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"Imperium have produced an incredibly solid release, with four tracks that just get under the skin from every angle. With more music to come, the Imperium star is rightly in the ascendency. If you are at Bloodstock, get across and see these guys. Their live show works on a level that recorded music can rarely match. These songs live are phenomenal."
"A head-banging heavyweight metal release that combines elements of thrash and groove to create a frantic and infectious brand of heaviness.
It’s a blistering start to get things going. Here Comes the Night showcasing killer riffs, heavy groove, and a ton of energy. This track is going to slay in the pit."
"An eight minute magnum opus of Progressive Thrash with “And Justice For All” era Metallica vibes, extended instrumental passages and all the riffs you could possibly want, it’s a real showcase for the bands musicianship and song writing abilities, something which defies the odds given how long they’ve been writing together."
Hailing from South-West London, IMPERIUM are an ambitious 5-piece heavy metal band.
Each growing up with pre-2000s thrash and heavy metal, Imperium have moved around the UK with blistering thrash riffs and neck breaking groove sections providing pure headbanging satisfaction.
With their first single Here Comes The Night released in 2020, picking up management with Unearthed in 2021, and now their physical EP release dropping with Oz Craggs at Hidden Track Studios, as well as playing Bloodstock Open Air for the first time in August 2022, it feels like nothing is stopping this band showing the world what it's capable of!
Live gig review: Coalville Metal Invasion (Jul 22) - Paul Hutchings, The Razors Edge
"One of the bands very much anticipated was London M2TM winners Imperium. This band has been on the radar of thrash fans for some time now, and with their new EP due to drop in around a month this was a moment of some anticipation. Imperium demonstrated exactly why they have stormed to the New Blood Stage with an assured, confident, and polished set which saw one of the biggest crowds of the weekend. With Ben Porter unable to restrain ripping his shirt off and diving in the mosh pit, this was a mere appetiser to their set at BOA on the Saturday and confirmed why they are probably on most thrash fans list of must sees at the festival"