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Montreal, QC – November 5, 2018
For fans of Thrice, Circa Survive, Glassjaw, At The Drive-In
Glasgow Prog Rockers ATLAS : EMPIRE Track Premiere “As Yet Unwritten” via RebelNoise
New Album “The Stratosphere Beneath Our Feet” Out December 7th
Music Video “Hostess”
L-R – Robert Hasebe (Bassist), Jamie Sturt (Guitar and Vocals), Steven Gillies (Guitar and Vocals)
Glasgow’s ATLAS : EMPIRE will be releasing their new album “The Stratosphere Beneath Our Feet” on December 7th, 2018. Weaving their way between the multitudes of different genres that influence them, the trio visit the worlds of heavy progressive rock and expansive ambient shoegaze. Having already shared two music videos “Hostess” and “Gethsemane” in support of the upcoming release, the band is premiering the album’s opener “As Yet Unwritten” on RebelNoise.com at the following link: http://www.rebelnoise.com/articles/song-premiere-as-yet-unwritten-by-atlas-empire.
Guitarist Steven Gillies comments:
“As Yet Unwritten” is one of the most uplifting songs on the album – from the major key arpeggios in the verse, via the fuzzy 5/4 lead riff to a massive chorus. Lyrically, it deals with insights of a possible future and the different stages of acceptance & adaptation to “the end of the world”.
Since forming in 2011, ATLAS : EMPIRE have enjoyed success both through their recordings and several tours crossing the UK, the EU and Eastern Canada, including performing at Indieweek in Toronto.
To date the band has released 3 EPs, “To The Astronaut…” (2012); “Somnus” (2013) and “For the Satellites” (2015) with “The Stratosphere Beneath Our Feet” as their 2018 debut full length.
An ambitious album, the band is eager to get “The Stratosphere Beneath Our Feet” into the ears of their fans.
“The Stratosphere Beneath Our Feet” is a concept album, based around humanity’s growing reliance on technology and specifically how society falls apart when that fails us. We wrote each song like a chapter in a book, both musically and lyrically, to follow that narrative.”
“The Stratosphere Beneath Our Feet” is available for pre-order at the following link: https://atlasempire.bandcamp.com.
Music Video – “Gethsemane” – https://youtu.be/qQTZKa49OLo
Music Video – “Hostess” – https://youtu.be/SYkm0vN79eE
1. As Yet Unwritten
2. Diminishing Returns
3. It’s All In The Reflexes
4. The Moment We Were Exploding
6. The Entire of History You
8. The Year of The Four Emperors
9. Our Hands Part The Waves
Album Band Line Up:
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“A lesson in progressive rock” – Rocksound (UK)
“The band show an impressive versatility throughout the record as they straddle various genres with ease. Post-hardcore sits neatly alongside the Maybeshewill inspired post-rock…” – abadgeoffriendship.com
“They hit you with a wall of sound, that has a slightly Math feel to it. The tracks have a lot of overlapping phrases, but with darker tones to the guitars, it almost feels like Deftones and Arcane Roots had a lovechild and raised it in ‘Bonnie’. Both vocalists lighten the mood and play upon a subtle gaelic charm in between tracks…There’s just the right level of melody combined with guitar-wrecking aggression for them to stand out in the Glasgow scene.” – threesongsandout.com