Empyre strips back for an evocative and intimate live album

Empyre strips back for an evocative and intimate live album

9th April 2024 0 By Jon Deaux

Empyre will release their first live album on Friday 17th May. Pre-orders are open now, exclusively from www.empyre.co.uk

Channeling the essence of the legendary MTV Unplugged series, Live & Unplugged captures the emotion, energy, and boldness of Empyre’s music in its purest form. Guitars take center stage, vocals soar, and the stripped-back arrangements allow the power of the songwriting to shine through.

Live & Unplugged is 11 sublimely performed and produced tracks capturing the enveloping atmosphere from their acoustic shows recorded at Kettering Arts Centre (St. Andrew’s Church). The same venue (currently undergoing refurbishment) will play host to a celebratory acoustic gig by the band on Saturday 12th October. Tickets for that event are on sale as part of the album pre-order.

Bucking a trend, in a somewhat unique move, Live & Unplugged will be available exclusively on CD. This decision reflects the band’s desire to create a tangible experience for music lovers.

Featuring live versions of all the songs from their 2021 release The Other Side this album has the bonus of additional material from their latest LP Relentless and an extra track from Self Aware. The CD runs like a gig and includes stage banter, with the band talking about the songs, their history and indulging in some crowd interaction, much of it delivered with their customary dose of tongue-in-cheek self-deprecating humor.

Henrik Steenholdt (Lead Singer) comments “This is Empyre at our most exposed. There’s no distortion to hide behind. From that perspective, it’s raw and revealing, but performing like this is so rewarding and we hope we’ve captured something that everyone who enjoys our live shows will embrace”.

Pre-order: https://www.empyre.co.uk/

Shows announced: 

May 4th – Bradstock, Nightrain, Bradford

May 5th – Bonfest, Kirriemuir, Scotland

May 25th – The Patriot, Crumlin Wales (SOLD OUT)

June 1st – Festival On The Hills, Honiton, Devon

October 12th – Kettering Arts Centre, Northamptonshire

Tickets are available from: https://www.empyre.co.uk/

Empyre is:

Henrik Steenholdt: Vocals and guitar

Did Coles: Lead guitar

Grant Hockley: Bass

Elliot Bale: Drums

Follow Empyre:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EMPYRE/

X (Twitter): https://twitter.com/EmpyreRock

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/empyrerock/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZX8Cp9zqFuRyRCdybGwKfg

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5QeMbHunpR4zPKLDEL4i7O

Kscope: www.kscopemusic.com/artists/empyre

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