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Empires is the third studio album by the alternative electronic band VNV Nation. It was released in 1999 in the EU and 2000 in the United States jointly under the Metropolis and dependent labels. The album combines trance, synthpop and electronic body music (EBM). Darkangel" was released as a single on 28 June prior to the album, and "Standing" became a single, and was also released as part of the Burning Empires EP in 2000.

mind 008. VNV Nation. Empires ‎(CD, Album, RE). Dependent Records. After this, VNV would go into more of a trance/futurepop direction.

Empires (VNV Nation album). Studio album by VNV Nation. 25 October 1999 (EU) 16 May 2000 (US).

But nothing could be further from the truth at VNV Nation's performances, exemplified on their third full-length. Not only have they put together a solid album from beginning to end, they've mastered a gloomy and intense approach to contemporary dance music with melodies that are able to extend songs to five or six minutes without getting dull. Judging by its motto that "one should strive to achieve, not sit in bitter regret," it's clear that VNV Nation practices what it preaches

Released October 25, 1999. 1. Firstlight Lyrics.

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Burning Empires – Burning Empires is an EP from VNV Nation. Further and Radius² were the entirely new tracks on Burning Empires. Lastlight was a remix of Firstlight/Arclight from Empires, the exclusive version of Savior has a full vocal track.


A1 Firstlight
A2 Kingdom
A3 Rubicon
A4 Saviour
A5 Fragments
B1 Distant (Rubicon II)
B2 Standing
B3 Legion
B4 Darkangel
B5 Arclight

Companies, etc.

  • Distributed By – Soulfood
  • Pressed By – Optimal Media GmbH – BH91404
  • Published By – Budde Musikverlag
  • Recorded At – Polaris Studios, London
  • Lacquer Cut At – Optimal Media GmbH – BH91404


  • Artwork – Fross, Ronan Harris
  • Engineer – Paul Barton
  • Lacquer Cut By – HL
  • Written-By, Producer – Ronan Harris


Gatefold sleeve. Includes 4-page insert with lyrics. LP housed in plain black inner sleeve.

℗+© Anachronsounds 2017

Recorded August - September 1999 at Polaris Studios, London

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 4046661526318
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): BH91404-01 A1 HL ANA-V-3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): BH91404-01 B1 HL ANA-V-3

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
mind 008 VNV Nation Empires ‎(CD, Album) Dependent Records mind 008 Germany 1999
none VNV Nation Empires ‎(10xFile, FLAC, Album) Anachron Sounds none Germany 2015
MET 170 VNV Nation Empires ‎(CD, Album, RP) Metropolis MET 170 US Unknown
ANA-V-3A VNV Nation Empires ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Cle) Anachron Sounds ANA-V-3A Germany 2017
SPV 085-50052 P VNV Nation Empires ‎(CD, Album, Promo, Car) Dependent Records SPV 085-50052 P Germany 1999

  • Eigeni
Anyone else have an opinion on the sound quality of this pressing?To me, it sounds quite empty & flat.I actually prefer my CD copy.
  • Dishadel
Same here with my clear copy, absoluttaly dissappointing and YES , mastering is different for CD than Vinyl. People who cares about the vinyl pressings make a special master and equalizing for a vinyl press. This is even more important when you want to make a new vinyl press over a CD that have never been released on vinyl before. the only explination that I see (thinking good) is that they didnt have the money/time to make it right and they just release it as a new item to sell... in any case it only prooves that Anachronsounds sucks making vinyl ( and thats very poor in the "VINYL ERA" that we are living! go to any little band in bandcamp for example, anyone sounds better than this! )
  • Tebei
Glad I'm not alone in thinking this.Maybe it would have been better to spread the album over two records (45rpm?), but then again the album isn't exceptionally long so it's no excuse.Perhaps they simply used a CD copy as master instead of mastering it specifically for vinyl?I'm no expert in recording technology but I've heard that mastering for CD is different to mastering for vinyl.
  • Cel
This pressing is definitely muddy, most of the parts run into each other where there is much more clarity on my CD and my Rip from said CD.