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Collapse Under The Empire

Collapse Under The Empire is an instrumental/post-rock band from Hamburg/Germany. They formed 2008 and released their debut album "Systembreakdown" (2009) on their own.

A year later the successor Find a Place to be Safe was released through the label Sister Jack Records and began to make the band known internationally. Magazines such as Q, Clash and Rock Sound praised the cinematic sound of the band.

The first psychedelic inspired EP appeared with The Sirens Sound and shortly after, the Split-EP Black Moon Empire in collaboration with the Russian band Mooncake. The band also contributed to the track Anthem of 44 for the Emo Diaries Compilation I Love You But in the End I Will Destroy You by Deep Elm Records.

The third album of the band, released in 2011, was Shoulder & Giants and was the first part of the concept works, for which the second part, Sacrifice & Isolation, has been announced for May 2014. Also the band has thus consolidated its reputation internationally.

In September 2012, Collapse Under The Empire released their fourth album, Fragments of a Prayer on their own, newly founded label, Finaltune Records. It was nominated for album of the month in both Zillo and Sonic Seducer. The following year, the 6-track EP, The Silent Cry was released. It was selected by the magazine eclipsed[9] for the top 50 releases of the year 2013.

In May 2014 Collapse Under The Empire completed their concept work with the second album Sacrifice & Isolation , her most ambitious work so far.

After eight years of pure studio work Collapse Under The Empire decided to bring their music live for the first time. The band made their live debut on 7th May 2016 at the Dunk!Festival in Belgium.

In October 2017, Collapse Under The Empire released their sixth album, The Fallen Ones.

Collapse Under the Empire play instrumental post-rock, but influences from other genres such as trip hop, shoegazing, synthpop and progressive hard rock can also be found within.

Most of the songs are alternating between electro-bleeps and powerful guitar explosions; it’s both disturbing and seductive. As with Collapse Under The Empire’s debut EP "Paintball" they’ve succeeded their specific post rock sound, combining epic guitars with chilled electronic elements and a portion melancholic mood.