State Line Empire Premieres Brutal Truth at Metal Insider Today

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“Sometimes when fighting for what you believe in or standing up for what’s right, the truth surrounding those moments can get lost and lies can be perceived in different ways. But the Brutal Truth will eventually come to light.” – State Line Empire

Catch State Line Empire live!

October 28th 2022

at the Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood, CA 

Supporting Powerman 5000

About State Line Empire:

Hailing from the San Francisco Bay Area, State Line Empire is an established independent hard rock band with a penchant for writing infectious hooks and controversial narratives. Inspired by daily events and situations around them, State Line Empire unabashedly challenges social norms and the status quo through hard hitting music. Comprising of Tony Malson (lead vocals), Thomas Cruce (guitar), Jay Michaelis (drums) as well as Scott Proctor (bass), this powerhouse quartet brings on the heat with their explosive and memorable live performances. Being avid storytellers, the band is greatly influenced by the struggles and triumphs of real life, drawing inspiration for their music from personal experiences and hardships, allowing them to evoke strong emotions in listeners.

Playing music for a little over decade now, the band has seen multiple evolutions of styles and members over the years. Finding the perfect chemistry with this new line up, the multi-talented quartet has managed to amass a sizable and loyal following throughout the years as they continue to grow and build. Having released a plethora of various well-received tracks and videos, the band has also won various placements and awards such as “Best Band in the city of Pacifica CA”, History Channel’s ‘Biker Build Off’, ESPN ‘NCAA Hockey’, and Guitar Center’s YOUR NEXT RECORD contest to feature Slash on their single ‘Drive Me’. Slash is quoted saying “A song that’s very representative of the band. It’s got a great hook, it’s catchy, and it just rocks!”. Bassist Scott Proctor was also recently invited to sing backing vocals for Five Finger Death Punch on their current ‘Afterlife’ tour.

With immediate plans to release three new EPs that combine to a massive double vinyl LP titled ‘The Day the Earth Died’, State Line Empire hopes to engage current audiences and reach out to new ones with their exciting yet profound creations. Armed with ambition, tenacity, and an insatiable passion for what they do, State Line Empire seeks to reach out to like-minded individuals through music to make meaningful and lasting connections. They are well on their way to becoming one of the more prominent and memorable new artists to keep on the lookout for. 


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Photo Credit: Jenny Cash of Calibree Photography