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Empyrean Plague

Formed: 2002
From: North Bay, Ontario, Canada
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Empyrean Plague News

Below is our complete Empyrean Plague 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.

Bands Reflect On David Gold's Passing

Five years ago the metal scene lost a champion when David Gold from Woods Of Ypres died in a car crash.

Now on the fifth anniversary of that sad event, bands from around the world are sharing their remembrances of David and their thoughts on how Woods Of Ypres influenced them.

Wallachia had this to say: "December 21st - The longest night of the year. In memory of David Gold from Woods of Ypres. 5 years ago on this date, David was tragically killed in a roadside accident on the Canadian Highway, on the way home to unite with his family for the Holidays.

"David was one of the nicest persons I've ever been in touch with in the underground music scene, and he was so enthusiastic over the fact that his music had reached far up North - to the lands were a lot of his own influences came from.

"Woods of Ypres is by far the band that has influenced me the most during this past decade, and a lot of David's songs and lyrics feel tailor-made to my own personality and life experiences.
Thank you, David, for continuing to inspire and enlighten even now after your passing. Rest in Ypres, my friend." More...

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Empyrean Plague Releases New Music Video

Empyrean Plague is proud to release it's first official music video for the title track off of 2011's
"Imprint Evidence Destiny."

The video was directed by Christopher M. Ray (Vanquished) and produced by Hora Morior Productions. Check out the clip below.

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Ypres Metal Fest Announced

Empyrean Plague will be performing at the upcoming first annual Ypres Metal Fest, which doubles as a tribute to the recently deceased David Gold. The show has been announced for April 7th, 2012 at The Canadian Nightclub in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. The following press release was issued by Dismembertainment:

"We are proud to announce the first annual Ypres Metal Fest, which will also double as a tribute show for the late and dearly missed David Gold, frontman of Woods Of Ypres. Celebrating the release of what many are calling his finest work - Woods V: Grey Skies & Electric Light, as well as celebrating the life of David and the impact he has undeniably made on many, many people.

"This fest is a very personal matter for me, his family and for all of the performers involved - there are some really amazing things in store for this night. Bringing this festival to fruition was something David and I had discussed on many occasions, and I felt that after his untimely passing, it was just the right thing to do. Please join us for an incredible evening of performances and tributes that will not soon be forgotten.

"We also have an incredibly special performance coming from two members of Woods Of Ypres... Guitarist Joel Violette and Drummer Rae Amitay will be teaming up for an acoustic set of Woods material. There are potentially more acts TBA, and tickets will on sale by the end of this week. Locations will be announced. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Gold family to help cover the expenses of David's final arrangements, and to support the annual David Gold Music Scholarship made available to Sault College students."

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Empyrean Plague Announces New Album Details

Canada's Empyrean Plague has announced the band's upcoming third full-length album was recorded and self-produced by the band over the last three months, and will be titled "Imprint Evidence Destiny."

The band has made the sixth track of the album, “Northern Allegiance” available for free download on the Archaic North website here. The track listing is as follows:

1. Deciphering The Norse Code
2. Imprint Evidence Destiny
3. Northern Allegiance
4. The Spore
5. As The Earth Decays
6. A New Life Has Begun
7. I Built A Bridge..

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Empyrean Plague Releases New Album

Canadian black metal band, Empyrean Plague, has announced the release of their second full length album, entitled "Ancestral Embers Shall Burn." The album will be released on March 1st through Archaic North Entertainment. The album was recorded at Sardonic Moon Studios in Sudbury, Ontario to provide a more refined sound.

Mark Howitt, owner of Archaic North Entertainment comments, "I have always been a fan, so it is great to have Empyrean Plague as a part of our roster. We believe this album to be monumental and are looking forward to some upcoming tours to promote the album."

For a preview of the upcoming album, visit Archaic North Entertainment’s MySpace page. More...

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