WHITE EMPRESS Post Video For “Darkness Encroaching”Friday, 25th July 2014
WHITE EMPRESS, the new band featuring former CRADLE OF FILTH guitarist Paul Allender have posted the video for “Darkness Encroaching.” The song is culled from the band’s debut album, Rise Of The Empress, out this fall on Peaceville Records.
Rise Of The Empress will release this fall on Peaceville in conjunction with PledgeMusic.com. The album can be pre-ordered now through PledgeMusic at this location, along with plenty of White Empress goodies from signed artwork, signed guitars, to the opportunity to record in Paul Allender’s studio and more. Pledgers will also be able to download a track from Rise Of The Empress.
Formed by guitarist Paul Allender – previously of UK titan Cradle Of Filth – and with a full band lineup, this new venture into the metal landscape under the moniker of White Empress exudes the depth and ferocity of his prior work whilst pushing new boundaries. Allender’s signature razor-sharp riffing and epic, melodic twists and turns compliment the sumptuously alluring and often demonic voice of Mary Zimmer (Luna Mortis) to create a master class in savage, yet uplifting metallic darkness.
The album was recorded in White Empress’ studio and has been mixed and mastered by veteran producer, Kit Woolven (Thin Lizzy, Cradle Of Filth). With Allender’s relentless guitar and Zimmer’s diverse vocals, ranging from operatic to death metal screams, White Empress is exploring new areas of metal.
“White Empress is the link the music scene has been so desperately missing,” said Allender. “The band started writing together two years ago, and have slowly crafted the sound that is White Empress. White Empress has all the best parts of the metal scene rolled up into one band. The music is hard, but emotive. White Empress’ unique style and sound is bringing fresh life to the music scene that it’s been crying out for.”