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    Tele.S.Therion prepare to release Luzifers Abschied

    June 19, 2017

    We are deeply honoured to be able to announce that Imperative PR will be working alongside Minotauro Records, to provide promotional support for the release of the latest incredible piece of work by Tele.S.Therion – Luzifers Abschied. Performing a truly unique style of music that they refer to as ‘acousmatic black metal’, the artists responsible for Luzifers Abschied (Lucifer’s Farewell) have created something dark, terrifying and unlike anything most listeners will have encountered before...
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    Forged In Black join Imperative Management

    June 14, 2017

    We are delighted to welcome back to the Imperative fold, Forged In Black. Imperative PR worked with the band on the promotion of their excellent 2016 EP, Fear Reflecting Fear and now they have rejoined us for long term management. In the months since we last worked together Forged In Black have played a number of excellent live shows, with the likes of Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens ...
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    Fire & Forge Festival 2017

    June 13, 2017

    We are delighted to announce that Imperative PR will be working with Fire & Forge festival, to help promote the 2017 edition of this fantastic event. Fire & Forge began life as Rock Diabetes in 2012, before being rebranded in 2015 and has grown each year, supporting underground rock and metal while at the same time raising funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation...
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    Dreamfire unveil epic version of The Rains Of Castamere

    June 11, 2017

    Today we bring you news that the visionary Osirion, creator of the ambient, neoclassical, otherworldly sounds of Dreamfire has stirred from his slumber. With season seven of Game Of Thrones fast approaching, Dreamfire have released a new video to accompany their majestic interpretation of the track ‘The Rains Of Castamere’...
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    Wolvenguard prepare to release Elemental Reclamation

    May 25, 2017

    Today we are delighted to welcome to the Imperative ranks the warriors of Wolvenguard, for the promotion of their magnificent debut EP, Elemental Reclamation. Wolvenguard came into being beneath the intense glare of the Texas sun, but they have created music that will call out a summoning to metalheads from around the globe...
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    Final Coil prepare to release Persistence Of Memory

    May 24, 2017

    We are thrilled to be able to announce that Imperative PR will be working with progressive metal visionaries Final Coil, on the promotion of their debut full length album, Persistence Of Memory. Final Coil have transformed themselves over the course of three preceding EPs, Live With Doubt, Somnambulant and Closed To The Light, developing into a band of superlative class and skill...
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    Formicarius announce details of debut album

    May 19, 2017

    The spells have been cast, the planets have aligned and the date has been set! On July 21st, Schwarzdorn Production will unleash Black Mass Ritual, the full length debut album from the corpsepainted fiends of Formicarius. Along with the hugely popular single, ‘Lake Of The Dead’, which featured on the Sony/Music For Nations compilation album, Speed Kills VII, the album contains seven other magnificent, malignant incantations.
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    Thus Defiled line up alongside major artists for Sweet Relief charity

    May 17, 2017

    It’s not often that one of the most extreme, blasphemous black metal bands the UK has ever produced is talked about in the same breath as some of the biggest selling bands of rock, pop and rap in the world...but today Thus Defiled’s music is being played alongside the likes of Nicki Minaj and U2! The musicians’ charity, Sweet Relief have published what they are calling ‘Sweet Relief’s Most Eclectic Playlist Ever’...
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    Shadowflag to release The Delusion Machine

    May 15, 2017

    We are honoured to announce that the dark poets of Shadowflag have chosen to work with Imperative PR on the release of their latest album, The Delusion Machine. Since their earliest beginnings Shadowflag have used storytelling and imagination to craft their own individual blend of the blackest of metals and The Delusion Machine represents their finest creative achievement to date...
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    Thus Defiled to release A Return To The Shadows

    May 09, 2017

    Archdemons of British black metal, Thus Defiled have returned, bringing with them a new EP to celebrate their 25 year anniversary – A Return To The Shadows. Featuring one previously unheard original track and four vicious cover versions, the band are joined by two special guests have contributed their talents to the recordings; first, Donn Donni (ex-Vesperian Sorrow) adds his wicked backing vocals to Metallica’s ‘Creeping Death’ and Mike Browning (Nocturnus, ex-Morbid Angel) takes over vocal duties and lends his caustic presence to a brutal recreation of Morbid Angel’s classic ‘Demon Seed’...
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    De Profundis join forces with I Am Morbid, Necrophagia & Helsott

