For the 30th IMPERIAL anniversary, this autumn 2022 Qojau & Skrow have composed recorded and mixed two new songs for the « Charnier » EP. Both tracks are dedicated to fans who support the band since 1992.
Cette interview paraîtra courant Avril 2022 dans son prochain livre « Black-Metal – Vol.II, Noire France : Black Metal Français », qui comme son nom l’indique, est exclusivement consacré à la scène Black-Metal française.
Imperial sera aux côtés d’autres acteurs de la scène française comme Meyhnach, Gorgon, Noktu, Blessed in Sin, Vindsval, Romaric Sangars, Frédark, Seth, Sandragon, Sad, Rose Hreidmarr, Stefan Bayle, Adrien Weber, Napharion, Christ Off, Dunkel, Shaxul, Kainsmal, Jasper Ruijenbeek, Morguiliath, Maxime Taccardi, Malhkebre, Aksaya et Loupobuli.
For the 35 years of « Beyond The Gates », we had the honor to participate in a web tribute organized by the webzine The Metal Crypt (U.S.), who asked us several questions about this legendary album by POSSESSED, alongside bands like NOCTURNAL BREED, WITCHTRAP , HEXORCIST, PENTACLE, DEATHLY SCYTHE, INSANE, KEMAKIL, DEAD HEAD, FILII NIGRANTIUM INFERNALIUM, BUNKER 66, DEMENTIA 13, NECROMANIAC, ASCENDED DEAD, and ECTOPLASMA.
We are proud to have been interviewed by Chris Grazed for this special issue #26 of MusikÖ_Eye magazine, entirely dedicated to the famous french label Osmose Productions. An opportunity for us to talk with Chris about our experience on Osmose.
This issue is 2500 limited to copies & distributed for free at the Fall of Summer Festival 2017, and if your order on the Osmose Productions webshop.
IMPERIAL is a band like no other : born in 1992 and a part of Osmose Productions’ roster at the end of the ninetines, the French band formed by Skrow (bass/vocals) and Qojau (guitars) cultivates its difference : their lyrics are mostly sung in French and are full of black humour, the drums are very often electronic, the band didn’t record in a trendy 48-tracks recording facility and they don’t even want to create a buzz on the Internet.
However, IMPERIAL excels in creating a bleak, dirty and post-apocalyptic atmosphere with its punk-fueled black/thrash metal. The lyrics, dealing with the darkest aspects of human nature, help create in the mind of the listener a gloomy and cyberpunk aural landscape that reeks of perdition, dirt, faeces, death and madness.
IMPERIAL is not a band to deny itself. On « Chaos » there is no female singer, no keyboards and no useless guitar shreds : efficiency is the word ! With riffs that could have been written by DESTRUCTION or KREATOR back in 1985 and raspy vocals, IMPERIAL carves its way into the listener’s ears with a rusted, shit-stained switchblade knife.
This recording, originally released on cassette tape a couple of years ago, is now resurfacing on a new medium thanks to TRIUMPH OV DEATH who pressed 500 copies in collaboration with Paris’ OPN Records.
Those who thought IMPERIAL was dead should start worrying : these two maniacs will hunt them down and « Tu vas crever » will be the soundtrack to their funeral…
Ray Intukriptsov TRIUMPH OV DEATH Records
IMPERIAL « Chaos » album is edited by Triumph Ov Death records in collaboration with O.P.N.. 12 tracks composed, recorded & mixed by Imperial between 2010 / 2014. Digipack CD limited to 500 copies, includes a 12 pages booklet which contains lyrics + translations & some artworks by André Reina. Complete layout created by Skrow.
Available 10€ postpaid for France, and 12€ anywhere else on this fucken cancerous planet. Order here.
The advance tape of the third Imperial album « Chaos » out now on Infernal Kommando, 12 intense and speed tracks with crazy Lyrics. Tape limited to 150 Copies with pro printed cover (including all lyrics) and stickers.
Le numéro 49 du fanzine In Extremis est disponible depuis Avril 2012. Il contient des interviews d’IMPERIAL + INSANE VESPER + EVOHE + PURGE + MANIPULATOR + PENDULUM + NEPTRECUS + LOVE SEX MACHINE + 95 chroniques. 48 pages (A5 xeroxé), disponible contre 2 timbres à 0,60 cts ou une étiquette autocollante de 1,00€.
Contact IN EXTREMIS: Jean PAZOLA, 4 place Philippe de Girard, 59000 Lille (Fr.) ou email@example.com