Glasgow’s progressive alternative rock band ATLAS : EMPIRE have posted their latest music video “Hostess” in support of their upcoming album “The Stratosphere Beneath Our Feet” due out December 7th, 2018.

Watch it at

Since forming in 2011, ATLAS : EMPIRE have enjoyed success both through their recordings and several tours crossing the UK, the EU and Eastern Canada, including performing at Indieweek in Toronto.

To date the band has released 3 EPs, “To The Astronaut…” (2012); “Somnus” (2013) and “For the Satellites” (2015) with “The Stratosphere Beneath Our Feet” as their 2018 debut full length.

An ambitious concept album , the band is eager to get “The Stratosphere Beneath Our Feet” into the ears of their fans.

Guitarist Steve Gillies introduces the premise of the album:

“The Stratosphere Beneath Our Feet” is a concept album, based around humanity’s growing reliance on technology and specifically how society falls apart when that fails us. We wrote each song like a chapter in a book, both musically and lyrically, to follow that narrative.”

Weaving their way between the multitudes of different genres that influence them, ATLAS : EMPIRE visit the worlds of heavy progressive rock and expansive ambient shoegaze. Exploring topics that centralize around the concept of become exponentially more reliant on technology and less “connected” by proxy, and the future of modern society when the system we rely on fails. With a slew of songs written and plans already for a fifth release, A : E is shooting for the stars.”

“The Stratosphere Beneath Our Feet” is available for pre-order at the following link:

Music Video – “Gethsemane” –

Track Listing:
1. As Yet Unwritten
2. Diminishing Returns
3. It’s All In The Reflexes
4. The Moment We Were Exploding
5. Gethsemane
6. The Entire of History You
7. Hostess
8. The Year of The Four Emperors
9. Our Hands Part The Waves
10. Cenotaphs

Album Band Line Up: 
Steven Gillies
Jamie Sturt
Robert Hasebe
Ben Montgomery


“A lesson in progressive rock” – Rocksound (UK)

“The band show an impressive versatility throughout the record as they straddle various genres with ease. Post-hardcore sits neatly alongside the Maybeshewill inspired post-rock…” –

“They hit you with a wall of sound, that has a slightly Math feel to it. The tracks have a lot of overlapping phrases, but with darker tones to the guitars, it almost feels like Deftones and Arcane Roots had a lovechild and raised it in ‘Bonnie’. Both vocalists lighten the mood and play upon a subtle gaelic charm in between tracks…There’s just the right level of melody combined with guitar-wrecking aggression for them to stand out in the Glasgow scene.” –

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