GEP are really pleased to announce their new signing, Southern Empire. 

Based in Australia, Southern Empire were formed by Sean Timms following the dissolution of his previous band Unitopia. Influenced by the likes of Dream Theater, IQ, Transatlantic, Karnivool and Steven Wilson, Southern Empire bring a harder, more edgy sound to their music whilst displaying a knack for catchy songs and great melodic hooks. 

Their first album ‘SOUTHERN EMPIRE’ is released through GEP on 22 February 2016 and features a bonus DVD of footage of the album material. The band plan to tour internationally to support the album – dates to follow shortly. 

Southern Empire are: 

Danny Lopresto - Lead Vocals / Guitar 
Cam Blokland - Guitar / Vocals 
Brody Green - Drums / Vocals 
Jez Martin - Bass / Vocals 
Sean Timms - Keyboards / Vocals / Saxophone / Lap Steel Guitar



Just so you know what to look out for come February's the cover artwork to our self-titled debut album. Released through GEP Records, the album will be a double disk, 3 panel digipak with a bonus DVD featuring videos of 4 tracks from the album, filmed during the recording and overdubbing sessions. We'll let you know as soon as the album is ready for pre-sale orders.

Some exciting news from Karibow for you today! Please welcome another new member to the "Holophinium family". Besides Michael Sadler (SAGA), Colin Tench (Corvus Stone), Karsten Stiers (Errorhead) and other guests, we now proudly present to you the involvement of Mr. Sean Timms (Southern Empire, Unitopia) in the production of the new album. Sean's brilliant contributions on piano and keyboards are highly appreciated, so there's one more good reason to look forward to the upcoming release. This is the official album page: Stay tuned! — with Sean Timms and Oliver Rüsing.

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