Providence, RI progressive metallic hardcore phenoms THE EMPIRE SHALL FALL have posted footage of the band performing the title track off their highly anticipated debut, Awaken, which dropped November 17th on guitarist Nick Sollecito’s Angle Side Side Records. View the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liu-5cn_cQo
The band will also be appearing on Providence College’s radio station WDOM 91.3 FM tonight from 10pm to midnight. Tune in!
The album (as well as a handful of killer merch) is available for pre-order here: http://anglesideside.ecrater.com/product.php?pid=5418146#
Awaken is currently streaming on Metal Injection. Check it out here: http://www.metalinjection.net/av/exclusive-album-stream-empire-falls-iawaken-featuring-jesse-leach
Featuring the vocal talents of ex-Killswitch Engage throat Jesse Leach, THE EMPIRE SHALL FALLâ€™s sound is rooted in metal/hardcore, citing luminaries At the Gates, Meshuggah, and Edge of Sanity as major inspirations. However, Awaken also draws heavily upon the band membersâ€™ combined interests in jazz, punk, and experimental music to create a compelling blend of melody, brutality, and sheer determination that is impossible to pin down and sure to intrigue fans of Refused, At the Drive In, Deftones, and BTBAM.
Track listing for Awaken
Lords of War
Voices Forming Weapons
Choir of Angels
We the People
These Colors Bleed
The effort was produced by THE EMPIRE SHALL FALL guitarist Marcus de Lisle.
The album will be released through bassist Nick Sollecito’s label Angle Side Side (www.anglesideside.com).
Vocals were recorded at Sound Ape in Providence, RI (www.soundape.com). The album artwork was created by Matt Yazuita (www.initiactive.com) and mixing/mastering duties for the album were handled by Sean Small (ABACABB, We Were Gentlemen, Friday Night Boys).
Guitar reamping was done by Gregory Tamao (www.myspace.com/thetomatofarmstudio).
THE EMPIRE SHALL FALL is:
Jesse Leach – Vocals
Jake Davenport – Guitars
Marcus de Lisle – Guitars
Nick Sollecito – Bass
Jeff Pitts â€“ Drums