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WHITE EMPRESS (ex-Cradle Of Filth) Launches New Website


White Empress, the eclectic metal sextet founded by former Cradle of Filth guitarist Paul Allender, has launched a new website to welcome 2015. Head over to: http://www.whiteempress.com/ to check it out.

“I decided to revamp the White Empress site to be simple and very easy to navigate,” commented Allender. “2015 is a new year for us and we have some very exciting things happening that will be announced very soon. The site had to look modern and slick with a different feel from other bands’ sites.”

White Empress released its debut album Rise of the Empress last fall on Peaceville Records. It can be purchased now through the label’s web-store at: https://www.burningshed.com/store/peaceville/ and digitally through iTunes at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/rise-of-the-empress/id914080798.

Rise of the Empress is what metal has been so desperately wanting for such a long time,” Allender recently told Revolver. “Something to wake it up from the mundane normal safe scene we are all in now. It’s heavy as hell, rocks like fuck and it grooves along like a possessed freight train….. Hail the White Empress!”

A music video for the new track “Darkness Encroaching” can be seen on YouTube at: http://youtu.be/Qj6hnQooelg. A live video for “The Ecstatic and the Sorrow,” shot over Halloween 2014, can be seen at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xq7yqdhGGQk.


Formed by guitarist Paul Allender – previously of U.K. titan Cradle of Filth – and with a full band line-up, this new venture into the metal landscape under the moniker of White Empress exudes the depth and ferocity of his prior work whilst pushing new boundaries. Allender’s signature razor-sharp riffing and epic, melodic twists and turns compliment the sumptuously alluring and often demonic voice of Mary Zimmer (Luna Mortis) to create a master class in savage, yet uplifting metallic darkness.

Rise of the Empress was recorded in White Empress’ studio and has been mixed and mastered by veteran producer, Kit Woolven (Thin Lizzy, Cradle of Filth).

Stay tuned for more information on White Empress and Rise of the Empress.

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