News•April 17, 2014 3:55 PM ET•1,528 views
The End Recs to release Empress AD album in U.S.
Official press release: The End Records/ADA, as part of a unique partnership with Roadrunner Records/Warner Music Group, is thrilled to announce they will be releasing the debut album from British prog-metal band Empress AD. Formed in 2011 by brothers Ollie (guitar and vocals) and Alex Loring (bass), together with Edd Unwin (drums) and Tom Meadon (guitar), Empress AD has crafted a sound that belies their young age. Soothing and vicious in turn, they juxtapose gentle harmonies with frantic ferocity; relaxed strumming followed by thrashy beats, time signature changes and other interesting meanderings. For The End Records, who will be releasing the group's full-length album exclusively in the United States this summer, the timing couldn't be any better. As label owner Andreas Katsambas states, "Our global deal with ADA/WEA enabled us to reconnect with our good friends at Roadrunner. They have always displayed remarkable vision at discovering new talent and Empress AD is no exception. We are excited to be collaborating with Roadrunner and together really get behind such a special band!" Roadrunner Records' Senior Vice President of A&R, Dave Rath, who played an integral role in inking the deal adds, "Roadrunner Records is proud to team up with The End Records to bring our newly signed artist Empress AD to the United States. Our long-standing relationship with The End and their commitment to releasing great new heavy bands makes this arrangement a win for the labels, the band and, most importantly, fans of great hard rock in America." Empress AD's debut album will be released via The End Records/ADA this summer in the United States.