Doomed Nation

Sounds For The Lost Generation

Embr pays tribute to the fallen heroes of grunge with their brand new »Idolatry« EP, covering Alice In Chains, Nirvana, Stone Temple Pilots and Soundgarden

Birmingham, Alabama based female-fronted doom rockers Embr just unleashed »Idolatry« EP, on which the band is paying tribute to the fallen heroes of grunge era – Scott Weiland, Kurt Cobain, Layne Staley and Chris Cornell. By honouring four bands, Stone Temple Pilots, Nirvana, Alice In Chains and Soundgarden, they recorded four outstanding covers of timeless rock classics.

Embr releases this covers EP just 5 months after the release of their first full-length album »1823« through New Heavy Sounds Records.

01. Down (Stone Temple Pilots cover)
02. Heart-Shaped Box (Nirvana cover)
03. Junkhead (Alice In Chains cover)
04. Mailman (Soundgarden cover)

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01. Embr – Down (Stone Temple Pilots cover):

»Down« is a song by American rock band Stone Temple Pilots. It is a song on the album »No. 4« (officially stylized as № 4«) and is the fourth studio album released by American hard rock band Stone Temple Pilots, released on October 26, 1999.

02. Embr – Heart-Shaped Box (Nirvana cover):

Embr covers the classic Nirvana song »Heart-Shaped Box« as a tribute to Kurt Cobain.

»Heart-Shaped Box« is a song by American rock band Nirvana, written by vocalist and guitarist Kurt Cobain. It was released as the first single from Nirvana’s third and final studio album, »In Utero«, in August 1993.

03. Embr – Junkhead (Alice In Chains cover):

Embr covers the classic Alice In Chains song »Junkhead« as a tribute to Layne Staley.

This song is from the Alice In Chains album »Dirt«. »Dirt« is the second studio album by the American rock band Alice In Chains, released on September 29, 1992

04. Embr – Mailman (Soundgarden cover):

Embr covers the classic Soundgarden song »Mailman« as a tribute to Chris Cornell.

»Mailman« is a song by American rock band Soundgarden. It is from the album »Superunknown« and is Soundgarden’s fourth studio album. It was released on March 8, 1994.

Embr formed in the Birmingham, Alabama region in 2015. Their mission statement is to find the happy medium between both sonic worlds, to walk with one foot in somber density and the other in a place of blissful, uplifting tranquility. Something simple yet loud with complexity, grunge qualities, even abrasive at times, but offset with beauty and calm.

Embr have three solid EP’s under their belt. In 2016 they released »261« which was an onslaught of heavy riffs and angelic vocals. In 2017 the band released »271«, This release maintained a level of heaviness but they also managed to reign back on the onslaught and displayed their softer side. On 2019’s »326: Spiritual Dialysis« the massive sound was turned up, slowed down and was an absolutely defining and deafening assault. All of Embr’s EP’s have been received very well and have had a wide array of sound while staying true to the mission. The band has just released their debut full-length album »1823« on New Heavy Sounds.

Embr is:
Crystal Bigelow – Vocals
Eric Bigelow – Drums
Mark Buchanan – Guitar
Alan Light – Bass

Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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