    May 08, 2017

    When we announced De Profundis’ UK tour with Taake we promised you that there would be more big news to come soon – and it doesn’t get much bigger than this! The band will be joining I Am Morbid, Necrophagia and Helsott for eleven European tour dates, as this super heavyweight package hits Italy, Switzerland, Germany and The Netherlands...
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    X.Kernel to release Face The Truth

    March 29, 2017

    We’re very pleased to announce that the latest arrival to the Imperative PR roster is Ukrainian melodic death metal band X.Kernel. The band began life in 2009, brought together by a mutual love for the sounds of the Gothenburg metal scene; the fluid guitar lines, strong melodies and powerful riffs of bands like Dark Tranquillity, In Flames and Soilwork. However as their talents expanded, so did their musical vision...
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    The Drowning join with Vader and Immolation

    March 21, 2017

    The Drowning have been announced as part of perhaps the heavyweight touring package of the year so far. The Welsh kings of majestic doom/death metal will be joining up with two of the greatest death metal bands of all time, Vader and Immolation as well as Monument Of Misanthropy as they lay waste to the UK as part of the Rise Of The Empire tour...
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    Maxdmyz prepare to release Alchemical Metal

    March 17, 2017

    Imperative PR are proud to announce the incredible new EP from Maxdmyz – Alchemical Metal. This most eclectic and adventurous of bands have never sounded more potent and powerful. This labyrinthine journey across the metal map fuses the industrial with the intuitive, the electronic with the emotional and entices one minute, crushing like a steam hammer the next.
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    Formicarius sign deal with Schwarzdorn Production

    March 12, 2017

    We are absolutely delighted to be able to announce that today Formicarius have signed a deal with established German label Schwarzdorn Production. Since 1994 Schwarzdorn have been building a formidable roster of international black metal talent which Formicarius are proud to become part of. The first Formicarius release on Schwarzdorn will be...
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    Lunatic Hooker prepare to release debut album

    March 10, 2017

    At the moment we’re keeping things heavy here at Imperative PR – and bands don’t get much heavier than Lunatic Hooker. We’re proud to have been asked to promote the band’s debut album, Embracing The Filth, which is an absolute master class in death metal, grindcore and sludge. Band members George, Ross, Tim, Duncan and Rafael have all more than paid their dues in the metal scene, being part of bands like Pythia, Descent, Abgott and Head On...
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    Basement Torture Killings prepare to release new album

    March 03, 2017

    Imperative PR are pleased, if slightly disturbed, to be welcoming Basement Torture Killings to the roster, for the promotion of their frankly horrific third album, There’s Something About Beryl. What these deranged souls have conjured up is an album of dangerous, disturbing sickness...
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    My Silent Wake prepare to release new album

    February 27, 2017

    We are delighted to announce that Imperative PR will once again be working with our friends in My Silent Wake, this time on the promotion of their latest album, Invitation To Imperfection which will be released by Opa Loka Records on March 20th. The band have long been noted for the diversity of their releases, as acclaimed for their ambient and acoustic work as for their majestic, melancholic doom metal... READ FULL ARTICLE »


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    De Profundis tour with Taake and Fen

    February 14, 2017

    De Profundis have been confirmed as part of an exciting touring package that will be traversing the UK this April. Along with atmospheric black metallers Fen and headliners, the legendary Norwegian kings of darkness Taake, De Profundis will be bringing merciless death to Bristol, London, Manchester and Glasgow. Full dates and details are... READ FULL ARTICLE »


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    Solitary prepare to release new album!

    January 23, 2017

    Solitary have long been renowned for their unflinching dedication to the cause of pure, undiluted thrash metal, but even their most ardent of supporters are going to be blown away on March 3rd. On that date the new full length album from the band will be unveiled by UKEM Records and it eclipses anything Solitary have released before; but more than that, The Diseased Heart Of Society threatens to overshadow anything released in the thrash metal genre in recent years... READ FULL ARTICLE »


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    Maxdmyz join Imperative Management

    December 12, 2016

    Imperative Management are proud to announce that eclectic, industrial electro-metal band Maxdmyz have become part of the Imperative family. The band’s origins date back to the late ‘90s and their history is as convoluted and complex as it is lengthy. However there have been two constants in the Maxdmyz story – the presence of front man Twister, whose imposing, versatile vocals have spearheaded everything the band has done and a fierce creative spirit which refuses to recognise genre boundaries and scene expectations... READ FULL ARTICLE »


