Empire of The Sun Announce New Album

12 March 2013, 18:42 | Updated: 9 August 2013, 14:10

Empire of the Sun

Empire of The Sun have announced they will return with a new album called Ice On The Dune in June.

The concept album sees Emperor Steele and Lord Littlemore try and restore peace to the world in 1,000 years time.

It's the follow up to 2008's Walking on a Dream.
They'll will hit the road again from May 2013 and have been confirmed as headliners for Wilderness Festival which takes place August 9-11 2013.
The mind boggling album description reads thus:
'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 travelled 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 labours, 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 have never abandoned hope.'