Photos taken at Tuska Open Air - 2008 metal festival. Shade Empire are a Finnish dark metal band, born in 1999 in the city of Kuopio. Shade Empire's prevalent lyrical subjects are Satanism, anti-Religion, Death, Destruction, Hatred and Pain. The music on their two official full-length releases, Sinthetic and Intoxicate O.S. bears a melodic sort of Black metal, featuring the usage of both Electronic and Symphonic elements.