Eyes Wide Open

Erik Engstrand · Vocals ·
Kristofer Strandberg · Guitar ·
Jesper Lindgren · Bass ·
Lucas Freise · Drums

Welcome to the Arising Empire family!

“The world is on fire!”
Devastation spreads through the human society with pandemics, misleading information and corrupted leaders. Why can’t we change our ways?
EYES WIDE OPEN is a four-piece modern metal band based in Karlstad (Sweden).
With their latest album »The Upside Down« (2019) of four already released in total, they hit like a juggernaut and paved the road to top tier within the scene.
Their music carries the torch from the Swedish melodic death metal scene, mixing it with modern sounds and new influences inspired from metalcore. Catchy melodies, heavy drumming, pumping rhythms and versatile vocals are merging into an own style of metal.

Destroying ourselves and the earth with greed, depression and hate and how we all stand silent doing nothing about it, disconnected by a self made mask.

This is 'Devastation', due for release on May 28th via Arising Empire.

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"See the pain through my eyes
How it feels under the bleeding sky
I just want to say
We’re not here to stay
Humanity is running away"


Eyes Wide Open release brand new single 'Watch You Bleed'

Jan 25, 2024

WATCH YOU BLEED OUT NOW Eyes Wide Open, the dynamic metal band hailing from Karlstad, Sweden, has just unveiled their latest single, 'Watch You Bleed', out now via Arising ...


Eyes Wide Open release special take on Slipknot's 'Duality'

Aug 4, 2022

DUALITY Modern metal four-piece EYES WIDE OPEN from Sweden have released their special take on Slipknot's 'Duality', out now worldwide via Arising Empire. "I first heard Duality ...


Eyes Wide Open released their new album »Through Life and Death«

Nov 12, 2021

"Through Life & Death is an extremely solid body of work" – Metal Hammer "Great production, huge choruses, but never losing sight of the heaviness. You feel partly ...




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