Since their conception in July of 2018, Atoka, Oklahoma's Rival Empire's existence has been a bold act of determination. The members, all come from bands that were without focus and now together their mission is simple; to provide the hard rock and metal world with a courageous voice that cuts through the noise with truth and clarity. The band likes pushing the envelope on what you think you know about hard rock and metal, and you can tell that from Rival Empire’s pure and unpolluted sound. The band entered the studio in January to begin recording of their debut EP, slated for a 2019 release. The first single, Too Far Gone, will be out soon.