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Monday, September 29th, 2003
8:57 pm
Rock Fest & Section 8 Benefit shows
Woops, seems I forgot to update about these shows until now. Anywho...

The Rock Fest at Michaelangelo's was an absolute blast!!! Easily one of my personal favorite gigs that we've done. The bands before us really didn't get much of a response from the crowd, but when we took the 2nd stage under the pavillion right in front of the kids and jammed, the mosh pits started and we got the best response of the day at that point. I was pleased, although I didn't play very well. Didn't matter though, it was loud enough that you probably couldn't tell. I was also surprised at the turnout when we played. People were mostly just roaming around and not paying all that much attention to the other bands before us, but after we got into the 3rd song or so, it seemed everyone had gathered to hear us. We handed out a ton of demo cd's as well. Big props to the boys in Edge of Existance, Two Sides, Bruening Sun, and Black Casket for getting the pit started and keeping it brutal!!

The next day was our benefit show at Section 8 Skate Park, which didn't go off nearly as well. Problem was we were on a bill with about 5 other punk bands. 99% of the kids there were into punk music so death metal didn't go over very well. lol There was a handful of people there that gave us pats on the back and enjoyed the music, but it was pretty disappointing compared to the Rock Fest. No matter, we just did it to show our support for Section 8 Skate Park because they've always been good to us and it's a cool venue to play.

I'm not really sure what's next for us. Last I heard we're playing the Vampire's Ball at the Bombshelter here in New Castle, PA. It's supposed to be the first week of November, but I have no confirmed date or any other confirmed bands at this point. Of course the website will be updated once we do find out.

In the distant future, we'll be playing at the Plaza Cafe on January 18, 2004. So far I've heard the confirmed bands are us, Relevant, Dawn of Misery, and Lostfaith. I haven't heard Lostfaith yet, but the guys in Relevant and Dawn of Misery are very cool so I'm looking forward to this one.

That's all for now...
Saturday, July 26th, 2003
1:56 am
July 25th, Freddie Fresh's in Sharon
Well this show wasn't a disaster like I had expected it to be. 4 bands we had invited to play had dropped off the bill and we had to find replacements fast. We got Edge of Existence to play along with us and Mindlatch (the original 2 bands), but that was about all we could find. Even Mindlatch wasn't sure if they could play because Clint had broken both of his guitars the past 2 shows they did, and he didn't know if he could get a replacement in time.

The turnout wasn't so great, but the people that were there had fun and made a lot of noise so that was cool.

Edge of Existence started the show off with an extremely loud set of heavy music. At the end of their set, Brandon got on the mic and said he was inviting Infernal Empire up on stage with them to jam out. So we turned the stage into a pit and I caught Brandon's elbow in the ear. That felt GREAT!!!! lol

So we go on next. Mindlatch still wasn't there, so we decided to add 3 or 4 more songs onto the set list to kill time. Mindlatch showed up a couple songs into the set, so we didn't play as long as we were planning. Also in the middle of Transformation into Feeling a bunch of the lights went out and my guitar stopped working. Turns out we blew a fuse in the place. lol Eventually all the power went out and we were stuck in the darkness with everyone. See?? We're so metal that the venues we play at can't even handle us!!! \m/ Hehe...

Mindlatch played next and ran into more problems. Apparently they didn't realize they had a show tonight until it had actually started, so they didn't write out a set list or anything, just went up and decided what to play randomly. Clint was using someone else's guitar, and ended up breaking a strap loaned to him by Eric of Edge of Existence, so he had to sit down and play. The entire band then decided they were going to do slow songs so they could all sit down and we got an odd, but cool, acoustic version of "Rowboat" by Coal Chamber. lol

Fun night and we're looking forward to jamming with both bands again, as always.

Current Mood: tired
Friday, July 11th, 2003
1:07 pm
Our guestbook on the website was completely full again, but I didn't catch it until just now. I've archived it once again so all the entries are saved. Gonna need it for this weekend when we play...

Section 8 Skate Park

Show starts at 7:00, and I believe we go on at 8. We're playing Two Sides and our buds in Absolution. $5 admission and it's an all ages show, as is customary at Section 8.

