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Emptiness (Dark Metal)

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Latest news: Tue, Jul 18 2017, EMPTINESS

Latest release: "Not for Music"

Release date: Fri, Jan 20 2017, US Fri, Jan 20 2017

EMPTINESS have released a live music video for the track "Your Skin Won't Hide You", which was featured on their latest full-length 'Not For Music'. The video, which was shot during their performance at the Botanique in the native Belgian capital Brussels on the 30th of March this year, is now streaming via the link below.

The live video was produced by A Thousand Lost Civilizations and Blackout Studio and can be viewed here.

Artwork and track-list of 'Not for Music' can be viewed below.

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  1. Meat Heart
  2. It Might Be
  3. Circle Girl
  4. Your Skin Won't Hide You
  5. Digging The Sky
  6. Ever
  7. Let It Fall

'Not For Music' can still be ordered in various formats from the Season of Mist shop

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Biography

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Founded in Europe's center of gravity, Brussels, Belgium in the year 1998, EMPTINESS embarked on their musical journey with a burning vision to delve deep into darkness and horror. While the band was taking musical inspiration from different extreme styles such as black and death metal, the Belgians approached them in an open minded manner of continuous experimentation.

'Not for Music' embeds those early influences in ambient soundscapes that are imbued with a sinister foreboding of something evil lurking underneath those often elegant textures and surfaces. Strings and electronics blend seamlessly into an overarching sound of rising darkness that embeds eerily rasping vocals that scratch along frayed nerve ends like the dry snakeskin whispering of claws gliding over ancient vellum filled with arcane symbols and forbidden knowledge. Yet far from dwelling in the distant past, this horror has firmly settled within the concrete, glass and steel vistas of a modern metropolis in our time.

EMPTINESS scored the devil's luck and won the perfect production set-up to create these sinister soundscapes. After recording in their own Blackout Studio, the Belgians received an invitation to further enhance the production of 'Not for Music' by Jeordie White aka Twiggy Ramirez (MARILYN MANSON, A PERFECT CIRCLE, NINE INCH NAILS), who contacted the band after being impressed by their previous album 'Nothing but the Whole' (2014). Gladly accepting his invitation to Los Angeles, EMPTINESS furthermore used the golden opportunity to work in this city with Sean Beavan (GUNS N' ROSES, NIN, SLAYER) at Redrum Studio at the final mix and mastering.

Following their inception, EMPTINESS first released the two demos 'Eternal Rising' (2000) and 'Necrorgy' (2002) that received a remarkable welcome in the underground. Yet with each new album, 'Guilty to Exist' (2004), 'Oblivion' (2007), 'Error' (2012), and 'Nothing but the Whole', the Belgians were also increasingly leaving a mark in mainstream music press.

Now EMPTINESS dare you to close your eyes and let 'Not for Music' lure you into their realm of dark music. Do not let fear of the unknown distract you!

Line-up

Name Instrument
Jeremie Bezier Bass, Vocals
Olivier Lomer-Wilbers Guitar, Synths
Peter Verwimp Guitar, Drones
Jonas Sanders Drums, Percussions

Releases Season of Mist

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General information
: Fri, Jan 20 2017
: Fri, Jan 20 2017
: Dark Music
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: available

Tour dates

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Sat, Oct 07 2017 NL Nijmegen Doornroosje Soulcrusher II Fest
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