Fallujah Releases “Empyrean” Featuring Evan Brewer

Fallujah: EmpyreanEarlier this year, technical metal band Fallujah announced a change to their lineup with vocalist Kyle Schaefer and bassist Evan Brewer joining the fold. Now the band’s latest roster has been documented with the album, Empyrean. And although the group has changed, founder Scott Carstairs says it recalls their earlier material.

“Empyrean is truly a return to form because we are doing what comes naturally to us, but with an intensity that we haven’t achieved in the past. We set out to create something that represents the band and its history in its purest form while also pushing our technical abilities further than we have ever gone,” he said, adding that the new members bring new perspectives to their sound.

Brewer is a powerhouse of a bassist whose résumé includes work with The Faceless, Entheos, and Animosity. His wizardry can also be heard on his solo albums, Alone and Your Itinerary. Suffice it to say, his presence on the album alone is enough to check it out.

If you haven’t seen Brewer in action, you can see him close up in this bass playthrough for “Radiant Ascension” from Empyrean. His monstrous mix of techniques and precision time is a marvel.

Hear it in context with Schaefer’s vocals:

Empyrean is available now on CD, vinyl, cassette, and as a digital download (iTunes and Amazon MP3).

Empyrean Track List:

  1. The Bitter Taste of Clarity
  2. Radiant Ascension
  3. Embrace Oblivion
  4. Into The Eventide
  5. Eden’s Lament
  6. Soulbreaker
  7. Duality of Intent
  8. Mindless Omnipotent Master
  9. Celestial Resonance
  10. Artifacts

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