Also on Friday the 25th we're play Freddie Fresh's again in Sharon, PA. The show there starts at 7 as well I believe, all ages, and we'll be jamming with Splitt, Spathole, and Mindlatch!! Promises to be a killer show, so you mofos better be there!

I'm out for now...

Current Mood: awake
Sunday, June 29th, 2003
5:48 am
June 27th & 28th
2 shows in a row and damn I'm sore!!

Last night we played the Battle of the Bands III at Freddie Fresh's. We had the opening time slot so we didn't get the bulk of the crowd that came later, but we still got a good response and got to play for a few old friends that hadn't seen us yet. We didn't place, but I was actually kind of thankful for it because we would have had to play again tomorrow. 2 shows in a row is quite enough for me at this point. My poor neck can't take much more headbanging. Also got to jam with Steve's band (our old bass player), Absolution. We're doing a show with them at Section 8 Skate Park on July 11th and I'm pretty pumped about it. I'm glad things turned out cool with us in the end because his band kicks ass. Not real sure how to take the guy on bongos in a metal band, but whatever, they're still cool.

And tonight we played the Phantasy Concert Club up in Lakewood, OH. We're definitely going to try to hook something up with the band C420 as they were the only band that we saw that fit in with us. Pure metal through and through, and that's what it's all about!! Hell of a fun show, but from what I've been told the sound guy didn't really do a good job on my volume so all that was heard was drums, bass, and vocals with a little bit of guitar in the background. Oh well, I couldn't tell on stage or else I would have fixed the problem myself.

Thanks to everyone who came to the shows this weekend!! We had a blast and look forward to jamming for everyone again! I'm gonna go sleep for about 36 hours now I think.

Current Mood: sore
Monday, June 16th, 2003
9:36 pm
The links are alive with the sounds of music...
Sounds are alive again at www.infernalempire.com there was a glitch with the flash and frames so it had to be reformatted to work correctly but you can now download Infernal Empire music from MP3.com again with out a problem.

Current Mood: accomplished
Sunday, March 30th, 2003
11:33 pm
Garage Bands 3/29/03
Well this show was a much better turnout than I had expected! We had one disaster though... The lineup was as follows:

Velvet Hollow
Infernal Empire
Blind Tempest

Velvet Hollow opened the show with an interesting sort of punk/metal mix that kinda caught me by surprise. I don't necessarily like punk music, but somehow they threw in bits of metal that caught my attention. Wasn't sure what to make of them having a female vocalist either, but she did rather well and sang her ass off. Nokturnal was up next and played some of the darkest metal of any band we've played with yet. I really dug a lot of their stuff and was impressed with their sound. Ah yes, Infernal Empire takes the stage. I had a hard time seeing the fretboard on my guitar because of the lighting which led to me making a bunch of mistakes, but none that were very noticeable by the crowd. The mosh pit opened up during our closer "Misunderstood" and that's when there was a catastrophe. I watched Phil, guitarist/vocalist for Blind Tempest, take a spill and not get up. He just lay there screaming as we played and I feared the worst. His fingers swelled up to twice their size before they went on to play and he wasn't sure if he could play at all. They gave it their best shot though and I have to commend Phil for playing with what I found out were 3 broken fingers!! They ended their set a little early because of that disaster, but the show wasn't over!! We had a bunch of improv metal going on with Nokturnal's guitar player taking the reigns at first, and then they asked me to step up to the plate and try my hand at playing with the rest of Blind Tempest!! I was nervous, but excited at the same time. We jammed out some Pantera songs "Walk" and "5 Minutes Alone" before just making up some music on the fly with Phil singing God knows what. Geo took over on bass after a while and we had an interesting mix of members from Infernal Empire and Blind Tempest all sharing the stage together. The people seemed to love it, which made me happy after what had happened to Phil.

We're currently working on booking some more shows. Nothing set in stone yet, but of course you'll find it right here! Thanks to everyone who came out to see the show last night, and sorry to Phil for what happened to your hand. Kudos to you for rocking on anyhow! \m/

Current Mood: content
Sunday, March 16th, 2003
11:56 am
Weekend of March 14th
Wow what a weekend for the band! It started off Friday night at Section 8 Skate Park with our buds in Mindlatch and Spathole. I was a little worried about how this show would turn out because we had to rent a pa system and we really don't have any experience in setting one up. Everything fell into place though. Eric and Geo did a pretty good job at getting everyone to sound right for their first time. If anyone had bad sound we apologize, they aren't exactly professionals at this. lol Great show though, mosh pits were happening and bodies were flying. We almost ran out of demos, so we had to do an emergency burning run for the next night.

