Formed in 2014 Fire Red Empress burst from the gates to unleash an impressive arsenal of huge stoner rock riffs and soaring anthems.
Following blistering performances at the UK’s Bloodstock Festival in 2015, and Summer Breeze in Germany, the band quickly garnered the attention of über-producer Jacob Hansen, whose work with Danish rock giants Volbeat speaks for itself. Recorded in Hansen’s studio in Ribe, Denmark, FIRE RED EMPRESS emerged with their debut album BLACK MORPHINE. featuring a track co-written with the Heavy Metal legend Brian Tatler of Diamond Head, praise from the likes of Metal Hammer and Classic Rock Magazine followed (with the latter calling them “a hard-charging, riff-fueled, radio-baiting monster”).
In August 2017 the lead single DEAD NATURE was released and it was soon receiving airplay from the likes of Daniel P Carter on Radio 1, Planet Rock Radio, Kerrang Radio and Scuzz TV. A UK tour with Royal Thunder followed, along with main stage appearances at Hard Rock Hell Metal and supports with Orange Goblin.
2018 saw further touring including a return to the sophie stage at Bloodstock, a slot at Stonefree Festival at the o2 arena, camden rocks festival and some dates in france. in the autumn of 2018 the band entered the studio to start writing their second album.
The heavy riffs combined with the often ethereal, occasionally guttural, but always emotional vocals perhaps showcased a glimpse of what is to come…
JEN DIEHL – VOCALS
CARL GETHIN – GUITAR
PAUL GETHIN – GUITAR
BEN PICKEN – BASS
LUKE MIDDLETON - DRUMS