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    Solitary announce deal with UKEM + new single + video

    November 11, 2016

    We are delighted to announce that Solitary have signed a deal with UKEM Records! UKEM are a growing force in the metal underground, quickly gaining a reputation for delivering the very best in extreme metal – and the very best is exactly what we are dealing with when it comes to the new Solitary album that will be unleashed by the label early next year. For a first taste of what to expect from an album... READ FULL ARTICLE »


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    Formicarius to appear on Speed kills 7

    November 02, 2016

    Music For Nations have announced the relaunch of the historic Speed Kills compilation series – and Formicarius are set to be part of it. In the ‘80s the Speed Kills albums shone a spotlight into the darkness of the underground metal scene, illuminating the fierce talents of Metallica, Slayer, Celtic Frost, Anthrax, Bathory and a host of other now legendary names...
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    Russia's Conflict release new promo video

    October 10, 2016

    Imperative PR are honoured to be working with Russian industrial metal band Conflict, to promote the launch of their stunning video for the track ‘Mechanisms Of Life’ – taken from their overwhelming second full length album, Transform Into A Human. The ‘Mechanisms Of Life’ video presents a chilling vision of a dark, dystopian future, while the song itself challenges the very concepts of humanity, intelligence and life itself....
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    Kevin Lawry to release solo album

    October 04, 2016

    Imperative PR are pleased to welcome Kevin Lawry to the roster, for the promotion of his solo album The Shadows Stole The Dawn. We have worked with Kevin before, under the guise of his band Crowned In Earth, so we’re thrilled to have him back at this pivotal moment in his career. Kevin has decided that the time is right for an album that allows his creativity and personality to shine through, in their purest, unadulterated form...
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    Meat Train join Imperative Management

    September 21, 2016

    We are delighted to announce that Meat Train have signed with Imperative Management. The band were formed in 2011 by Chas Fenoughty (ex-Thus Defiled) and Mike Pearson (ex-Winter Of Torment) and named for the classic Clive Barker short story, The Midnight Meat Train. The story tells of butchery and dark terror on the New York subway and the two guitarists set about crafting music just as brutal... READ FULL ARTICLE »


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    Frozen Ocean release A Faded Missive Therefrom

    August 27, 2016

    Earlier this year Frozen Ocean conducted a very successful campaign on Groupees.com, selling exclusive packages of digital material and previously unheard songs. Four of these tracks will never be available in digital format again...however Vaarwel – the creative force of Frozen Ocean – has decided to allow an extremely limited physical release of this material, drawn together on an EP called A Faded Missive Therefrom... READ FULL ARTICLE »


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    Solitary to play sold out Hammerfest

    July 28, 2016

    We’re thrilled to be able to announce that thrash metal warriors Solitary will be appearing at the '17 edition of Hammerfest. The event is already completely sold out – not surprising with a line-up that sees Solitary teaming up with the likes of Hammerfall, Napalm Death, Armored Saint, Destruction and Grand Magus. Solitary have a prime slot at 9pm on the Friday night....
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    Formicarius support Negura Bunget on only UK date

    July 27, 2016

    We’re proud to announce a prestigious London appearance for Imperative artists, Formicarius on October 22nd at The Boston Music Room in London’s Tufnell Park, alongside Romanian masters of musical magic, Negura Bunget and Canadian invokers of darkness Ossific. This show is the ONLY UK date on Negura Bunget’s 20th Anniversary European Tour...
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    Frozen Ocean reveal a voyage through time...

    May 25, 2016

    Frozen Ocean unleash more than a decade’s worth of innovative, captivating, disparate music, all available to listeners for less than the price of a single CD. There are also small amounts of limited edition merchandise and ultra rare items like the hand numbered Norse compilation tapes available as part of some of the incredible bundles on offer here. There are also secret, locked items – unreleased music – that will become available as more people get involved with the campaign. This is an amazing opportunity to immerse yourself in the glorious history of Frozen Ocean... READ FULL ARTICLE »


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    ThrOes to release this Viper Womb

    May 23, 2016

    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... READ FULL ARTICLE »


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    Thus Defiled to release An Unhallowed Legacy

    May 06, 2016

    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... READ FULL ARTICLE »


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    The Drowning prepare to release Senescent Signs

    May 03, 2016

    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... READ FULL ARTICLE »


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    De Profundis & Scarab: Kingdom Of Serpents tour

