Second Empire / Press

“Symphonic metal has a pretty niche audience -- those who like the clean (often female) vocals, but also the huge riffs and double-kick metal brutality. There aren't many other bands like Second Empire around Pittsburgh, and those who fall into the niche are lucky to have them, because they do it well. Epic stuff, with Alex Lindsay Roth's vocals powerful but not comically operatic, as tends sometimes to happen with this kind of music. Well done.”

Andy Mulkerin - Pittsburgh City Paper

“Los norteamericanos de Second Empire han terminado de editar lo que supone ser su primer apronte en las lides del metal melódico y sinfónico.”

“Congratulations to Second Empire for being selected the Women of Metal band of the month for May 2013”

“Second Empire: European symphonic metal sound in a Pittsburgh band”

“This turned out to be one of the closest BOTM Polls we've ever had. But in the end, our Band Of The Month for August 2013 is... Second Empire! Now it's time for you to learn more about this symphonic metal band from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. For example, did you know the inspiration behind their band name? Or that Second Empire opened for Kamelot's headlining show in Pennsylvania last year? To find out more, click the link below to read their tribute page. Page: http://www.facebook.com/notes/unleash-the-furies/band-of-the-month-august-2013-second-empire/609030739127398”

“Second Empire makes it to Italy! See the article about us on the Italian heavy metal website "Heavy-Metal.it". ”