The Empire Shall Fall has posted a teaser of the new album Volume I: Solar Plexus which will be released late November through Angle Side Side Records, owned by The Empire Shall Fall‘s bassist Nick Sollecito. Volume I: Solar Plexus will be the follow up to Awaken, the band’s debut album,which was released november 17th. 2009.
Providence, RI’s freshly-minted metallic hardcore powerhouse The Empire Shall Fall first came into being in the summer of 2008, after longtime friends Nick Sollecito and Jesse Leach (ex Killswitch Engage, Times Of Grace) got together and decided it was high time for them to form a band. Though Leach had split with Killswitch Engage several years previously and Sollecito’s roots lay mainly in the jazz and hip hop scenes, they were dead-set on bringing a balls-out modern metal band to life.
After finding a temporary drummer and recruiting Jake Davenport on guitar, and practicing endlessly to truly nail down the TESF sound, the quartet began playing gigs around New England. The addition of Marc de Lisle on second guitar and Jeff Pitts on drums solidified the band’s lineup, and led to the recording of the band’s debut full-length, Awaken. Financing the entire recording as well as all merchandise, pressing, and touring costs themselves and set to release the album on Sollecito’s own Angle Side Side Records in November 2009, The Empire Shall Fall are the perfect example of a determined, ambitious, totally DIY band on a mission.
The band commented: There are a variety of products available with this new release (vinyl, digital download, shirt and hoodie), and many different package combinations. While we are just entering the mastering stage, and have not yet announced an official release, it can be expected for late November.
Jesse Leach – Vocals
Jake Davenport – Guitar
Jeff Pitts – Drums
Marcus de Lisle – Guitar
Nick Sollecito – Bass
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