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Crushing heavy metal, rumbling groove, the whip of thrash and strong gravelly vocals all thrown together with unforgettable melodies… to put it simply, IMPERIUM have mastered a classic thrash metal sound with a perfectly represented modern touch! 

Carved from the streets of London UK, IMPERIUM are the ambitious heavy/thrash metal band you have to hear. With their first EP and defined sound taking them to Bloodstock festival after winning London’s Metal 2 the Masses in 2022, the band is hungry to show the world their sound

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Live band of the year 2023
Band of the year 2023
Album/EP of the year 2023
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WHEN KINGS MEET

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METAL NOISE:
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GIG REVIEWS

WHEN KINGS MEET - UK TOUR 2024

METAL TALK

"By the time we finish with a blistering When Kings Meet, the crowd is in ecstasy. A spectacular performance to end a stunning day of music"

THE MISERABLE METAL MINDSET PODCAST

"They are now showing all the signs of an act that could lead the UK metal scene for the next two decades"

EP REVIEWS

WHEN KINGS MEET

UK THRASHERS

"...all bursting with the aggression, pace, and power that we’ve come to expect from the band. "

the razors edge

"It shows the band entering a "conquer all” mind-set that will delight the early adopters and continue to swell their fan base."

METAL NOISE

“When Kings Meet finds Imperium as a band on fire, a raging inferno that will engulf everything in their path. The sky is the limit for this London quintet, they have in their arsenal what it takes to conquer the World

EVER METAL

"Capable of Murder has some face-gurning drum patterns which pulls in all the other contributors into a tornado of riffs and solos. This is my highlight track of the album.

GBHBL

"An absolute head-banger that is groovy as hell, fiery and energetic, meaty and infectious...."

HARBINGER OF DOOM

"IMPERIUM is a force to be reckoned with..."

METAL CRYPT

"This is really cool crunchy heavy metal that packs a lot of punch, flirting a bit with thrash albeit without getting too close to that fence."

KEEP ON ROCKIN'

"Fast guitar runs and booming drums dominate..."

MUSIPEDIA OF METAL

"A flawless blend of multiple genres to create something fresh and unique"

SOUND MAGNET

"...from the first moment you can hardly keep your head and feet still, because the band immediately captivates the listener"

METAL DIVISION MAGAZINE

"IMPERIUM simply know how to write first-class, rousing songs. Strong melodies and traditional, but by no means outdated riffs in a contemporary context. "

SAITEN KULT

"...start their EP with merciless thrash riffs and double bass use before the hoarse singer Ben Porter takes over in the spirit of “old school thrash"

"A cataclysmic set by IMPERIUM sets the tone as they smash out rigorous thrash to a sea of flailing limbs" 
- Metal Hammer magazine
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BLOODSTOCK 2022

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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."

MEET THE

BAND

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! 

OUR

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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"

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