Empire of Rats
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Below is our complete Empire of Rats 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.
Decibel Magazine today unleashes a melee of full-court beatdown riffage, streaming Empire of Rats' self-titled debut LP in its entirety. Check it out below. The following press release was also issued about the album:
"Set for release on Halloween via A389 Recordings, 'Empire Of Rats' is undoubtedly the year's most jacked-up metallic hardcore albums. Columbus, Ohio's Empire of Rats' clever, streetwise take on beatdown-style metallic hardcore shows the band delivering eleven revenge-seeking tunes boasting more solid songwriting ability than countless of soulless clones polluting the scene.
"Fans of Merauder, 100 Demons, Cold As Life, Crucified, Redline and the like, tune in now, as Decibel Magazine streams the whole album, calling it 'an unforgiving swan dive into the metallic hardcore abyss.'" More...
While awaiting the release of a self-titled album via A389 on October 2013, today Empire of Rats unloads a new track from the album. Listen to "Society's Zero" in the player below, courtesy of Toxicbreed's Funhouse.
According to a press release, the track "is the fifth of eleven aggressively brutal tracks on Empire Of Rats, and lies as a perfect example of the downtrodden and contemptuous revenge-seeking rage this Columbus act's unfuckwithable first album bears."
The track listing is as follows:
A389 Recordings this week proclaims the signing of Columbus, Ohio-based death dealers Empire of Rats, and the impending release of a vindictive self-titled debut this Autumn.
Today Lambgoat dishes out the first public beatdown from "Empire Of Rats" with a stream of the track “Another Minute In Hell” available below. The following press release was also issued about the band:
"A cast of warriors who have collectively done time in Palehorse, Under One Flag, Pitboss 2000 and countless others unify in their hateful talents in Empire of Rats, forming a devastating style which is a brutal reminder that heavy hardcore is alive and well. On their self-titled debut LP these scene-veterans have created a perfect record that is sincere, energetic and unapologetically pissed-off without coming off as paint-by-numbers, an eleven-anthem dose of metallic, unsuppressed aggression with a style will inspire fans of Hatebreeed, 100 Demons, Cold As Life, Ringworm, Crucified, Homewrecker and the like to seek street revenge on their enemies in no time. Bearing cover art by Linas Garsys, the deal is sealed and now A389 will release the album via download and 12” vinyl on October 1st, 2013.
"Having stormed crowds live regionally across American wastelands including pit-fueled sets at U.S. festivals including The Rumble, This Is Hardcore and more, EMPIRE OF RATS will announce new live throwdowns and tour actions in support of the looming LP over the coming months." More...