ICE ON THE DUNE LAUNCHING JUNE 2013
Australian electronic duo Empire of the
Sun have announced plans to release their long-awaited sophomore album Ice on the Dune
, in June 2013 via Astralwerks. The record comes five years after their debut album Walking on a
Dream, which the band promoted with shows and festival appearances all over the world. Now, as Luke
Steele and Nick Littlemore explain in this suitably cryptic statement, the band will embark on a new
adventure. Read the official statement, and check out the official album trailer directed by JJ Abrams
"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."
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