There has been a close connection between Arctic Rodeo and the folks in ANDROID EMPIRE for a long time already. We became friends in the late 1990s when we were playing in the same bands and sharing the same stages back then. It is very special for us to work with these guys on their new album.
Since ANDROID EMPIRE was founded in 2004, the four-piece have gone through quite some evolution: The band has come a long way from a doom / stoner outfit with vocals to an instrumental band merging gritty sludge tunes with progressive and classic metal elements. After two EPs, several line-up changes (the band was started by members of SHEPHERD and teamed up by members of ROTOR, JUD and THE FULLBLISS) and numerous live shows with bands such as SAINT VITUS, BARONESS, TORCHE, KYLESA, PELICAN, BURNT BY THE SUN, and KARMA TO BURN, the band will release their first full-length album “Monument” – a 60-minute trip into a world of all-instrumental heaviness – via Arctic Rodeo Recordings in late September 2017.
We are so happy to give our friends from Berlin a warm welcome and to add a new aspect to the sound reportoire of Arctic Rodeo. Because ANDROID EMPIRE have made an incredible new record. It is heavy, epic and atmospheric, but still so much down to earth. We will release “Monument” as double LP on colored vinyl, housed in a nice gatefold jacket and coming with a download card. The album preorder will be up in late August.
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