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Southern Empire to release new album in July

Southern Empire

Australian prog rockers Southern Empire have announced details of their second album. Civilisations will be released through GEP Records on July 20.

"It's always exciting to release a new album and this one is particularly special as it marks the first time a band member (apart from myself) has written one of the songs," keyboard player Seam Timms told Prog. "Album opener Goliath's Moon has been written by our guitarist Cam Blokland and it's a smash! 

"There's also a re-worked, extended version of a song I wrote with Mark Trueack for the abandoned Unitopia album titled Crossroads, a piece I worked on with Steve Unruh from Samurai of Prog called Innocence & Fortune and another 'epic'... Cries For The Lonely which drummer Brody Green had a huge hand in creating, as did all of the guys. This is truly a band effort and we can't wait for you all to hear it!!!" 

The band venture over to the UK and Europe for live dates in November where they will tour with Damanek, with whom Timms also plays.

Southern Empire play:

UK Pwllheli HRH Prog - November 17
Germany Reichenbach Bergkeller - 21
Belgium Verviers Spirit Of 66 - 22
Netherlands Zoertemeer De Boerderij - 24
UK Swindon The Vic - 27
UK Southampton Joiners - 28
UK Bilston Robin 2 - 29
UK London Boston Music Rooms - 30
UK Maltby Classic Rock Society - December 1

Southern Empire Cover

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.