After a bit of downtime from Manchester based heavy hitters Empires Fade following the departure of frontman Liam Leverton, who stood down from the group in early 2017 due to suffering from “numerous health issues” which also had an impact on his performance whilst on tour, it looks like they’re back and in the studio.
The band seem to be currently working on their sophomore full-length record, and follow-up to their 2015 debut, ‘The Edge Of Existence’.
A few months back they made a post via Facebook, assuring their fans that they were still active and working on new material, with an iTunes listing of what will be a full album.
On Sunday (February 18th 2018), guitarist Tom Higgins then confirmed that the band were heading back into the studio, and would be working at FoxHound Recording Studios in Middlewich, which is owned and run by guitarist/vocalist Mike Bennett who would presumably be handling the role as producer.
Along with confirming that they’re grafting away in the studio working on new material, the band have also introduced (well, re-introduced) their former vocalist Jack Delany back into the frame by posting a photo of him today in the studio with them.
Delany‘s return was something both teased by the band and speculated by the fans over the past few months following Leverton‘s unfortunate departure.
Also known for fronting Hertfordshire metalcore unit The Eyes Of A Traitor, Delany had originally joined Empires Fade back in 2012, replacing Callum Galbraith who featured on their ‘Reflection’ EP from earlier that year.
With the band, Delany featured on a re-recorded version of their song ‘The Highest Highs’, and also the original version of ‘Eyes Wide Shut’. He stayed with Empires Fade until 2015 before choosing to part ways to focus on other commitments and priorities.
More news and details surrounding Empires Fade‘s forthcoming sophomore record will be confirmed as it develops.