Vancouver, Canada based progressive stoner/sludge/post-metal outfit Empress featuring drummer Chris Doyle (Craters, Wisteria, ex-Chrononaut) and guitarist/vocalist Peter Sacco (Seer) stream their debut full-length album, »Premonition«, due out on October 9th, 2020 via Petrichor Records. Empress’ bassist Brenden Gunn (ex-Craters, ex-Sand Witch, ex-Chrononaut) sadly passed away in October 2019 and »Premonition« is dedicated in his memory.
01. A Pale Wanderer
07. Lion’s Blood
The band comments: “We extend our gratitude to each and every one of you that has supported this band so far. A lot of years went into creating this effort and the reception we have gotten went beyond what we expected. »Premonition« is out today and we could not have done this without the blessing of the Gunn family, Petrichor Records, our families and every one of you.
Enjoy this triumphant monument. We are eternally grateful.
Special thanks to Robin Harris, Orion Landau, Matthew Gunn, Yannik Vargar, Seer, Craters, Jesse Gander and Jack Shirley.
This record is in loving memory of Earthmover Brenden Gunn (April 24, 1989 – Oct 30, 2019).”
Recorded/mixed by Jesse Gander at Raincity Recorders
Mastered by Jack Shirley at Atomic Garden Studios
Photography by Yannik Vargar
Artwork by Orion Landau
Art direction/layout by Robin Harris
Additional artwork by Matthew Gunn
Chris Doyle – Drums
Peter Sacco – Guitars, Vocals