Autumn, for the 30th anniversary of IMPERIAL, the band compose & record a new EP, « Charnier ». 2 unreleased tracks available on streaming (YouTube & Bandcamp) and on free digital download (Bandcamp).
IMPERIAL compose an unreleased track for the compilation « v/a : We Are French, Fuck You ! » (Triumph Ov Death Records)
In July the final version of the « Chaos » album is done. The band actually search a deal with a label for a release on CD or LP.
In Spring, the cassette label Infernal Kommando produces the advance tape of « Chaos » (same recording than the digital out in 2011) with pro-printed cover, limited to 150 copies.
In May IMPERIAL start to compose and produce their third album « Chaos ».
IMPERIAL is back and record 7 new devastating songs for die hard fans. This new demo called « Noir » has been distributed for free directly on band internet pages.
In 2003, the compilation « Aggressors…not Followers » of demo & promo tapes + unreleased personnal band recordings, is released first on CD by the peruvian label Magistellus Infernal, limited to 100 copies.
A re-issue is released on tape in 2004, by the bolivian underground label Rawblackult Productions, limited to 666 copies.
Bubonist (Skrow) deserts THE END and the project become THE END 666, the Infernal (Qojau) one-man band.
For the IMPERIAL’s 10th anniversary, out the « Moonblood (ten years of IMPERIAL) » 7″EP, edited by the italian label Dream Evil Records. The EP contains 4 unrealised tracks from 1992 to 2000, and is limited in red vynil to 333 copies.
THE END out their second demo tape « Speedcore Metal Hell ».
IMPERIAL record a tribute to SABBAT, « Reek Of Cremation » for the « Sabbatical Worldwide Harmageddon » tribute LP to SABBAT released on brasilian label Live Recording Attacks!!!.
The complete 1995 session of « The Red Moon » demo (with re-recorded tracks from the« War Spirit » demo) is released by Moon Soon Records (Skrow’s label) on tape with remastered songs, colored cover and limited to 100 copies.
IMPERIAL start a new side project called THE END with Infernal (Qojau) on vocals/guitars, and Bubonist (Skrow) on bass. The first demo tape of THE END « Shudder » is edited by Moon Soon Records and Forgotten Wisdom Prod.
IMPERIAL records « Desert », a BULLDOZER’s cover for the split EP with japanese gods SABBAT « The BULLDOZER Armageddon 1 » released by the italian label Warlord Records.
IMPERIAL recording their second album « Malmort« . Richard (ex-PUKER drummer) joins the band for playing drums parts. For this album, IMPERIAL choose a more raw sound which routs people and ‘zines reviewers. Osmose Productions decide to out relutanctly the album (because disagreements between the band and the label). It’s the last collaboration between the label and the band.
IMPERIAL make an unique concert in February (the first since 4 years, and ever the last IMPERIAL concert at this day). For this concert, IMPERIAL line up is Qojau on guitar, Skrow on vocals, Jérôme Point on bass (actual LOUDBLAST guitarist) and Stéphane Quay on drums.
Problems inside the band come at the same period…problems cancelling a previous european tour with CANNIBAL CORPSE + some dates with IMMORTAL.
Still in 1998, Franky Costanza (DAGOBA ex-drummer) joins IMPERIAL on drums for the studio recording of the MCD « Thrasheurs 13 » .
The band decides to record 5 new songs in studio for making a promotional tape destined to labels. These 5 songs are all singing in french. After to have received this « Promo Tape ’97 », Osmose Productions sign IMPERIAL for 2 albums and 1 MCD. In addition to the fact that IMPERIAL is the first French group to sign on the label, this recording is also the proof that IMPERIAL is the first band in France who have mixed Black-metal with 80’s Thrash-metal.
The first album « Aux Crépuscules » is recording in 1997, still by the duo Qojau (guitar/drums programming) and Skrow (vocals/bass), and out in 1998. The 5 songs of the « Promo Tape ’97 » are include on the album. On the LP version, the song « La Femme Brûlée » is replaced by « Eux » (2 songs from the « Chapitre 3 : Men Of God » demo tape).
IMPERIAL record their third demo tape « Chapitre Trois : Men Of God ». The 8 songs are more technical, contains three sung in french. Skrow plays keyboards parts during all the session. This demo becomes the favorite tape for IMPERIAL maniacs, and a return to classical Heavy/Speed/Thrash riffs. During 1994 to 1996, their 3 demo tapes have been distributed to 900 copies in Europe and U.S.A..
IMPERIAL record the same day 6 new songs for their second demo tape « The Red Moon » + a new edition of the « War Spirit » demo. The band has now his own musical style, still influenced by all extreme and primitive Black-Metal. Skrow starts to write and sing lyrics in french .« Lumière Noire » is the first IMPERIAL piece sung in french, and the first in the french Black-metal scene.
IMPERIAL make 3 concerts and record 5 tracks for the first demo tape « War Spirit ». The musical style sounds more extreme and original, and the band uses more Black-Metal influences. Now Skrow makes all vocal performances. The demo is really appreciate in the underground.
Imperial is formed end 1992 by Qojau and Skrow, and is based in south France (Istres/Martigues). The band starts to play primitive Grind/Doom/Death/Thrash-Metal songs. The line-up is : Qojau on guitar and vocal, Skrow on drums and Julien on guitar.