    April 25, 2016

    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... READ FULL ARTICLE »


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    Smothered Bowels begin fundraising for movie

    April 12, 2016

    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... READ FULL ARTICLE »


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    Forged In Black join Imperative PR for new EP

    April 04, 2016

    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.. READ FULL ARTICLE »


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    Thus Defiled join Imperative PR for 3 EPs

    March 31, 2016

    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

    March 29, 2016

    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 FULL ARTICLE »


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    My Silent Wake line up 2 major shows in London

    March 10, 2016

    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 FULL ARTICLE »


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    Akem Manah release Demons Of The Sabbat

    March 03, 2016

    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. Featuring ex-White Zombie drummer Ivan De Prume and ex-Nile bassist Chris Lollis... READ FULL ARTICLE »


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    The Drowning join Imperative Management

    February 10, 2016

    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 FULL ARTICLE »


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    Neverworld prepare to release Dreamsnatcher

    February 04, 2016

    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... READ FULL ARTICLE »


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    Goatpsalm prepare to release Downstream

    February 01, 2016

    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 FULL ARTICLE »


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    Formicarius join Imperative Management

    January 21, 2016

    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. READ FULL ARTICLE »


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    My Silent Wake prepare to release new album

    January 11, 2016

    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.... READ FULL ARTICLE »


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    My Silent Wake join Imperative Management

    December 15, 2015

    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... READ FULL ARTICLE »


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    Frozen Ocean perpare to release new album

    December 08, 2015

    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 FULL ARTICLE »


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    De Profundis join with Gorgoroth, Kampfar And Gehenna

    December 04, 2015

    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 FULL ARTICLE »


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    Frozen Ocean announce new album and new label

    October 09, 2015

    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... READ FULL ARTICLE »


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    De Profundis join with Enslaved and Grand Magus

    September 16, 2015

    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 FULL ARTICLE »


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    Frozen Ocean join Imperative Management

    September 14, 2015

    We are very pleased to announce that Russian expansive dark/black metal act Frozen Ocean has joined with Imperative Management as things build up towards the release of their next album. Frozen Ocean and Imperative PR first worked together on the cold and majestic The Dyson Swarm album with IPR securing a raft of great press for the album. With the relationship between Imperative PR and Frozen Ocean proving so successful... READ FULL ARTICLE »


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    Solitary join Imperative Management

    September 01, 2015

    We are very pleased to announce that UK thrashers Solitary have joined with Imperative Management as they build up towards the release of their next album. The band are currently in the studio with producer Simon Efemy (Amorphis, Paradise Lost, Napalm Death etc) working on a new studio album that will eclipse all they have unleashed before. READ FULL ARTICLE »


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    De Profundis new album release

    July 20, 2015

    2014 was an important year in the history of De Profundis, the UK’s premier exponents of technical, progressive, melodic death metal. Their stunning Frequencies EP obliterated the competition and swept to the top of Zero Tolerance Magazine’s Readers’ Poll results, in the best self release category. The reviews poured in from around the metal world, uniform in their lavish praise of the EP and De Profundis hit the road, thrilling crowds with their intensely powerful live performances. READ FULL ARTICLE »


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    My Silent Wake join Imperative PR

    June 01, 2015

    It’s been ten years now since Ian Arkley breathed life into the creative entity that is My Silent Wake. Over the course of that decade members have come and gone and the band have explored a diverse palette of sounds – from doom metal to ambient and acoustic releases – but an incredible consistency of quality has always been maintained. Following on from their 2014 ambient album, the band are now ready to unveil a new album of darkly atmospheric, breathtakingly powerful doom metal. READ FULL ARTICLE »


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    Designs Of Chaos join Imperative PR

    May 26, 2015

    The Designs Of Chaos story began back in 2007 and since then they have been refining their sound, developing their skills and growing into a savage metal outfit of outstanding power and potency. They have become a fearsome live proposition and for the first time they have managed to capture that live intensity in the studio. The Darkest Storm comprises three tracks of solid steel, forged in the fires of tragedy and its very existence is testament to Designs Of Chaos’ strength and determination. . READ FULL ARTICLE »


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    Disfago join Imperative PR

    May 20, 2015

    Disfago don’t give a fuck about anyone’s scene and they care even less for genre rules and regulations. They’re a violent, drunken assault on your preconceptions of extreme music. A head-caving collision of full force metal and unrestrained punk, there are no seatbelts supplied on this ride. Dismissed by some who simply ‘don’t get it’, they’ve been labelled the ‘low point in extreme metal history’ by Yosuke, head of the infamous Nuclear War Now! Label, but then those who strive for originality and refuse to follow the rule book are often overlooked at first. READ FULL ARTICLE »


