big things coming for these three dudes from Poughkeepsie NY. So remember the name Dead Empires.â
-Collin Trabacco, stereokiller.com
â8/10! It is pure heavy music devoid of any clicheâs usually associated with post-rock, sludge-metal, doom-metal acts. The dexterity the musicians in the band display over the course of the 4 tracks is exciting without being too complex or pompous. There is also a strong emphasis on great songwriting and memorable musical passages that gets stuck in your head instantly. This is a great demo from a band that for once doesnât really have the usual trademarks of any genre except it kicks ass.â
âMonuments is a solid, up-tempo slab of progressive, sludgy instrumental post-metal, guaranteed to kick you in the face. â¦their video for âhelloâ to oblivion should hopefully convince you that this is worth your time.â
-GroverXIII, thenumberoftheblog.comâIt sounds like a fan of sludge metal got together with a fan of thrash metal, added a prog metal dude, and then, with no one dominating their influences, combined powers equally like some awesome metal version of Captain Planet. â¦really heavy and genuinely intense.â
âNew Yorkâs Dead Empires bridge the gap between hardcore riffery and moments of thoughtful repose. The trioâs debut, Monuments, is an ambitious four-song EP. With rapid-fire riffs and exquisitely buzzing bass linesâ¦ the group go to great lengths to provide a set of instrumentals which wonât disappoint.â
"Monuments is intriguing. The band manages to pack quite an array of metal into the four songs and twenty minutes: one can hear sludge metal, bits of progressive metal, and bursts of thrash metal. The EP is certainly going to get attention from a diverse group of music fans, especially because Dead Empires executes each style well without being gimmicky or inaccessibleâand without the help of a vocalist." -TheSilentBallet.com
For bookings: firstname.lastname@example.org
Official Merch: http://deadempires.bigcartel.com