Posts tagged massive balls

See you soon Boston, aka Rubber Tracks and Kurt Ballou

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Well, cat’s out of the bag. We are beyond honored to have been selected for Converse Rubber Tracks to record with Kurt Ballou (!!!). Thank you MetalSucks.net! Here’s what Vince Neilstein had to say:

Dead Empires are an instrumental trio, but they’re not the kind of instrumental band that 1) djents, thank goodness, 2) wanks around on their instruments, 3) gets too caught up in what they’re doing to forget to write good songs. DE’s instru-metal is dramatic, cinematic and grandiose, but it’s also gnarly and full of grit and character, eminently headbangable through and through. It’s the kind of music Mastodon (early Mastodon, natch) might’ve made if they’d decided to go the vocal-less route, which is to say that it’s big and burly and full of grade-A riffs; your papa’s prog this is not. Imagine them on a tour with Lazer/Wulf and you’re getting close.

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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!