The day has arrived! Road to Ruin is unleashed upon the world!
This 10-track debut album has been in the works for a long time and it has finally arrived!
Head over to bandcamp to listen to the album and pick up a copy for yourself. It’s available as a download for £8 (GBP8), downloadable in almost any format, including iPhone compatible format, and if you download, it will be streamable from the bandcamp app (available in your phone’s app store).
It’s also available as a CD for £10 (GBP10), including artwork by myself and the lyrics to all the songs. CD purchases via bandcamp include download and streaming as well.
And if you want the entire Myopic Empire discography, then you can get everything I’ve released, in download format, for the superb price of £12.80! Click or tap here and scroll down.
Much love and doom forever,
Thanks to Tess at Potato Demon Productions for all your hard work on this video. You really are talented and I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out!
I am pleased to announce that the album will be called
Road to Ruin
and the tracklisting will be as follows:
- Nature’s Eye
- Wild One
- A Call for Silence
- The Mother Part I
- Parallel History
- Road to Ruin
The album will be released on CD and digital on 29th June 2019, and will be available from bandcamp (CD/download) or Amazon/Apple Music/GooglePlay (download only).
Aron is a long-term friend who has been an inspiration for my music. He’s someone with an encylopedic knowledge of metal, having been involved in the scene since his teen years. Many of my ideas have occurred to me while hearing Aron describe and demonstrate long-forgotten albums from his extensive record collection, while sharing a drink or two.
Aron’s involvement started when I realised I needed a narrator for a particular track to read out a piece of verse that was to be spoken and not sung. This then grew to the point where Aron is now my narrator and will appear on Road to Ruin and at least one more album. His smooth English accent works perfectly with the subject matter. Thanks for your help , Aron!
The second contributor to the album is guitarist Aris Perperoglou. Formerly of stoner rock band, Sickfist, Aris currently plays with Essex blues band, Ministry of Mojo. His soulful style of lead guitar, combined with a nose for a great, heavy riff made him a perfect fit for one song in particular. He was delighted to be included, was a pleasure to work with, and his contribution has really made this album a richer experience. I can’t wait for people to hear his work.
The completion of the album draws near. Just mixing and artwork left to complete and I will be able to release the album this summer! Watch this space for more news!
One of the great features of the forthcoming album is that it will feature some guest musicians. One of these is guitarist from Bevar Sea, Srikanth Panaman. Hailing from Bangalore, Srikanth is one of the stars of the Indian metal scene. Here’s what he had to say about being asked to play guitar on this album:
“Devon asking me to play on a song of Myopic Empire’s new album came at a time when my own band was coming out of a period of hiatus. I was beginning to write new music and had just started putting together my home studio to do demos as well, so the home recording set up was begging to get test driven. I dug the song a lot, and it had proper singing on it, so for my part, I just wanted to come up with something that was tasteful and rich to make it better.”
After much hard work, the split is finally ready and will be released on Friday 8th March 2019. It will be available as a download on the Lucifer’s Fall and Myopic Empire bandcamp pages (each with a different running order) and will cost £4.
You can pre-order it here:
It’s only a few weeks until you’ll be able to hear this long-awaited release, featuring the first new material from Myopic Empire since 2015!
The artwork for the Lucifer’s Fall split has been revealed! The Mother Superior has created a great gothic piece with stunning typography.
We haven’t agreed on a running order, but the featured tracks will be as follows:
1. Calm Before the Storm
2. Deceiver (Lucifer’s Fall cover)
1. Whispered Words (Myopic Empire cover)
2. Dirty Shits Dirty Music (Rehearsal 19 Dec 2018)
3. Trident Steel (Rehearsal 19 Dec 2018)
Release date to be announced soon!