We were hit with a snowstorm our last time at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, so we got a makeup date for this coming tuesday night! NYC Friends, come get a beer!
Earlier this week we ran a little contest in celebration of us reaching 1,000 followers on the Dead Empires facebook page - and it is with great honor that we announce the winner of our facebook contest- Rhiannon Fanning from New Paltz, NY! Rhiannon won a copy of our album Waiting In Waves on vinyl plus a digital download of all of our albums- and our super secret prize which is:
NEW Glow-In-The-Dark “Waves” T-Shirts! This edition of our “Waves” design comes on Midnight Navy Next Level 3600 fitted shirts in Mens and Womens sizes (S-2XL) and features a glow-in-the-dark print on the front!
MusikReviews.de (.de = Deutschland. That’s “Germany” to us. Isn’t it weird how we just decide that we can call countries what we want?) Anwyay, so, yeah. German interview. Here’s the link, if you know German. In case you don’t, here are the answers as we wrote them. After that, the interview as translated from German back to English by Google.
Another review of our album WAITING IN WAVES is up on the web- this time from the good folks at Black Insect Laughter.
“Trippy psychedelic intros are soon disturbed by a Motorhead mentality that have prog-metal elements that do not bore the arse off you, instead this music is meant to be heard loud and not pushed into the background. Give it a listen.”
Hell yes! Thank you!!
Read the whole thing here!
Our album WAITING IN WAVES has been getting reviewed all over the place- so if you haven’t picked up a copy yet, what are you waiting for? We are tearing through the first pressing of the album, and we appreciate your support so much! But you better get a copy while they’re still around…
You can also pick up a copy of the 12″ vinyl at any of the following awesome independent music retailers:
Crazy Dan’s Second Hand Hardcore and More, New Paltz NY
Vinyl Resting Place, Newburgh NY
more coming soon!
We recently sat down and did an interview with the good folks at IronHops.com. If you’d like to delve a little deeper into the minds of Dead Empires, click away. Or, if you just want to read gems like this one:
“IPAs are generally my favorite type of beer. I think they tend to bring on a specific type of rowdy drunkeness just this side of whiskey drunk. Like, you will headbang more than usual and sing along with songs a little louder than you would sober, but your dick will still work at the end of the night.”
With the new year upon us, we thought we’d take a moment and share some thoughts on 2012 and some plans for 2013.
Continue reading 2013 State of the Empire
We’ve gotten a couple new reviews for our album “Waiting In Waves”- including our first international review!
“Waiting in Waves revolves around an axis of rhythmic excellence; the drums and bass mesmerize as they cheerfully beat you to the ground. The multifarious influences at play in the guitar work are well synthesized; the album has a pleasingly uniform and complete vision. When the cards are on the table, riffs always win, and that’s where Dead Empires shine. Piles of ideas are skillfully and memorably executed, reminding me repeatedly of the sadly departed Burst in their boundless charm. Please pour me another.” -Atanamar Sunyata, metalbandcamp.com
“A+! I’ve stated before that I tend to appreciate genre-fuck bands, and there’s so much fucking going on here between the genres that I think a Dothraki orgy might even pale in comparison. …this is one of the best albums of its kind I’ve ever heard, and I have absolutely no idea why Sargent House hasn’t snapped these gents up yet.” -ironhops.com
“Instead clinical Painting by Numbers operate DEAD EMPIRES organic sounding mathematics and give the studio hochgezüchtetem Stop and Go, a rejection.” -Andreas Schiffmann, musikreviews.de (via Google Translate)
Thank you all for the tremendous response you’ve shown us! And hey- haven’t gotten your copy yet? what are you waiting for! To order the album, click here!
To read all reviews, visit our press page!
Go download the new Heavy Planet Complilation, “BONG HITS FROM THE ASTRAL BASEMENT”, featuring tracks from DEAD EMPIRES and our brothers in celestial instrumental metal IT’S NOT NIGHT: IT’S SPACE, amongst a myriad of heavy bands. Plus, it’s free. Go get it!
From all of us in Dead Empires, we hope you had as happy of a new year as we did.
We are so thankful for the support, kind words, and enthusiasm you’ve shown towards our little band. 2012 came with its fair share of ups and downs, but all in all was a big year for us and we have even bigger plans for 2013- new music, bigger shows, meaner mugs.
We have a bunch of shows lined up for January and February already, including coming back to Long Island! Come hang out!
1/05 @ Mr. Beerys, Long Island NY w/ Moon Tooth & more (fb event)
1/12 @ BSP, Kingston NY w/ Spines, Black Table
1/14 @ The Place, Brooklyn NY w/ My America and more (fb event)
1/18 @ Arts on the Lake, Lake Carmel, NY w/ Ascensions, and more (fb event)
2/2 @ Snugs, New Paltz NY w/ Black Table and more (fb event)
2/9 @ Snugs, New Paltz NY w/ Moon Tooth, INN:IS