New merch store!

Hey all,

I get asked about T shirts quite a lot, and the original run of skull T shirts have nearly sold out, so the time is right to create a new design and make it available!

I now have a new merch store on When you order a T shirt, this is fulfilled by Teespring either from the EU or US, whichever is closest to you. You can pay with paypal in various major currencies (selectable at the bottom of the product page) and you can expect delivery in 1-6 days.

Click here to go straight to the store and get your T shirt today!

(In future, the link will be accessible from the ‘merchandise’ tab in the website menu.)


Nature’s Eye Video

Today marks the unveiling of the second video to promote Road to Ruin. This one is for the song Nature’s Eye, a stomping riff-fest influenced by Candlemass.


The Mother, Part I

The Mother, Part I, is the track that from Road to Ruin features the guitar work of Srikanth Panaman.

Srikanth is one of the two guitarists from Bangalore-based band, Bevar Sea. I came across them when they had just released their debut album, back in 2012. We got chatting when I was ordering a CD from the band, and Srikanth helped Myopic Empire out by distributing copies of our demo through his distro.

Srikanth was very excited to contribute to the album, and I selected a song that I thought would suit his particular style: The Mother Part I. Of course, what with me being in the UK and Srikanth in India, we couldn’t really meet up for the recording, so we used the wonders of technology to work remotely. Srikanth contributed a solo for the middle of the song that has a fantasticly charming quality to it, and the song is all the better for it.

If you enjoyed The Mother, Part I, and want to hear more of Srikanth’s work, you can hear one of Bevar Sea’s recent tracks below:

You well be wondering where, if this song is part I, where part II is… this will appear on the next Myopic Empire album. I’m planning a trilogy of albums (the eagle-eyed among will have spotted a clue to this on the spine of the Road to Ruin CD) and there will be one part of The Mother story on each album that forms part of the trilogy.

The album, Road to Ruin, is out now:



Road to Ruin (the song)

The title track from Road to Ruin is the song that features the fantastic guitar work of Aris Perperoglou. This song marks one of the more mellow points of the album and Aris’s guitar contributes greatly to that feeling.

It was great working with Aris. We’ve been friends since I first saw Sickfist (his former band) play in Essex, and since then we’ve jammed together numerous times. His style of guitar playing is very blues-influenced, but the riffs that he creates are heavy. I asked him to step in and play something on this song, and was actually expecting him to produce a regular ‘solo’ over the heavy part of the song, perhaps with some other lead parts in the first part of the song. What happened was that Aris, being the creative person he is, produced so much more than that, and I was thoroughly impressed. I particularly liked the melodic lines at the start of the heavy section and the little licks that ebb and flow during the gentle section of the song. It was very interesting to see how someone else interprets the song and its feel.

The original song is one of the earliest I wrote for Myopic Empire, around 2013, and it always stood out among the songs as something a little different. It makes me very proud to finally have the song out there for people to hear.

The album, Road to Ruin, is out now:


Road to Ruin OUT NOW

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!

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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.


The album is also available as a download from iTunes, Amazon and Google Play

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.

I hope you enjoy these heavy new tunes from Myopic Empire, and if you want to let me know what you think, tweet me or tell me on facebook!

Much love and doom forever,


Wild One music video

Today marks the release of the brand new animated video for Wild One, from the album Road to Ruin. The video was produced by Potato Demon Productions (website, facebook). Check it out below!

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!

Album title and release date

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I am pleased to announce that the album will be called

Road to Ruin

and the tracklisting will be as follows:

  1. Intro
  2. Nature’s Eye
  3. Wild One
  4. A Call for Silence
  5. The Mother Part I
  6. Parallel History
  7. Road to Ruin
  8. Buried
  9. Goodbye
  10. Outro

    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).

Guest contributor – Aron Davidson

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!
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Guest musician – Aris Perperoglou

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.

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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!


Guest musician – Srikanth Panaman

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.”


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