Fractures is the second EP from UK based Hard Rock/Metal quartet Broken Empire, launched in April 2019. Released independently, the record features five hard-hitting tracks combining the bands unique blend of soaring vocals and riff-driven rhythms. Following a positive reception for the first self-titled EP, Fractures nods to the band’s early style, whilst also giving audiences a new and exciting experience filled with pace, aggressive riffs and emotive lyricism.
Hard Rock/Metal band Broken Empire are Ieuan Owen, Matt Stevens, Ricky Hill and Marco Arena. Formed in 2017 through the magic of the web and a mutual love for bands such as Alter Bridge and Five Finger Death Punch, Oxford based Broken Empire started off as just a 3 piece instrumental project made up of former members of previous Oxford based Rock & Metal bands (and an Italian)! Quickly realising the music being made was too good to just sit on, the band set about recruiting Lead Singer and Rhythm Guitarist Ieuan to complete the ensemble and to get the music out there.
Broken Empire have been gigging regularly throughout 2018, and have had the honour to play alongside some top established bands such as Ryder’s Creed, Hollowstar and Stormbringer; all of whom were impressed with what they heard!
“A band far too good to be opening the show…”Joe Bonson from Hollowstar.
The band recorded and released their self-titled Debut EP in the Spring of 2018 to a very good reception; within a couple of weeks the songs were in rotation on a number of online radio stations and Spotify Playlists, with feedback from fans and promoters being of nothing but praise for 3 “Hard hitting, powerful” tracks.
Finalists of Bloodstock’s Metal 2 The Masses Competition in Oxford, the band recently released the singles ‘No More Light’ & ‘Hearts Of Damaged Men’ both gaining over 10,000 Spotify plays each in little over 6 weeks.