EMPYREAN SANCTUM - "Empyrean Sanctum"
Empyrean Sanctum is a new progressive metal act hailing from Chicago, IL. Formed by main songwriter, guitarist, and composer, Justin Kellerman, the band consists of Albert Rybka on vocals, Zach Libbe on drums, and Mario Buonincontro on bass guitar. Drawing influence from bands such as Meshuggah, Dream Theater, Symphony X, Ayreon, and Scar Symmetry, Empyrean Sanctum spans several aspects of the progressive metal genre with a unique sound that appeals to a wide audience. The group's debut self-titled album features Fabio D'Amore (Pathosray, Serenity) on bass guitar, and was mixed and mastered by Zack Uidl (7 Horns 7 Eyes). It is a fantasy based concept album dealing with personal struggle. A 71-minute long musical journey, the album takes the listener to many different places, both musically and lyrically. Empyrean Sanctum was released on November 12, 2013.
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