The End Records/ADA, as part of a unique partnership with Roadrunner Records/Warner Music Group, is thrilled to announce they will be releasing the debut album from British prog-metal band EMPRESS AD.
For The End Records, who will be releasing the group’s full-length album exclusively in the United States this summer, the timing couldn’t be any better. As label owner Andreas Katsambas states, “Our global deal with ADA/WEA enabled us to reconnect with our good friends at Roadrunner. They have always displayed remarkable vision at discovering new talent and Empress AD is no exception. We are excited to be collaborating with Roadrunner and together really get behind such a special band!”
There are as many elements of MASTODON and OPETH in their music as there are of the more melodic PINK FLOYD, KING CRIMSON, and ELBOW – all huge influences. The band also cites influences such as post-hardcore bands, UNDEROATH and THRICE. If that seems quite the motley crew, you’ll understand why the band’s sound is hard to pin down.
EMPRESS AD’s Ollie Loring adds, “We couldn’t be more thrilled to be a part of the ROADRUNNER and THE END RECORDS family. Changing the band’s name was a necessary step to safeguard against any name issues down the line. EMPRESS was then. EMPRESS AD is the watershed moment and very much ’the now’.”
Check out previous single, “Blurred Perception“:
Their cover of PINK FLOYD‘s “Breathe” is also very good: