The Empire State

The Empire State

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Often described as emo by metal bands and metal by emo bands, their style and sound is their own in this day of who can label who... an inventive, original, alternative, punk, hard rock sound.

Biography

The Empire State formed in late 2003 from the ashes of several San Diego bands. Greg came over from the leftovers of SD punk band One Side Red. Wesley was singing and playing guitar in the bands Arial 6 and Distemper. Our current drummer and resident guy with nice hair, Dan, spent some time in Hence The Name and Pridebowl. Connor just kind of showed up one day… Ironically, in this age of internet dating sites and a world where you can’t exist without 5 email addresses, we all met on local music websites. We hung out, songs were written, shows were played, and here we are today.

Since our beginning, we’ve played countless shows, shared the stage with everyone from the garage band down the street to several national acts, released our debut 3 song demo, inked a publishing deal with Whiskey Records, been featured in “Bands to Watch 2006” in No Cover Magazine, had 2 songs included in the 2005 DVD release “Obscure Influence” from Derder Productions, had 4 songs included in “Soldiers of Misfortune” from Derder productions in Jan 2007’ , and “Every Thing You Never Knew” is currently in licensing to possibly appear in a major video game release.

We released our debut EP “After All” in December of 2006. It features the tracks “Every Thing You Never Knew”, “Frankenstein”, Shooting Stars”, and Horse Shoes and Hand grenades”.

Lyrics

We Cry Now

Written By: The Empire State

So as I lye awake in bed
Think about days gone by
Realize I’m only dreaming
As I lost my thoughts to the sky

So here I am again
As I make out on my own
So here I am again
As I make out on my own

We cry now, as my senses go numb
We cry now as my heart is outrun
We cry now, as my senses go numb
We cry now

So as I stare away with you
See the stars die in your eyes
We were only seeing
outside

So here I am again
As I make out on my own
So here I am again
As I make out on my own

We cry now, as my senses go numb
We cry now as my heart is outrun
We cry now, as my senses go numb
We cry now

You said we'd never bleed
And now you’re torn away

You said you'd never leave
Those are the words you say

Desolation

Written By: The Empire State

So I
I was tied, I was wrapped up held shackled to you

Now I,
I would dive, I would dive head first in shallows with you

So we go back and
We hold on, it’s forever
So now, and I wait till’, I find you
I will find you (Repeat)

So we lie
To the sky
As I drift away with visions of you

And our crutch
Is the time
As the time ticks by I will miss you

So we go back and
We hold on, it’s forever
So now, and I wait till’, I find you
I will find you (Repeat)

Tell me where to go
Cause I’ve seemed to lost my way (Repeat)

Discography

-EP "After All..." Released in November 2006

-Our song "We Cry Now" was featured on the No Cover magazine "Groupies Suck #6" compilation- 2006

-3 song Demo- 2005

-We've had 4 of our songs featured in 2 DerDer Productions paintball videos in 2005, 2006, and 2007. 30FPS and Roadkill, Soldiers of Misfortune

Set List

30-45 minutes of audio fury and a great live show...

Shooting Stars
Everything You Never Knew
Frankenstein
Horseshoes And Hand Grenades
Audio Fury Gone Soft
Desolation
Chances Are
4 Chords And A Prayer
We Cry Now
In It to Win It