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Empire Of The Sun : Ice On The Dune

Empire Of The Sun : Ice On The Dune
Second album from The Empire of The Sun is titled Ice on the Dune and is set for a June release this year. In line with their previous singles and music videos, the album has a big budget, grandiose trailer attached to it. The band is made up of Luke Steele and Nick Littlemore. The band also made a statement, which in line with everything else they do, is epic and grand in scale - To say the least. "Once, the world was pure. It was the Emperor and the Prophet who kept it thus. Each day, they charted the sun’s course across the sky, guided rivers down from mountain peaks, brought rains to quench raging fires. With the aid of their four priests, who possessed spirits of wild animals, they travelled the world tirelessly, maintaining nature’s delicate balance, allowing all things to grow and flourish -- always with the aid of the sacred jewel held atop the Emperor’s crown." "But one night, as the Emperor slumbered, recovering from his labours, true darkness appeared. The King of Shadows, ever the bitter foe of the Empire, and all it had achieved, crept into their temple. Craving the Emperor’s power, he stole the jewel from his crown-- and in an instant the world was changed. Robbed of the bulk of his power, the Emperor and the Prophet watched helplessly as their temple was torn asunder, and their priests cast far out into the world. But even in that moment, when all appeared lost, there was one thing that the King of Shadows black heart simply could not have imagined... The Emperor and the Prophet have never abandoned hope." First single "Alive" - Added below.

Second album from The Empire of The Sun is titled Ice on the Dune and is set for a June release this year. In line with their previous singles and music videos, the album has a big budget, grandiose trailer attached to it. The band is made up of Luke Steele and Nick Littlemore.

The band also made a statement, which in line with everything else they do, is epic and grand in scale – To say the least.

“Once, the world was pure. It was the Emperor and the Prophet who kept it thus. Each day, they charted the sun’s course across the sky, guided rivers down from mountain peaks, brought rains to quench raging fires. With the aid of their four priests, who possessed spirits of wild animals, they travelled the world tirelessly, maintaining nature’s delicate balance, allowing all things to grow and flourish — always with the aid of the sacred jewel held atop the Emperor’s crown.”

“But one night, as the Emperor slumbered, recovering from his labours, true darkness appeared. The King of Shadows, ever the bitter foe of the Empire, and all it had achieved, crept into their temple. Craving the Emperor’s power, he stole the jewel from his crown– and in an instant the world was changed. Robbed of the bulk of his power, the Emperor and the Prophet watched helplessly as their temple was torn asunder, and their priests cast far out into the world. But even in that moment, when all appeared lost, there was one thing that the King of Shadows black heart simply could not have imagined… The Emperor and the Prophet have never abandoned hope.”

First single “Alive” – Added below.

 

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Ice on the Dune Leak Updates

On 06/10/2013, Ice on the Dune was reported as leaked by 1 Has It Leaked members. Note that we do not provide links to leaks and it is strictly forbidden to post or request downloads. | Report


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Album Verdict: 8.3

Empire Of The Sun : Ice On The Dune, 8.3 out of 10 based on 13 ratings

Comments

  1. Avatar of Alx

    Man, they are so weird and cheesy but they have good tunes, I’ll be following this leak.

    • Not just cheesy, ridiculous idiotic… but the first record had some really great songs, so, lets hope for a good summer record.

      • Avatar of Male

        i would think this album would be more of a winter record than a summer one

  2. Avatar of can

    stoked

  3. Avatar of Mojib

    What’s your impression of the first single “Alive” (added above, if you haven’t heard it)?

  4. Avatar of Adin

    discovery has its teaser first but alive released already ughhh im waiting for discovery for gods sake

  5. Avatar of Clément

    Hmmm Alive is a fresh summer song… but this song is really close to Walking On a Dream’s works. I hope they tried to make something new on this forthcoming LP.

  6. Avatar of Muriel

    I’m diggin “Alive” I agree with Clement that it’s got that same energy as “Walking On a Dream.” At the same time I feel like I can hear some new textures in there so I think there’s still hope to expect an album that displays some growth to their sound.

  7. Does anyone agree that Alive could have been better???

    I mean when I hear Walking on a Dream I immediatly break out into a goofy dance, but I do not feel that same energy with alive. That being said I’m in love with Discovery even though I’ve only heard seconds of it!!!

