May 29, 2014 — The German masters of dark folk metal, EMPYRIUM, have their comeback album, The Turn of the Tides, set for a July 18, 2014 release. Notwithstanding their creative break, The Turn of the Tides is an EMPYRIUM-album par excellence, although it bears strong testimony to the artistic and personal growth Schwadorf and Helm have undergone since 2002.
April 25, 2012 — German record label, Prophecy Productions, have posted the majority of their back catalogue on youtube for fans to enjoy. Famous for their niche of eclectic folk, progressive, and dark metal, the label has released many classic albums, including releases by IN THE WOODS…, EMPYRIUM, GREEN CARNATION, TENHI, DRAWN, and BLAZING ETERNITY.
March 25, 2011 — Fifteen years after the release of their debut album, A Wintersunset …, EMPYRIUM will perform the very first concert in the band’s history on Whitsuntide 2011 (June 10 until 13) at the Wave Gotik Treffen in Leipzig, Germany.
September 20, 2010 — Prophecy Productions are incredibly happy to announce that EMPYRIUM, the most renowned Prophecy act ever, has decided to reunite and to record new music. Here’s the official statement of Schwadorf on the reunion: “Since the rumours start to spread we think it’s about time to make this official: EMPYRIUM is alive again!
December 19, 2006 — To say that now defunct EMPYRIUM never received the level of publicity that it deserved is a given. Making their debut in 1996 with A Wintersunset, EMPYRIUM emerged as part of the neo-folk/dark metal movement that was largely, yet quietly, pioneered by the roster of artists on Prophecy Productions.
November 6, 2006 — As the title suggests, A Retrospective… is a look back on the work of EMPYRIUM. Aside from re-mastered songs from all four studio albums, the CD contains two unreleased new tracks, “Der Weiher” and “Am Wolkenstieg,” as well as a newly arranged and recorded version of “The Franconian Woods In Winter’s Silence” (originally off A Wintersunset…).