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EMPYREAN PLAGUE

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ORIGIN:

North Bay Ontario, Canada


FORMED IN:

2002


GENRE:

Black/Folk Metal


CURRENT LINE UP:

Mike Burge - Guitar/Vocals/Acoustic

Kyle Tayler - Guitar

Kye Bell - Bass

Liam Ahola - Drums


FORMER MEMBERS:

Tyler Chartrand - Drums

Dave Strba - Guitar/Backing Vocals/Acoustic

Pawn (Rob Mcgrath, founding member), Dertah - Bass, Aurele - Keyboards


BAND CONTACT:

Website: www.reverbnation.com/empyreanplague

Myspace: http:www.myspace.com/empyreanplague

Email: empyreanplague@yahoo.ca


TIME LINE:

In 2002, Empyrean Plague began to take form in the vast forests of the Canadian North. Influenced by the harsh northern winters, founding members and guitarists Turmoil and Pawn, began crafting their ruthless, yet melodious sound. Soon after, they sought out others of like mind, enlisting drummer Treachery and recruiting bassist Dertah (Vanquished) to begin work on their first demo.


Upon completion, Dertah returned to Vanquished as E.P. began the quest for a permanent bassist. After some time they came upon their missing link, a lost spirit by the name of Unborn.


Empyrean Plague was now complete. In late 2003 they began recording for their debut full length album and set forth "Conquering the Elements". In years to come Pawn decided to leave the band and Unborn took up the guitar duties. Now the search for a new bass player was at are backs. It took patience to find a a new soul for this position but, with time it would be a reality. Keltisch came into the brood with all that could be desired and all was complete!


During 2008, Empyrean Plague kept busy with this line up and recorded their second full length release "Ancestral Embers Shall Burn". After hearing the songs live, Archaic North Entertainment became interested in working with the band and they entered Sardonic Moon Studios. The album was released on March 1st 2009 and shows the band with their most solid sounding album to date. Also in 2009, Mike Burge started a side project in the form of Old Shores.


The band kept busy performing live shows in 2010 and in 2011 hit the studio to record their second album through Archaic North Entertainment entitled "Imprint Evidence Destiny". This album showed the band moving in a more organic rock influenced direction but still keeping it very black metal in ways. The post-rock influence added much melody and groove within the music. In 2012, a couple of long time members, Dave Strba and Tyler Chartrand left the band to pursue other things and Kyle Taylor moved from bass to guitar. Kye Bell, drummer for the band Sign of the Raven moved to bass duties and a new drummer in the form of Liam Ahola took over percussion duties.



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