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Vocalist URBAN BREED Joins DARK EMPIRE!

June 18th, 2010
Vocalist Urban Breed

Vocalist Urban Breed

American progressive metallers DARK EMPIRE have announced the addition of Swedish vocalist Urban Breed (PYRAMAZE, BLOODBOUND, TAD MOROSE) to the group’s ranks. Urban replaces Jens Carlsson (PERSUADER, SAVAGE CIRCUS), who split from the band on good terms in 2008.

Commented DARK EMPIRE bandleader/guitarist Matt Moliti: “I cannot express how thrilled I am to be collaborating with Urban. His vocals have the perfect blend of power and dynamics that I think will truly take DARK EMPIRE’s music to the next level. I’m excited as hell for people to hear the material!”

Demo samples from DARK EMPIRE’s forthcoming third album, “From Refuge To Ruin”, will be posted to the band’s MySpace page in the coming weeks.

Regarding the sound of DARK EMPIRE’s new songs, Matt said, “The new material has the sound that was established on [2008’s] ‘Humanity Dethroned’, but we’ve added some new elements, such as seven-string guitars, mellotrons, and a good deal of old-school doom metal and ’70s prog-rock influence. I really think these were the missing puzzle pieces and what we’re going to present on ‘From Refuge To Ruin’ is the ultimate culmination of what I started back in 2004. We’re looking at nine songs, with two that are near or over the 10-minute mark. We’ll also be doing two covers for bonus tracks. More details on all of that to come.”

He added, “We will start recording in the fall with producer Jeremy Krull. We’re also in talks with drummers, and we should be able to make a final announcement on who will be performing on the album soon. The plans are for a spring 2011 release.”

DARK EMPIRE released its sophomore effort, “Humanity Dethroned”, in 2008 on Killzone Records.

For more information, visit www.myspace.com/darkempireband.

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Dark Empire – Guitarist Matt Moliti

April 25th, 2006

Dark Empire: Guitarist Matt Moliti

Interview by EvilG & Lord of the Wasteland

Matt Moliti’s Dark Empire offers a mix of power, prog, and thrash elements with a lot of shred and powerful vocals on their debut album DISTANT TIDES. Most of you will not recognize Matt’s name…yet. With the amount of talent he possesses he could very well have a bright future in metal. Matt, who’s been playing guitar since he was 13, attended the Berklee College of Music where his guitar teacher was none other than Joe Stump. The name from Dark Empire that many will recognize is vocalist Jens Carlsson of Persuader and Savage Circus. Rounding out the line-up is bassist Noah Martin (Lilitu) and Teemu Tahkanen (DIG). In the following interview we talk to Matt about how the band works, his guitar playing, and his future plans for Dark Empire.


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