Empire of Dezire is an all original metal group consisting of 6 members: Guitarist Ken Howey and vocalist Tulin Howey who joined forces in Toledo, Ohio, then brought their music to Phoenix, AZ along with original member and bassist Kyle Beaver in the early 90's. They had been very successful but ran into the most common reasons musicians usually fall off the radar..addiction as well as financial demands and a drop off in what once was a flourishing metal scene. After a long hiatus mixed with smaller projects in between, their passion for music and a resurgence in Arizona based metal once again ignited a desire to create new songs that have been inspired by world events, mysticism, and the human condition. Empire of Dezire currently has four albums: Chrome which was released in 2013, Paradigm in 2014, Prime in 2016, and most recently their 3 song E.P. Entitled A.I. In 2018. Ken Howey: founding member, guitarist and “Riffmaster” Endorsed and plays Bad Boy Guitars.. His own series..The Viking by Bad Boy will be released in 2021. Amplification is Mesa Boogie Triple Rectifier. His influences are Tony Iommi, Micheal Schenker, Glenn Tipton, Zakk Wylde, and Roy Clark. Tulin Howey: Founding member and vocalist, uses Shure SM58 wireless mic system and Boss effects pedal. Her Influences are Ronnie James Dio, Ann Wilson, Pat Benatar, Geddy Lee, and Bruce Dickinson. The most recent additions to EOD have been (in no particular order): Keyboardist Jim Starke: coming soon Drummer Duncan Campbell:"Big Daddy Sug" Campbell: early influences include Ginger Baker, Bill Ward and many others. After relocating to Phoenix from New York in 1990, he began playing the local music scene shortly after. Previous bands include St. Madness, Mersa, Kill em All. He currently plays PDP Concept Maple drums, Zildjian cymbals, Tama snares and pedals, Humes & Berg and SKB cases. Guitarist Jeremy Dasher: Greatest Influences in the beginning were Eddie Van Halen, and Angus Young, then as his music style progressed it became Dave Mustaine, Rhandy Rhoads, Jimi Hendrix. He is the current also a member of Latency and Viertel and plays Jackson guitars, Mesa Boogie amplification, and MXR effects. Bassist Neal Harris: Also a member of Dream Chemistry, Greatest Influences are Greg Chaisson, Kenny Chaisson, Todd Chaisson, Steve Harris, Tony Levin and Chris Squire. He plays Fender and Jackson basses Ashdown amplification and Peave cabinets.