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Metal Injection is a classy, reputable music news online periodical with stringent policies when it comes to dynamic content, upscale humor, music news, and thoughtful analysis- and we (and our balls) made their list of “10 Awesome Underground Bands You Need In Your Life!” Specifically, here’s their review of us:

“Dead Empires are an instrumental 3 piece that uses just the right Shred To Jam ratio. Whenever someone asks me about this band I usually say “It’s sort of like Russian Circles, with more balls”. I recommend you see them live to get the full effect, and to see their massive balls.”

We give that review two big balls up. Yeah, I’m not great at ball-related puns. But we’re still honored to be on this list!! See the full list here!

Shows this weekend!

We’ve been keeping our heads down and focusing on getting this new record done and out- but this weekend we have two big shows- including a FREE one in brooklyn tonight! Come hear some new tunes.

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10631261_10152701354512238_6413523732604518976_o8/30 – Snug Harbor, New Paltz NY w/ It’s Not Night: It’s Space, more (https://www.facebook.com/events/1456909367912237/)

 

New Photos

We just uploaded a long overdue batch of photos to our facebook page, including photos from our week on the road with Moon Tooth, our time in the studio recording our new album, and a ton of live photos. Here’s a sampling of some of the goods:

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COMPLETE DEAD EMPIRES SHOW LISTINGS JUNE/JULY

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Recording phase one is done, and we’re two days away from tour!!! We have dates all over the east coast- first half up north with Moon Tooth and second half down south on our own. Come get beers and hear new tunes!

MUTANT BROS TOUR w/ MOON TOOTH:
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6/28 – Tuscan Cafe, Warwick NY w/ Tiger PissLady Daze
6/29 – 33 Golden Street, New London, CT w/ WarmORCumentary
6/30 – The Ohm, Easthampton MA w/ Oxen, Problem With Dragons
7/1 – Snug Harbor, New Paltz NY w/ It’s Not Night: It’s SpaceRoargh, @Minotaur’s Minotaur’s Redemption
7/2 – Saint Vitus Bar, Brooklyn NY w/ EARWORMSHannibal Montana
7/3 – Kung Fu Necktie, Philadelphia PA w/ Witch FistSWARMS
7/4 – House Party, Centerville, Long Island, NY

SOUTHERN LEG TOUR: 

7/10 – Quinn’s, Beacon NY w/ Eviscera (VA), 100 and Zero
7/11 – Cellar Door, Washington D.C. w/ TBA
7/12 – Static Age Records, Ashville NC w/ Onj., War Journals
7/13 – House Party, Harrisonburg, VA w/ Beyond The Throne
7/14 – Club K, Baltimore MD w/ passage between, more TBA

MORE SUMMER SHOWS:

7/27 – The Acheron, Brooklyn, NY w/ BLACKEST, Warm
7/29 – BSP Kingston, Kingston NY w/ CloverBaskNothing But Wolves,Dead Ends
8/9-8/10 – RPM Fest, Greenfield MA w/ Lich King, Problem With Dragons,ROZAMOVPLANETOID, more!

In the Studio!

it has begun.

dead empires recording their new album at isokon studios in woodstock ny

As part of cashing in our Hudson Valley Battle of the Bands first place prize winnings, we have returned to record with D. James Goodwin at The Isokon Studios in Woodstock, NY, where we recorded our last album, Waiting In Waves. Recording has officially commenced for the new album, with the title and more information to be released in the coming weeks.

To keep up on everything that is happening in the studio, the band will be posting and posting to the dead empires instagram and interacting via the dead empires twitter account, so be sure to follow us on there for photos and more.

Summer 2014 Update: Upcoming FREE Shows, New Album, Tour, and more!

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It’s SUMMER! We have a ton of exciting stuff coming up so we figured we’d give all you fine folks a quick update.

This weekend we have two free shows – Friday @ the Newburgh Free Library as part of the Newburgh Illuminated Festival, and then Saturday @ the Lucky 13 Saloon in Brooklyn as part of their Annual Summer Solstice Event. Again, both of these shows are F-R-E-E! Come out and enjoy the nights following the two longest days of the year with us. For free.

The very next day we hit the Isokon with D. James Goodwin again to start recording our new album! We’re aiming for a September release and we’ll have a lot more info on that in the coming weeks. This one has been a long time coming and we’re really excited.

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Finally, on 6/28 we hit the road with our mutant brothers Moon Tooth for week of shows. From there, we’ll come back and wrap the album up  and after that we’re heading south for the first time with another week of shows in NC, VA, MD, and more!

What we’re trying to say is, the next four weeks are going to be insane. Hopefully you can join us for at least some part of the experience with us!

Complete upcoming DEAD EMPIRES tour schedule
Dead Empires / Moon Tooth tour facebook event

June/July Tour Announcement with Moon Tooth!

