Written by the_chelf@yahoo.gr

1. We’re hearing the beckoning call towards the empire. What does it sound like?

It sounds like old meets new, taking the sensibility of what the greats have left us with (and some continue to do) and fuse it with the raw power of what modern metal gives us today

2. Sci-fi scenario 1: You meet a creature from another planet. They don’t have the ability to hear. Explain groove metal.

We would set up all our instruments and turn them up to 11. The power and the groove should hit you in the chest, you should feel every ounce of energy and not be able to help but bounce

3. Tell us a bit about your future plans

We are about to finish mixing our new EP and release it in early February. In March we are starting our journey on the road to maybe playing bloodstock by entering the Metal 2 the Masses London heats and looking to begin venturing out and touring in Europe

4.Sci-Fi scenario 2: My time machine finally works. Hop on. I can take you to any place and to any time period, music-wise. Where to?

I would want to be in the Led Zeppelin soundcheck where Kashmir was written. Jimmy Paige is one of my guitar idols. Or in the studio when Clapton recorded white room with cream, I truly believe that was the earliest seed to the creation of metal.

Adam: crossing streams with Ozzy when he urinated on the Alamo

 Elsio: Would love to go and witness Pantera recording the Vulgar Display of Power. That album is a masterpiece, Pantera are the godfathers of Groove Metal.

5.The world is about to end and you can only save one of your original songs. You’re gonna hate me but which one?

Verge of insanity
Pure power with that old school flare.



Sir Ben who faps a lot. Adam the Baron of buggery. Lord Grant the picker of plums. Earl Elsio of Dutch ruddery. & Georgie the Bishop of sodomy. It was a cold and foreboding night, the moon was bloodshot red and the frost trolls were agitated on Uranus. Deep in a dank suburban crevice (somewhere in west London) Empire Warning was formed of five pretentious pricks. Two of which went to secondary school together, who also knew another prick from college before he was subsequently kicked out for purging too many wenches. The other two bastards heard the beckoning call towards the Empire, and thus became the best that the metaphoric land of Gumtree had to offer! Empire Warning then set off to bludgeon as many ear drums they could find, whilst upsetting the local gentry they have made it their quest to pillage as many hope forgotten pisshole boozers as possible. With an ill made concocted perversion of music they call groove metal. Currently the infamous quintet are brewing a new auditory syphilis in a form of an EP from satans man-flute itself, they plan to unleash upon earths Populous.


I have been following Empire Warning for years, in fact the Chelfdom was a still tumblr blog,I was travelling to the UK a lot so I was looking for UK based bands to listen to (no particular reason there, just because) and I stumbled upon their tumblr. They were doing a give-away and I won a copy of Heil to the Rat King. I got hooked on their music ever since. Back then I was just a fan girl, stalking them on all their social media. Now I’m a fan girl who got to interview them (still stalking them on SM but now we’re mates so they can’t sue me.) They mix and match different elements, eras and metal sounds, they play with intensity, they growl, they scream and they push the heaviness of thrash metal with crushing riffs to create a groove-metalcore sound, uniquely their own that will have you headbanging before you know it.


The official Empire Warning Website

Empire Warning on YOUTUBE

Your insta dose of Empire Warning

And yeap, they are on FB as well.


  1. Rose says:

    I don’t know of them but, I like to check out different bands. Great interview that last question of what album would be saved was a good one.

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      Hey Rose, very glad you liked the interview and got to discover a new band!

  2. I can honestly say that I have not heard of them, but they seem like a lot of fun. I love discovering new bands.Witty Answers! How cool.

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      Very glad you enjoyed the interview Serena!

  3. Namrata says:

    I have never heard about this band but I enjoyed reading your article .

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      Thank you Namrata!

  4. They definitely have an interesting sound. I can’t say it’s my first choice, but it’s always nice to know names of bands outside of my tastes. That way I can give others recommendations.

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      I love your mindset!

  5. I like how they describe their music genre. You can feel their passion. Love discovering new sounds whenever I can!

  6. This is a great interview, a band new to me but I love learning about people and their backgrounds.

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      5 questions is a great start to get to know them, right?

  7. Daisha says:

    Great interview. I also have never heard of this band but I will be checking them out soon.

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      awesome! I bet you’ll love them!

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