March 15th - The Splash in Y-town. The turnout for this show wasn't even close to Section 8, but everyone had a good time anyway. Again we played with Spathole and Mindlatch along with a band we hadn't played with before, Relevant. They were extremely cool guys and seemed to dig our music and want to trade shows. This is a good thing because they obviously have a much larger fanbase in that area than we do seeing as how we've only played outside of New Castle twice before this weekend.

Our next show will be March 29th all the way in Uniontown, PA opening for Blind Tempest. I currently don't know what other bands are playing that night, but I'm pretty sure there will be around 5 or 6 bands. The show will start at 6 I believe. If you want to go on a road trip with us, let us know!

I'm extremely sore from 2 nights in a row of headbanging and loading and unloading tons of equipment, so I'm gonna go mellow out to some of the new Opeth cd "Damnation". HAIL METAL!! \m/

Current Mood: sore
Thursday, March 6th, 2003
7:03 pm
March 1st - The Splash
Thanks to everyone who came out last weekend to see us at The Splash!! What a cool place that was to play, everyone was extremely nice and very helpful. Also a big thanks to Paco from Cyrus who did the sound there and made all the bands sound excellent!! Eso-teric was up first with an extremely high energy set that pretty much made my ears bleed, but I didn't complain. We took the stage around 11:30 and I must say it was the tightest show we have played yet. Of course there was the occassional screwup, but not many. The crowd was into it even though the place is sorta small and doesn't fit too many, but it was a really good response nonetheless. Mindlatch picked up where we left off and leveled the place with thier brand of metal. They're such cool guys and I can't thank them enough for accepting our invitation to play that night on such short notice. We'll be playing with them on Friday March 14th at Section 8 Skate Park and sort of continuing our little tour around the area with them.

Next stop: March 14th, Section 8 Skate Park in Hubbard, OH with Mindlatch and Spathole!! It's an all ages show, starts at 10:00 p.m. and promises to be one hell of a show, so don't miss it!!
Monday, February 3rd, 2003
10:37 am
Love Bites update
Okay, more bands have been added to the list for February 14th. In no particular order:

Anti Hereo
Infernal Empire
Waiting Could Crush
Bruning Sun (yes, according to Brandi that's how it's spelled)
Moral Dilemma
Alias X

She's guessing the doors will open around 6:30 now. I have no idea what time we'll be going on, but I'm going to take a wild guess and say somewhere in the 2nd half of the show. We usually go on pretty late at The Bombshelter, but I could be wrong I guess. If I get that info it'll be posted right here.

Current Mood: contemplative
Sunday, February 2nd, 2003
5:51 pm
Next show: February 14th
Hey all, we'll be playing at The Bombshelter again on February 14th for the Love Bites show. Looks like we'll be playing with Mindlatch, Anti*Hereo, Moral Dilemma, and Alias X. Tickets will be $5 as usual and you can get them from a band member or at the door, which opens at 7:00.

Also we're trying to set up a show at Section 8 Skate Park on March 14th with Kitchen Knife Conspiracy. More details soon...
Sunday, January 19th, 2003
1:28 am
Nuke Em' All Metalfest
Tonight was the Nuke Em All Metalfest at the Nyabinghi in Youngstown. We had a great show for what it was. There was a big mixup and we were told we were going on second at 6:00, but it turned out we were actually scheduled first at 5:00. We rushed in, set up, and started playing even as we were warming up from the winter weather. It seemed like the people that were there early really enjoyed us, which was great. Local bands get a much better reception in Youngstown than anywhere around here. Geo's bass was still cutting out on him and Eric and I had our share of fuck ups, but otherwise nobody really noticed nor cared and banged their heads anyway.

Spathole played after us and put on a great show, then Audible Thread took the stage and didn't quite fit the 'metal' theme that was going on but still were actually very cool (my sympathies go out to their guitarist who sat out a whole song changing a string...I feel your pain, man...lol), Bonedust was next and really tore the place up with death metal that Youngstown apparently isn't used to but enjoyed anyway, and the night ended with dual vocalist band Cyrus turning the 'binghi into a giant mosh pit.

