Music Detour: The DFW Local Music Archive


Dallas, TX

Emperor Guillotine is the brainchild of Dallas, Texas native Ben Randolph. Studying music for most of his life, he writes and records out of his home studio. Spending his teen years and early twenties going through a succession of bands that were disorganized, lacking focus, not very good or (usually) a combination of all of those traits, he decided to strike out on his own and do what he wanted.

Influenced by the classic heavy metal such as Black Sabbath, Ben created the Emperor Guillotine project to create music that reflects the purity, darkness, and heaviness of the albums such as Master of Reality, Vol 4 and Sabotage. More modern influences include The Sword, Earth, Elder, and Orchid.

Emperor Guillotine's self-titled debut album was released in 2017. It is available on Bandcamp, CD Baby, Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, and most other online music sources.