New music coming soon via!

This past weekend we visited Tin Roof Session Studios in New Paltz, NY and cut a yet-untitled new song.

dead empires - tin roof sessions new paltz ny

The song will be an exclusive track for- and we are honored and stoked to be a part of- the upcoming ”NYC Sucks” Compilation, coming out this spring! It will also feature songs from a bunch of our friends Black TableSo Hideous and more! We posted some exclusive photos and video to our instagram (which if you’re not following already, now’s a pretty good time. just saying!). nyc sucks compliation artwork

and as soon as we have release information, you will get it here first.

New Live Video!

Check out an awesome live vid put together by the great folks at Heavy Blog Is Heavy and The Omega Order!

The video is from a show we played at The Omega Order a few weeks back with East of the Wall, Meek Is Murder, So Hideous, and Hammerfight. It was an amazing night with so many good bands on one hell of a show, and we were honored to be a part of it. Heavy Blog Is Heavy has videos of all the other bands on their site- go check em out!

You can get copies of our album Waiting In Waves via The Omega Order or The End Records!

More East Coast Dates (CT, MA) added!

This weekend, we’re loading up Lieutenant Van and hitting the road- we’re coming to CT and MA (for the first time!). Commence epic headbanging. Also, I had to google how to spell lieutenant, because i was wayyyy off. Come hang out!

dead empires live show flyer for 2/21/14 at the acoustic cafe in bridgeport ct with hannibal montana 2/21 @ Acoustic Cafe, Bridgeport, CT w/ Hannibal MontanaJerkagram (RSVP)

dead empires show flyer for 2/23/14 at Elevens in Northampton, MA with Problem With Dragons

2/23 @ The Elevens, Northampton, MA w/ NIGHTMARE AIR, Oxen, Problem With Dragons (RSVP)

And if you haven’t seen em, we’ve gotten a bunch of new photos up on our facebook page courtesy of the good folks at Jennypix, Rock N’ Rant, Jeff Crespi, and Double A Productions- they’re so badass, you all rule. Thank you for making us look way less ugly.

dead empires live at the saint 2.15.14 photo by JennyPix

2014 Shows added!

It’s been a long, cold winter for all of us up here in the northeast. And after an even longer, grueling 2013- we’re ready to attack this new year. It’s time to get back to doing what we do best- and we are happy to announce a string of shows coming up in early 2014 all over NY state, and one in NJ (for our friends New Theory’s record release show!). Get ready, cuz we’re coming to your town:

2/4 @ Snugs, New Paltz, NY w/ Minotaur’s Redemption, Harrower (RSVP)
2/6 @ Saint Vitus, Brooklyn NY w/ Animals Killing People, Eye Ra Haze, Through Thorn and Brier (RSVP)
2/15 @ The Saint, Asbury Park NJ w/ New Theory, Beyond Visible (RSVP / Tickets)
2/21 @ Acoustic Cafe, Bridgeport, CT w/ Hannibal MontanaJerkagram (RSVP)

2/23 @ The Elevens, Northampton, MA w/ NIGHTMARE AIR, Oxen, Problem With Dragons (RSVP)
2/28 @ The Omega Order, Brooklyn NY w/ East of the Wall, Meek Is Murder, Diamond Plate, So Hideous, Hammerfight (RSVP)
3/1 @ Mid City Lanes, Kingston NY w/ Clover, Pitchfork Militia, Kyle McDonough (UCSPCA charity show) (RSVP)
3/8 @ Brewster Legion Hall, Brewster, NY w/ Edenborn, Ourselves, Dead Empires, Clover, Event Horizon, Tribute, Sound of a Smirk (RSVP)

And we have one more big show coming up this spring that we will be announcing when ready! Stay tuned…

We’ve been kind of quiet that past month or so, but we’ve been holed up in our jam room, hard at work on new tunes. We have a lot that we’re really excited to share- a new sonic arsenal (with some help from verellen amplifiers), a whole new stage show, a new vehicle, and a new album- we’ll have announcements about that coming soon. For now, know that we have big plans for our follow-up to WAITING IN WAVES, and we’re hoping for a early summer release.

For the complete list of upcoming shows and the latest news, follow us on facebook or twitter.

Get Waiting In Waves FREE this holiday season!

Oh, what the hell.We are giving away digitial copies of our album WAITING IN WAVES- or any of our old EPs- on our bandcamp page- now through the new year! If you don’t have a copy of it yet, now’s your chance.  Go stuff a stocking, ya scrooge.

And if you want something more physical, we still have copies of WAITING IN WAVES on 12″ colored vinyl (first pressing) available as well in our store!

But it’s the season to give- and a number of our friends are offering the same deal. So here’s your chance to freshen up that playlist. freak out your family. impress you obscure-music-loving hipster friends. get some new inspiration. rock out. rinse. repeat. Get free albums from our friends here:

Moon Tooth - (until Dec 26)
Carved Up -
Bardus -
It’s Not Night: It’s Space -
Bangladeafy -
Pigeon -


This weekend is all about being thankful. And we’d like to take a quick moment to say THANK YOU to everyone who has made this whirlwind of a year such an humbling, amazing, and rewarding year for everyone in the Dead Empires camp. We’ve toured around, seen so much craziness and accomplished so much- and it wouldn’t be possible without the kind words and gracious support you have shown us. We appreciate it so much!

dead empires thanksgiving weekend 25% sale

So to show our appreciation- we are having a THANKSGIVING WEEKEND 25% OFF SALE at our online store! From 12:01AM on November 28th 2013 to 11:59PM on December 1st 2013, everything in our online store will be marked down 25%. We have new Sergio Gusella shirts- now on Olive Green and Navy Blue shirts! We have new stickers with amazing custom art by Mark Rudolph! We have Copies of Waiting In Waves!



