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Black Empire is a Canadian Black metal band from Duparquet, a northern town in the province of Quebec. Formed in 2001 by Emmanuel Audet (guitar/vocal), Julien Soldati (Drum) & Jean-Pierre Martel (guitar/Bass). They wrote some songs & learned a couple black\death metal covers from bands like Death, Deicide, Dark Funeral, Dissection & Emperor. They found the band name & added Jocelyn Denis (Guitar\Vocal) before playing their first gig sharing the stage with Cryptik Howling. A year later, the band played three new songs in a contest sharing the stage this time with Descend Into Nothingness.
Winter of 2003, the idea of a demo had to be forgotten. Jocelyn left the band, Audeath & Julius moved on to Rouyn-Noranda.
Winter of 2004, Audeath joined Cryptik Howling as bass player, thus marking the end of Black Empire's first era...
Winter of 2006, Audeath & Julius realized that less and less things satisfied them musically... The only bands they were able to listen were Immortal, Marduk, 1349 , Satyricon & Necrophobic. Dissection released Reinkaos, it was a revelation. At that moment they knew they had to give life to the song in their head, to the Black Empire feeling. Flowing through their veins & soul for far too long, it had to be unleashed. Reforged in the flame that burns inside they began the writing of a demo & album.
Winter of 2007, Dominic Mongrain Theriault (Cryptik Howling) alias Tal joined the empire as bass player & vocals, helping the band in many ways.
Winter of 2008, Christian Mongrain Theriault (Cryptik Howling) alias Stian completed the live line-up on guitars at the black metal mayhem festival in Montreal & other gigs with Eclipse Eternal, Wolven Ancestry, Peste Noire & Monarque.
Winter of 2009, they recorded a demo entitled Crown of a million kings, availlable by the band members only. Tal left the band due to lack of time but still remains present in Black Empire's soul & family. Later the same year, Marthell (Sector, Sledgehammer) brought back his old school touch in the sound & playing of Black Empire's music.
Winter of 2011, the recording of Black Empire's first full-length album begins. In april they shared the stage with Celestia & Forteresse.