Empyrium, which has been considered one of the most original bands in its genre since its founding in 1994, will perform for the first time in Turkey two nights in a row. Founded by Markus Stock and Andres Bach, Empyrium is a cult metal band that has their own unique sound that combines folk and doom metal, lately their music has been branded as neofolk and dark folk. Apart from their unique musical influences, their strong melancholic lyrics also give them a distinct style. Following the release of their first demo, Empyrium's musical journey started in 1996 with the release of their first album, "A Wintersunset..." followed by "Songs of Moors" and "Misty Fields" in 1997, "Where at Night the Wood Grouse Plays" in 1999, "Wheiland" in 2002 and, after a 12 year break, they continued their saga with their fifth album, "The Turn of the Tides" which hit shelves in 2014. Nature is the source of Empyrium's musical influence and the group combines it with their unique, dark folk sound producing sounds not often heard. All of their records are critically hailed masterpieces and their fascinating live performances do nothing but build up the already existing magical atmosphere around them.
When: Sept. 3
Where: Zorlu Performing Arts Center, Istanbul