Petrichor Records



Roaring sludgy doom flecked with post-metal moments!

Once you have taken a dive in the vast ocean of sludge/post-metal/doom bands you know there is an endless incoming tide of quality bands. Empress hailing from Vancouver B.C. and founded in 2016 are no exception to that rule. When Peter Sacco and drummer Chris Doyle both attended a show from Elder they realized that they also wanted to create a massive wall of sound and psychedelia like this act. The pair did not hesitate and recruited bassist Brenden Gunn to form what is now known as Empress, a powerhouse on its’ own merit. Adding a progressive touch to their monumental sound Empress manage to succeed in creating a quite unique blend of their own. After releasing an ep and a split ep the band started working on their full length debut ‘Premonition’. Sadly in October 2019 the band struck by tragedy with the passing of bassist Brenden Gunn. Determined to carry on the other two members of the band finished the album and also made sure that it would be a fitting tribute to their lost brother. After the album was finished Petrichor stumbled across Empress and their new album only to immediately acknowledge the tremendous quality of the recordings. It did not take long for Petrichor and Empress to agree on a cooperation. The result of this coopoeration: ‘Premonition’ will be out in October 2020 and will be available on vinyl, cd, tape and digital. Roaring sludgy doom flecked with post-metal moments.