SHADE EMPIRE Added To UNLEASHED's Hammer Battalion' Tour
Finnish metallers SHADE EMPIRE have been added to the UNLEASHED-headlined "Hammer Battalion" tour, alos featuring KRISIUN (Brazil) and ONE MAN ARMY AND THE UNDEAD QUARTET (Sweden). The dates are as follows:
Nov. 25 - (CH) Geneve @ L'Usine
Nov. 26 - (GER) Stuttgart @ LKA-Longhorn
Nov. 27 - (A) Worgl @ Komma
Nov. 28 - (GER) Trier @ Exhaus
Nov. 29 - (CH) Erstfeld @ Transilvania Live
Nov. 30 - (FR) Colmar @ Grillen
Dec. 01 - (ITA) Piacenza @ For Sale
Dec. 02 - (SLO) Ljubljana @ Media Park
Dec. 03 - (A) Traun @ Spinnerei
Dec. 04 - (A) Vienna @ Szene
Dec. 05 - (GER) Hannover @ Musikzentrum
Dec. 06 - (GER) Berlin @ K17
Dec. 07 - (POL) Warsaw @ Progresja
SHADE EMPIRE released its third album, "Zero Nexus", in March 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.
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