Dark Empire (band)

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Dark Empire
Origin Verona, New Jersey, U.S.
Genres Power metal, thrash metal, progressive metal
Years active 2004–2013
Associated acts Arsis, Avian, Persuader, Savage Circus
Members Matt Moliti
Randy Knecht
Matt Graff
Derrick Schneider
Christian Colabelli
Harris Bergsohn

Dark Empire was a power metal, progressive death metal and thrash metal band.


Dark Empire was created in the winter of early 2004 by Verona, New Jersey–based guitarist Matt Moliti.

In early 2005, the recording of their debut album, Distant Tides, commenced. Distant Tides was released on April 25, 2006, and received numerous rave reviews from specialized publications.[1][2] The album was picked up for its first official label release by Rock Machine Records in Brazil, and was remastered by renowned Finnish engineer Mikka Jussila (Children of Bodom, Stratovarius, Nightwish, etc.). Their sophomore release, Humanity Dethroned, commenced recording in early 2008, with a new drummer Garrett Aurre and was released on May 5 of that year.

According to a post on Urban Breed's forum, both Andrew Atwood and Urban Breed are no longer in the band as of October 2010.[3]

Dark Empire disbanded in July 2013.


Dark Empire plays a mix of power metal, progressive metal and thrash metal.

Band members[edit]


Studio albums


  • "Northern Sky" (2006)


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