Eye Empire was formed in 2007 by bassist Corey Lowery (of Stuck Mojo, Stereomud, and Dark New Day) and guitarist B.C. Kochmit, who began meeting up and writing songs once a month. In 2009, vocalist Donald Carpenter was added to the line-up, followed by drummer Ryan Bennett. Over the course of late 2010 and throughout 2011, the group proceeded to release a series of EPs entitled Moment Of Impact Vol. 1-2 (all sold exclusively through mail order in limited copies of 1000 -- now out of print) that would later become the foundation of their first length album of the same name (self-released and also out of print), released Sept. 11th, 2011. This debut album was re-released by Bulldog Productions and Vertusent Music Group in June of 2012 as a double-CD, featuring unreleased songs, as well as acoustic and live versions.
For a band that many are not aware of, they have quite a list of accolades to their name. Featured on the album are three members of Sevendust (Clint Lowery, contributing melodies and lyrics on two songs; Morgan Rose, who drums on a number of tracks; and vocalist Lajon Witherspoon, who guests on "Victim") and it's co-produced by Mike Froedge (formerly of Black Label Society and doubleDrive), which should be enough to garner interest in its own right. However, the group have also toured, not only with Sevendust, but also with household named such as Seether, Five Finger Death Punch, Evanescence, Shinedown, and KoRn! But now, onto the music...
Full of heavy, grooving riffs, inescapable melodies, and
emotion-filled lyrics, Eye Empire possess all the accessibility of
a catchy radio rock band without simplifying themselves.
So there you have it! Eye Empire is a band that is doing everything right. They're writing great music, releasing it for an affordable price, touring with big named bands, and staying connected with their fans. So, why don't you go check them out? They're making it SO easy for you.
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