The Skinny: White Empress, the new band founded by former Cradle of Filth guitarist Paul Allender, has released a new song titled “A Prisoner Unleashed” from the band’s debut album Rise of the Empress. Formed by guitarist Paul Allender – previously of U.K. titan Cradle of Filth – and with a full band lineup, this new venture into the metal landscape under the moniker of White Empress exudes the depth and ferocity of his prior work whilst pushing new boundaries. Allender’s signature razor-sharp riffing and epic, melodic twists and turns compliment the sumptuously alluring and often demonic voice of Mary Zimmer (Luna Mortis) to create a master class in savage, yet uplifting metallic darkness.

The album was recorded in White Empress’ studio and has been mixed and mastered by veteran producer, Kit Woolven (Thin Lizzy, Cradle of Filth). With Allender’s relentless guitar and Zimmer’s diverse vocals, ranging from operatic to death metal screams, White Empress is exploring new areas of metal.