Boone, North Carolina based stoner rock band Hempire presents their debut full-length album, »High Country Hash Thrash«, which was released on May 16th, 2022.
01. Death Trap
04. Wasn’t Born Yesterday
05. Never To Return
06. Ain’t Leavin’ Here Alive
07. Untitled Track
Produced by James Sigmon at Garbagé Recordings.
Your friendly high country riff-lords!
In 2017, Hempire was born in Southern Appalachia out of a mutual appreciation for riffs and rock & roll. Inspired by classics like Sabbath and Sleep, lyrical themes of old-time music and country, and funky grooving bass lines, listeners feel like they’re riding two motorcycles at the same time as Hempire cruises down a winding road of stoner doom psychedelia.
Guitarist/vocalist Joey, bassist Jason, drummer Jon often improvise and flow through punishing high-octane sets while performing songs written about life, love, and loss. The collection of songs prepared for the trio’s first release »High Country Hash Thrash« have been contributed to by a slew of former members over the years, finally captured by James Sigmon with Garbagé Recordings in August 2021. Staying true to their name – Hempire continues to grow like a weed with fresh tunes coming soon.
Joey Shaw – Vocals, Guitar
Jason Watson – Bass
Jon Andre – Drums