British prog-metal outfit EMPRESS AD are proud to release their debut ‘Still Life Moving Fast’ today via a unique partnership between The End Records/ADA and Roadrunner Records, CLICK HERE to download the album on iTunes. The album has been gaining momentum, debuting #1 on CMJ and is quickly becoming a favorite of outlets such as Loudwire, Alternative Press, Revolver, New Noise Magazine, Outburn and more!
“For me, ‘Still Life Moving Fast’ captures everything we’re about as a band. Every ounce of our vision, passion and creativity had been used when writing and recording the record, and it’s something we’re really proud of. Each song is it’s own entity, but when they’re all put together on the record, it makes something that’s even bigger and more important than any of us could of realised.” – Ollie Loring
Having taken time to carefully hone their style of the music they love, EMPRESS AD, formed in 2011 by brothers Ollie (guitar and vocals) and Alex Loring (bass), together with Edd Unwin (drums) and Tom Meadon (guitar), have written an arsenal of songs that veer from an expansive, progressive sound to an aggressive, controlled roar. Citing their influences as Pink Floyd, King Crimson, the Berkshire four piece locked themselves away in a UK studio with experienced New York-based producer, Andrew Schneider (Cave In, Pelican, Old Man Gloom) to craft their debut. Their method of recording the music live, quickly, and as organically as possible has led to noticeable nuances within the album – details for the listener to pick up on after repeated plays – but, more importantly, it has led to the kind of natural feel to the music that cannot be replicated with a couple of extra weeks tweaking behind the scenes.
The result is a debut album for the ages. With lyrics that focus upon suggestive metaphors for the intangible minutiae of everyday life rather than relationships and lost love, this is a band of musicians as focused upon grooving together as one as they are on their songwriting and being able to relate to fans on an emotional level. Soothing and utterly crushing in turn, EMPRESS AD’s music juxtaposes gentle harmonies with frantic ferocity; relaxed strumming followed by thrash beats, time signature changes and other meanderings that you’ll just have to find out about for yourself.