"some music was meant to stay underground..."


Formed: 2001
From: Rimini, Italy
Last Known Status: Unknown

Latest Empyrios News

Below is our complete Empyrios news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Empyrios Releases "Domino" Hallucinogenic Trip

Empyrios, which was covered in our look at melodic metal bands earlier this year, has now released a hallucinogenic/seizure inducing video clip for the song "Domino." Check it out below, and the band also comments:

"We're stoked to unveil the video of 'Domino,' out of our latest album 'Zion!' In support of this release, our own vocalist Silvio Mancini has put together a visual using footage from one of his audio-video installations.

"Even though it looks like a puddle of vomited Brancamenta®, this is a resonance experiment using fluorescent dust, a projector and sounds at selected frequencies played through a speaker.

"This is not meant to be a music video, it's an auxiliary visual experience. And quite an hallucinogenic one, may we add. Take a deep breath, set it to full screen/HD, enjoy the ride and share it with the world! Viewer discretion is advised." More...

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Unearthing The Melodic Metal Underground

Grind, slam, death, black: metal has its share of extreme bands that revel in pulverizing an audience with unrelenting brutality or smothering out all hope with ceaseless darkness. Today we’ll move away from that side of metal however, to enjoy the more melodic sounds heavy bands have to offer.

Every week we unearth three bands you may not have heard of from the more underground corners of the scene, and this week’s all about the melody! If you dig power, prog, classic metal, or any combination of the three, these are all bands that are well worth your time.


Kicking off our latest look at less extreme bands is Finland’s Cardiant, which leans significantly more towards power metal, but with a dash of traditional and prog metal thrown in for good measure. The band has a lot going on across that spectrum, so don’t be surprised if you hear a variety of piano and keyboard segments, along with some choruses of clean singing that even bring to mind Devin Townsend’s “Epicloud.”

While there are a scattered handful of darker moments, overall Cardiant is melodic and upbeat through and through. The band’s latest album “Verge” is out now through Inverse Records, which follows the previous two full-lengths “Tomorrow’s Daylight” and “Midday Moon.” Get acquainted with the outfit through two tracks off “Verge” below.


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Empyrios To Release New LP "Zion"

Italian progressive metal act Empyrios, featuring DGM guitarist Simone Mularoni, will release the new LP "Zion" though Scarlet Records on April 23, 2013. The album marks the first release since 2008's "The Glorious Sickness."

The track listing for "Zion" is as follows:

1. Nesciencek
2. Domino
3. Masters
4. Reverie
5. Unplugged
6. Renovation
7. Wormhole
8. Square One
10. Blackmail
11. Madman More...

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Epysode Taps DGM/Empyrios Guitarist Mularoni

Belgium based Epysode, featuring guitarist and band mastermind Samuel Arkan, announced that Simone Mularoni (DGM/Empyrios) will perform on the band's upcoming Epysode II release. The band is currently in Noise Factory Studios with sound engineer Gerald Jans recording the album for a 2013 release.

Arkan had the following comments on Mularoni: "It is a real pleasure to welcome him aboard in EPYSODE II, welcome to Simone Mularoni, guitarist & mastermind of Italian prog masters DGM & cyberthrash band Empyrios ! I have discovered that player during the famous PPM FEST in Belgium with his band DGM that is one of Europe's leading Progressive Metal acts. And I can say nothing else than he simply blew my mind with his technical and refined musical skills!"

It was previously announced that the first named vocal guest for the album will be Evergrey's Tom Englund. More...

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