Band Of The Week

We are a British rock band and have been described as "the love child between Soundgarden and Pink Floyd" along with "intense", "introspective", "dark", "emotive" and "arena ready".

2019 saw the release of our debut album Self Aware and since then we've gained attention from Classic Rock Magazine with 'Hot List' & 'High Hopes' features, Kerrang! described our sound as "slick, vast and like the music was written with the help of an architectural blue print for an arena" and Planet Rock heralded us as ‘Ones to Watch’. We've also played acoustic shows at Arena Birmingham before Shinedown, Alter Bridge & Eagles.

The pandemic is not slowing us down, 2020 saw us out gigging, live-streaming and we released six singles including Empyre - You Know My Name, our cover of the Chris Cornell & David Arnold James Bond theme classic and Only Way Out (Piano Acoustic) a somewhat delicate, stripped back, emotive song to send shivers down your spine.

In 2021 we've brought you more acoustic tracks and we're already back in the studio working on the second electric album.

Planet Rock: "Everything about Empyre's beguiling music is colossal sounding"

Classic Rock Magazine: "On their dazzling debut album, Self Aware the closest musical reference point is Pearl Jam at their most glowering and emotionally intense".

GuitarWorld: "Empyre have become masters at taking the formula for British atmospheric rock and infusing it with their arena-ready signature sound"
Henrik Steenholdt - vocals
Did Coles - guitars
Grant Hockley - bass
Elliot Bale - drums

Previous Band Of The Week

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“Life sucks, but in a beautiful kind of way.”
Axl Rose
“One time we saw some hookers but when we got closer we realized it was Motley Crue.”
James Hetfield
“Jazz, isn’t that just a series of mistakes diguised as musical composition?”
David St. Hubbins
“A kid once said to me “Do you get hangovers?” I said, “To get hangovers you have to stop drinking.”
Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister
“We believed that anything that was worth doing was worth overdoing.”
Steven Tyler
“I could never quite understand cocaine, you can’t get a hard on, you can’t sleep and you grind your teeth, what the fuck is good about that?”
Jon Bon Jovi
“I’d rather be dead than cool.”
Kurt Cobain
"If It Ain't Gonna Rock It Ain't Gonna Roll"
Mike Tramp