Empyre are on the rise. They signed to the record label Kscope in late 2022, and in March 2023 released their second electric album Relentless, the follow-up to 2019’s Self Aware.
Sonically, Empyre perform intense, atmospheric rock, with a dark and introspective edge to their writing. In the words of BBC Introducing their music ranges from “Triumphant, chest beating rock” to more subtle but just as arresting numbers inviting you to do the deepest of soul searching. They’ve also been described as the love-child of Pink Floyd and Soundgarden.
Plaudits have included being awarded a ‘High Hopes’ feature by Classic Rock Magazine, along with winning their “Track Of The Week” on three separate occasions. Kerrang! described their sound as "slick, vast and like the music was written with the help of an architectural blue print for an arena" and Planet Rock heralded the band as ‘Ones to Watch’.
Just as adept performing “unplugged” as they are fully electric Empyre have performed acoustic sets before rock legends Eagles, Shinedown and Alter Bridge at Arena Birmingham and been one of very few rock acts to be featured on ‘Whispering’ Bob Harris’ “Under The Apple Tree” Sessions. They released the acoustic studio album The Other Side in 2021. 2023 saw them release a new album, new singles, sell out headline shows and join the ITB roster. This year will see the release of their first ever live album.
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Classic Rock Magazine - “Empyre are formidable giant killers”
Planet Rock – “Everything about Empyre’s beguiling music is colossal sounding”
Kerrang! - “Empyre … sound slick, vast and like the music was written with the help of an architectural blue print for an arena”
Guitar World - "Empyre have become masters at taking the formula for British atmospheric rock and infusing it with their arena-ready signature sound"
BBC Introducing - “No stage is too big for these guys”