Collection includes: Dear Sir (1995); What Would the Community Think (1996); Myra Lee (1996); Moon Pix (1998); The Covers Record (2000); You Are Free (2003); Speaking for Trees: A Film by Mark Borthwick (DVD) + Willie Deadwilder (CD) (2004); The Greatest (2006); Jukebox (2008); Sun (2012).
Collaborative project featuring German guitarist Rolf Munkes, Neil Murray (Whitesnake, Company Of Snakes), Gerald Kloos, Lance King (Balance Of Power) and guests Don Airey (Rainbow, Whitesnake, Ozzy), Yngwie Malmsteen, Mark Boals (Malmsteen, Ring Of Fire) and Hammerfall drummer Anders Johansson - all names that you know. Now you can get them all on one CD, under the banner of EMPIRE.
For some people, studying big cats is not just a hobby, but a life's work. Following award-winning filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert on their 30-year-long quest to document the behaviour of big cats in Botswana, this film brings together three decades worth of material, including extraordinary footage of hunting lions, scavenging hyenas and stealthy leopards. See firsthand the numerous changes that have led to dramatic decline of the lion population, and what needs to be done in order to ensure their survival…
"Trading Souls" was the sophomore release from Empire, the super-group project from guitarist Rolf Munkes. Alongside the German axe slingers skills we have the formidable vocal talents of Tony Martin (ex Black Sabbath), the keyboard wizardry of Don Airey (Deep Purple / ex Rainbow), whilst bass legend Neil Murray (ex Whitesnake) forms a tight rhythmic unit with drummer Gerald Kloos (Winterlong / Condition Red). There’s even a special guest in drummer Anders Johansson (Hammerfall / ex Yngwie Malmsteen) who plays on two tracks. Originally released in 2003, "Trading Souls" saw Empire return after their 2001 debut "Hypnotica" with an album full of killer songs in a classic melodic hard rock setting. These 10 tracks perfectly showcase the combined decades of experience and talent from this super group. The end result is a hard rock record brimming with catchy anthems and great ensemble playing.
"The Shadow of the Cat" A female house cat sees her mistress murdered by her husband and two servants, and becomes ferociously bent on revenge. "Cat Girl" A young woman inherits a family curse that turns her into a murderous feline when she is angered.