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    De Profundis sign 2 album deal with Wicker Man

    May 04, 2015

    Imperative PR are delighted to announce that our artists, DE PROFUNDIS, have signed a worldwide deal with WICKER MAN RECORDINGS. WICKER MAN are a new label, but one put together by a knowledgeable team, with a wealth of experience in the music industry. The label is assembling a roster of original and exciting bands and with its excellent distribution throughout all major territories it’s the perfect home for DE PROFUNDIS as they embark on the next chapter of their career. READ FULL ARTICLE »


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    Imperative artists storm Zero Tolerance Readers' Poll

    January 23, 2015

    Imperative PR bands achieved some outstanding results in the recently published Readers’ Poll results in the prestigious Zero Tolerance Magazine. The Best Self Releases 2014 category was completely dominated by our bands, with five out of the ten winning acts being part of the Imperative PR roster. Progressive death metal masters De Profundis took the top spot with their highly praised Frequencies EP... READ FULL ARTICLE »


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    Crowned In Earth join Imperative PR

    January 12, 2015

    Crowned In Earth first came into being in 2008, the earthly manifestation of the musical vision of Kevin Lawry. Kevin had already made a name for himself with his one-man, epic doom entity, Silent Winter, but under the Crowned In Earth banner he gradually began to spread his wings. The debut EP, Welcome To The Brotherhood Of The Crown was released in 2008 – and whilst it underlined Kevin’s affinity for and mastery of the doom metal genre, it also showed the first indications that Crowned In Earth were to possess wider musical horizons... READ FULL ARTICLE »


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    All Seeing Eyes join Imperative PR

    November 06, 2014

    All Seeing Eyes is a new band put together by guitarist/front man Ben Colton of Neverworld. Together with old friends Kenny Fraser and James Thackway, Colton has set out to create music without boundaries – vast in scope and limited only by their imagination. The three members of All Seeing Eyes have a musical understanding forged when they all worked together in power metal band Sentinel some eight years ago and the chemistry between them is immediately apparent... READ FULL ARTICLE »


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    De Profundis and Omnium Gatherum UK tour

    October 06, 2014

    In February of 2015, in association with Zero Tolerance Magazine, progressive death metal titans De Profundis will be joining Finland’s masters of intense, melodic death metal, Omnium Gatherum on their Beyond UK Tour. The tour will kick off in Glasgow on February 18th and blaze a path around the country, concluding in the capital on February 22nd... READ FULL ARTICLE »


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    De Profundis join Imperative Management

    October 06, 2014

    Imperative PR are proud and delighted to announce the continuation of their working relationship with De Profundis. A management and consultancy deal has been agreed, which will see De Profundis and Imperative PR working together for the next year. This twelve month period promises to be both busy and exciting with high profile touring and the release of the fourth – and undoubtedly finest – De Profundis album... READ FULL ARTICLE »


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    The legendary Grim Reaper return to London

    September 10, 2014

    On the 27th of September, arranged by Arcane Productions, NWOBHM legends Grim Reaper will descend upon the Boston Music Room in London for a special night of pure heavy metal mayhem. Lead by the incredible voice of front man Steve Grimmett, the band will bring to life classic songs from renowned albums like See You In Hell, Fear No Evil and Rock You To Hell... READ FULL ARTICLE »


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    The More I See - Reversible tour

    September 08, 2014

    Throughout October and November - in association with Zero Tolerance Magazine - The More I See will be touring the length and breadth of the UK, bringing their modern metal assault to venues up and down the country. On this upcoming tour they will be sharing the stage on some dates with the bruising Bull Riff Stampede and on others with fellow Earache recording artists Savage Messiah... READ FULL ARTICLE »


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    Neverworld join Imperative PR

    August 08, 2014

    Incendiary British heavy metal band Neverworld join with Imperative PR. Formed in 2009 from the ashes of several local bands, Neverworld brought together an array of outstandingly talented musicians – all with a shared vision to create incredible, heavy music that drew inspiration from the best that Europe, the US and the UK had to offer. Building their sound around soaring, breathtaking vocals, magical guitar work, grand keyboard textures... READ FULL ARTICLE »


