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WHITE EMPRESS - Signs A Record Deal With Peaceville, Album Out In September

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White Empress, a band formed by ex Cradle Of Filth guitarist Paul Allender, has signed a record deal with with legendary UK label Peaceville Records. Paul Allender with a full band line-up, this new venture into the metal landscape under the moniker of White Empress exudes the depth and ferocity of his prior work whilst pushing new boundaries. Paul’s signature razor-sharp riffing and epic, melodic twists and turns compliment the sumptuously alluring and often demonic voice of Mary Zimmer (Luna Mortis) to create a masterclass in savage yet uplifting metallic darkness. White Empress’ debut full-length album, titled Rise Of The Empress, is set for release on Peaceville Records on 29th September. The album was recorded in the band's studio and has been mixed and mastered by veteran producer, Kit Woolven (Thin Lizzy, Cradle Of Filth). Paul Allender says: "White Empress is the link the music scene has been so desperately missing. The band started writing together two years ago, and have slowly crafted the sound that is White Empress. White Empress has all the best parts of the metal scene rolled up into one band. The music is hard, but emotive. White Empress’ unique style and sound is bringing fresh life to the music scene that it’s been crying out for."
White Empress comprise: Paul Allender, formerly the main guitarist and songwriter in Cradle Of Filth, vocalist Mary Zimmer from Luna Mortis (and a vocal coach), Will Graney, keyboardist from Damnation Angels, Chela Harper, bass player for Coal Chamber, guitarist Jeremy Kohnmann from The Awakening, and drummer Zac Morris, who’s played with many bands including Ugly Kid Joe. Below you can enjoy in recently released video clip for the track "Darkness Encroaching". Link