Having been groomed on the riffs of Metallica and Megadeth, and the dark emotions of Soundgarden and Alice In Chains, Empty Trail distill the best parts of these most iconic heavy-hitting bands while maintaining authenticity. Hailing from Austin, Texas and comprised of members Rick Lambert (vocals and guitar), Shane Wallin (bass), and Rom Gov (drums), Empty Trail’s music is catchy as hell and even poppy at times, each song on their forthcoming debut EP, ‘Lost,’ stands alone as well as complementing the other tracks.
Being released on October 18th via Golden Robot Records, the ‘Lost’ features five selections, including the following descriptions from the band:
Wait Around – It’s a state of demotivation. Just feeling as if things always go bad, so why even try. No matter how high I feel, I know I’m going to crash through the ground and have to rebuild all of who I am. Again. An intense rock track with brooding lyrics.
Every Toll – It’s a dependency on a relationship that’s bad for you. Trying to keep someone weak so they stay with you because you aren’t strong enough to be alone. You accept the minimum because you feel that’s all you’re worth. Metal riffs mixed with almost rappy vocals.
Reality – What’s real? From full-on confidence to major insecurity. What’s the truth? Is it all subjective in the end? Does anyone TRULY know anything? We know what we feel. But can we separate what we want to feel and believe from objective reality? A bouncy, catchy rock track, yet with a dark rock and roll mix.
Lost – The world used to be so beautiful. But now I don’t know what to think. I’m still searching for that missing piece. Even though it may seem like anger, it’s really a loss. Grieving something that you can’t seem to find anymore. I want to feel free again. An angry and emotional ballad with a big chorus.
My World – You will never truly comprehend what that other person next to you is going through. We all wear a really good mask. We tend to separate ourselves from others. But we are all much more alike than we think. Some of us just hide it better than others. An Introspective, grungy song about hiding your authentic feelings from the world.
A new music video has been released for the track “Lost (viewable at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0s1AIPl6Lc), while a lyric video for the standout track “My World” is available for viewing (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpJgR3TcBXU), the latter of which is a song that saw Empty Trail crack the US Top 40 Radio Charts and debut week of release at #2 behind only the mighty Metallica.
Also, a special bundle option is available to purchase both the EP and a t-shirt, via https://store.goldenrobotrecords.com/browse/empty-trail/products/empty-trail-bundle-tshirt-and-lost-ep.
Overall, Lambert describes the EP as “It’s introspection. What do we believe? How do those beliefs make us feel? We are trying to understand ourselves. I want to understand myself. I need to understand myself.” And come October 18th, the rest of the world will get to hear this exciting new band.
Lost EP Tracklisting:
- Wait Around
- Every Toll
- My World
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