    • Heard DNA yet? Oh yeah… Makes ME want to dance! :-D

  8. I dig Discovery(loop) also more than Alive. Alive is steady and has a cabrio flavour, but the “wow” effect is missing. In Discovery(loop) I’m goin’ totally crazy. Listening to the 10 minute mix all day and night.

    • yep missing the wow effect my thought exactly

  9. Love Alive, absolutely love it.

  10. Can’t wait for this leaked

  11. New track alert. A good-quality live recording of the album’s title track Ice on the Dune can be heard here: http://indymusic.wordpress.com/2013/05/31/empire-of-the-sun-perform-new-lp-in-full-vivid-live/

  12. Really loved “Walking On a Dream”, hope they wont disappoint

  13. DNA live session stream here and alive http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01xz7kn

  14. I have never EVER been this excited about an album release!!!

  15. Tracklist, from iTunes.

    1. Lux
    2. DNA
    3. Alive
    4. Concert Pitch
    5. Ice On The Dune
    6. Awakening
    7. I’ll Be Around
    8. Old Flavours
    9. Celebrate
    10. Surround Sounds
    11. Disarm
    12. Keep A Watch

  16. I can’t believe this hasn’t happened yet

  17. Album can be streamed on their SoundCloud (only in USA I think), so I hope it will be ripped soon.

    • Can’t you just rip it yourself then? There’s plenty of soundcloud to mp3 converters out there. Thanks for the update though :)

      • Nope, I’m not in US region unfortunately. So please US residents search for the link at RollingStone’s webpage!

  18. A kind site made it available to those who can’t stream it with a 128kbps rip. So it’s technically leaked now.:) SEARCH GOOGLE!

  19. available download leak at Zeroes2 on vk

  20. Album hasn’t leaked? Did a bit research around the web and nothing.

  21. The Rolling Stone stream via Soundcloud is not available in Europe :( At least, not the Netherlands. To bad, I’m excited for this one!

  22. Search empire of the sun – ice on the dune 2013 mp3 download on Google, guys…

  23. Ok I got the album now what the hell. Is discovery not a song? I dont know if anyone will agree with me but I really dont like this new album. Epic Fail. It’s like they created a new sound with the Walking on a Dream album, then decided hmmm we are going to go in a new direction, before the original direction was even established. I listened to Ice on the dunes, and now I have to listen to Walking on a dream to cleanse my ears.
    This is coming from a Major Fan of Empire. I blare Breakdown as I cruise around town, even though people stare at me like I’ve lost my mind…. MMCKAIIYAA

    EDIT: I love this album now lol

    • Old Flavours mate.

      • yeah i found out, but still not as intense sounding as the discovery loop.

    • Maybe give it some time to sink in? I’ve found a lot of the tracks are ‘growers’, personally…

      • Yeah your prolly right I just need to listen to it a little more, I felt the same way about RAM, wasn’t crazy about it at first, until i listen to it more. So I’m gonna give it another shot.

  24. search the artist-then album name in at filestube, and you’ll find pages of leaks

  25. Have already listened to this album four times from start to finish now and initially I was like: Eugh! This is way too ‘pop’-y and really not what I had expected.
    But after a while the songs start to grow on you, and honestly I think almost every track on this could be released as a single. Seriously, if you aren’t keen the first time you listen to Ice on the Dune, then come back to it in a few days for another go :)

    And to the guy who said Discovery isn’t on the album, you should have a listen to Old Favours and see if it reminds you of ‘anything’!! :P

    • Yea this album grew on me too. I love it now. Old Favours is def a great song. DNA and celebrate are so badass too. Great Album.

  26. Leaked on the pirate bay.

  27. The new ‘Empire of the Sun’ album crushes new ‘Daft Punk’ – in a cage match. …Bloodied.

    • Oh hell no lol.. I love empire of the sun but it does not even touch the masterpiece crafted by daft punk lol.. Sorry

  28. I’m totally into this album! I feel like it has a nice light and upbeat energy throughout and totally puts me in a good mood! This has me even more excited to see them at Electric Forest in a couple weeks :)

  29. You can get it off NAR now at 320.

    • Not 320, 160 kbps rip which has been transcoded. :(

      • Yeah I saw that when I checked piratebay as well, had a feeling :<. Haven't dled it yet though.

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