Exclusively Premieres Awaken the Empire’s New Single “Cross My Heart”

By on February 17, 2012

Listen to “Cross My Heart” here:
The alternative-electronica band known as Awaken the Empire have teamed up with Alternative Press to release an exclusive stream of their newest single, “Cross My Heart” on today. This song is a follow-up to their widely respected, self-produced EP, “The Awakening”. The band was honored to work with famed producer, Erik Ron (Panic at the Disco, Versa Emerge, Get Scared) to create their newest release. To download “Cross My Heart”, please visit:
The band consists of 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. Lead singer, Damien 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.
Awaken The Empire puts equal energy into their sound as they do their live performance, always providing a visually stimulating show for their audience that matches the intensity of their music. The unique sound and authenticity of the band has led to an extremely loyal local and international fan base. They have shared the stage with greats such as Kill Hannah, A Static Lullaby, Vampires Everywhere, The Green Children, Sunset Strip Music Festival (Mötley Crüe, Escape the Fate, Black Veil Brides, She wants Revenge).
For fans of The Used, 30 Seconds to Mars, and My Chemical Romance, Awaken the Empire’s sound, raw talent, and drive is all you need.

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Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.