Divine Empire is a death metal/thrash metal band from Boca Raton, Florida.
Divine Empire was formed in late 1997 by Jason Blachowicz, J.P. Soars & Derek Roddy. The trio played together on Malevolent Creation's sixth CD "In Cold Blood", Jason is Malevolent Creation's original bass player performing on their first six albums during a ten year career with the band. ("The Ten Commandments" through "In Cold Blood", performing all vocals on "Eternal", "Joe Black" & "In Cold Blood") The trio quit Malevolent Creation on different occasions due to personal reasons. They connected well when they jammed together and weren't occupied with any projects at the time, so the three of them stayed in contact with one another, then decided to reform and record a seven song demo achieving interest from many labels, signing with Olympic Recordings distributed through Mercury and resulting in their first album "Redemption" released in 1998, which did very well & landed them on two successful maj