EMPIRE WITHIN Return With New Single ‘Protagonist’


Brisbane metal-core band, Empire Within, have returned with a new single, Protagonist; a song that explores the internal struggle of identity and personal growth.  Their videoclip premiered via Blunt Mag.

Produced by friend of the band, Sam Woods, the track is heavy, fast and sure to get your heart racing. A team effort from all involved, this track explores the difficulty of moving on from the old you and letting go of past decisions that may be holding your new and improved self back. 

“We’re super proud to present this as our single! It blends all of our favourite parts of different genres into one track, and still remains true to our previous releases.” says lead guitarist, Tim Molen.

To accompany this release, the band worked with director Adam Hasa to produce a dark and brooding music video. Imagery of running and isolation perfectly visualises the message of fear surrounding change that the single presents to its listeners.

“The video for Protagonist has been one of the most enjoyable and rewarding parts of recording and creating new music. It’s our first Video and working alongside local Brisbane based company Onyx Film and legend Adam Hasa was truly a pleasure! The video was filmed in a super cool abandoned paint factory in Yeronga, complete with algae filled water and a family of ibis whom desperately wanted to be in frame!” explains vocalist James Ring

Since the bands conception in 2016, Empire Within has played alongside some of Australia’s best heavy bands including The BraveWindwaker and Deadlights. The band will also be performing at the upcoming Polarfest, set to go ahead on the 14th of August at The Brightside in Brisbane. 



Protagonist is OUT NOW!!!



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