“Secret Snakes/Silent Serpent” Out NOW!

Sorry for the lack of updates- we’ve been having some site issues which we are resolving.

Dead Empires Secret Snakes Silent Serpent CD

Our new album is OUT NOW!

The Limited Edition CD (first pressing of 300) which includes a hand-numbered, full-color gatefold digipak jacket (hand-numbered), CD, 1 of 6 metallic/hologram “tarot card” color inserts (50 ea.,hand-numbered), credits insert, sticker, and full-color poster.

We’re really proud of it. But don’t take our word for it, we’ve already got a bunch of reviews- here’s what the internet has to say about it!

“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.” -Target Audience Magazine/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

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

You can a copy of the CD via our online store or at Darkside Records and Gallery in Poughkeepsie, NY while supplies last. You can get the album digitally on bandcamp, itunes, amazon, cdbaby, or whatever digital provider you use.

Happy new year! new album news, release shows, more

It’s been a while since we’ve updated on here- so let us first say: Happy new year, all. The new record is finally coming together and will be available in select independent music retailers on february 3rd, 2015- and we have a bunch of shows and events lined up coinciding with the release. Want to guarantee a copy of the first pressing? Click here to pre-order the new record in our online store!

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First up, On the release day we’ll be doing a listening party at Darkside Records & Gallery in Poughkeepsie, NY at 7:30pm. Justin from Darkside included us in his year end music write-up in the latest issue of Chronogram magazine with some kind words about the new record. Hudson Valley folks, it’s free- go grab a copy! RSVP to the listening party on facebook

dead empires mentioned in chronogram magazine by JJ from Darkside Records

We’ve lined up some record-release shows surrounding the release date where we will have copies of the CD available for purchase. We’ll be playing new tunes and it will all culminate with our Record Release Party at BSP Kingston, where we won the 2014 Hudson Valley Battle of the Bands that helped us finance the new record.

  • 1/30 – Lucky 13 Saloon, Brooklyn NY w/ Gyre, Earworms, NY in 64 (RSVP)
  • 1/31 – Tuscan Cafe, Warwick NY w/ Dead Unicorn, Moon Tooth, Dead Channels (RSVP)
  • 2/3/15- Album Listening Party @ Darkside Records, Poughkeepsie NY (RSVP)
  • 2/6 – BSP lounge, Kingston NY w/ Witch Fist, It’s Not Night: It’s Space (RSVP)

See you all soon!

 

New Music! New Album! Pre-Orders! Happy black friday!

Here’s your black friday surprise… we’re happy to announce our new album “Secret Snakes/Silent Serpent” out February 3rd, 2015! Six songs of sonic fury. And you want some new tunes, here you go. Here’s “tyrantosaur” in all it’s promotional glory.

We will be announcing release shows and much more shortly. In the meantime, we have pre-order packages with exclusive merch for the album available now in our merch store!

5 Year Anniversary Weekend!

We booked a quick pre-thanksgiving weekend of shows (RI/MA/NY) to celebrate our cinquntanological anniversary as a band. Five years of this shit- thank you for sticking with us. We’ll be performing real old and brand new songs all weekend, will have new merch, and a bunch of news about our new album. See you there!

11/21 – AS220, Providence RI w/ Terror Eyes, Pink Eye, more (https://www.facebook.com/events/1554498128120257)
11/22 – 13th Floor Music Lounge, Florence MA w/ The Humanoids, Problem With Dragons, Set, The Uncomfortables(https://www.facebook.com/events/323714997803067)
11/23 – Snug Harbor Bar and Grill, New Paltz NY w/ Eviscera, Dead Unicorn,Lady Daze (https://www.facebook.com/events/521385047996382)

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Metal Injection on our balls

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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