Imperial Triumphant announce European tour!

“Their avant-garde sound and uncommon focus on New York’s seedy and glamorous sides sets them leagues apart from many of the other NYC acts focusing solely on grimness.” –Kerrang! 

New York’s nebulous avant-garde metal outfit Imperial Triumphant announce an extensive European tour beginning April 10th in Minsk, Belarus. For their first excursion overseas, the trio will travel throughout Europe for 16 days delivering mind-melting sonic darkness in support of their 2018, widely acclaimed album, Vile Luxury (released July 13 – Gilead Media/Throatruiner), with stops at Roadburn FestivalDark Easter Metal Meeting, and SWR Metalfest. Read more about the tour, special appearances and more at Kerrang! now.

Imperial Triumphant are joined by Poland’s ritualistic black metal legion, Mord’A’Stigmata and will be joined by Paris, France experimental black metal occultists, Aluk Todolo for select dates.

Imperial Triumphant bassist Steve Blanco comments, “We look forward to bringing our golden ritual to the fans across the Atlantic!”

Imperial Triumphant are scheduled to perform an exclusive, high-luxury ritual at the coveted Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, Netherlands on Sunday, April 14th. The band will perform Vile Luxury in full with musical collaborations and more to be revealed soon!

Imperial Triumphant’s ambitious new album, Vile Luxury will get a repress treatment via Gilead Media in North American and Throatruiner Records in Europe. The repress will include new coloured vinyl variants and a deluxe CD version. Follow Gilead Media and Throatruiner Records for updates on pre-order and availability.

Tour poster by Kuba Sokólski Illustration

Tour dates, presented by Dead Pig Entertainment, are as follows:

Imperial Triumphant
All dates with Mord’A’Stigmata

10.04.19 BY    MINSK, Brugge *
11.04.19 RU    ST.PETERSBURG, Zoccolo 2.0 **
12.04.19 RU    MOSCOW, Model T **
14.04.19 NL    ROADBURN FESTIVAL, Tilburg
15.04.19 DE    HAMBURG, Hafenklang
16.04.19 DK    COPENHAGEN, Stengade
17.04.19 DK    AALBORG, 1000 Fryd
18.04.19 DE    KIEL, Alte Meierei
21.04.19 CRO ZAGREB, Mocvara
22.04.19 RO   TIMISOARA, Venue TBA
23.04.19 HUN BUDAPEST, Durer Kert
24.04.19 AT    VIENNA, Escape
25.04.19 CZ    PRAGUE, Underdogs
26.04.19 PL    KRAKOW, Venue TBA
27.04.19 PT    SWR METALFEST, Barroselas *

* Imperial Triumphant Only
** Imperial Triumphant + Aluk Todolo

Imperial Triumphant, Vile Luxury
New York’s nebulous, avant-garde metal outfit Imperial Triumphant redefine sonic darkness on their ambitious new album, “Vile Luxury”.  A turbulent, frenetic take on experimental noise and progressive black metal, Imperial Triumphant embody the most austere side of the New York underground. Chaos, menagerie, and the perils of the city clash with its reputation for majesty and extravagance. The band aim to portray the juxtaposition between high society and urban decay.

“Our city is like the corpse of a giant.” The band explains. “What was once so bright, grand and spectacular, is now filled with greedy maggots writhing towards their share of ‘success’. We don’t support it nor are we against. We only play the sounds of the New York City as we hear them.”

“Vile Luxury” combines the various musical elements that follow well within the tradition of music in New York, a monolith of the Western world, of constant experimentation and appropriation of all things that enter it, never leaving the same as it came.

Track list:
1. Swarming Opulence
2. Lower World
3. Gotham Luxe
4. Chernobyl Blues
5. Cosmopolis
6. Mother Machine
7. The Filth
8. Luxury in Death

Zachary Ilya Ezrin – Lead Vocals, Guitars
Kenny Grohowski (Secret Chiefs 3, John Zorn, Brand X) – Drums
Steve Blanco – Bass, Vocals, Piano, Synth

Will Smith (Artificial Brain) – Vocals on ‘Gotham Luxe’
Yoshiko Oharaz (Bloody Panda) – Vocals on ‘Chernobyl Blues’, ‘Luxury in Death’ and ‘The Filth’
Andromeda Anarchia (Dark Matters) – Vocals on ‘The Filth’
Sarai Chrzanowski – Vocals on ‘Lower World’
Recording notes:
Recorded live in New York City at Menegroth, the thousand caves. Engineered, mixed and mastered by Colin Marston.

Album Artwork: Andrew Tremblay
Promotional photos: Alex Krauss


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