Formed by guitarist Paul Allender - previously of UK titans Cradle of Filth, this new venture under the moniker of White Empress exudes the depth and ferocity of his prior work whilst pushing new boundaries. Paul’s signature razor-sharp riffing & epic, melodic twists and turns compliment the sumptuously alluring & often demonic voice of Mary Zimmer (Luna Mortis) to create a masterclass in savage yet uplifting metallic darkness.
Rise of the Empress BUNDLE
White Empress comprise: Paul Allender, formerly the main guitarist and songwriter in Cradle of Filth, vocalist Mary Zimmer from Luna Mortis (and a vocal coach), Will Graney, keyboardist from Damnation Angels, Chela Harper, bass player for Coal Chamber, guitarist Jeremy Kohnmann from The Awakening, and drummer Zac Morris, who’s played with many bands including Ugly Kid Joe.
When Paul relocated to the USA in 2012, in between working with Cradle of Filth, he decided to start work on another project with local musicians in his newly adopted home of Minneapolis, and with his friend, Martin Skaroupka from Cradle of Filth, this soon became White Empress.
With Paul’s relentless guitar and Mary’s diverse vocals, ranging from operatic to death metal screams, White Empress is exploring new areas of metal.
- Mary Zimmer Vocals
- Paul Allender Guitars
- Jeremy Kohnmann Guitars
- Chela Harper Bass guitar
- Zac Morris Drums
- Will Graney Keyboards
The debut full length from White Empress featuring former Cradle of Filth axeman Paul Allender as well as members of Coal Chamber and Luna Mortis is almost upon us, and the band has posted an introduc ...05/08/2014
'Rise of the Empress', the debut album from White Empress featuring Cradle of Filth's Paul Allender, is set for release on 29th September & is now available to pre-order on mediabook CD, vinyl &a ...25/07/2014
Head over to the White Empress Facebook page where the stunning debut video for the song 'Darkness Encroaching' from the band's upcoming debut full length release, 'Rise of the Empress' has just been ...23/07/2014
Formed by guitarist Paul Allender - previously of UK titans Cradle of Filth – and with a full band line-up, this new venture into the metal landscape under the moniker of White Empress exudes the de ...