The New Empire resurrects the band Empire and features a new line-up of Empire members and will relase the album Second Life in the beginning of October. Empire was originally founded by Peter Banks and Sydney Foxx, the latter making a new guest appearance on lead vocals on the re-recording of Foundation. The album features both new original songs and re-recordings of tracks by Empire, Flash, Peter Banks and one Yes track. The track Life After Life featuring Dave Kerzner,
Mark Murdock (Empire)
Sidonie Jordan, Dennis Atlas, Preston Murdock, Kame Akiyawa, Rikko Shonin, Julianne Spencer, Dave Kerzner, Sydney Foxx – lead vocals (9).
The track Faraway Friend a song dedicated to Peter Banks and a loving tribute to one of the founders of Empire. Banks also played with Yes from 1968 to 1970 and was actually replaced by Steve Howe.