Emperors and Elephants sound is influenced by 90’s hard rock scene. The band wears their influences on their sleeves, on their new album Devil In The Lake. On the first listen, I immediately noticed the Alice in Chains influence but found their music to be completely refreshing. If you are expecting another album full of down tuned guitars, think again. There are a lot of infectious riffs to be found on this album. Emperors and Elephants recently added Randy “The Arsonist” Cooper from Texas Hippie Coalition to their ranks, and his playing mixed with Jeph Stiph’s gives E+E, a pretty fantastic guitar tandem. If the opening track “Bring It Down” doesn’t make you a quick believer, “Who Are You” will certainly drive the point home.
Devil In The Lake has a bunch of radio ready tracks. Some songs are pretty heavy, some tone it down to allow Jesse Andrews’ voice to shine. When Andrews’ voice is the focal point in the music, you will find that he has a pretty awesome voice, and he can hold his own with some of the best modern rock singers out there today.
My Favorite songs on Devil In the Lake include “Bring It Down”, “Who Are You”, “Hit of Red”, “You and I” and the band’s hard rockin’ cover of the Chris Isaac classic “Wicked Game”.
Emperors and Elephants is easily one of the best new modern hard rock bands I have listened to in 2014. If you are a fan of bands like Alice in Chains, Shinedown and Pop Evil, do yourself a favor, and check out Devil In The Lake. I think you are going to like Emperors and Elephants a lot. I sure do!
01. Bring It Down
02. Who Are You
03. Your Will
04. Man of God
06. Hit of Red
07. Deep Sleep
09. Wicked Game
10. Ghost In The Mirror
11. You And I
12. M.oG. – Dupermang Re-Mix
Emperors and Elephants are:
Jesse Andrews – Vocals
Jason Meudt – drums
Jeph Stiph – Guitars
Randy “The Arsonist” Cooper – Guitars
Ron “Stoppable” Vanders – Bass
Chicago- based rock act Emperors and Elephants are announcing “The Devil in the Lake Tour” that will kick off on February 20th in Pontiac, Illinois at Freakster’s Roadhouse. The band will also be playing METAL FEST on July 5th in Lake Alcova, Wyoming.
The tour is in continued support of their record “Devil in the Lake” that was released earlier this year via Pavement Entertainment.
Chicago’s own Emperors and Elephants is a hard driving, modern, heavy rock band in the vein of Alice in Chains, Shinedown, and Seether. Formed in 2010, they have been gathering great momentum in Chicago and its surrounding area. With the recent addition of former Texas Hippie coalition guitarist Randy “The Arsonist” Cooper, the band is looking forward to taking the show on the road this year.
The schedule for Emperors and Elephants upcoming U.S Tour is as follows:
|Thursday February 20||Pontiac||IL||Freakster’s Roadhouse|
|Friday February 28||Lansing||MI||Uli’s House of Rock|
|Saturday March 1||Chicago||IL||The Chicago Loop|
|Wednesday March 5||Tulsa||OK||Downtown Lounge|
|Thursday March 6||Oklahoma City||OK||The Chameleon Room|
|Friday March 7||San Antonio||TX||Fitzgerald’s Bar|
|Saturday March 8||Houston||TX||BFE Rock Club|
|Sunday March 9||San Leon||TX||18th St Pier|
|Thursday March 13||Libertyville||IL||Austin’s Fuel Room|
|Friday March 21||Crest Hill||IL||Bada Brew|
|Friday April 18||Lombard||IL||Brauerhouse|
|Saturday April 19||St. Paul||MN||Amsterdam Bar and Hall|
|Sunday April 20||Mankato||MN||Buster’s|
|Friday April 25||Pittsburg||PA||Hard Rock Café|
|Saturday April 26||Milford||OH||Bocca Billiards|
|Saturday June 28||Cincinnati||OH||w/Days of the New|
|Saturday July 5||Lake Alcova||WY||METAL FEST|
Emperors and Elephants released their debut album titled “Devil in the Lake” today via Pavement Entertainment.
Chicago’s own Emperors and Elephants is a hard driving, modern, heavy rock band in the vein of Alice in Chains, Shinedown, and Seether. Formed in 2010, they have been gathering great momentum in Chicago and its surrounding area. Their song”Your Will” has been featured on Chicago area active rock stations 105.5 The KAT and 95.1 WIIL Rock. The track gained so much attention from WIIL rock listeners that they were invited to play an on air acoustic performance.
EMPERORS AND ELEPHANTS released their lyric video for the single – WHO YOU ARE from the debut album “Devil in the Lake”.