DC of Eye Empire Interview
Eye Empire is a new collective featuring Donald Carpenter, aka DC (ex- SubmerseD) on vocals, Corey Lowery (ex- Stereomud/Dark New Day) on bass, BC Kochmit (ex- Sw1tched), and Will Hunt (ex- Evanescence/Dark New Day). The members of this band have a lot of experience in the business and have created a fantastic piece of work, titled Moment of Impact.
Because of the obvious Sevendust connections at hand here, Iâ€™ve been following this group for quite some time and was really excited to get my hands on the record. Iâ€™m always pumped to hear new music but particularly when I have high hopes from those creating it. Sevendust drummer and former guest Morgan Rose played on this record while lead singer LaJon Witherspoon and guitarist Clint Lowery (Coreyâ€™s brother) have a couple of vocal spots as well.
But most importantly, the band members in Eye Empire are all accomplished musicians of whom I have great admiration. Iâ€™ve always enjoyed SubmerseD, primarily because of DCâ€™s vocals. Satellite and terrestrial radio are still playing SubmerseD songs every single day. Corey and BC both played in bands that I liked and Will Hunt is just a beast on the drums. The great Zakk Wylde thought highly enough of Will Hunt to have him fill in on a recent Black Label tour.
Moment of Impact lives up to expectations. Itâ€™s a complete DIY effort by Eye Empire so you likely wonâ€™t find it in stores. Buy the record from the bandâ€™s website and theyâ€™ll ship an autographed copy to you themselves. In the 2nd pressing of the album, they featured photos of Eye Empire fans in the CD booklet. It is a nice personal touch from the band that you got to love.
DC was on our show last night and it was a great discussion. We learned a lot about everything Eye Empire and how they are going the extra mile for their fans during a difficult time for unsigned hard rock artists. We coined this show â€œcustomer service.â€ Tune in and find out why.
DC mentioned that there are about 200 copies of Moment of Impact left on the bandâ€™s website. These are signed and numbered, making it a very cool collectible. I have a copy and will vouch for the record; itâ€™s a sharp looking band photo underneath the jewel case with all 4 signatures. After those sell, theyâ€™ll be able to move forward to the next step and ready a widespread release. 100% of the proceeds from these sales goes right back into Eye Empire.
Go to Eye Empireâ€™s website and check it out. Support the band by purchasing one of these limited edition copies. We need to support good bands and good music wherever and whenever we can. This is a prime example of that. Eye Empireâ€¦. Check â€˜em out.