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Latest news: Tue, Mar 20 2018, IMPERIUM DEKADENZ

Latest release: "Dis Manibvs"

Release date: Fri, Aug 26 2016

IMPERIUM DEKADENZ have announced a string of live dates in support of their latest release 'Dis Manibvs' for the coming summer. Following two shows with German thrash extremists XTERNITY in April, the black metal romantics are scheduled to perform several festival and headlining shows. For a list of all currently confirmed dates and further exciting news, please see below.


27 Apr 18 Tilburg (NL) Little Devil (+Xternity)
28 Apr 18 Oberhausen (DE) Helvete (+Xternity)
02 Jun 18 Kirchdorf (DE) Bavarian Battle Open Air (exact date tba)
09 Jun 18 Würzburg (DE) Skaldenfest
26 Oct 18 Wien (AT) Escape
27 Oct 18 Klagenfurt (AT) Follow the Goat
17 Nov 18 Radolfzell (DE) s'Bockle
01 Dec 18 Tübingen (DE) Epplehaus

On further news, critically acclaimed open world RPG, Kingdom Come: Deliverance has picked the title track of IMPERIUM DEKADENZ' second album, 'Dämmerung der Szenarien' (2007) for its soundcheck under the new name "Thru the Fog of Time".


IMPERIUM DEKADENZ drummer Vespasian comments: "We are extremely stoked to be part of the soundtrack of Kingdom Come: Deliverance, which was developed by Warhorse Studios. It has given us a chance to have our music heard around the globe and we are thankful for all the kind praise that we have received for 'Thru the Fog of Time' that was written and recorded in 2007. Exciting times."

IMPERIUM DEKADENZ are playing live in support of their latest full-length, 'Dis Manibvs'. The artwork of the band's fifth album has been created by Francesco De Luca and can be viewed below.



  1. In Todesbanden
  2. Only Fragments Of Light
  3. Still I Rise
  4. Dis Manibvs
  5. Pantheon Spells
  6. Vae Victis
  7. Volcano
  8. Somnia
  9. Pure Nocturnal Rome
  10. Seikilos

'Dis Manibvis' can still be ordered 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!


Name Instrument
Vespasian Drums, E-Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Synthesizer
Horaz Vocals, E-Guitar, Synthesizer

Releases Season of Mist


Dis Manibvs

General information
: Fri, Aug 26 2016
: Black Metal
: SUA070
: available


Meadows of Nostalgia

General information
: Fri, Mar 15 2013
: Tue, Mar 19 2013
: Black Metal
: SUA033
: available


Procella Vadens

General information
: Mon, Jan 18 2010
: Black Metal
: SUA006
: available




Tour dates

Date Country Town Venue Other information
Fri, Apr 27 2018 NL Tilburg Little Devil +Xternity
Sat, Apr 28 2018 DE Oberhausen Helvete +Xternity
Sat, Jun 02 2018 DE Kirchdorf Bavarian Battle Open Air exact date tba
Sat, Jun 09 2018 DE Würzburg Skaldenfest
Fri, Oct 26 2018 AT Wien Escape
Sat, Oct 27 2018 AT Klagenfurt Follow the Goat
Sat, Nov 17 2018 DE Radolfzell s'Bockle
Sat, Dec 01 2018 DE Tübingen Epplehaus
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