Hailing from South-West London, IMPERIUM are an ambitious 5-piece heavy metal band. Each growing up with pre-2000s thrash and heavy metal, the band was kickstarted by friends Hardip Sagoo (Lead Guitar) and Scott Lomas (Rhythm Guitar), who realised their mutual love for Thrash. They were next joined by James Hawes (Drums) to form the bones of what would become IMPERIUM. Needing a vocalist, Scott asked close friend Ben Porter (Vocals) if he wanted to try out, and he brought the raw sound which was exactly what they were after. Then needing a bassist, after only a few hours of searching, Jean Raphael (Bass Guitar) smashed the first audition. IMPERIUM was complete.
The boys started gigging around London in 2015 and by the summer they began creating their first singles. Whilst smashing gigs, material was written and IMPERIUM finalised an entirely new set list during these tours. Naturally, IMPERIUM were hungry to record these creations, choosing Oz Craggs at Hidden Track Studios to produce their work. The first of these, 'Here Comes The Night' was released in April 2020, setting the tone for many more to follow, including 'The Passing' in December 2020, followed by 'Raganrok' in November 2021.
Moving into 2022, with the assistance of Unearthed Management, IMPERIUM plan to let the rest of the UK know exactly what they are about. A hard hitting thrash metal outfit that know how to throw down memorable shows with songs you'll want to hear and hear again!