Californian symphonic blackend metal band, Empyrean Throne, has released the official lyric Video for the single “And None Shall Rise” from their upcoming debut album, Chaosborne. The lyric was produced by Scott Rudd (Opeth, Fallujah, Fear Factory). Check out the track on this page and let us know what you think in the comments section below.
Chaosborne was produced by Mick Kenney (Anaal Nathrakh), features artwork by Valadislav Kutusov, and will be released August 11th, on M-Theory Audio (the new label from Marco Barbieri, ex-Century Media President, Nuclear Blast).
Vocalist Andrew Knudsen commented:
‘And None Shall Rise’ is not only the subsequent single from our upcoming debut album, Chaosborne, but the opening salvo in the second act of the record’s story ark. Lovecraft enthusiasts will recognize much of the themes presented within the song, including the barren setting of ice-covered dreamworld, Polaris. Narratively, the somber and treacherous atmosphere of Polaris was a perfect companion for the bombastic arrangement of ‘And None Shall Rise.’ At this point in the album’s story, our main character, a knights templar named Mathias is locked in a battle of wills with beings of the Lovecraftian pantheon. His ideals, sacred truths, and feeble view of the world around him has been fragmented, like a broken mirror that further pains his sanity as he tries to rearrange the pieces. However, with this suffering comes illumination and the awakening of a deeper power within. Everyone experiences agony, but it is within these trials that we are able to unlock hidden parts of our being capable of great feats, strength, and resolve. We hope that you enjoy listening to ‘And None Shall Rise.’ Ever vigilant disciples!
About Empyrean Throne:
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 MetalBite.com, The Kosher Metal Blog, and MetalAssualt.com, 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 inward and backward, elevenfold, toward that great intangible place and power. Ave Magnum Chaos.
Empyrean Throne’s upcoming 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 descent into the realm of Chaos, the album offers 11 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.
Rock Hard \m/