Empire State Bastard share new Silver Cord Sessions EP

Before they hit the road with Sleep Token from the end of this month, Empire State Bastard are reminding everyone of their live power with a three-track EP produced by Gojira’s Joe Duplantier.

Empire State Bastard share new Silver Cord Sessions EP
Emily Carter

Empire State Bastard have just unleashed a three-track EP, produced by Gojira’s Joe Duplantier.

Entitled the Silver Cord Sessions, the release was captured at Joe’s New York studios of the same name and hears them perform Harvest, Moi? and Stutter from last year’s great Rivers Of Heresy debut.

The Silver Cord Sessions EP arrives ahead of a big few months for the duo – Simon Neil and Mike Vennart – as they gear up to support Sleep Token in North America. After that they’ll return to the UK for a number of select shows and festival appearances.

Get warmed up by sticking the EP in your ears now, as well as watching the accompanying performance video.

Catch ESB supporting Sleep Token at the following dates:


30 Phoenix, AZ — Arizona Financial Theatre


1 Albuquerque, NM — Revel
3 Austin, TX — H-E-B Center at Cedar Park
4 Dallas, TX — Toyota Music Factory
6 Tampa, FL — Yuengling Center
7 Atlanta, GA — Coca-Cola Roxy
8 Asheville, NC — Arena
10 St. Louis, MO — The Factory
12 Denver, CO — Red Rocks Amphitheatre
14 Des Moines, IA — Vibrant Music Hall
15 Chicago, IL — The Salt Shed
16 Chicago, IL — The Salt Shed
19 Pittsburgh, PA — Petersen Events Center
20 Philadelphia, PA — The Met Philadelphia
22 New York City, NY — Radio City Music Hall
24 Boston, MA — MGM Music Hall at Fenway
25 Montreal, QC — Place Bell
27 Toronto, ON — Massey Hal
28 Toronto, ON — Massey Hall

And see the band in the UK supporting The Armed in London, and at 2000trees (get your tickets here) and core. Festival.

Read this: Empire State Bastard: “I’ve been needing to make a record like this for a long time”

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