Brian Burkhardt (guitar) has been writing and playing his own music for 25+ years. Seeking a change in musical direction, he and Noel Mendez (drums) decided to break away from their former band and start their own project. They needed a breath of fresh air. Brian and Noel started writing new material, it was heavier and more technical than anything they have ever written. As Brittany Burkhardt (guitar) learned the material, she brought her own flavor and ideas to the project. Shortly, after a few songs were completed, Josh Burkhardt (vocals) added vocals to them, and the promising project developed into a brutal and devastating heavy metal band. In less than one year of playing together, Dethrone the Empire finished their first full length, 7 track album. It was recorded professionally at Vicious Recording Studio. Influenced by bands like Lamb Of God and Killswitch Engage, Dethrone The Empire's music consists of thrashing electric guitar riffs, killer double bass and blast beats, and an aggressive deathcore vocal style, all the while infusing melodic choruses with a hint of a progressive and Latin writing style. This ever-evolving and unique style ensures that DTE's music will reach out to a variety of fans of all genres.