After their 2002 album "Weiland" the band decided to stop recording. As Schwadorf himself put it, "Empyrium has explored nature-mystics since 1994, and after 8 years we feel to move on and made a glorious farewell to the concept with Weiland".
On September 17, 2010, Prophecy Productions and Schwadorf personally announced that the band had reunited and revealed plans to release a new album soon, beside contributing to the label's upcoming v/a compilation Whom The Moon A Nightsong Sings. In June 2011, Empyrium played their first-ever live show at the Wave Gotik Treffen in Leipzig, Germany.
Twelve years after their last studio effort “Weiland”, Empyrium published a new studio album, “The Turn Of The Tides”.