The Ottoman Empire

The Ottoman Empire


The Ottoman Empire are a powerful, energetic progressive thrash metal band riding at the top of Milwaukee's increasingly popular metal scene. Their combination of melodic and harsh female vocals along with heavy, technical instrumental work has made them a favorite among Milwaukee audiences.


The Ottoman Empire are a progressive thrash metal band from Madison, WI. Although they have many classic metal influences, they have a sound that is truly all their own. With the release of their 2006 album, "Way of the Blade," they have proven, once again, that being yourself is always the best policy. Their unique sound encompasses a clever combination of both clean and harsh female vocals, intricate guitar and bass counterpoint, and complex, fast, yet tasteful drumming. These are the elements that combine to give The Ottoman Empire their individual sound that appeals to the dedicated metal fan as well as newcomers and non-metal fans alike. The Ottoman Empire are a group of experienced performers having opened for several national acts including Kittie, Otep, Crisis, Children of Bodom, Iced Earth and more. They seek to broaden their fan base and to make a career out of creating metal music, and have tour plans throughout the U.S. for Fall/Winter 2006.


"Twice" Demo
Released: June 2002

"Curse Of The Sun" EP
Released: January 2004
Tracks from Curse Of The Sun have recieved airplay on the following radio stations:
WLZR 102.9 FM Lazer 103-Milwaukee, WI
WORT 89.9 FM-Madison, WI
WJJO 94.1 FM-Madison, WI
WSUW 91.7 FM-Whitewater, WI

Upcoming Release:
"Way of The Blade" LP/Album
Release date: October 2006
Mastered by Mika Jussila - Finnvox Studios, Helsinki FI
Tracks from the "Way of the Blade" album have received early airplay on the following radio stations:
WORT 89.9 FM-Madison, WI
WJJO 94.1 FM-Madison, WI

Set List

Average set time: 45 minutes
Typical set repertoire: 5-7 original songs
with possible inclusion of 1-2 covers

Complete Repertoire:
Over 20 songs of original material
Up to 5 popular metal covers
Complete repertoire can fill over two hours of time.