Empress AD is a new, British progressive rock quartet newly signed to a unique partnership between The End Records and Roadrunner Records. The band has cited influences like Pink Floyd and King Crimson, as well as label mates such as Opeth and Mastodon.
Formed by brothers Oliver (guitars and vocals) and Alex Loring (bass) and Edd Unwin (drums), the telepathic nature of EMPRESS AD’s songwriting emerged after they decided that instead of pandering to trends, they would write music that they truly loved. They decided to follow their instincts. When the band grew to include Tom Meadon (guitars) the puzzle was complete. Their music was ready to grow.
Having taken time to quietly and carefully hone their style, EMPRESS AD wrote an arsenal of songs that veer from an expansive, progressive sound to an aggressive, controlled roar. Next, they spent two years touring extensively with the likes of Baroness, Kvelertak, Bring Me The Horizon, Arcane Roots and Cancer Bats. Now, however, the Berkshire natives are ready to take on more. Much more.