Fallujah To Release New Album “Empyrean” In September, Premiere “Radiant Ascension” Video

Fallujah have announced that their new album, “Empyrean,” will be released on September 9. The effort features the band’s latest lineup, which now consists of vocalist Kyle Schaefer (Archaeologist), bassist Evan Brewer (ex-The Faceless), guitarist Scott Carstairs, and drummer Andrew Baird. A video for the first single, “Radiant Ascension” (feat. Tori Letzler), can be found below:

“Empyrean” Track Listing:

01. “The Bitter Taste Of Clarity”
02. “Radiant Ascension” (feat. Tori Letzler)
03. “Embrace Oblivion” (feat. Katie Thompson of Chiasma)
04. “Into The Eventide” (feat. Katie Thompson of Chiasma)
05. “Eden’s Lament”
06. “Soulbreaker”
07. “Duality Of Intent” (feat. B>David Wu of Cyborg Octopus)
08. “Mindless Omnipotent Master” (feat. Chaney Crabb of Entheos)
09. “Celestial Resonance”
10. “Artifacts” (feat. Tori Letzler)

Carstairs commented:

“After such an experimental expression [with ‘Undying Light‘], we sat down to write ‘Empyrean‘ completely refreshed and inspired, It was like the musical tension of the last decade had been released, and we were ready to achieve goals the band had originally set out for. ‘Empyrean‘ is truly a return to form because we are doing what comes naturally to us, but with an intensity that we haven’t achieved in the past. We set out to create something that represents the band and its history in its purest form while also pushing our technical abilities further than we have ever gone.

Every Fallujah album has been a reflection of whatever ideas felt the freshest and exciting to us at that particular point in time. We’ve developed our own defined sound over the years, but on this album, our new members helped bring in some new perspectives. We incorporated new elements such as counterpoint and tempo changes but maintained elements integral to the band and even brought back techniques used in older records. At this point, it’s all about elegantly presenting the sound we have cultivated over the last decade.”

He also added:

“From the beginning of this writing process and until the end, we painstakingly made sure every aspect of this record would blow away our listeners. We meticulously scrutinized every riff and note choice. There has never been this much effort put into a Fallujah record as we did with ‘Empyrean,’ and the result is a truly monstrous record that we believe is the band’s best work by a significant margin. We showed you restraint on the last record. Now, let us show you what happens when we leave it all on the table.”

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