IMPERIAL TRIUMPHANT –
Watch A Behind the Scenes look from their upcoming album “Alphaville” via Metal Injection
New York’s nebulous avant-garde metal outfit IMPERIAL TRIUMPHANT are announcing their forthcoming studio album, “Alphaville” – scheduled for a release on July 31st of this year.
Check out the in depth behind the scenes that Metal Injection did while the band recorded “Alphaville” at Menegroth Studio in New York with engineer Colin Marston (Behold… The Arctopus, Dysrhythmia, Krallice and Gorguts) and Trey Spruance (Mr. Bungle) and IMPERIAL TRIUMPHANT producing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
The band had a number of guest visiting them in the studio:
Tomas Haake (Meshuggah) – Taiko drums
Phlegeton (Wormed, Altarage) – Vocals
Yoshiko Ohara (ex-Bloody Panda) – Choirs
RK Halvorson – Barbershop quartet
Sarai Chrzanowski – Choirs
Andromeda Anarchia (Folterkammer, Dark Matters) – Choirs
J Walter Hawke – Trombone
Colin Marston – Guitars
While the North American “Devastation On The Nation”-Tour with Rotting Christ, Borknagar, Wolfheart and Abigail Williams is rescheduled to February and March of 2021 European fans can look forward to the following dates after the summer:
05.08.20 (CZ) Jaromer – Brutal Assault
06.08.20 (DE) Kiel – Alte Meierei
07.08.20 (DK) Aalborg – 1000 Fryd
08.08.20 (NO) Oslo – Bla
10.08.20 (DK) Copenhagen – Pumpehuset
11.08.20 (DE) Hamburg – Markthalle
15.08.20 (FR) Saint Nolff – Motocultor Open Air
15.08.20 (UK) Bristol – Crofter Arms
16.08.20 (UK) Oxfordshire – Supernormal Festival
17.08.20 (UK) Hull City – The Polar Bear
18.08.20 (UK) Manchester – Star & Garter
19.08.20 (UK) London – The Lexington
21.08.20 (DE) Cologne – MTC
22.08.20 (BE) Metal Mean Festival
23.08.20 (PL) Lodz – Magnetofon
24.08.20 (PL) Warsaw – Pogłos
IMPERIAL TRIUMPHANT officially began with their 2012 debut release “Abominamentvm”. The line up consisted of Zachary Ilya Ezrin on guitar/vocals and the rhythm section of their NYC contemporaries: Pyrrhon.
Soon they met with drummer Kenny Grohowski and began to feature him on their next two releases “Goliath” (EP) and “Abyssal Gods” (LP). In 2015, they introduced bassist Steven Blanco into their lineup. In 2016, they released another EP “Inceste” which they toured heavily that year with temporary second guitarist Max Gorelick. 2018 brought about their magnum statement: “Vile Luxury”.
Written collectively by the trio (Ezrin, Grohowski, Blanco) ‘Vile Luxury’ is a homage to their hometown New York City that brought jazz elements to the avant-garde black metal style in a way never achieved before. They toured Europe and North America extensively from 2018-19 in support of that album.
IMPERIAL TRIUMPHANT is:
Zachary Ilya Ezrin – Vocals, guitars
Steven Blanco – Bass, vocals, piano, mellotron, synths, taiko drums
Kenny Grohowski – Drums, taiko drums
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