HRH AOR VIII Stars Empyre have just released their brand new album – “Self Aware”.

The band comments: “We feel we have encapsulated the essence of Empyre in its present guise in eleven tracks. Subtlety to anthemic. Lyrically ‘Self-Aware’ is an album with a dark tone, however the tracks conceal positive messages. Musically we try to hit a point between a soulful, melodic tone, whilst keeping it heavy enough to shake the foundations now and then. We’d describe it as a combination of gritty, sometimes haunting vocals with captivating guitar hooks and solos.”


Formed in 2016, Empyre saw a successful 2018, playing the international HRH Festival – Road To Ibiza and capturing the attention of BBC Introducing, which described the band’s sound as “triumphant, chest beating rock”. Empyre also performed a session for the renowned ‘Whispering’ Bob Harris’ – Under The Apple Tree Sessions”, a privilege usually reserved exclusively for country acts.

To support the release, Empyre performed two stand-alone shows in March and embarked on a full UK rotating headline tour in May, with English rockers Ryders Creed and The Rocket Dolls. Now they are ready to hit the road again for a series of dates across the UK, including: SOS Festival, Crobot support in Milton Keynes and two headline shows. Further dates to be announced.

UK Tour Dates
Sat 13thJul   SOS Festival
Sun 21stJul   The Black Prince, Northampton
Sun 28thJul   Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes (Crobot support)
Sat 3rdAug   Audiostage Festival, Northampton
Sat 10thAug  Fat Lils, Witney, Oxfordshire
Sat 24thAug  Red Lion, Brackley, Northamptonshire
Mar 2020   HRH AOR

“Self Aware” Track List
1. My Bad
2. Stone
3. New Republic
4. Too Close
5. Just a Ride
6. Drive
7. Only Way Out
8. Cut to the Core
9. Too Little Too Late
10. Something Remains
11. Homegrown

Empyre is: Henrik Steenholdt – vocals & rhythm guitar, Did Coles – lead guitar, Grant Hockley – bass – Elliot Bale – drums

“Self Aware” is self-released today!

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