Band Photo: Dark Empire (?)
From: Verona, NJ, United States
Last Known Status: Active
Dark Empire is a power metal/progressive death metal/thrash metal band.
Dark Empire Interviews and Features
Below are our features and interviews with Dark Empire.
Whether or not they’re harbingers of a prog-thrash revolution is for time to tell, but the men of Dark Empire have made a definitive statement in the release of their third album – they are here to destroy and rebuild the prog-thrash multiverse. With “From Refuge to Ruin” (reviewed here) just released on March 27th, the band has been receiving accolades from many sources, in large part crediting the work of the band’s lead guitarist and main songwriter, Matt Moliti. Able to shred and riff both mindfully and proficiently with the best of them, Moliti is more than a guitar prodigy for his ability to make the wildest of solos actually fit within the song without becoming a practice exercise.
Moliti offered some of his time to catch up with MetalUnderground.com’s Frank Serafine to answer a few questions about himself, the band’s past and present, the new album, and the surprising influence of prog rock and video game music on his writing. He also tells about working around a neurological condition that interferes with his fingers, making his playing that much more impressive. More...