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The Ottoman Empire

Formed: 2006
From: Madison, WI, United States
Last Known Status: Disbanded

Latest The Ottoman Empire News

Below is our complete The Ottoman Empire 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.

Luna Mortis Signs to Century Media Records

Wisconsin based female fronted metallers, Luna Mortis (formerly know as The Ottoman Empire), have signed a deal with Century Media Records. Vocalist Mary Zimmer comments:

"All of us have been looking up to the artists on the CM roster for years, and to be a part of the family is truly amazing and humbling. We have put years of hard work into the band and it's all finally paying off. To the fans that have been with us this far, keep expecting the same kick-ass metal. To people who are hearing of us for the first time, it's nice to meet you and we'll see you all out on the road!" More...

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The Ottoman Empire Changes Name to Luna Mortis

Wisconsin based female fronted metal band, The Ottoman Empire, have issued the following update regarding their decision to change their name to Luna Mortis:

"Well, I'm sure you've all noticed, that we've undergone a name change! We have changed our name from 'The Ottoman Empire' to 'Luna Mortis.'"

"To keep a very long story short, we had a number of reasons to make the change and they are quite honestly, too many to list. Ultimately, it was a long, hard decision but a change we all felt was necessary to make."

"The most important thing is that our lineup and our music have NOT changed, and will not change so we promise to keep the metal coming!" More...

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The Ottoman Empire Sets Release For New EP

Madison, Wisconsin-based metal band The Ottoman Empire is slated to release a new EP. Titled "The Answer: Does Not Exist," this is their first release since 2006's full length, "Way of the Blade." The EP will be available at the CD release show Saturday, May 17th at The Orpheum Theater in Madison, WI. The event is being recorded and video taped by Madison Media Institute and is an all-ages, free show.

"The Answer: Does Not Exist" EP will be comprised of 6 songs recorded in 2007 at Track Six Studios in Cleveland, OH. The EP was produced by Don DeBiase (Beneath The Sky, Forever in Terror), and features 4 new recordings as well as re-worked versions of the songs "Wrathshot" and "Anemic World" from the album "Way of the Blade."

Vocalist Mary Zimmer talks about the release of the new EP: "We've had a few unmastered versions of these 6 songs up on MySpace for quite a while now so that our fans could hear the new material right away. We originally recorded the 6 songs with no particular fate in mind. We weren't sure if we'd do more and put out a whole album, or if we would do an EP. Rather than wait to finish a whole album, we decide to put out an EP and include the re-worked versions of "Wrathshot" and "Anemic World." We shot a video for the 2007 version of "Anemic World" and it's been up on YouTube since last fall. It's gotten a great response so far and we think the EP will also be well received. Producer Don DeBiase was an absolute blast to work with and the new songs are definitely a step up from our 2006 release, 'Way of the Blade.'"

"The Answer: Does Not Exist" EP will be available digitally worldwide via iTunes, Napster, Rhapsody and more. Physical distribution will only be through the band's merchandise page found on MySpace.

You can watch the music video for the 2007 version of "Anemic World" on YouTube and visit The Ottoman Empire on MySpace to hear more songs. More...

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The Ottoman Empire To Record With Jason Suecof

Wisconsin based metallers, The Ottoman Empire, issue the following update on their Myspace page:

"Well, you've all gotten a taste of the demo we did this past July at Track Six Studios in Cleveland with producer Don DeBiase (Forever In Terror/Beneath The Sky) and Engineer Brandon Youngs...don't worry, we'll post more of those new songs soon...we did 6 songs in July including an '07 version of "Wrathshot" AND another new song that some of you have heard us play live called "Locked in Torment." Those will be up for your listening pleasure within the next week or so!!"

"Since then, we've been working on even MORE material and we're going to do yet another demo this coming February. This time we're lucky enough to be heading down to Tampa, Florida to record with producer Jason Suecof (Trivium, Chimaira, Sanctity)." More...

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The Ottoman Empire Post New Song Online

The Ottoman Empire issue the following update on their myspace page:
"After returning from our trip to New York, we decided to publically release another new song from our Cleveland sessions with Don Debiase (Studio D) and Brandon Youngs (Track Six). This one is called 'Affliction,' and is a band favorite! Have a listen and stay tuned for more concerning new material and recordings!"

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The Ottoman Empire Post Video Online

Madison, Wisconsin-based female-fronted metal band THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE has posted the video for its song "Anemic World" on YouTube. The clip, which was directed by Eric Papa, can be viewed here.

According to the band's official bio, THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE "combine elements from multiple genres of metal to create a sound that is truly their own. The current lineup formed in 2006 and their debut LP, 'Way of the Blade', has received critical acclaim in both domestic and international publications. Since the release of 'Way of the Blade', THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE have become touring veterans of their native midwest and are one of the most requested metal festival acts in the region. The band has also created a devoted international fan base via a strong online presence, with consistent overseas album sales. THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE are versatile, high-caliber performers, bringing to the stage the accuracy of their recordings along with high energy and intensity, making them a powerful act." More...

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The Ottoman Empire Post New Song Online

Wisconsin based female fronted metal band, The Ottoman Empire, have posted a new song on their Myspace page and issue the following message:

"As you may have noticed, we now have a new song online: Fountain of Youth! It was recorded this past summer at Track Six Studios in Cleveland during our demo sessions with Don DeBiase and Brandon Youngs. Have a listen and let us know what you think! Your feedback is always appreciated! :)"

"We'll be posting more songs from our summer session throughout the month, so stay tuned!"

"Cheers!
The Ottoman Empire"

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