Eric Martin

Eric Martin

"I Am Empire formed in the summer of 2008 when members, Austin Lyons (vocals), Andrew Stanton (lead guitar), Dan Otis (Guitar), Joshua Case (bass/vocals) and Eric Martin (drums), began work on recording their full length self titled album. The album is a ten song journey that shows the bands diversity and understanding of songwriting. The first single "You're A Fake" is a hard hitting rock song that has made a huge radio impact since its release in April of 2009. It is currently 16 on the CRW charts and 22 on the Billboard Christian rock charts. The song has also been featured on Live105's Soundcheck, is 1 on Radio U's "Most Wanted List", and is in the top 10 on Effect Radios Top 44, along with being in regular rotation at radio stations nationally. Since the release of their album, I Am Empire has shown their drive and resiliance in the music industry booking their own tours and making a name for themselves without any label support. Along with full time touring the band has been featured in the June/Blink-182 issue of Alternative Press Magazine as one of the "Unsigned Bands Of The Month" and won the Ernie Ball competition that landed them an opening postition on The Rockstar Taste Of Chaos stop in their hometown. I Am Empire's musical talents have not gone unnoticed by the "higher ups" either. I Am Empire has landed endorsements by Fender, Wedgie, Viper Drums, and Soultone Cymbals. The band have recently signed a contract with Evergreen Copyrights will soon be heard on select MTV, E!, and Oxygen television shows along with Motion Pictures. The band has also been featured on the frontpage of Myspace Music, Indie Vision Music, and Smartpunk. Keep a look out for I Am Empire in your town soon!"