Empty Throne reveal new lineup feat. ex-members of Cannibal Corpse and Suffocation
Official press release:
Melodic/blackened death metal band Empty Throne is once again on the move with plans of sending even larger ripples through the metal world by turning an already impressive lineup into a full-fledged supergroup. With writing underway for their upcoming full-length, Empty Throne has added Jack Owen (ex-Cannibal Corpse, Deicide, Six Feet Under) and Mike Smith (ex-Suffocation) to the fold.
One of the most renowned guitarists in metal today, Jack will be providing his legendary riffage that helped define the last three decades of death metal. Mike will take the helm behind the kit delivering his unmistakably brutal drumming style. The two veterans will join returning Empty Throne members C.R. Petit (Angerot), Jason Ellsworth (Angerot), and Michael J Pardi (Possessed, Draconis, Ritual) for what promises to be an absolute powerhouse of an album. Stay tuned for the next hellish chapter of Empty Throne.
Empty Throne formed in 2020 with C.R. Petit and Jason Ellsworth of Angerot joining forces with Mike Pardi (Possessed, Draconis, Ritual) and Gabe Seeber (Kennedy Veil, Decrepit Birth, Black Crown Initiate, Abbath) with a goal of creating a unique blend of Death, Black and Thrash Metal. The styling of Empty Throne has been referred to as "Hellish Blackened Deathrash". It draws upon the violent propulsion of 80's thrash. The agile savagery of mid-90s Gothenburg-style death metal. Rabid vocals blended with dark atmospherics of late-stage black metal. The result was a ferocious onslaught of speed, power, and outright aggression backed with deadly hooks and grooves. The members of Empty Throne are all veteran hell-bringers and have deep lineage in the extreme metal genre.
Empty Throne partnered with the upcoming label Wise Blood Records to release their three-track 23-minute debut EP, Glossolalia, in 2021 to rave reviews. The EP quickly sold out and proved the band a force to be heard.