Go to DecibelMagazine.com right now to have your brain trampled by Imperial Triumphant‘s new track, “Dead Heaven.” The track, which comes off the bands upcoming album, Abyssal Gods, is definitely an experience in experimental black metal, but the heavy-as-fuck track also has a jazz infusion that will leave you feeling like you just listened a demonic anthem backwards.
Based in New York City, Imperial Triumphant’s Abyssal Gods will break through the Earth’s crust to see light on March 10, 2015, via Aural Music/Code666. The album was recorded at Solitude Studios in Pennsylvania and Amy Mills Studios (Couch Slut, Epistasis) in New York, mixed and mastered by Colin Marston (Gorguts, Krallice, Nader Sadek, Atheist, Origin etc.) at Menegroth, The Thousand Caves in New York and boasts the apocalyptic cover craftings of Andrew Tremblay (Deadbots, Downlow’d, Deathface etc.).
Focused on urban decay and the imminent extinction of mankind, Abyssal Gods is the follow-up to the band’s critically applauded 2013 EP, Goliath, and contains 10 punishingly traumatic odes of strategically composed black-addled mayhem bedecked in angular riff incursions, bestial vocal tirades, and an overall air of disease, dread, and looming disaster. There’s also a guest appearance by Bloody Panda’s Yoshiko Ohara and more.
Pre-order for Abyssal Gods will be announced soon.
About “Dead Heaven,” founder/main composer, Ilya Ezrin, says:
Although we are proud to be born in such a renown place, Abyssal Gods as a whole addresses New York City as a cancer of the world and the absolute fist of the universe. ‘Dead Heaven’ is the psalm of the end of the world. It deals with the universal deconstruction and celestial collapse. The lyrics were actually inspired by the observatory space lecture scene in Rebel Without A Cause.
Abyssal Gods Track Listing:
1. From Palaces of the Hive
2. Abyssal Gods
3. Dead Heaven
4. Celestial War Rape
5. Opposing Holiness
8. Vatican Lust
9. Black Psychedelia
This spring, Imperial Triumphant will join Canadian black metal outfit, Thantifaxath, on a two-week, 10-date trek across the U.S. The band will also play a one-off show at The Acheron in Brooklyn, New York, next month with additional live debauchery to be announced in the weeks to come.
Imperial Triumphant Tour Dates:
2/20/2015 The Ahceron – Brooklyn, NY w/ Mountain God, Hercyn [info]
5/10/2015 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY
5/11/2015 Rockin Buffalo Saloon – Buffalo, NY
5/13/2015 Quarters – Milwaukee, WI
5/14/2015 5th Quarter Lounge – Indianapolis, IN
5/15/2015 Live Wire Lounge – Chicago, IL
5/17/2015 Carabar – Columbus, OH
5/19/2015 TBA – Knoxville, TN
5/20/2015 The Earl – Atlanta, GA
5/21/2015 The Brass Mug – Tampa, FL
5/24/2015 Maryland Death Fest – Baltimore, MD
Rock Hard \m/