Empire State Bastard Drop Surprise EP ‘The Silver Cord Sessions’

In anticipation of their upcoming North American tour supporting Sleep Token, Empire State Bastard have shared a surprise EP dubbed The Silver Cord Sessions.

Recorded at Silver Cord Studios, owned by Gojira’s Joe Duplantier who also served as producer, the EP features live performances of “Harvest,” “Moi?,” and “Rivers of Hersey” from their debut album Rivers of Heresy. The accompanying live studio footage puts the band’s intense energy and wild presence front and center.

Watch it below.

Empire State Bastard will set out on tour with Sleep Token next week. See all their dates here. Meanwhile, Rivers of Hersey has been nominated for two Heavy Music Awards: Best Breakthrough Album and Best Album Artwork. Cast your votes here.

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Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Illinois Entertainer. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Creeper, and Green Day.

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