Hells yes. Empire of the Sun fans: June 2013 will be a good month. The duo has announced the release of their second album, Ice on the Dune, set to drop stateside on the Astralwerks label.It would seem like the duo of Steel and Littlemore are working well together once again. Their debut album, Walking on a Dream, dropped back in 2008, making the new record more than due. The first teaser video has been posted as well.
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“The journey begins in June 2013, but STEELE and LITTLEMORE set the stage with this introductory chapter:
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 traveled 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 labors, 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 had never abandoned hope.”