Hard. Tender. Schizophrenic. Hooky. An amalgamation of alt rock, prog metal, punk and the influences of 4 people from different walks of life. Covering everything from high energy epics to dark, vibey introspection, and faces subject matter both philosophical, and deeply steeped in occult symbolism.
A quartet of unlikely colleagues drawn together by a common desire to create evocative and deeply meaningful music, Empyrean, have spent the last few years establishing themselves at the forefront of the Florida music scene with their 2006 self titled EP, an award winning music video for their song "Le Retour De Mere-Terre, and their latest full length release, “Resurrection Engine”. Empyrean has also embodied the DIY spirit undertaking multiple self funded east coast tours.
Moving away form the more commercial styling of their initial release, the band has drawn from its numerous obscure influences to create an intricate conceptual masterpiece that delves into oppressively dark alternative, inspiringly epic melodies, and crushing progressive metal riffs. These set the mood for the subversive and eccentric themes on reality, spiritualism, and the quests for knowledge and salvation that initially drew the band together. With the strong belief that any project is only worth the whole of it’s parts, Empyrean strives to tie their message together with a deep interweaving of symbology, both lyrically, and throughout the album and promotional art, as well as through the spectacle of their live show. This belief has proven quite successful in application, not only captivating audiences on tour across the east coast, but also winning the band supporting slots for such notable artists as: Black Light Burns, Horse the Band, Kylesa, The Ocean, Emmure, Evergreen Terrace, Green Jelly, Hate Eternal, Tyr, Alestorm, Suidakra, Oceano, Stick To Your Guns, Dark Castle, Black Cobra, The Absence, Massacre, Denial Fiend, and Dog Fashion Disco, among them.
“Resurrection Engine” explores the concept of a device that could in fact, force corporeal spiritual manifestation. In modern cultures death is viewed as an end to sentient life, but what if death was just the beginning? If man could unravel the mysteries of the world through communication with the deceased, aided and enhanced by technological advance, what would he find, and would we want to hear it? This “Resurrection Engine” would change the means by which we define life on earth, would provide the answer to questions as old as time itself, and could realize the final evolutionary stage of man.
Currently Empyrean is deeply involved in their forthcoming EP, Crowspeak.
Also Check us out our critically acclaimed video for "Le Retour De Mere-Terre" at www.youtube.com/empyreanmusic
Empyrean has also been featured on the following stations:
Orock 105.9 - Orlando, FL
101.1 WJRR - Orlando, FL
91.5 WPRK - Winter Park, FL
WGKN UCF RADIO - Orlando, FL
X101.5 WXSR - Tallahassee, FL
98 Rock - Tampa, FL
95.7 WHOG - Daytona Beach, FL
Rock 104 - Gainesville, FL
97X - Tampa, FL
2004 - 3 Song Demo (Self Produced)
2006 - Empyrean EP (Self Produced)
July 2009- Resurrection Engine
Crowspeak (in progress)
A typical set list for us currently spans around 45 minutes and 9-10 songs, not including covers. Our current set looks something like this:
Nature of The Beast
Gods & Idols
La Retour De Mere-Terre
Typical Cover repertoire for us ranges from Heavy Prog Rock to metal, and most likely a latter version of the former.