Monday, November 22, 2010

Embers' Keyboardist, Lillian Phaeton, Leaves the Band.

Embers regrets to announce that keyboardist, Lillian Phaeton, will no longer be playing with the band. Lillian's keyboards are featured on all Embers recordings including the upcoming album due to be released next year.

Also, violist Nine's hiatus has become permanent. Embers is currently playing as a four piece featuring drums, bass, guitars, and vocals.

In light of this, Embers also announces that they are seeking a new member(s):

1. melodic instrumentation: someone who plays a melodic instrument(s) including but not limited to strings and/or keyboards.

2. multimedia:  someone who can do multimedia including, but not limited to, projections, sampling, noise, and/or other visual and sonic performances.

Ideally, Embers is seeking someone who plays both a melodic instrument and is capable of doing multimedia.

All inquiries should be via email to

Thank you everyone for your support while Embers goes through this transition!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

New Video! Suicide by Embers (the rise and fall of humankind and attempted ecocide)

As life emerges first comes the flora and then the fauna. Of the fauna come humans who both harness and destroy nature in order to fuel its orgiastic death culture. The suicidal warpath leads to humanity's inevitable demise, but from the ruins and rubble life re-emerges and reasserts. On the wings of a solitary bird the memory of humanity is carried away.

Please share this video with others and support Embers!

Monday, November 8, 2010

I Had the Weirdest Dream Last Night!

Have you ever had one of those dreams like you're at school, and everything seems normal. In an instant you suddenly realize that your not wearing any pants and notice that everyone is laughing at you.

Well, I had one of those dreams last night.

In the dream Embers was playing a show with an awesome line up. We were playing with two of the most crushing bands around; the Makai, and One in the Chamber. Of course this is the first sign that this whole thing is a dream because an awesome line up like that doesn't happen in real life, and get this Embers is headlining. Crazy huh.

how my guitar felt in the dream
Well, anyway. The dream starts out with me wandering around the venue. There are all these weird doors and winding hallways in the back of the warehouse. There's even a door opening out to a 10 foot drop straight into the merch room. Weird.

So the first band plays. They're called Hammerlock, and they are playing punk, but then at another moment it seems like they're playing Irish folk music. I know it doesn't make sense. Clearly a dream, but there I am wandering around these winding corridors searching for coffee, and lo and behold I find a fresh pot of coffee in a kitchen just past the door to nowhere.

Then One in the Chamber plays. They play amazing crushing spooky metal like One in the Chamber would in real life. The only difference is they only have one bass player, and everyone knows One in the Chamber has TWO bass players. You'd think I'd realize this was a dream at this point, but you know how it is in a dream you just accept the most preposterous things as a matter of fact.

Monday, November 1, 2010

black metal kittens and cats play "Corruption" by Embers.

10 Reasons Why Embers Made a Metal Kitten Video

10 Reasons Why Embers Made a Metal Kitten Video

1. To expand our market penetration into the lol kitty market. Duh!

Well, maybe that's a little silly, but I'm sure that someone out there is going to google search "metal kittens". It's just cool knowing we're in the top ten hits for videos when you search that.

2. To have an excuse to post our music somewhere.

Hey, it's hard being a DIY metal band. Some people said the internet would change all that. You know democratize the media. Well, it's worth a shot to try and get our music out there.

3. Because some people just want to hear music and the video is superfluous.

A lot of people, myself included, go to youtube to listen to music becasue ause unlike music streaming sites you can control what you listen to. It's often better than, and for that purpose it really doesn't matter what the video portion is so ... Why not!