And let’s talk about the whole black friday thing. Our album is currently available in select excellent INDEPENDENT record shops- all of whom are having their things going on this weekend. So if you’re out for black friday (or at all this weekend), do some good and show your support to any of these great folks: Darkside Records and Gallery in Poughkeepsie NY; Jack’s Rhythms in New Paltz NY; Rhino Records in New Paltz NY; Shattered Ego Records in Newburgh NY; Crazy Dan’s Second Hand Hardcore and More in New Paltz NY; Rock Fantasy in Middletown NY; and The End Records/The Omega Order in Brooklyn, NY. and be sure to tell them Dead Empires sent ya.

2013 Halloween Tribute Shows: WHITE ZOMBIE!

It’s with a great excitement that we announce this year’s halloween tribute shows!

Sometime around every Halloween, we get put on a show(s) and pay homage to some of our favorite bands. Last year, we did a string of shows as “The Misfarts”- performing tribute sets to The Misfits (with our very own Roberto Hull as “Danzig”!), and this year we’re upping the ante. We’re proud to announce that this year for our halloween tribute, we will be paying homage to one of our favorite bands growing up as dumb, impressionable metal kids in the burbs- the pseudo-satanic, horror-themed shitshow that was WHITE ZOMBIE.

And we’re getting started a little early this year- we have three shows lined up where we will be doing full WHITE ZOMBIE (and some DEAD EMPIRES) sets!

10/25 @ The Alter, New Paltz NY w/ BILLxNYE,Holocronourselves (RSVP)
10/26 @ Skin City Tattoos, New Windsor, NY w/DEAD CHANNELS (RSVP)
10/31 @ Leftfield NYC, Brooklyn NY w/ “Misfits”, “Alkaline Trio”, and more (RSVP)

And the shows are all costume parties and are either free or for band donation- so come party with us this halloween!!

Dead Empires Halloween Tribute Shows Poster

Tour weekend this weekend, Oct/Nov shows, new album news!

This weekend, from Octoer 18th – 20th, we will be joining up with our friends Moon Tooth, Carved Up, and It’s Not Night: It’s Space for our first jaunt out into the touring world for the OCTOBER 2013 SUPERFRIENDS WEEKEND TOUR! We will be jumping into the INNIS Van (or as I call it, the “It’s Not Night: It’s Spaceship”), hitting the road, and doing three shows across PA and NY, and we couldn’t be more excited.

Dead Empires October Superfriends Tour Flyer

10/18 @ Teri’s Bar, Philadelphia PA
10/19 @ Centerville Studios, Long Island NY
10/20 @ Fat Bob’s, New Paltz NY

All the bands are so rad and we’re honored to be sharing the stage with them. We will also have exclusive new colors for our Sergio Gusella Dino Viking Shirts (on new Indigo and Military Green shirts), plus some new tunes, new stickers, new jokes- so come get some beers and celebrate with us!

After this we have only about a million shows lined up for oct/nov- after which, we will be hitting the practice space hard to finish up a bunch of new songs and get ready to record our new record at The Isokon! So hit up our show dates page and catch us while you can!

July Tour Week!

We have another solid week of shows coming up this week- and will be some of the biggest of the summer for us. Today we’re part of a two-stage, 20+ band festival in brewster with our friends Take One Car, Edenborn, and Ourselves- plus there’ll be BBQ. Later this week, we go on for shows in Brooklyn and Connecticut, with the mighty Jucifer, and our return home show to Snugs in New Paltz! Come hang out!

7/7 @ Brewster Legion Hall w/, Take One CarEdenborn, and Ourselves, many more! (RSVP)
7/8 @ Club Europa, Brooklyn NY w/ Me Versus I, The Artwork Of, Spyglass Hill (RSVP)
7/10 @ Heirloom Arts Theater, Danbury CT w/ Jucifer, Clover (RSVP)
7/12 @ Snugs, New Paltz NY w/ 16 Hudred Pound Pig, Minotaur’s Redemption (RSVP)

We have a ton more summer dates after that- but you don’t want to miss these!

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Holy shit, we did it. We are officially the BSP Lounge‘s 2013 Hudson Valley Battle of the Bands Champions!

Dead Empires - 2013 Hudson Valley Battle of the Bands Champions

THANK YOU to everyone who helped us succeed at the Hudson Valley Battle of the Bands. There were over 30 other bands in this thing, including many of our friends- Afterhours, Nautilus, The Blind Ambassadors, Minotaur’s Redemption- and we have to give credit where credit is due. In the end we fought hard and took home that trophy, and can’t wait to get back to The IsOkOn (where we recorded Waiting in Waves) and in case you don’t know, we won the chance get some new tracks down! The entire experience was awesome- and a sincere thank you to everyone who came out and supported us, cheered for us, or voted for us- we couldn’t have done it without you.

And more importantly, the entire BOTB was a donation-only charity event helped raise over $1K for the Ulster County SPCA, a total we are happy to have contributed to!

So with that, we are happy to announce that we are hard at work on a bunch of new tunes- and if you have been to any of our recent shows, you’ve heard a bunch of em already. So I guess it’s not that new of an announcement. We’ve got a couple more we’re still working on, and once they’re done we’ll jump in the studio and get em out. In the meantime, we’ll keep you all posted on our timetable!

We have a ton of huge shows coming up in July and August- including a couple festivals, shows with Jucifer and Hush, our return to Long Island, a show at Europa and The End Records, and a couple with our friends Moon Tooth- so hit up our tour dates and come hang out!

Once again, THANK YOU to everyone who supported us and officially helped us gain the title of BEST BAND IN THE HUDSON VALLEY! That’s right, suck it Pete Seeger!