"It might have looked like smoke to those who hadn’t been there…but it was steam. Steam rising from the still-wet wounds of the fallen, scattered across the fields. It mingled with the collecting dew and filled the air with a rank, pungent aroma. The smell of a new era.
The Warrior stirred, managed to get to his knees, and then, pushing with an iron hand on the dank ground, to his feet. His eyes scanned the scores of dead, searching for his weapon. A smile crept across his face.

Strong, victorious, he strode to the edge of the wood. All along the treeline, first one here, then one there, a new member of the new race emerged. They nodded to each other, knowing this was the dawn they’d waited for. The marriage of man and machine had birthed them into a future where they held within them all the capacities of both.

Against the rising sun, a silhouette loomed, and he knelt at her feet. He turned his face up, and swallowed his knee-jerk revulsion to her monstrous flesh…

Aluminum coils, laced through her skin, held her form together here and there, the sacrifice she had coldly made to achieve majesty. All color had left her except for the dried clots of blood, which clung insistently to the holes left by the stoic stitching, begging her to remember a humanity she had marshaled, a mortality... she’d eschewed. The ink pools of her eyes surveyed her subjects, as one by one they bowed before her. Her glittering irises assessed them, counted them- dismissed them. What she’d done had been for the cause- not them. If they proved loyal, they might live to see the third moon. If not- only the Warrior would be spared.

Wiping the last of the battle sweat from her lips, she took his weapon and knighted him- the first, the last, the best… into the reign of the White Empress."

29th September 2014

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"Rise of The Empress" hits stores TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!! Don’t wait to hear it, it’s streaming live NOW at #RevolverMagazine: http://www.revolvermag.com/news/white-empress-featuring-ex-members-of-coal-chamber-and-cradle-of-filth-premiere-new-album-rise-of-the-empress.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

"Rise of The Empress" hits stores TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!! Don’t wait to hear it, it’s streaming live NOW at #RevolverMagazine: http://www.revolvermag.com/news/white-empress-featuring-ex-members-of-coal-chamber-and-cradle-of-filth-premiere-new-album-rise-of-the-empress.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

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28th September 2014

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Paul signing a drumhead for one of our Pledgers! “

Paul signing a drumhead for one of our Pledgers! “

28th September 2014

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Vocalist Mary Zimmer signing “Rise of the Empress” albums….hits stores tomorrow!!!

Vocalist Mary Zimmer signing “Rise of the Empress” albums….hits stores tomorrow!!!

28th September 2014

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Guitarist Jeremy Kohnmann signing albums for our amazing pledgers!

Guitarist Jeremy Kohnmann signing albums for our amazing pledgers!

28th September 2014

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And the pledge fullfillment begins!  Are you READY for The White Empress?!?  “Rise of The Empress” hits stores Monday! 9.29 - UK & Rest of World, 9.30 - US & Canada 10.3 - Germany, Austria, Switzerland 10.6 - France

And the pledge fullfillment begins! Are you READY for The White Empress?!? “Rise of The Empress” hits stores Monday! 9.29 - UK & Rest of World, 9.30 - US & Canada 10.3 - Germany, Austria, Switzerland 10.6 - France

26th September 2014

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"It’s the last time you’ll see the day, crawl inside and slip away…." Screenshot of the dancers from our debut video for "Darkness Encroaching" - from our new album, that arrives in stores next week "Rise of The Empress" #music #metal #WhiteEmpress #dancers #darknessencroaching #riseoftheempress

"It’s the last time you’ll see the day, crawl inside and slip away…." Screenshot of the dancers from our debut video for "Darkness Encroaching" - from our new album, that arrives in stores next week "Rise of The Empress" #music #metal #WhiteEmpress #dancers #darknessencroaching #riseoftheempress

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26th September 2014

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ANOTHER #WhiteEmpress tattoo!! This time on the lovely Christen Way :D Thank you all for your amazing support! The NEW album “Rise of The Empress” in stores MONDAY! 9.29 - UK & Rest of World/ 9.30 - US & Canada/ 10.3 - German, Austria, Switzerland/ 10.6 - France
#music #metal #tattoo #TheEmpressIsComing

ANOTHER #WhiteEmpress tattoo!! This time on the lovely Christen Way :D Thank you all for your amazing support! The NEW album “Rise of The Empress” in stores MONDAY! 9.29 - UK & Rest of World/ 9.30 - US & Canada/ 10.3 - German, Austria, Switzerland/ 10.6 - France
#music #metal #tattoo #TheEmpressIsComing

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22nd September 2014

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THE EMPRESS IS COMING! - DEBUT ALBUM ARRIVES IN-STORES NEXT WEEK!
“Rise of The Empress” album release dates:
Sept. 29 - UK and Rest of World/ Sept. 30 - US and Canada / Oct. 3 - German, Austria & Switzerland / Oct. 6 - France
PREVIEW the album on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/rise-of-the-empress/id914080798
PRE-ORDER the album via PledgeMusic here: http://www.pledgemusic.com/whiteempress
#WhiteEmpress #riseoftheempress #music #metal

THE EMPRESS IS COMING! - DEBUT ALBUM ARRIVES IN-STORES NEXT WEEK!
“Rise of The Empress” album release dates:
Sept. 29 - UK and Rest of World/ Sept. 30 - US and Canada / Oct. 3 - German, Austria & Switzerland / Oct. 6 - France
PREVIEW the album on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/rise-of-the-empress/id914080798
PRE-ORDER the album via PledgeMusic here: http://www.pledgemusic.com/whiteempress
#WhiteEmpress #riseoftheempress #music #metal

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7th September 2014

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Its official…first look at the tickets for our 10.30 shoot at #TheCabooze Minneapolis…see you there! \m/

Its official…first look at the tickets for our 10.30 shoot at #TheCabooze Minneapolis…see you there! \m/

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6th September 2014

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#WhiteEmpress vocalist Mary Zimmer shooting some new photos and some promo materials for the Japanese relese of our upcoming full-length album #riseoftheempress out 9.29 via #Peaceville records Location: @bobbyperurecording #music #metal #nofilter

#WhiteEmpress vocalist Mary Zimmer shooting some new photos and some promo materials for the Japanese relese of our upcoming full-length album #riseoftheempress out 9.29 via #Peaceville records Location: @bobbyperurecording #music #metal #nofilter

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