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Shade Empire has teamed up with Inferno.fi to stream the entire "Omega Arcane" album online and offer up a track-by-track breakdown.
Shade Empire has checked in with the following announcement about parting ways with guitarist Janne Niiranen:
"As many of you may have noticed one is missing out. A few months after we'd record an Omega Arcane, Janne announced that he has other things in his life where he wants to focus on instead of guitar wanking.
"We have grown up together and played together 14 years so the case was not easy to deal with and still isn't. We lost a member of the band, but we did not lose a friend. Friendship will remain forever! After four great albums, after many great gigs and paths we respect you, Janne Niiranen, and we wish you all the best for the future. Yours: Savolainen, Räsänen, Sirkkiä, Mantere, Harju.
"On the other hand we have also some good news to share with you. We have found a good person and great guitarist for the band. Aapeli Kivimäki from Soulfallen will join the SE roster. We are very excited of this and after first booze sessions Aapeli seems to be like one of us. So let's welcome him warmly on future gigs! Cheers!"
The "Omega Arcane" album is due out May 3rd, 2013 and has the following track listing: More...
Shade Empire has confirmed their coming European tour, which is to be the first one of the kind for the band. Headlining the tour is the Swedish band Unleashed and other participants are Krisiun (Bra) and One Man Army & the Undead Quarted (Swe).
Gaining its reputation as one of the most aggressive bands in Finland, Shade Empire has received very positive reviews for its releases, especially for the latest album, "Zero Nexus" (12.03.2008) and has had a successful appearance at Tuska festival this year.
The tour dates for the fall/winter are the following: More...
Finland's SHADE EMPIRE have revealed the following tracklisting for their new album, Zero Nexus, due out on March 12th via Dynamic Arts Records: '9 In 1', 'Adam & Eve', 'Blood Colours The White', 'Flesh Relinquished', 'Harvesters Of Death', 'Serpent-Angel', 'Whisper From The Depths', 'Ecstasy Of Black Light', 'Victory'. Zero Nexus was recorded at Studio 33 in Kuopio, Finland throughout October.