Eye Empire has built a following through unwavering perseverance. They are true road warriors, sacrificing the comforts of home with an unwavering belief in the dream. Over the past several years, the band has staged more than 800 performances building a community that has rallied around the mantra “Love, Respect, Support.” On October 29, the next chapter begins with the release of EVOLVE.
EYE EMPIRE ANNOUNCE RELEASE OF EVOLVE ON OCTOBER 29
AND OFFER “THE WAR ISN’T OVER YET” AS GRATIS DOWNLOAD
Band Continues On-Going National Tour Staging 800 Dates In Three Years
In gratitude to fans across The World, the band has placed the song “The War Isn’t Over Yet” on-line as a gratis download. The band welcomes sharing, and re-posting of the track across the universe, but does request accompanying usage of the album cover. The composition can be downloaded here: http://www.hightail.com/download/OGhmYkJpVnMwMEZFQmNUQw
Corey Lowery (Stuck Mojo / Stereomud / Dark New Day), B.C. Kochmit (Switched), Donald Carpenter (Submersed) and Ryan Bennett (Texas Hippie Coalition) all have seen success in the past through other ensembles. With the formation of Eye Empire however, they have proven a commitment to seeing through what they started. Lowery remembers, “BC and I started playing together when he was in Switched, and I knew that he would be the guitar player that I would one day create something special and lasting with. He has a great sense of melody with rhythm and solos and a great understanding of arrangement and what’s best for the song. He knows the difference between shredding and holding one note, and making that one note sing. He truly has his own style as an artist.” He continues, “with DC, when I met him on Halloween four years ago, from the first note he sang, I knew he was something special. He treats his voice like an instrument, always focused, pushing himself to finding new voices with each song. Lyrically, he believes in what he is singing. Never preaching, but expressing what he’s been through or seen in his life on the road. And lastly with the youngest member of the quartet Ryan Bennett, Lowery reflects, “Simply one of the baddest drummers to come to the rock ‘n roll scene in years. Grabbing some of his favorite drummers and making his own style with Eye Empire. He’s the guy that is always smiling staying positive until he gets behind the drums then he explodes.”
Musically, they have established a connection that has witnessed an organic swell. Audiences have grown, and the band is now a bona fide headliner. It has everything to do with chemistry. They push one another to stay fresh. Thus, the chosen title of EVOLVE for the upcoming album which follows the band’s independently released debut IMPACT. As Carpenter shares, “I am deeply connected to this story. You truly have to live by your heart and trust that life will lead you in the direction you are needed. I believed and it led me to Eye Empire. I will never take that for granted.”
The pre-order for physical goes live Monday, October 21st at www.eyeempire.storenvy.com/ while the album will be available via all digital retailers worldwide on October 29. Eye Empire continue to tour steadily, with the following confirmed appearances scheduled (Direct Support is Mindset Evolution on most dates):
10/18 FARGO, ND LEGACY BALLROOM
10/19 MANDAN, ND O.N.E.
10/21 LINCOLN, NE BOURBON THEATER
10/22 DES MOINES, IA THE WAREHOUSE
10/23 MERRIAM, KS AFTERSHOCK
10/25 HOUSTON, TX SCOUT BAR
10/26 CORPUS CHRISTI, TX THEOS
10/27 DALLAS, TX THE BOILER ROOM
10/30 NEW ORLEANS, LA HANGAR 13
10/31 ATLANTA, GA TABERNACLE
11/01 MEMPHIS, TN NEWBYS
11/02 CLARKSVILLE, TN THE WAREHOUSE
11/03 JOHNSON CITY, TN CAPONES
11/06 LOUISVILLE, KY DIAMOND PUB
11/08 MARION, OH TINKS
11/09 CAMP HILL, PA GULLITYS
11/10 PHILADELPHIA, PA VOLTAGE LOUNGE
11/12 FREDERICKSBURG, VA HARD TIMES CAFE
11/14 HICKORY, NC THE WIZARD SALOON
11/16 COLUMBUS, GA CHAOS ON THE ROCKS
11/21 ST. PETERSBURG, FL STATE THEATRE
11/23 JACKSONVILLE, FL BREWSTERS MEGAPLEX
Complete Track listing of EVOLVE:
The War Isn’t Over Yet
Rise (Wake Up)
Beyond The Stars
The Man I Am
Don’t Look Back
There are a bunch of cool releases hitting stores and online retailers tomorrow. Check out the list below!
Lita Ford – Living Like A Runaway
Malice – New Breed of Godz
U.D.O. – Celebrator (2 CD)
LostProphets – Weapons
Eye Empire – Impact
The Murder of My Sweet – Bye Bye Lullaby
My Dynamite – S/T
At Vance – Facing Your Enemy
Syron Vanes – Bringer of Evil (Reissue)
Syron Vanes – Revenge (Reissue)
The origin of Eye Empire began in 2007 when Corey Lowery (Stuck Mojo/Stereomud/Dark New Day) and B.C. Kochmit (Switched) started to construct what would eventually become the foundation of this empire.
After two years of writing and searching for the right voice, Donald Carpenter (Submersed) joined the group in October of 2009 followed by former Texas Hippie Coalition member Ryan Bennett on drums. The band’s debut album: Moment of Impact will be released Tuesday, June 19th via Bad Puppy Records / Bulldog Productions.
Produced by Corey Lowery and Eye Empire, early pressings of the album have already sold thousands of copies on-line exclusively through mail order. An expanded track listing with three brand new songs make up the national release of Moment Of Impact.
The first single from the album, “I Pray” has already been heard on Sirius/XM’s “Octane” for the past few months; while the band has been staging one standing room only show after another. Eye Empire will immediately head back out on the road for dates beginning on September 4th in Madison, WI, and rolling in to a direct support run with Wayne Static’s Pighammer that commences on September 27th in Sacramento.
Check out the band’s clip, “I Pray” below! Get Moment of Impact here!