New album: Torgelleth – The Void

Today I am proud to announce the release of my latest work: a brand new Torgelleth album!

It’s called the Void and is a journey through our beautiful and astonishing universe. Travel through galaxies and nebulae. Witness the birth of stars in stellar nurseries and their death in violent supernovae.

I’ve been working on this album for a long time. I started the Torgelleth project in 2013, when I released the two-track called Cold, Dark Nebula. I was then slowly working on the album, but it was slow progress as I was working on Myopic Empire and other projects, and I was finding it difficult to be happy with the sounds I was creating, and creative ideas didn’t always flow. Eventually, progress started to be made and the album started to take shape. Black Hole, the track that is shown below, was the easiest to finish. It flowed very easily and is my favourite on the album. Some of the others had me very stressed out with how to finish them!

The album is available from http://torgelleth.bandcamp.com and is available as a download and CD.

I am also very excited to show this animated music video to accompany Black Hole. It really brings the track to life and reflects what I had in mind as I wrote the music.

New animated video

Today, the new animated video for At the End of Time is released.
Potato Demon Productions, who produced the video for Wild One created another video that captures the feel of the song perfectly.
The video has bold colours, exploding volcanoes and lots of fire, and I’m really pleased with it.

It’s great fun working with Potato Demon, because they are incredibly creative. We had some initial discussions about the direction of the video and what i expected, and then the rest was down to them. They came up with excellent ideas that really surprised me and look absolutely marvellous. It is an honour to have someone respond to my music and use it to produce stunning visual art like this. Potato Demon thought that the song’s speed would help make a good video, and that it would suit some fiery scenes. Evidently, the video was quite tricky, with the hardest being figuring out how to get all the separate parts together without draining the resources of the computer.

Once the visuals were finished, I added the song audio and the sound effects. This isn’t a traditional music video – we think of it more as a collaboration, with Potato Demon using the music to create a visual story, and then the music becomes an accompaniment to that story.

I hope you like what you see here, and check out the video for Wild One too, if you have’t seen it.

Enjoy the video!

To see more of Potato Demon’s work, click here

~Devon~

Tell Me Nothing

Hey folks! Although most of my effort goes into Myopic Empire, sometimes I release little tracks here and there, under my own name.
Tell Me Nothing 001
Tell Me Nothing is a little bluesy track about some of my personal experiences. I had fun with it, trying different guitar tones that I don’t normally use, and using a more relaxed vocal style that would probably feel out of place on a Myopic Empire song!
You can hear it at my bandcamp page:

The Last Fire CDs available now

Great news!

The Last Fire CDs have arrived from the manufacturer, and they look awesome! If you have ordered one already, I’ll be posting it on Monday, and if you haven’t yet ordered, now’s your chance! They look really nice, and if you have a copy of Road to Ruin, you can check out the mystery feature on the spine of the artwork… Available on bandcamp for £10 plus postage.

Best wishes, Devon

The Last Fire CDs in box 2

The Last Fire released

The day has arrived: The Last Fire is unleashed upon the world. The second album of a three part trilogy, The Last Fire represents an evolution of what I’m trying to achieve with Myopic Empire. It’s a bit different from Road to Ruin, but still recognisably Myopic Empire.

CD Booklet

One of the tracks features the wonderful narration of Tessa Stander, who also produced the stunning artwork and photography for the album. The same track also features some electronic sounds that are a fairly new feature – there were some synth sounds on Road to Ruin, but not quite like what I’ve done here. There’s definitely some experimentation with the riffs and song structures too, and even a fully instrumental track!

Pick up a copy now, at the following link:

https://myopicempire.bandcamp.com/album/the-last-fire

CDs are available to order, although there is a wait of maybe a week before I can post them, as they are still being pressed.

The album is also available on the usual download sites if you prefer those (iTunes, Google Play, Amazon etc.)

Be sure to head over to my facebook page too, and let me know what you think!

https://www.facebook.com/myopicempiremetal/

 

The Last Fire to be released 3rd July

The Last Fire is finally finished and will be released on 3rd July 2020. After much work, it’s finally done! I am very proud of this next installment in the Myopic Empire story, and I hope everyone enjoys it!
 
If you want a preview, check out the video of Fade Into Black: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejOhGRxqqLU
 
The Last Fire will be available for £6 for download and £10 for a CD (plus p&p), both from my bandcamp. It will also be available from other download and streaming sites, but at different prices.
CD Booklet

New music video: Fade Into Black

Today is a great day, for I am unveiling the first song from The Last Fire in this playthrough-style music video! The album is fairly diverse, and this song, Fade Into Black, showcases one facet of that diversity.

I actually had to learn some new software and skills to make the video – not all software can do a four-way split screen! It was definitely a fun experience to make, though.  The guitars and vocals are all actually ‘live’, in that I recorded the audio as I performed for the video – I’m not miming along. This also means that there is a different recording here than is on the album!

Enjoy the video, and if you have any comments, please head over to facebook or Twitter to let me know!

Album artwork and title revealed

The moment has finally arrived! Today the artwork for the new album can be revealed! ArTess Design  has completed the artwork and I’m extremely pleased with it!

The album will be called The Last Fire.

CD Booklet

Probable tracklist:

1. The Sixth Great Extinction
2. At the End of Time
3. The Last Fire Part I
4. The Last Fire Part II
5. The Last Fire Part III
6. The Mother Part II
7. Ironsphere
8. This Crying Earth
9. Fade Into Black
10. Fin

As you can see, the track names are full of my usual nihilistic outlook. I’m working on recording as we speak, and it’s going well so far. I’m trying to improve all the time, and some parts are improving while others aren’t, so I’m working on those parts. I know people are eager to hear this album, but I’m taking my time because I’m trying to make this something to be proud of. That said, I can’t wait for people to hear it! I’m pleased with how it’s shaping up. There are some badass riffs in there,  some new ideas and plenty of doom!

I expect to release this sometime in the summer. I know that’s a bit vague, but deadlines are the enemy of creativity!

Live streaming

Like a lot of artists, I have been drawn into thinking about how to provide entertainment at home during the current global crisis, and live streaming seems a good way of doing that. I’m a fan of this kind of thing in general, so I was excited when a friend asked me to contribute to an art streaming event on Saturday 28th March 2020. There will be various things taking place: I’m not entirely what at the time of writing, but it will be interesting and fun!

Here is a link to the facebook event, where the streaming will take place. I’m planning to unveil at least one new song, so tune in to hear that!

https://www.facebook.com/events/273612910294412/

I plan to do more similar events like this in future, so follow my facebook page to hear about them:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/myopicempiremetal/posts

Devon x

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