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Empires of Eden

From: Australia
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Empires of Eden News

Below is our complete Empires of Eden 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.

Headline News

Stu Marshall Ending Empires Of Eden

Following the release of fourth album "Architect of Hope," it seems there's no hope to be had for any upcoming Empires of Eden material. Stu Marshall comments on laying the band to rest:

"I am announcing here that I will not be making anymore Empires of Eden albums. The decision comes for many reasons, one most importantly that I think the series has run its course and, unless an artist has something new to say, they best leave their prior works do the talking.

"To say I am grateful for your support is an understatement. The amazing people and opportunities this (EOE) thing spawned for me is incredible. Without EOE, Death dealer and my new band Blasted to static would never have been born.

"So first, thank you for following. The 4 albums will remain a set for me. Very special in many ways. Each album contains pure performances from some incredible talent. The good news is the music output from me is increasing... two bands both with global touring plans and releases. Death Dealer releases our second album this year with European touring staring next week and, Blasted to Static’s debut will be completed soon with early 2016 touring planned. More...

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Empires Of Eden Audio Interview Available

The Evolution Rock Metal Podcast has posted an hour long interview with Empires of Eden and preview of the new album "Channeling the Infinite," which can be heard in the player below. The album features a range of guest vocalists, including:

Udo Dirkschneider (Accept, U.D.O.)
Rob Rock (Impellitteri, Driver)
Steve Grimmett (Grim Reaper, Lionsheart)
Mike Dimeo (Masterplan / Riot)
Sean Peck (Cage)
Carlos Zema (Outworld, Vougan)
Ronny Munroe (TSO, Metal Church)
Alessandro Del Vecchio (Edge of Forever)
Danny Cecati (Eyefear, Pegazus)
Louie Gorgievski (Crimsonfire)
Vo Simpson (Darker Half) More...

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Empires Of Eden Posts New Album Teaser

Empires Of Eden announced that the band will release the band's third LP entitled "Channelling The Infinite" on June 1, 2012 (Japan) through Rubicon Japan and June 6, 2012 (World) through Music Buy Mail.

The album will contain 12 tracks with some of the most influential metal voices, including:

• Udo Dirkschneider (Accept, U.D.O.),
• Rob Rock (Impellitteri, Driver),
• Steve Grimmett (Grim Reaper, Lionsheart),
• Mike Dimeo (Masterplan / Riot),
• Sean Peck (Cage),
• Carlos Zema (Outworld, Vougan),
• Ronny Munroe (TSO, Metal Church)
• Alessandro Del Vecchio (Edge of Forever) and
• Danny Cecati (Eyefear, Pegazus)
• Louie Gorgievski (Crimsonfire)
• Vo Simpson.(Darker Half)

"Channelling the Infinite" will also be available as a limited-edition Digipak which includes bonus tracks for each territory. The album's cover art was created by L.A based "Alex Ruiz."

Mastermind Stu Marshall commented:

I am overwhelmed by the power and emotion of the vocal performances that these amazing singers have brought to the album. It's pushed my playing to levels I never thought possible and has created the most well-rounded release I have ever been involved with. Writing for these incredible artists is a dream come true and the finished product has actually exceeded my expectations. Every song is filled with a passion and spirit that immediately grabs the listener; I am very excited for people to hear this album.

A teaser video for the release can be seen here: More...

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Empires Of Eden Releases "We Three Kings" Single

Australia's Empires Of Eden released a rendition of "We Three Kings" for the holiday season. The song is available for purchase on iTunes for a limited time. All proceeds from the song will go to the "Metal For Cancer" charity. The song was mixed by guitarist Stu Marshall and sung by Cage vocalist Sean Peck.

Stu Marshall commented on the song: "This track came into being when I was hanging with Sean in California on a recent trip. It seemed a great way to honour a great song and at the same time offer something positive towards the fight for Cancer. The usual covers of Christmas carols are fairly comical and we wanted to take it the other way, much heavier and dramatic. Working with Sean on the last EOE cd was an incredible experience so it was natural for us to work on this."

Sean Peck added his comments: "Cancer has affected all of our lives directly or indirectly and we would encourage all metal heads to take the time to give just a small donation towards defeating this killer."

Check out the song here:

We Three Kings - Empires of Eden feat Sean Peck by heavymetalmedia

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Stu Marshall Video Interview Available

Army Of One TV has posted a new video interview online with Australian guitar player Stu Marshall, in which he discusses his project Empires of Eden and the collaboration with Ronny Munroe for the album "Lords of the Edge," as well as offering some updates on Dragonsclaw's latest work at his Frontier Studios in Sydney. Check out the clip below.