We had a great time and heard nothing but good things from the people there. I can't wait to play there again, hopefully without any timeslot mixups. \m/
Thursday, January 16th, 2003
12:59 pm
Next Show: Saturday, January 18th
Nuke Em' All Metalfest (all ages) at the Nyabinghi in Youngstown, Ohio (http://www.nyabinghi.com).

We'll be playing with Spathole, Audible Thread, Bonedust, and Cyrus.

Show starts at 5:00 p.m. and we're taking the stage at 6:00 (2nd). This will be our first show in Youngstown, so hopefully we'll gain some new fans as the all ages crowds are some of the best I've ever seen when it comes to supporting local music. Also it's a metalfest so no white-boy rappers will be running around either :)

Do you want Geo to eat you?? If so, don't come to the show. If you want to live, BE THERE!
Saturday, December 28th, 2002
5:24 am
Dec 27th, 2002, Bombshelter
Tonight wasn't the best show we've ever had due to equipment failures, taking the stage way later than we were scheduled, botched sound, etc. For what it was, though, we got to meet some new bands and get our name spread with them which is always good.

Not sure what's going on with the January 18th Metalfest we're supposed to play at the Nyabinghi. According to Metal Mike (drummer, Oreon) it might not take place so we're looking into that.

More updates as they come. \m/
Friday, December 13th, 2002
4:56 pm
Friday Dec. 27th
Head down to The Bombshelter on Friday December 27th and check out our best show yet. The bands include:

Infernal Empire
7 Degrees of Hate
The Clemens
Moral Dilemma

Doors will open around 7:00 p.m., ages 18 and over (full bar stocked upstairs with ID), and tickets are only $5 You can buy them at the door or preferably off of a band member (we get more money that way...hehe).

Also, we just finished up at Mindrocket Studios this week recording a brand new studio quality demo cd. We will have these stocked at the show for FREE! So come down and check us out and grab a brand new demo. Matter of fact I'm leaving now to head to Sharon to pick up the final product.

As always, be there or Geo will eat you.
Thursday, December 12th, 2002
9:05 am
New Mindrocket Studios demo!!
By the end of this week we will have a brand new demo recorded at Mindrocket Studios in Sharon, PA. See any band member or catch up with us at a show (next one being Friday December 27th at The Bombshelter) and get yourself a FREE copy!! That's right, you pay NOTHING!!

And any band looking to record a demo should definitely check out Mindrocket Studios. Very very cool place to record and excellent sound quality.
Wednesday, November 13th, 2002
2:22 pm
Infernal Empire - Saturday Nov. 30th
Alright here's the info for our next show.

Saturday November 30th @ The Bombshelter in New Castle, PA

Infernal Empire will be opening for DILLIGAF (Does It Look Like I Give A Fuck) and possibly another band TBA.

21 and over. Doors open at 7 p.m. (actually you can go to the bar all day, it doesn't matter) and the show starts at 8:00.

Tickets are $5. You can buy them at the door or preferably off of a band member.

COME SUPPORT US!!! It's Thanksgiving break and you have nothing else to do!! :)
Saturday, October 26th, 2002
2:54 pm
Vampire's Ball details.
Alright, now that I'm all rested up from our first show, I'll post everything that happened. This is gonna get fairly long, so a LJ cut is in order...

We blew the roof off The Bomshelter!Collapse )

Current Mood: Proud
Friday, October 25th, 2002
11:44 am
Vampire's Ball is HERE!
Oh my...first show tonight. I'm sure I'll have to do the entire writeup of the experience when I get home or sometime tomorrow cuz Eric and Geo tell me I'm better at describing and remembering detailed shit I guess. Gonna go get my sleep on for a bit before we head out tonight...wish us luck!


Current Mood: stressed
Monday, September 9th, 2002
8:06 am
Web page update
Eric and Geo gave the band webpage a major overhaul last night. Go check it out: http://www.geocities.com/infernalempire
Saturday, September 7th, 2002
5:48 pm
Forum is up!
The new forum is up on the Infernal Empire web page. Go check it out at http://www.geocities.com/infernalempire

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