Glasgow’s Atlas : Empire are proud to announce their debut album “The Stratosphere Beneath Our Feet” released independently during December 2018 will now be reissued via WormHoleDeath Records on October 25th, 2019.
The band adds: “We’re excited to enter a new chapter of the band in partnership with Carlo & the WHD team. And for those unfamiliar with our latest release, The Stratosphere Beneath Our Feet’ is a concept album that explores what would happen to humanity if we became entirely reliant on technology/automation in every aspect of our lives – and more importantly, what happens when that system fails?”
Weaving their way between the multitudes of different genres that influence them, the trio visits the worlds of heavy progressive rock and expansive ambient shoegaze. 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.
In addition to the news of their label signing, the band released a new video for the track ‘Our Hands Part The Waves’, which you can view here.
The video is a continuation of the storyline presented in their previous video for ‘It’s All In The Reflexes’, which you can view here.
The trio will also be returning to Eastern Canada this October with eight gigs spanning across Ontario and Quebec followed by UK dates in November. After a busy summer of writing and European festival dates, the Scottish band is excited to come back to the homeland of their bassist Robert Hasebe and he quotes:
“Touring Canada is by far one of the most enjoyable things for Atlas : Empire. The unique challenges and rewards of touring this part of the world are what make Canadian artists and performers truly great. They are not only so wonderful to work with but also so friendly and exceptional at their craft. Canada produces so many good bands and such talented musicians that we are so fortunate and so grateful to be able to tour here regularly. Also, poutine.”
For fans of Thrice, Circa Survive, Glassjaw, and At The Drive-In, Atlas : Empire can be seen live on the following dates:
Oct 16 – Hamilton, ON – Doors
Oct 17 – Waterloo, ON – Harmony
Oct 18 – Toronto, ON – Bovine Sex Club
Oct 19 – Barrie, ON – The Foxx Lounge
Oct 20 – Sudbury, ON – Asylum
Oct 23 – Windsor, ON – Green Bean Café
Oct 24 – Guelph, ON – Red Papaya
Oct 26 – Montreal, QC – Brasserie Beaubien
Nov 26 – Leeds – LS6
Nov 27 – London – Off The Cuff
Nov 28 – Birmingham – Subside
Nov 29 – Nottingham – JT Soar
Nov 30 – Luton – Castle Live
L-R – Robert Hasebe (Bassist), Jamie Sturt (Guitar and Vocals), Steven Gillies (Guitar and Vocals)