Atlas : Empire is a Progressive/Alt.Rock band signed to WormHoleDeath records and based in Glasgow, UK. Since forming in 2011, they have released three EPs and their debut full length "The Stratosphere Beneath Our Feet".
"The Stratosphere Beneath Our Feet" has received an immense amount of coverage in print and online. Select songs are also currently playlisted and are on rotation across several FM stations and podcasts in the U.S, Canada, and the UK .
Atlas : Empire have shared stages with a diverse and massive list of incredible bands further demonstrating their adaptability and the unique genre bending aspects of their sound.
Atlas : Empire have performed with : O’Brother, Tiny Moving Parts, Wintersleep, Saves The
Day, Devil Sold His Soul & The Xcerts.
They have also toured
the UK & EU extensively with artists including Closure in Moscow, Victor
Villareal, Kurt Travis, Listener, The Appleseed Cast & Good
Atlas : Empire have also toured Canada a total of three times in support of the debut full length "The Stratosphere Beneath Our Feet".
To the Astronaut... (2012)
Produced by Chris Gordon (Union of Knives, Song of Return, Light
Mixed & mastered by Oz Craggs. (Feed the Rhino, Mallory Knox)
For the Satellites (2015)
Mixed & mastered by Jonny Renshaw.
(Devil Sold His Soul, Dreamstate)
Tracks from “To the Astronaut...” were featured on BBC Introducing
(Radio 1), while “Somnus” was exclusively streamed on Rocksound's
website prior to release.
Both EPs received positive reviews in thealternative music press with, Rocksound proclaiming “Somnus” to be“a lesson in progressive rock.”
The Stratosphere Beneath Our Feet (2018) Re-released by WormHoleDeath (2019)
Produced and Engineered by Chris Marshall
Mastered by Tom Woodhead
Reviews and Quotes
"Packed with progressive, intelligent twists that frequently sound like they were composed in a lab"
Album premiere - https://www.loudersound.com/news/atlas-empire-stream-new-album-with-prog
"Modern progressive rock in the vein of Arcane Roots, with nods to the atmospherics of post-rock and
some of the eccentric timings of math rock"
“A shapeshifting sand demon of an album that runs the gamut from Post-Hardcore to Prog Metal to Post-
“Atlas : Empire accept no restrictions with their captivating debut”
“Glasgow’s Atlas : Empire offer an exciting take on contemporary Prog, marrying Post-Rock expanse with
the wilder, heavier sounds of the likes of Black Peaks and At The Drive-In.”
“Altas : Empire succeed on the strength of their musicianship, songwriting, and the lasting impact of the songs themselves.”
"you need to give a listen to appreciate just how good this band is."
Already Heard track by track - https://alreadyheard.com/track-guide-atlas-empire-the-stratosphere-
Already Heard album review -
"The Glasgow-based trio have crafted a diverse sound that incorporates alt-rock, prog, metal and post-
"An intelligent and intriguing record."
"Spacey guitar-based soundscapes, hard-edged riffs and a spectrum of vocals, forming a gritty, yet
Raw Music TV
"It’s a fresh sound, a nostalgic sound, and even inspirational at times"
"Remember the first time you heard ‘Artist In The Ambulance’ by Thrice, or ‘Used For Glue’ by Rival
Schools and it just made you step back and say “Holy Fuck”, well, you can relive that feeling with The
Stratosphere Beneath Our Feet"
"The Stratosphere Beneath Our Feet is one of those records you’ll argue with your friends about who
discovered it first"
"The Stratosphere Beneath Our Feet, with its intelligent lyrical content, and unrestricted sonic approach,
is an album that enables ATLAS : EMPIRE to try some new things, and effectively show how much they
have matured as musicians"
"Brimming with stunning displays of ethereal melodicism, Atlas: Empire have delivered an assured debut that deserves to be considered alongside the best of British progressive music."
“Supercharged, Prog-fueled Alt.rock.”
Dutch Progressive Rock Page
“A wonderful sonic tapestry of guitar-based rock that dips its toes into Grunge, Metal and Prog.”
"The quartet plays technical post-hardcore that relies heavily on the atmosphere"
"The instrumental side alone would be enough to create the trance-like state that the ten songs put you
in, but the vocals add another layer that is guaranteed to draw you in even further."