The Seattle, WA based AWAKEN THE EMPIRE manages to fuse atmospheric alt-rock with raw, heavy emotion. Encompassed by a sound that plays out more like a cinematic movie score, and the group’s constant use of encrypted codes and hidden messages, AWAKEN THE EMPIRE is definitely not your typical rock band.
AWAKEN THE EMPIRE’s much-anticipated debut offering, Aurora, is set for a July 24th release through Another Century and you can view their striking new music video for the track, “Cross My Heart,” now at the link below.
“Cross My Heart” is also now available across all digital retail platforms. See links below.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/aurora/id994980978 (Album Pre-Order)
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00XO33XYA/ref=dm_ws_tlw_trk6 (Single Order)
Insomnia Track List:
1. Insomniacs Unite
2. Cruel World
3. We Control the Lights
5. I’m Not Invisible
6. Cross My Heart
7. Rise + Fall
10. A Tribute to Rome
11. Heavy Is the Head That Wears the Crw
Don’t miss AWAKEN THE EMPIRE touring across North American with 10 Years, Nonpoint and The Family Ruin from July 17th – August 15th (see all dates below). Be sure to stay tuned to www.facebook.com/awakentheempire for all album news and tour updates.
Damien Lawson (vocals) states: “Working with director Chad Michael Ward on this video was a wonderfully brutal experience. He’s very like us in the sense that he’s so in the moment and passionate. The whole time I’m singing, and throwing myself around, he’s screaming at me, in my face and pushing me to go harder. I loved every second of it.
“We were also so lucky to have some really amazing talent in the ‘Cross My Heart’ video. All of the actors were fantastic, and seriously beautiful people. Derek Mears, who played Jason Voorhees in the latest Friday the 13th movie, is in the video. The cast and crew, as a collective, really elevated the cinematic aspects of the video to a level that totally surpassed what we had hoped for.
“This is a total schizophrenic love song. It’s about falling in love, but being so damaged that you can’t trust it. You desperately want to believe in the love, but at the same time you are terrified to get your heart ripped out again.”
06/06 Spokane, WA – The Knitting Factory (Headlining)
06/07Seattle, WA – Studio Seven (Headlining)
07/17 Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue (w/ 10 Years, Nonpoint)
07/22 Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall (w/ 10 Years, Nonpoint)
07/24 Poughkeepsie, NY – Montage Music Hall (w/ 10 Years, Nonpoint)
07/25 Portland, ME – The Asylum (w/ 10 Years, Nonpoint)
07/27 Fredericksburg, VA – Hard Times (w/ 10 Years, Nonpoint)
07/28 Charlotte, NC – Amos’ Southend (w/ 10 Years, Nonpoint)
07/29 Columbia, SC – Music Farm (w/ 10 Years, Nonpoint)
07/31 Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues (w/ 10 Years, Nonpoint)
08/01 Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall (w/ 10 Years, Nonpoint)
08/04 St. Petersburg, FL – State Theater (w/ 10 Years, Nonpoint)
08/07 Knoxville, TN – The International (w/ 10 Years, Nonpoint)
08/08 Parkersburg, WV – WV Polo Club (Bearfest, with nonpoint, Boba Flex)
08/09 Joliet, IL – Mojos (w/ 10 Years, Nonpoint)
08/11 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theatre (w/ 10 Years, Nonpoint)
08/13 Rochester, MN – Wicked Moose (w/ 10 Years, Nonpoint)
08/15 Rockford, IL – District (w/ 10 Years, Nonpoint)