Latest news: Thu, Mar 09 2017, IMPERIUM DEKADENZ
IMPERIUM DEKADENZ have premiered a music video featuring their classic track "Schwarze Wälder", which was originally released on their debut full-length '...und die Welt ward kalt und leer' (2006).
The clip is premiering via the official media partners listed below.
Metal Hammer (DE)
Friedhof Magazine (ES)
Radio Metal (FR)
Rock Overdose (GR)
Rock Hard (IT)
Zware Metalen (NL)
Eternal Terror (NO)
Crank It Up (SE)
Antichrist Magazine (UA)
The German black metal stalwarts comment: "With this music clip revolving around the classic track 'Schwarze Wälder', we are returning to our debut full-length. Horaz has filmed the impressive nature of our Black Forest home on his meandering hiking trips and intertwined them with impressions from our show at Summerbreeze Open Air 2014. Our deep roots in the valleys and woods of our region are meeting the original black metal of our early days – charges with pure raw energy."
IMPERIUM DEKADENZ have already announced a string of headlining shows and festival appearances including the prestigious Wacken Open Air across Europe during 2017.
11 Mar 17 Tübingen (DE) Epplehaus
18 Mar 17 Erfurt (DE) Club From Hell (+Thormesis +Freitod et. al.)
15 Apr 17 München (DE) Backstage (Dark Easter Metal Meeting 2017)
21 Apr 17 Nizza (FR) Altherax Music
22 Apr 17 Turin (IT) Daevacian
10 Jun 17 Göttingen (DE) Underground Remains Open Air 2017
20 Jul 17 Zarnovica (SK) Gothoom Open Air Fest
03 Aug 17 Wacken (DE) Wacken Open Air 2017
19 Aug 17 Barth (DE) Barther Open Air 2017 (Exact date tba)
25 Nov 17 Sofia (BG) Live & Loud (November's Doom Days)
IMPERIUM DEKADENZ will be playing in support of their latest full-length 'Dis Manibvs'. The artwork and track-list can be viewed below.
'Dis Manibvs' can still be ordered in various formats from the Season of Mist shop.
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Vae victis! Woe to the vanquished! IMPERIUM DEKADENZ hail from Germany's Black Forest, where the Roman Empire clashed, conquered, and finally fell against first Celtic and later Germanic tribes. Its impenetrable, murky, and mysterious fog ridden woods and harsh landscapes have given rise to a dark romanticism that even imbues the works of this band with deep roots in Nordic black metal.
IMPERIUM DEKADENZ have cultivated and advanced an atmospheric style of their own with their highly acclaimed third and fourth studio albums 'Procella Vadens' (2010) and 'Meadows of Nostalgia' (2013). The dark chasms and steep rises of the Black Forest mountains are echoed within the German duos' majestic melodies, which are contrasted by interludes of often fragile acoustic parts.
With their new full-length 'Dis Manibvs' - a title derived from antique Roman grave markers translating from Latin as "To the Spirits of the Dead" and basically meaning "In Remembrance" - IMPERIUM DEKADENZ take a surprising step in their evolution by adding an expression that is probably best compared to DEAFHEAVEN and DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT. Probably even more astonishing is how well and organically the German veterans integrate this sound with seeming ease into their already existing style, which has also been likened to WINTERFYLLETH and AGALLOCH in its more epic moments and MGŁA or WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM during harsher parts – to drop but a few suitable names.
Founded in the year 2004, IMPERIUM DEKADENZ quickly gained a dedicated following with their debut '…und die Welt ward kalt und leer' (2006) as well as its follow-up 'Dämmerung der Szenarien' (2007). Lyrically, IMPERIUM DEKADENZ clad metaphors of human transience, ashes, and shadows into an antique attire with a penchant for the Roman Empire, while declining to deal with genre typical political, religious or misanthropic themes.
IMPERIUM DEKADENZ break new ground with their forthcoming masterpiece 'Dis Manibvs', an album that has the potential to unite traditional as well as progressive black metal adherents together in well-deserved praise – which would mark an astonishing achievement in itself. Judge for yourself!
|Vespasian||Drums, E-Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Synthesizer|
|Horaz||Vocals, E-Guitar, Synthesizer|
Releases Season of Mist
|Sat, Apr 15 2017||DE||München||Backstage||Dark Easter Metal Meeting 2017|
|Fri, Apr 21 2017||FR||Nizza||Altherax Music|
|Sat, Apr 22 2017||IT||Turin||Daevacian|
|Sat, Jun 10 2017||DE||Göttingen||Underground Remains Open Air 2017|
|Thu, Jul 20 2017||SK||Zarnovica||Gothoom Open Air Fest|
|Thu, Aug 03 2017||DE||Wacken||Wacken Open Air 2017|
|Sat, Aug 19 2017||DE||Barth||Barther Open Air 2017||Exact date TBA|
|Sat, Nov 25 2017||BG||Sofia||Live||November's Doom Days|