Watch: Empire State Bastard Release Doomy Epic ‘The Looming’

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With their studio album debut coming out in just a few weeks, the extreme metal act Empire State Bastard has released another single from the LP.

For those who may be unfamiliar – Empire State Bastard was founded by Simon Neil (of Biffy Clyro) and Mike Vennart (Biffy Clyro live guitarist and solo artist, ex-Oceansize). Drummer Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer) will be taking part in the band’s live performances alongside bassist Naomi Macleod (of Bitch Falcon).

As of today, you can stream the band’s new single “The Looming”; an official visualizer associated with the song has also been released.

Regarding this new track, Empire State Bastard state: “The end is nigh! The end is looming! Fuck what they told ya!”

Back in June, the band released a song called “Stutter,” and before that, they released a track titled “Harvest.”

Empire State Bastard’s debut studio record, titled Rivers of Heresy, will be released on September 1st. If you are interested in pre-ordering the album, you can do so by following this link here. Below you can check out the official visualizer for Empire State Bastard’s new song “The Looming.”

Regarding upcoming shows, Empire State Bastard will be taking part in this year’s Riot Fest; they will be playing on Sunday, September 17th, alongside such bands as L.S. Dunes, Gorilla Biscuits, Nothing, Fleshwater, and H20. Then, on September 20th, the band will be making their New York City live debut, supporting the sludge noise band Chat Pile.  If you are looking to pick up tickets for that show, you can do so by following this link here. Do keep in mind that tickets for this upcoming show are running low, so do not miss out!

Empire State Bastard “The Looming”

Rivers of Heresy tracklist:

1.      Harvest

2.      Blusher

3.      Moi?

4.      Tired, Aye?

5.      Sons and Daughters

6.      Stutter

7.      Palms of Hands

8.      Dusty

9.      Sold!

10.  The Looming