Finnish metallers SHADE EMPIRE have issued the following update:
"SHADE EMPIRE has ended co-operation with Dynamic Arts. Cooperation ran for the last two albums. Now it was time to denounce and to direct all eyes to the future.
"Terminating the contract took place at the end of last year but for technical reasons is informed only now.
"SHADE EMPIRE wishes Dynamic Arts and its bands a safe trip and all the best to meet future challenges.
"SHADE EMPIRE is currently preparing for the fourth album. By whom and when is the publishing going to take place, we don't know yet. The band intends to look at all the cards safely and carefully through and be open to all potential offers (contact information can be seen at the official website). Interest, however, has already been showed also abroad..."
SHADE EMPIRE released its third album, "Zero Nexus", in March 2008 via Dynamic Arts Records. Most of the recording sessions took place at Studio 33 in Kuopio, Finland and this time the band used a real choir to boost the sound. The vocal recordings at Perkele Studios were overseen by producer and AJATTARA mastermind Ruoja (a.k.a. former AMORPHIS frontman Pasi Koskinen). The CD was mixed by Sami Niittykoski.
According to a press release, SHADE EMPIRE has created a sound which cannot be easily categorized. Their music contains industrial and symphonic elements while still staying true to its death/black metal roots.