Nov 102017

Empire is the Hard Rock band of German guitarist Rolf Munkes (ex Majesty, ex Razorback, Crematory) which has released four exceptional albums in between the years of 2001 and 2007. On these releases, Munkes was accompanied by numerous high-class musicians.

The history of Empire began in the year 2001 with the release of the album “Hypnotica” (Lion Music) which featured both the American singers Mark Boals (ex-Yngwie Malmsteen) and Lance King (ex Pyramaze) on vocals. The line-up at the time was completed by Neil Murray (bass, ex Whitesnake, Brian May Band, Black Sabbath etc.), Gerald Klos (drums), Anders Johansson (drums, ex Stratovarius) and Don Airey (keyboards, ex Rainbow, Deep Purple). Rolf Munkes produced “Hypnotica“ himself; the mix was handled by Stefan Kaufmann (ex Accept, ex U.D.O.). Continue reading »

Apr 062016

Jarilison_Jaty_DH_377‘Empire’ [August Burns Red] a Drum Cover by Jarlisson Jaty of Brazilian metal band Doomsday Hymn. ‘Empire’ comes of August Burns Red fourth studio album “Leveler”  has been released on June 21, 2011 through Solid State Records. The video can be watched below.

In March of last year,  Doomsday Hymn signed with US record label Rottweiler Records to launch and distribute the album “Mene Tequel Ufarsim” which was officially released on April 4th 2015 at the annual Metanoia fest. in Brazil.“Mene Tequel Ufarsim” was directed by Kako Alves from Kako Cine he is also responsable for recording known bands in Brasil. “Mene Tequel Ufarsim” was recorded in Hotel Roma in Curitiba-Bra. Continue reading »

Nov 092011

Empire, the new video from the Lancaster, Pennsylvania-based Christian metalcore quintet August Burns Red, can be viewed below. The song comes off the band’s fourth album, “Leveler”, which sold around 29,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 11 on The Billboard 200 chart.

“The Empire video shoot was an exhausting 8 hours of sweating and head banging,” explains guitarist JB Brubaker. “But it was worth the exhaustion as I think it’s the coolest performance video we ever did. I especially like the old-school ‘Godzilla’-looking shots that are in the middle and the coloring and filters that were applied to the post production brought everything together.” Continue reading »