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  • ThrOes to release this Viper Womb

    We are proud to announce the start of a working relationship with Tasmanian band ThrOes – the world’s sole purveyors of Dissident Metal. The band have no peers, they identify with no scene or genre – they simply deliver some of the most incredibly potent and fearsome extreme metal you will ever hear. ThrOes’ debut album, This Viper Womb, is about to descend and nothing will ever be quite the same again...
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  • Thus Defiled prepare to release An Unhallowed Legacy

    We are pleased to be able to announce that Thus Defiled have heeded the plaintive howling of their diehard fans! As well as unleashing their two celebrated EPs, A Darker Beauty and Fire Serpent Dawn, in digital form, the band have unveiled something very special for those who demand more through unholy ritual and blood sacrifice. All the newly remastered tracks from both EPs will be brought together in one incredible package...
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  • The Drowning prepare to release Senescent Signs

    We are delighted to announce the imminent release of the new album from The Drowning. After five long years of silence, the band have returned with easily the most magnificent album of their career – Senescent Signs. All the gravitas and power of their past albums remains, but the atmosphere of sadness, the aching grief and waves of melancholy sweep the listener away like never before. New vocalist Matt Small has stepped into the void left by longstanding front man James Moore, bringing an unprecedented edge of raw emotion to The Drowning’s sombre sound...
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  • De Profundis & Scarab: Kingdom Of Serpents tour

    De Profundis are about to hit the road again, co-headlining a UK tour with Egyptian death metallers Scarab. Arranged by Concept Music Group and named the Kingdom Of Serpents tour, the five date, Zero Tolerance Magazine sponsored trek will see the two metal behemoths descending upon Plymouth, Leicester, London, Brighton and Selby – to take part in the Warhorns Festival...
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  • Smothered Bowels begin fundraising for movie

    Imperative PR cautiously welcome Russian grindcore maniacs Smothered Bowels to the roster, to help them promote their current fundraising campaign. The band have been filming a mini feature film, to accompany their violent slasher track ‘U.S.Butcher’. All was progressing well...until the film’s anti-hero, the Butcher himself, stepped from the screen and into the real world – and the carnage began in earnest. The band are convinced if they can finish the filming then the Butcher will be returned to the realms of dark fantasy and our world will be saved...
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  • Forged In Black join Imperative PR for new EP

    Imperative PR would like to welcome to our roster the metal warriors of Forged In Black, for the promotion of their steel-plated new EP, Fear Reflecting Fear. The EP was recorded with producer Chris Tsangarides, whose CV reads like a who’s who of heavy rock/metal. The man responsible for the sound on classic albums from Thin Lizzy, Judas Priest, Exodus, Overkill, Girlschool, Anvil and so many more has really brought the best out of Forged In Black...
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  • Thus Defiled join Imperative PR for 3 EPs

    Imperative PR are honoured to welcome to our roster the UK black metal underground legends, Thus Defiled. The band that took up the faltering flame of British black metal in the early ‘90s and set new standards for darkness, depravity and desolation have awoken from their slumber. Over the course of 2016 the band will be officially releasing their two classic EPs plus a new release featuring Mike Browning of Morbid Angel / Nocturnus
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  • Nemost join Imperative PR

    Imperative PR are pleased to announce that we will be working with French melodic death metal band Nemost, to help promote their new promo video for the track ‘Beasts And Bullies’ – taken from their acclaimed album As The Ocean Burns. The band have made dramatic strides since the release of As The Ocean Burns, touring Europe with Diabolical and Facebreaker, playing a prestigious Paris show with Leprous and receiving an enviable amount of praise from the worldwide metal press...READ MORE »


  • My Silent Wake line up 2 major shows in London

    We’re proud to announce two prestigious London appearances for Imperative artists, My Silent Wake. On March 26th the band will be taking to the stage of The Dome in Tufnell Park as part of the sixth edition of the Doom Over London Fest. My Silent Wake will be playing alongside headliners Moonspell and special guests Hooded Menace and Officium Triste. Then, on April 16th, My Silent Wake will be at the Boston Music Room in Tufnell Park where they will be joining The Vision Bleak and Saturnus for a truly momentous night of doom and dark reflection... READ MORE »


  • Akem Manah release Demons Of The Sabbat

    Imperative PR are delighted to welcome to our roster Possession Productions artists, Akem Manah. We will be working alongside Possession Productions on the re-release of Akem Manah’s monumental third album, Demons Of The Sabbat. The album originally crept out as a self release in the summer of 2014, but Possession recognised its true value and are determined to bring it to the attention of the wider metal world with this re-release. Featuring ex-White Zombie drummer Ivan De Prume and ex-Nile bassist Chris Lollis...
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  • The Drowning join Imperative Management

