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Empyrean Throne - Chaosborne (Full-Length Album - 2017) - Bandcamp Stream

Empyrean Throne is a Clandestine Order of chaos gnostic Black Metal practitioners, an endeavor stoked in the fires of inspiration and forged with the hammer of hard experience. While indisputably an American band, the initial spark was in fact ignited by two travelers in Scandinavia, from where it journeyed south and west to the sweltering heat of Lake Forest, California, where in 2011, the first manifestation of the band that would eventually become Empyrean Throne was founded.

Empyrean Throne’s very first recorded music took the form of the ravenous “Demonseed” EP in 2013, with a sound described by OC Weekly as “a vicious mix of raw black metal and traditional death metal” coupled with the haunting strains of a real, organic cello choir, signifying the birth of the band’s trademark approach to composition. With the spoils reaped from this first offering; coupled with favorable reviews from, The Kosher Metal Blog, and, the Order of Empyrean Throne was still hardly content to stand still, as still so much lay in wait on the road ahead.

In the years that followed, the members of the Order underwent various ordeals that tested their merit as artists and human beings. Grueling punishment, loss, facing one’s darkest fears, and even encounters with that which some may venture to call divine proved necessary to shape Empyrean Throne into what it was to become: a sonic conduit for Chaos. Indeed a gateway leading inwards and backwards, elevenfold, towards that great intangible place and power. Ave Magnum Chaos.

Empyrean Throne’s  first full-length release, “Chaosborne”, is a testament to this new unfolding, lurching deeper into the infernal depths of Black Metal and higher unto the celestial realm of orchestral concert music. Telling the story of a hapless Templar knight in medieval Europe and his subsequent decent into the realm of Chaos, the album offers eleven solemn hymns to unbecoming, with the searing Black Flame of illumination and wrath burning brighter than ever before in the hearts of those who have crafted it, the members of the Order themselves.

Empyrean Throne have been privileged to fly their banners and leave their mark on the live front alongside many of the esteemed acts in extreme music, including Nile, Kataklysm, Aborted, and Cattle Decapitation, among others. The Order has also carved its sphere of influence from the sweat and grime of the road, with two west coast tours under their belts and an appearance at Central Oregon Metalfest in 2016. Apart from that and a smattering of singles, which include a vast rendition of the Behemoth classic “Ov Fire and the Void”, Empyrean Throne have been quite occupied indeed preparing the ground for “Chaosborne”, and for whatever may lie beyond…"

Media Praise

"Chaosborne is a pretty amazing example of what can be done with this genre here in North America. The cover art is totally badass, and I may include it as one of my top 10 favorites of 2017. The music inside tears through you like banshees with sneering vocals backed by stalagmite-sharp guitar playing and bombastic drumming. It’s definitely one of those records that records that leave you breathless while listening." - (Ratings: Musicianship  ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐; Lyrics ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐; Heaviness ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐; Overall Impression ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐).

“Empyrean Throne blend the weights and harsh roars of death metal, the throat-tearing snarls and slashing riffs of black metal, and symphonic accents that lend the music an element of dark majesty” – No Clean Singing

"A compelling album from beginning to end, Chaosborne uses the symphonic aspects of black metal but keeps a more snarling tone present to give themselves some distance from other like-minded acts. There’s just as many gripping riffs as there is orchestral atmosphere, which should bring in an audience that might otherwise avoid an album like this. Cinematic yet occasionally caustic." - Dead Rhetoric (Rating: 8/10).

 "Chaosborne is really well-produced too, making it far more impactful as you can hear all the cool things Empyrean Throne is doing over the course of a song. It still has that raw energy needed for black/death and nothing is squeaky clean but everything is clear. All told, Empyrean Throne have put together a stellar debut that is hopefully a sign of even greater things to come." - Metal Observer (Rating: 9/10).

"Chaosborne is an album of multiple layers, demanding several listens to fully experience what Empyrean Throne are trying to convey with their otherworldly sounds. The band have released a superb example of the genre and have created something unique; a take on black metal that has yet to be explored by other bands within the genre." - Moshville 

Formed In: 2011
Status: Active
Years Active: ?-2011 (as Of Legions), 2011- Present

Mike Brennan - Guitars
Andrew Knudsen - Vocals
Leviathan - Drums
Spencer Strange - Guitars
Grey - Bass

Country of Origin: United States
Location: Lake Forest, California
Genre: Technical Black/Death Metal

Current Label: M-Theory
Press Contact High Road Publicity
Tom George//
Christian Bankes//

Booking Agent: Mark Muller//

Official Website:

Chaosborne (Full-Length Album - 2017)

Released August 11, 2017 

Produced, Mixed, & Mastered by Mick Kenney (Anaal Nathrakh)

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