It featured for the first time all four parts of Empyria's The Lighter Sides of Darkness as a continuous 25-minute epic, plus a cover of The Police's "Synchronicity II". The next album, Sense Of Mind, from 2002, continued the vein of the previous album in general, adding more melody to the songs. A compilation album , Westcoast Canadian Metal Feast, was released in 2001, just prior to Empyria's Sense Of Mind album and featured the title track. In 2003, Empyria took a long hiatus due to Kischnick's involvement in 7 albums and 2 tours with Canadian Metal band Thor and various other projects. In 2009, Empyria released The Long Road Home through Nightmare Records, with the return of Falcon (bass), Phil Leite (vocals), Kischnick (guitars/synth) and new drummer Scott Gamble. The album saw a return back to their progressive rock & metal influences. Band continues to play "LIVE" hving opened for bands like, Firewind, Warrel Dane, Sabaton & Nickleback. The band released new track "The Sheltering (2011 A.D.)" for FREE download CANADA DAY 2011!!!!!!! Mike Kischnick released new original Christmas song titled "Our Last Christmas" with former Ten2Nine bandmate Pat Brown (vocals) and Scott Gamble Dec 23rd 2011. New Single "Beyond Th Doors" w/ B-side to be relased April 2014. Featuring all current band members. Discography: * Ornamental Ironworks (1993 (8-song cassette)) * Behind Closed Doors (1996) * Changing Currents (1998) * The Legacy (2000) * Sense Of Mind (2002, DVD format Limited Edition) * The Long Road Home (2009) * Beyond The Doors (2014) New Single w/ B-side Compilations: * Powerquest (compilation) - The Awakening (1998) * Westcoast Canadian Metal Feast (compilation) - Scrape Records (2001) * Nightmare Music sampler (Nightmare Records 2010) * Armstrong Metalfest Sampler ( 2012) Current members: * Mike Kischnick: guitars/synth (1991-present) * Phil Leite: vocals (1997-present) * John Buck (Bass) (2010-present) * Scott Gamble: drums (2008-present) *Steve Bifford ( guitars 2010-present) Former members: * Paul Falcon: bass (1991-97; 2008-2010) * Simon Adam: drums (1991-2008) * Ken Firomski: bass (1997-2008) * Troy Taillon: drums (1993 & 1995) Read more on Last.fm.
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