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Empires Of Eden Checks In With Band Update

Guitarist Stu Marshall of Empires of Eden has checked in with the following update about the band's activity:

"It's time for a blog update on what is happening. And there has been alot going on. Being currently signed and licensed to the label's 7Hard (world) and Rockstar Records (Australia), the newest album 'Reborn in Fire' is now on shelves globally. It's great to hear from people from all over the world, please, keep the messages flowing. In other good news, a few of Europe's most prestigious metal reviewers are saying great things about the album. 7Hard contacted me the other day to say they are repressing the album due to the sales figs and it seems to be reaching metal fans everywhere.

"I can also mention I have been in contact with many of the guests since recording the album, and they are all thrilled with the end result. It's still something I enjoy listening to and there are plans afoot for album #3 next year. Next, we are trying some European and US based promoters to tour this epic, once we get some confirmation we will announce it here of course.

"This year I'll be re-mixing and remastering the debut album. The re-release will include a bonus track from US metal screamer 'Sean Peck' and with critics raving about his song on the new album, we discussed something over the top to include. I am thinking of adding a few new instrumental tracks as bonus' also. More...

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Empires Of Eden Announces Australian Release

Australia's Empires of Eden has checked in with the following announcement about signing to Rockstar Records for the release of a new album:

"Empires of Eden has signed to Rockstar Records for the Australian territory. The new album for Empires of Eden - Reborn in Fire features an all star cast of metal's finest voices. Slated for release on August 22, the album will feature two bonus tracks for Australia and will be available in stores nationally.

"Featuring a staggering list of international metal superstars in : Zak Stevens (Savatage), Mike Vescera ( Loudness / Yngwie Malmsteen), Steve Grimmett (Lionsheart / Grimreaper), Carlos Zema (Outworld) and Sean Peck (Cage). Further to this list of overseas names, the album also features the incredible vocals of Louie Gorgievski (Crimsonfire), Mike Zoias (Dune) and Sydney session vocalist Chris Ninni."

Zak Stevens commented on the album: "I had an amazing time working on the new Empires of Eden CD. Stuart Marshall is a super-talented recording artist who really knows how to get the best performances out of the artists he works with." More...

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Empires Of Eden Posts Studio Footage

Australia's Empires of Eden has released studio footage from the recording sessions for the upcoming album "Reborn in Fire," which is due for release by 7Hard on July 16th. The video clip can be viewed below.

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Empires Of Eden Announces New Guest Vocalist

Australia's Empires of Eden is set to release the new album "Reborn in Fire," which features a 30 piece orchestral score and eight vocalists, on July 16th, 2010. The band issued the following brief update about recruiting Sean Peck to perform on the album:

"Empires of Eden is very proud to announce Sean Peck as one of the feature artists on the upcoming album 'Reborn in Fire.' The screamer from San Francisco is lead vocalist for US based power metal band Cage."

Guitarist Stu Marshall also commented, "Sean was one of the guys I approached for the album after being a huge fan of his band Cage. His vocal range is something to really hear as the guy has one of the most intense and expressive voices in metal music today. The other great thing was his ability to compose material. I sent him a song that was really aggressive and he was able to rearrange the parts as he saw a best fit. Sean’s song Total Devastation is definitely the heaviest track on the CD and pure, kick in the face screaming heavy metal"

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Empires of Eden Signs To 7Hard Records

Australia's Empires of Eden has announced their signing to 7Hard Records for the US, UK and Europe. The new album will be released in June. The album features a 30 piece orchestral score and artwork by celebrated US artist “Alex Ruiz.”

Guitarist Stu Marshall comments, “It’s an understatement to say we are excited about the new signing and we have been looking for the right label to partner with. The word was out that 7Hard are one of the best emerging labels out there and Axel’s commitment to the bands is excellent. This new CD features some of metal’s most recognizable voices and in a unique twist, they have all composed their own lyrical and melodic concepts. ”

7Hard label manager Axel comments, ”We are very proud and happy to have Empires Of Eden with this monster power metal release at 7Hard. Mastermind Stu is one of the best guys in the biz and it’s a pleasure to work with him. Some of the biggest heavy metal superstars, great songs, with unique guitar work and powerful sound - a must have!”

The band has also unveiled a promo video for the new album. Watch it below:

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Empires Of Eden Reveals New Album Details

Australian power metallers Empires of Eden, featuring Stu Marshall of Paindivision and Dungeon, have announced that their upcoming album will be titled "Songs Of War And Vengeance."

The track listing for the album will be as follows:

1. Dawn of fire ( intro)
2. New Hope
3. Empires of Eden
4. The Reckoning
5. Through Eternity
6. Scars of Innocence
7. Dark Religion
8. Blood of an Angel
9. Fires of Torment
10. Black endings / Echoes of Oblivion

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