Exclusive: Emphatic Premiere New Album, Another Life, First to Feature New Vocalist Toryn Green, Formerly of Fuel

Omaha-based hard rockers Emphatic will release their sophomore album, Another Life, October 22 via Epochal Artists Records/Capitol Music Group. The record is their first to feature new frontman Toryn Green, previously the singer of multi-platinum rock band Fuel and the touring vocalist for Finnish cello-rock band Apocalyptica.

In anticipation, the band has teamed with Revolver to stream the album in its entirety right here right now. Check it out below, read guitarist Justin McCain’s commentary below the stream, and let us know what you think in the comments.

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“Letting go of the negative and embracing the positive–that’s the message behind the opening track ‘Life After Anger.’  I wrote the lyrics while staring in the mirror at a reflection of a person I didn’t want to be anymore. The song is about healing…somewhat of a self intervention, as if I were talking to the side of me I didn’t like and telling that person goodbye. I had been through so much the past year of my life, from my band seeing lots of success to it all falling apart when my former singer broke his larynx in a fight. After that, I took a wrong turn down a road that was leading me to a dark place but I quickly realized happieness is a choice and life is what you make of it.  I rebuilt and found my way to a better day… to a Life After Anger.”

“When the stitches don’t hold and you start to bleed ‘Remember Me’… This song is about a specific person who was in my life. It’s a song that many people can connect with because they may know someone just the same. When you try so hard to help a person but they never wake up, they not only keep making  their own life more difficult but also everyone’s lives around them because they constantly make bad decissions. Everyone has a breaking point and this song tells the story of mine.”

“I have two beautiful and amazing kids so this song is most special to me. Even though I’m very blessed to do what I love for a living its tough to be away from my family. So many people in this world go through missing a loved one and are far to familar with the feeling of absence. This is a positive take on that, though… No matter where I am, no matter what I do, you will always be with me, and I will always be with you. To have a bond that is so strong, so out of this world that it sounds like every angel singing above… That’s powerful, that’s what my family and I have… that’s Louder Than Love.”

“A perfect title for the record because this band was reborn, we have another chance, Another Life. Digging deeper in to the lyrics of the song, though, it wasn’t actually written specific to that situation. This song is about a past relationship but the twist is it was written from the other person’s perspective. I think lots of people will be able to relate to this one!”


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  • disqus_spl92383Px

    LOVE LOVE LOVE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Harlie Theodore

    I have been following Emphatic for several years now, and I have never felt closer to a band before this lineup. They put soooo much incredible hard work, countless hours in and out of the studio, and dedication into Another Life!! I have been anxiously waiting for this album for months and I cannot wait to get it on Tuesday. Everyone needs to get a copy of Another Life, cause everyone can relate to the songs on this album. Toryn, Justin, Bill, Jesse and Patrick all have what it takes to be in the music industry and are going to prove to everyone they are staying here for good and will continue to gain fans down the road. I have believed in them from the beginning and don’t plan on stop believing in them, cause I know they will continue to work hard and show us fans how much they appreciate our support.

  • crazycatlad

    Half way through. Lights is my favorite so far.

    • crazycatlad

      Okay Another Life is equally good.

  • Heather Elliott

    This band rocks!!!!!! The new lead singer has really made this band complete!!!!! If u like the damage album you will love the new album.

  • Sari

    Loving what I’m hearing.. Lights is my new favorite, love it’s ’80’s big arena sound’ ;). “Some Things Never Die” has def hit potential, there T does vocals equally amazing as he did for Fuel in “Leave The Memories Alone”. As a long time Toryn Green fan I’m naturally biased, but I feel that finally in this combo everything has clicked and now I’m hoping a lot of success and longevity to Emphatic !! Yeah, and gold record sales to this great album :)

  • Stephen

    These songs have so much emotion, Life After anger is a great start to this album, and I feel it was right to bring Remember me right out of the box, you can feel the conviction in Toryn, he puts so much into these songs and Justin does a great job with him. I give the record a 10, go buy it!

  • CBOmaha

    This album rocks and I hope that this lineup sticks together and create another one to follow up this one, and then the next one…and so on.

  • Megan Marie Bishop

    Words can’t even begin to explain how much I love these guys and their music! They are awesome, and amazing from the inside out!! You just cant help to love their pure hearts =)… Im so happy that Toryn joined and completed this band! I know that everyone will love the music and the band as much as I do!! Keep rockn guyz much love m/

  • Tracy Calvino

    I’ve always loved Toryn’s voice but these guys just blend together so well! It’s like they were meant to be together! I’m thrilled to hear The Choice in here – it’s been a fav of mine & others will get to hear it also. Congrats guys on a new journey!!

  • Marilyn

    This album is unreal. No words to describe how amazing it is! Good work guys!!! And WV says “Y’all come see us you hear?”

  • Shirley

    You rock so glad to hear the new work streaming. I will buy this asap! Cant wait untill you tour wwith this! You rock!!!

  • Dana Franklin

    I’ve had the pleasure of working with Toryn and having him here in Indianapolis. I’ve also been blessed to now call him a friend.

    To “T” (as I call him), Jesse, Patrick, Bill, and Justin…you all have made “Another Life” come to life! All the changes, the blood, sweat, hard work, being away from family, friends and busy schedules did not stop Emphatic.

    The definition of Emphatic is “expressed or performed with emphasis; standing out in a striking and clearly defined way” and you all have definitely lived up to this meaning.

    Congrats to you all!

    Much love,
    Dana Franklin
    Booking Agent/Promoter
    Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Katrina Adams

    I finally got the chance to see these guys live recently. I have both the Damage CD as well as this new CD. Another Life is by far my favorite. The new lead singer brings new life to the band. I have never seen a band with such enthusiasum and character and live for their fans. This group of guys takes time to appreciate their fans and spend time with them showing them that everything the contribute means something to them. That to me shows that they will go above and beyond and loyalty is number one in my book.

  • Missing the Screms

    The evolution of Emphatic continues…..I like the new sound, but miss the screaming roots they started with. Throw a few “emphatic” screams in there and you’ve got me.

  • Codarik

    This would have been a perfect opportunity for them to release their song “End of Days” (which is still currently unreleased, but there are fan edits of this song on YouTube) seriously it’s one of the best songs they’ve ever made. Excited for this new album nonetheless!

    • http://www.acrossmymind.podomatic.com/ Hunter Farman

      Or the song “Damage”

  • Misty Bryant

    The cd is amazing!!! I love all of the songs. I can’t wait to get it.

  • Carol Schaefer

    I’ve pretty much worn out my Damage cd and I’m sure this one will be no different. Great songs!

  • Colleen Miazga May

    Love the entire CD!