The instant buzz around the forming of Melbourne's Samsara in 2005 was due to the pedigree of it's members. A demo was recorded and released on Trial and Error in 2006 and the line up finalized to what appears on the debut album The Emptiness. Samsara are a meld of the old school and the new with frontman Baina of Her Nightmare fame mixed in with the rest of the band coming from Within Blood, Shotpointblank, Day Of Contempt, 101 Words and even heading back further to the first Mindsnare and Blood Duster albums.
With all of this experience the band knew what sound they wanted and looked To Kurt Ballou to realize this. Not only has Kurt worked with Doomriders, Hope Conspiracy, Cave In, 108 to name a few but has also played and recorded his own band Converge. The album was tracked by Kurt in Australia and then taken back to his GodCity studio in Salem Massachusetts before being mastered back in Australia by John Ruberto at Crystal Mastering.