The alternative-electronica four-piece, Awaken the Empire, have teamed up with MTV Buzzworthy to premiere their new music video for “Rise and Fall,” today, June 18th. After releasing two new singles this year, Awaken the Empire has been compared to the likes of The Used and 30 Seconds to Mars, and has recently been featured by AltPress, Westwood One, AOL Music, AMP Magazine, and Pure Volume. The summer is looking bright for Awaken the Empire. The band just locked in a national tour opening for Eyes Set To Kill kicking off in Mesa, AZ on August 2nd. Check out “Rise and Fall” on MTV Buzzworthy here: http://on.mtv.com/LzWUtc
Damien Lawson, lead singer of Awaken the Empire, was inspired by films of the past when creating this music video. “With the ‘Rise and Fall’ music video, we really wanted to capture the look of 1920’s/30’s cinema like The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, and Frankenstein.”
The band exclusively premiered its recent single “Cross My Heart” on AltPress.com and “Rise and Fall” on AMPMagazine. The group has accumulated a significant amount of buzz surrounding these releases. These new singles are a follow-up to the band’s widely respected EP, “The Awakening”. The band was honored to team up with famed producer, Erik Ron (Panic at the Disco, Versa Emerge, Get Scared) to create their newest release. Listen to “Cross My Heart” on AltPress.com, here: http://bit.ly/AltPressAwakenTheEmpire
Awaken the Empire is Damien Lawson (Vocals/Guitar/Programming), Jaymz Marcc (Bass), Daryl Falconer (Drums), and Shivan Somaratne (Guitar). Possessing a sound that lies somewhere between that of a movie score and an alternative-electronica band, Awaken the Empire brings a new perspective along with their new sound. Lawson explains, “The general theme behind our band is that of an underground movement to encourage people to follow their dreams at all costs.” Lawson elaborates on the movie score vibe of the band’s sound saying “If we were a movie it would be somewhere between Donnie Darko (dark, romantic, schizophrenic, sarcastic, funny, complex) and Inception (mysterious, powerful, hidden agenda, purposely confusing).”
In early 2011, the band released the self-funded, self-produced EP “The Awakening” via iTunes accompanied by the self-produced video to the single “Know Your Place.” In November 2011, the band released the video for “The Awakening” on AOL Music which was directed by the great Chad Michael Ward (Aiden, Combi-Christ). The video has already received over 160,000 views on Youtube.