We are beyond stoked to announce this: it’s official! DEAD EMPIRES / MOON TOOTH The Mutant Brothers Ride Again Tour June/July 2014

Dead Empires and Moon Tooth are hitting the road together for a run of East Coast US dates. It’s 8 crazy nights of great bands, great tunes, and beers. It’s the feel good hit of the summer. More info/RSVP on facebook!

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6/28 @ Tuscan Cafe, Warwick NY w/ Tiger PissLady Daze (RSVP)
6/29 @ 33 Golden Street, New London, CT w/ Warm (TBA)
6/30 @ The Ohm, Easthampton MA w/ OXEN (MA), Problem With Dragons (MA) (RSVP)
7/1 @ Snug Harbor Bar and Grill, New Paltz NY w/ It’s Not Night: It’s SpaceRoarghMinotaur’s Redemption (RSVP)
7/2 @ Saint Vitus Bar, Brooklyn NY w/ EARWORMSHannibal Montana (RSVP)
7/3 @ Kung Fu Necktie, Philadelphia PA w/ Witch Fist (PA), Swarms (PA) (RSVP)
7/4 @ House Party, Centerville, Long Island, NY

Whatever you’re on, Follow us!

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well, this article confirmed it- none of you are going to see our shit on facebook. So we thought we’d take a moment to remind you that we’re all over the net- you can follow us with what we’re doing on whatever facespace or twittster you’re on.

facebook: http://www.facebook.com/deadempires
twitter: http://www.twitter.com/deadempires
youtube: http://www.youtube.com/deadempirestv
tumblr: http://fyeahdeadempires.tumblr.com/
instagram: http://instagram.com/deadempires
bandcamp: http://deadempires.bandcamp.com/
soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/deadempires
songkick: https://www.songkick.com/artists/4007526-dead-empires

or right here, on good ol’ fashioned http://www.deadempires.com. Did we forget any? let us know. And please share!

Upcoming Shows for June/July

We have a bunch of dates coming up this month, including brooklyn this thursday with HARRIS HAWK and a week on the road with our brothers MOON TOOTH! In between that we’re gonna be working on new music, a new record, new news, new gnu, you know whatever.

6/5 @ The Grand Victory, Brooklyn NY w/ Think Tank, Harris Hawk (RSVP)
6/20 @ Newburgh Illuminated Festival, Newburgh Free Library Newburgh NY w/ MARTYRartarmedalite riflesLocotus, Young Blacks (RSVP)

**ON TOUR WITH MOON TOOTH**
6/28 @ Tuscan Cafe, Warwick NY w/ Tiger PissMoon ToothLady Daze (RSVP)
6/29 @ WE NEED A VENUE!! NJ/MA/RI w/ Moon Tooth (TBA)
6/30 @ The Ohm, Easthampton MA w/ OXEN, Moon Tooth (RSVP)
7/1 @ Snug Harbor Bar and Grill, New Paltz NY w/ Moon Tooth, It’s Not Night: It’s Space
7/2 @ Saint Vitus Bar, Brooklyn NY w/ Moon Tooth, more TBA
7/3 @ Kung Fu Necktie, Philadelphia PA w/ Witch Fist (PA), Swarms (RSVP)
7/4 @ House Party, Long Island, NY w/ MoonTooth, It’s Not Night: It’s Space

After that we will be heading down south for the second leg of our tour (dates TBA) and we will be playing a few festivals in august! Keep those bloodshot eyes peeled, my friends. Peeled.

New Song “Five Day Death” Available Now on METALSUCKS.NET!

It’s here! MetalSucks.net “NYC Sucks” Compilation- featuring the brand-new, exclusive Dead Empires song “Five Day Death” (Not to mention tunes by the best NY metal bands)! The song was produced and recorded by the incomprable Rick Birmingham at Tin Roof Sessions Studios in New Paltz!


Here’s what they had to say: “Dead Empires sound like what Cloudkicker could’ve been in an alternate universe in which Ben Sharp was influenced by doomy, stoney High on Fire riffs instead of atmospheric post rock and Meshuggah… with a few extra bong rips thrown in for good measure. The Hudson Valley, NY instrumental three-piece brings it hard on their latest offering Waiting in Waves, and this new, previously unreleased track offers a taste of what’s in store on their soon-to-be-released next effort.”

Download it here–> http://www.metalsucks.net/2014/04/30/free-download-nyc-sucks-volume-4-featuring-best-new-york-citys-metal-scene/

This edition of the compilation also features seven — count ‘em, SEVEN — previously unreleased tracks that are now available to the world for the very first time. The compilation boasts thirteen songs by some of our favorite metal bands from the NYC area, running the gamut of genres from death to tech to prog to grind to black to hardcore to doom and more. We truly feel that this is a great sampling of all that New York’s thriving metal scene has to offer, and we’re beyond proud to be sharing it with you — absolutely, 100% free of charge. why are you still reading this? Go get it!

Download it here–> http://www.metalsucks.net/2014/04/30/free-download-nyc-sucks-volume-4-featuring-best-new-york-citys-metal-scene/

(Don’t forget to download Volume 1Volume 2 and Volume 3 if you haven’t yet.)