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The Skinny: In a city with such admirable and distinguished musical artifacts, Chicago’s Internal Empires add another chapter of riffs and hooks made for both guitar geeks and average metalheads alike. Their music combines odd time signatures, energetic guitar riffs, and dissonant chords with occasional beauty and an ever-present groove.

Their ambitious first full-length album, Corruption of Reason, is a 12 track album that also features guest vocals by Tub Ring’s Kevin Gibson (The End Records) and Mose Giganticus’ Matt Garfield (Relapse Records), and was produced by Charles Macak at Electrowerks Music Production.

Fresh into Chicago’s live music scene, Internal Empires have already shared the stage with national metal acts, and are continuing to create a buzz in Chicago’s metal scene with their strange and infectious live show. The band’s debut album, Corruption of Reason, is now available via iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and most major online retailers.

Pick up the album ASAP and until then, enjoy this exclusive free download of the track, “Gymtanlaundry”, it’s freaking good!


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