Mpire Of Evil
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Mpire Of Evil Interviews and Features
Below are our features and interviews with Mpire Of Evil.
Jeff Dunn has over thirty years experience as a heavy metal guitarist. Although metal heads know him best as Venom’s original guitarist,” Mantas,” Dunn has lent his scorching six-string talents to other groups such as Dryll, Warfare and Scooter. Most recently, he reunited with past Venom mates Antton (drums) and Tony “The Demolition Man” Dolan (bass/vocals) to form Mpire of Evil.
Mpire of Evil’s debut full-length “Hell To the Holy” is accessible to old and new metal fans, alike. Mpire’s members sprung out of the early metal scene. They helped shape the attitude, speed and sound of thrash and black metal. Venom coined the term “black metal,” so one would expect an obvious nod to the old school, but this recording is no constantly-skipping, worn-grooved record. A modern production and contemporary elements such as the occasional blast beat has propelled the group forward into the new millennium of extreme metal.
With new drummer, Marc Jackson replacing Antton on tour (it’s unclear if he’s a permanent member), the venomous troupe explained to Metal Underground the need to create an album that defies sub-genre classification. More...