History

Emperdia was founded in November 2014 by Tom, Steff and Patrick Palesch under the name Travesty.

As the Band was joined by Fabian Hellbach, they played their first gigs. The first CD, entitled “Dark Above – Sun Below”, was released on the 29th of June 2016. Their music started to develop in the direction of thrash-/doom-/prog-metal.

At the end of 2016 Patrick quit the band and his place was filled by Ibo, who added some great new techniques. After a few gigs in 2017, Fabian and Travesty split up in 2018.

After that, Tom, Steff and Ibo, more determined than ever, started to write new songs, learn new instruments, write lyrics etc. In 2019 they got a new name, more fitting to their darker and more polished approach to music: Emperdia!