Origin: Chicago, IL, USA
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Empyrean Sky  


This Chicago trio consists of three guitarists (one who sings and programs drums, with the basswork done by a former member), forming in 1997 and self-releasing an album, The Snow White Rose Of Paradise, in 2004. Paradise is an impressive mixture of traditional metal, melodic death metal and a more progressive edge, at times in the same arena as, say, Into Eternity. With three guitarists going at it, there are naturally riffs aplenty, but this isn't a guitar solo exercise, as the songs are well constructed and well developed. The drum programming is fine, good enough so that one rarely is reminded that it's not a live drummer. The vocals alternate effectively between rough and clear, providing a nice contrast and heightening the diversity of the overall sound. This band seems to be operating well under everyone's radar, but there's quite a bit of potential here.

Current Members

John Welborn

guitars/vocals/programming

Doug McAllister

guitars

Keith Samsonite IV

guitars

Allen Mate

bass

Tom Frickenstein

drums

Former Members/Guests

Rich Dunkel

guitars

Tom Hendler

bass


Discography



The Snow White Rose Of Paradise 
2004 self-released
  1. Love Potion
  2. Reality Principle
  3. Into The Depths
  4. Peak Of The Fall
  5. Pleasure Principle
  6. Empyrean Sky
  • John Welborn
  • Doug McAllister
  • Rich Dunkel
  • Tom Hendler

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Extending The Tangent 
2012 self-released
  • John Welborn
  • Doug McAllister
  • Keith Samsonite IV
  • Allen Mate
  • Tom Frickenstein


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