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

Track featured on charity compilation

I’m proud to announce that a Myopic Empire song is featured on the new compilation, APOSTILS AGAINST HEGEMONY, VOL. I: TRANSITIVE PROPERTIES.
The featured song is Parallel History, from Road to Ruin.
The album features 33 queer artists across many genres of music (most of it in the heavy and dark end of the musical spectrum).
The proceeds will be donated to The Trevor Project, which is a helpline and charity set up to help young LGBT+ people.
You can download the album for USD5.00 here:

Looking back at 2019

I haven’t done this before, but 2019 has been an interesting year, so let’s reflect a little on what has happened to Myopic Empire! The year started well, with the release of the split with Lucifer’s Fall. For this, I wrote two brand new songs, which was the first time I’d done so since going solo. The split came out really well, and it was great fun to work with this legendary Australian band, using the magic of the internet to communicate and collaborate. This collaborative vibe continued with the first full-length album, released in the summer, with guest appearances from two different guitarists. I was pleased with how the album turned out. It had a lot of ideas from the early days of the band, some songs that had been gigged relentlessly, and a couple of new ones that showed where the project might head in the future. I was also privileged to have someone make me an animated video, and this was the icing on the cake of a very productive period. The end of the year was less good, with a few personal problems coming up: I had trouble finding work, and this led to a lot of depression and loss of creativity. Things picked up again with finding a job and a positive change in my love life, but then came crashing down again when I got hit by a car! I haven’t been nearly as creative in the last few months as I would have liked, but it’s coming back now as I heal and look towards the future. May 2020 be slightly less dramatic, and I should be able to put out more good music. Expect new releases from Myopic Empire and Torgelleth and maybe more! Happy New Year doom fans! Doom forever!

~Devon

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