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Empire 21

Formed: 2012
From: Sweden
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Empire 21 News

Below is our complete Empire 21 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.

Narnia Guitarist C.J. Grimmark Injured In Fall

Swedish metal act Narnia reported that guitarist C.J. Grimmark (Carl-Johan Grimmark) (Rob Rock/Planet Alliance/Empire 21) was injured in a fall from a cliff and is currently in the hospital to undergo a series of operations. According to the band, Grimmark is badly hurt, having sustained multiple fractures in his legs.

On its Facebook page, the band commented: "Our guitar player...CJ Grimmark is badly hurt and broke several [bones] in his [legs] and foot when he fell from a cliff yesterday. He is on a hospital now and they will do operations. Please pray for the doctors and the team around CJ to make this as good as possible in this very moment so he will recover soon. Please pray for CJ and and the family for rest, health, strength and to take away the pain."

Narnia regrouped in 2014 after a four year hiatus and is currently working on new material. The band's next scheduled gig is August 15th at Sävsjö Celebration. More...

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Empire 21 Splits With Vocalist Germán Pascual

Empire 21, which featured ex-Narnia members CJ Grimmark (guitar) and Germán Pascual (vocals), have split with vocalist Pascual for unspecified reasons. The announcement came just days after the band released its new music video "All is Lost." The song appears on the upcoming, yet untitled, debut release which is expected soon.

No word on a new vocalist was provided by the band. The following was posted on the Empire 21 Facebook Page:

"This will come as a major surprise to most of you, and it certainly isn't the best timing, but we are sad to announce today that we have parted ways with our singer, Germán Pascual.

"We have no further comments regarding this at this point, and we sincerely wish him the best for the future.

"Thank You Germán for Your contribution!

/CJ, Tobias, Andreas and John" More...

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Empire 21 Releases "All Is Lost" Music Video

Empire 21, featuring vocalist German Pascual (Ex-Narnia/Divinefire) and guitarist CJ Grimmark (Rob Rock/Ex-Narnia), posted the first taste of the band's upcoming, yet untitled, debut album. The video features the first single "All is Lost."

More information on the album is expected shortly. Check out the video here:

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Germán Pascual Announces New Band Empire 21

Former Narnia vocalist Germán Pascual announced the formation of a new Swedish hard rock act called Empire 21. Joining Pascual will be former Narnia guitarist CJ Grimmark, Darkwater/Harmony drummer Darkwater, bassist Andreas Ålöv and keyboardist John Svensson.

According to the press release: "Neither the band nor the album to come was brought together by coincidence, but rather by a desperate need to fill a gap in todays music scene. The sound will be heavy, melodic rock/metal with tons of energy and great musicianship, and as soon as the album is out, Empire 21 will be ready to hit the roads and travel anywhere to meet their audience."

The album mix will be handled by Tobias Lindell, who has worked with Mustasch, Europe and many more, with the dates for the final mix and mastering having been set for late spring 2013 (exact date of released has not yet been revealed).

More news on the debut is expected shortly. The band's Facebook page is now active over at this location. More...

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