Awakening of the Old Gods
Benighten Empire was created by the cosmic collision of Blackmetal and Norse Mythology, awakened by singer/songwriter/guitarist Lucian (Sean Kratz) early 2008. Lucian Sang for a Cleveland technical death metal band named Eviscerated from early 2007 to 2009 (when they went on hiatus) and asked his drummer Lord Sepull from Eviscerated to join this side project. Early 2010 Benighten Empire Gained Goregrinder, a Basses . From the depths Benighten Empire emerged, a band with lyrics about war, vikings, Odin, and Norse mythology, epic to destroying guitar riffs, snarls of the depths of war, and blasting to epic drum signatures. Some of the other bands that influenced them are Gorgoroth, Dimmu Borgir, 1349, Belphagor, Watain, and Bathory. Benighten Empire's upcomming 10 song LP release is 'Awakening of the Old Gods' all the artwork done by Mysterian Art ( out of Brazil) Benighten Empire's CD release of 'Awakening of the Old Gods' will be on August 14th .