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“Bound to become an underground classic chronicling these lesser days of the 20th century.” —Seconds Magazine

 

Rising out of the ashes of Liers in Wait, the Atlanta-based goth-rock band built up a loyal following in the late '80s and early '90s. Named Atlanta's Best Electronica Band in 1999 Creative Loafing's Best of the Best Awards, Empire 44's full length release entitled Shockwaves hits the listener like a Demerol sledgehammer.

Explorations of human tragedy…

Empire 44 traverses the various struggles we all must face. Confronting the duality of humankind, cognizant of the future by understanding the nature of man.

x “The whole history of the progress of human liberty shows that all concessions yet made to her august claims have been born of earnest struggle. The conflict has been exciting, agitating, all-absorbing, and for the time being, putting all other tumults to silence. It must do this or it does nothing. If there is no struggle there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom and yet deprecate agitation are men who want crops without plowing up the ground; they want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters.”
— Frederick Douglass, 1857


   
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