    We’re very pleased to welcome to our management roster the Welsh kings of dark, doom/death metal – The Drowning. With albums like This Bleak Descent and the monumental Fall Jerusalem Fall The Drowning have carved out a reputation for themselves as one of the most formidable talents in the doom/death genre. This year though, The Drowning are set to raise the bar to unprecedented heights, as they prepare to unveil their powerful and emotive new album Senescent Signs. READ MORE »


  • Neverworld prepare to release Dreamsnatcher

    Imperative PR are thrilled to announce the return of Neverworld to our roster, for the promotion of their stunning second album, Dreamsnatcher. Neverworld and Imperative PR worked together on the band’s debut album, Visions Of Another World, back in 2014 and both camps are excited to have this winning team back together again. Speaking about the new deal, Neverworld guitarist Ben Colton said they were “Delighted to announce that Neverworld are about to re-sign with Imperative PR! They're a great team with metal hearts so this is a match made in Hell!” READ MORE »


  • Goatpsalm prepare to release Downstream

    Imperative PR welcome to our roster the enigmatic Goatpsalm, for their otherworldly new album, Downstream. The arcane entity that is Goatpsalm came into being in 2009 and since then has released two albums of bewitching and sinister sounds. After the release of their second album, Erset La Tari, which delved into the black beliefs, lore and legend of Babylon and Mesopotamia... READ MORE »


  • Formicarius join Imperative Management

    Imperative PR are delighted to welcome Formicarius to our management roster. The Formicarius name may be new, but the pedigree of the musicians involved is unquestionable and we confidently predict that they will become one of the most talked about names in the UK black metal underground over the course of 2016. Drawing upon their collective experience with the likes of DE PROFUNDIS, PREMATURE BIRTH and PHYREXIA the members of FORMICARIUS have come together to create a black metal entity of staggering prowess and unrestrained ambition. READ MORE »


  • My Silent Wake prepare to release new album

    Having taken great strides last year with the release of their most powerful album to date – Damnatio Memoriae – My Silent Wake decided it was time to take a glance back over their collective shoulders and reflect on their ten years as a band. What better way to celebrate that journey of music, friendships, critical acclaim and never-ending hard work than with a compilation of their finest work? A compilation that includes material from their fourth ever gig, from vinyl only releases, from classic albums, fan favourites and band favourites, all freshly remastered – not to mention a new and exclusive song. READ MORE »


  • My Silent Wake join Imperative Management

    Imperative PR are honoured to announce the return of My Silent Wake to our roster – this time for a twelve month management and consultancy deal with Imperative Management. We were proud to be given the opportunity to promote the band’s last album, the truly magnificent Damnatio Memoriae and are excited to extend our working relationship further. My Silent Wake have just celebrated ten years in existence and during the last decade they have released a dark host of enthralling albums and EPs, becoming one of the most respected figures in British doom... READ MORE »


  • Frozen Ocean prepare to release new album

    Since 2005 multi-instrumentalist Vaarwel has been creating music of incredible power, imagination, diversity and depth and releasing it under the banner of Frozen Ocean. From his studio base in the Russian wilderness he has allowed his creativity free rein to roam and explore – unhindered by the expectations of any scene, with utter disregard for the unwritten rules of any genre. His thoughts have wandered through the fantasy worlds of Tove Jansson to the cold darkness of deep space, pondered the vastness of the universe and the intimate intensity of personal emotions and the music of Frozen Ocean has followed... READ MORE »


  • De Profundis join with Gorgoroth, Kampfar and Gehenna

    We are very pleased to announce that our artist, De Profundis will soon be adding their formidable musical muscle to a bill featuring some of the blackest and most ferocious bands in the world. The Blackfest Over Xmas touring package will see De Profundis lining up alongside Gorgoroth, Kampfar, Gehenna and The Negation to bring an assault of unprecedented darkness to the UK in December. READ MORE »


  • Frozen Ocean announce new album and new label

    We are delighted to announce that Frozen Ocean have signed a worldwide 3 album deal with exciting new label Apocalyptic Witchcraft. The label specialises in supporting the unique, the creative, artists with something truly special to offer the music world - and as such is perfect for Frozen Ocean. Each Frozen Ocean release is a unique listening experience, but all drawn together by incredible, immersive atmosphere – be that in the form of the raw black metal of the savage Norse trilogy of albums... READ MORE »


  • De Profundis join with Enslaved and Grand Magus

    We are very pleased to announce that our artist, De Profundis will be celebrating the imminent release of their new album, Kingdom Of The Blind, unleashed through Wicker Man Recordings on September 28th, with a very special London show. The UKs kings of progressive death metal will be joining forces with ENSLAVED and GRAND MAGUS as they lay waste to the capital next Thursday... READ MORE »



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