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New York City, New York, United States | SELF

New York City, New York, United States | SELF
Band Metal


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"Review: Beyond Perception (LP)"

"..If all bands make their first album like this, what shall we criticize in the future? Beyond Perception is one of the greatest first albums I've ever heard." - Greek Rebels Extreme Music Webzine

"Empyreons Better Than You"

"I suggest jumping on board with [Empyreon] now so you can say you were one of the cool ones that listened to them way back then....they’re not only some of the coolest, nicest guys ever, but they KICK ASS AND TAKE NAMES!" - Reign In Blonde

"Empyreon Go Beyond Perception"

"Empyreon is one of New York’s best unsigned acts, a band so metal that their music will make you shit nuts and bolts for a week."
- Metal Sucks


"Beyond Perception" LP (Released: 09/2009)



Empyreon emerges onto the scene with an innovative sound consisting of keyboard driven melodic metal. Hard to define or categorize, the band prefers to simply call it "Metal".

Comprised of NYC based session musicians, the band had begun as a mutual side project and musical curiosity among members Mike Khalilov (Keyboard, Guitars), Phil Coard (Bass) and Frank Godla (Drums). It began with the Eternal Nightmare EP arranged, recorded by Don Chaffin (Ace Frehley), produced by Eyal Levi (Daath), and mastered by Scott Hull (Meatloaf, John Zorn) within just 1 week of inception.

The release of Eternal Nightmare was received with praise from all types of fans. With prior commitments including Godla’s web production "Metal Injection TV," and Khalilov filling in on keys for Daath (Roadrunner Records) on a full U.S. tour, the band had to break immediately following the release. Over the course of a year despite little efforts to promote the band or EP, Empyreon had begun to see countless fan mail responses and over 2 million plays on a video game widget featuring their music.

Empyreon recouped as a "real" band in 2009 with diligence, determination, and featuring new vocalist Aaron Joos to match the bands evolved sound. Now a very different breed, Empyreon had just released their self produced, debut full length record “Beyond Perception”, a musical journey that’s best described as “having something for everyone”. The LP features the title track single mixed and mastered by Anssi Kippo (Children of Bodom, Norther, Mors Principium Est), and a guest guitar solo by Matias Kupiainen (Stratovarius) on the track “Of Mortals and Men”. A music video by acclaimed director David Brodsky is scheduled for release this summer.

Empyreon is currently booking dates along the north east in support of the release, and will continue on tour through out the year.