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Last Empire Cartel (LEC) has arrived, hailing out of Phoenix, Arizona, as the newest Rap / Metal sensation to hit the scene. This five-piece group has combined edgy hip-hip lyricism with infectious vocal melodies, raw metal riffs, and hints of reggae and punk rock. The group recently recorded their EP “The Uprising” with Larry Elyea of Mind’s Eye Digital Recording Studios. After production, Elyea said, “The combination works well; fresh and impressive.”

While their Edited Product studio accomplishment, “The Uprising”, is gaining attention from hip-hop and rock fans alike, their live shows have given the Phoenix music scene something to talk about. LEC also partnered with DJ Quick Draw of the Phoenix Coyotes and Arizona Cardinals to write and record “We Go Into It”, one of the official Coyotes game songs.

LEC is hard at work in the studio writing new music for their first full-length album. The group plans to release the album in December of 2013. The album tastefully covers a variety of raw topics and resembles a colorful social commentary. “Bulletproof Angel”, written by Murphy, tells the story of New Year’s Day in 2009 when he laid in a coma in a Cleveland Hospital and his guardian angel watched over him. The band exploits dangerous, superficial social standards in “Fast Crowd”, inspiring listeners with lines like, “The vampires in Burberry, its sunsets and sweet dreams, MTV skaters versus football players for prom queens”. Touching on political issues, “Manic Metro” refers to the dark nature of capitalism and taking a stab at a government that uses it's patriots as pawns. Overall the album suggests an uprising through music within a post-apocalyptic future where the written word and lyricism rule the world. LEC is fronting this uprising and is gaining their army along the way.

Follow LAST EMPIRE CARTEL into battle by becoming a part of their street team and 'Like'ing them on Facebook and ReverbNation. Buy their EP "The Uprising" on iTunes and follow them on Instagram and Twitter @LECMUSIC. Music is the LAST EMPIRE that can be overthrown and they're the CARTEL that intend to do it. It is a LAST EMPIRE CARTEL.

General Info

Band Members
J. Murphy- Emcee, Michael Hillert- Vox/Guitar, Mondo V- Guitar, Martin Richsrdson- Bass, Tyler Armstrong- Drums
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Rock / Hip Hop / Nu-Metal / Reggae Rock

Contact Info

Phoenix, AZ
Michael Hillert

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