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    De Profundis join Malevolent Creation tour

    August 05, 2014

    We are very pleased to announce that, as well as appearing at Bloodstock Festival in August, De Profundis will also join the legendary Malevolent Creation on a series of European dates, taking in Germany, Holland and the UK. Check out the full dates...
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    Monumentomb sign with Metal Music Austria

    August 01, 2014

    Over the past few months the good reviews poured in, with almost universal praise being lavished on the heart-stopping hymns of deathly devastation. Powerplay Rock And Metal Magazine summed up the general feeling in their 8/10 review, stating that you’d be ‘hard pressed to find a debut of such consummate power as this’. Such acclaim rarely goes unnoticed and now we’re delighted to announce that Monumentomb have been signed by Metal Music Austria who have stepped in to... READ FULL ARTICLE »


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    Achren join Imperative PR

    July 18, 2014

    UK blood metal exponents Achren join with Imperative PR. For more than ten years now, the band have been refining and intensifying their style, a uniquely savage blend of visceral extremity and accomplished musicality. They have learned their trade alongside the very best in the business, sharing the stage with masters of brutality like Morbid Angel, Vader, Onslaught, Destruction and Dismember. They have conquered audiences across Europe in countless packed out clubs and on the bills of some of the largest and most revered of metal festivals – Metalcamp, Wacken, Bloodstock and more... READ FULL ARTICLE »


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    De Profundis UK tour in association with Zero Tolerance Magazine

    June 01, 2014

    De Profundis will be bringing their formidable live show to UK stages throughout July, in association with Zero Tolerance Magazine, as main support to Indian heavyweights Demonic Resurrection.
    The band have built up an enviable reputation as a powerful live proposition, honing their skills playing alongside the very best in the business - including Iron Maiden, Lacuna Coil, Endstille, Marduk, Rotting Christ and Immolation. READ FULL ARTICLE »


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    De Profundis join Imperative PR

    June 01, 2014

    UK progressive death metallers De Profundis join with Imperative PR. Over the course of their near decade long existence De Profundis have grown and developed at a prodigious rate, their music blossoming into ever more imaginative and challenging forms. From their roots in death and doom metal they have reached out in a multitude of diverse directions, leaving limiting genre definitions and regulations shattered in their wake.
    Blending unfettered creativity, fierce ambition and outstanding musicianship... READ FULL ARTICLE »


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    The More I See join Imperative PR

    May 15, 2014

    Earache Records recording artists The More I See have joined with Imperative PR. Formed in 2002 by Gizz Butt, the world renowned guitarist who has served time with bands such as English Dogs, The Prodigy, The Destructors and Sabbat. Admired by household names like Metallica and the Foo Fighters for his innovation and skill, Gizz is truly a member of the six string elite. THE MORE I SEE’s first three albums were all impressive releases in their own right, emerging on respected labels like SPV and garnering ecstatic reviews and press support from Metal Hammer... READ FULL ARTICLE »


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    TMIS guitarist Gizz Butt gets on his bike for charity

    May 15, 2014

    On June 11th lead guitar maestro Gizz Butt of The More I See will be setting off on a 161 mile cycle ride, from London to the Download festival site, as part of the Heavy Metal Truants II charity event set up by Rod Smallwood - the manager of Iron Maiden - and Alex Milas - the editor of Metal Hammer in aid of Nordoff-Robins Music Therapy, Child Line and Teenage Cancer Trust. Joining Gizz on the ride will be the likes of Ben Ward of Orange Goblin... READ FULL ARTICLE »


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    Monumentomb join Imperative PR

    May 07, 2014

    Formed in the winter of 2013 and driven by a desire to unleash a storm of death metal that harnessed the fire and fury of the genre’s early glories, Monumentomb have arrived. Their sound is infused with the hunger and energy you would expect from a new band, determined to make their mark on the scene, but marked by a competency and maturity that would normally be associated with a band honed and hardened by years on the road... READ FULL ARTICLE »


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    Frozen Ocean join Imperative PR

    April 08, 2014

    Russia's dark metal / electronic artist Frozen Ocean joins Imperative PR with their eigth full length album, The Dyson Swarm. This epic creation takes the listener on a journey from earth, out into the black depths of space, each track leading you a little further from home. The unique power of the music leads you through our solar system, beyond distant stars and unknown planets... READ FULL ARTICLE »


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    Dreamfire join Imperative PR

    April 08, 2014

    UK based symphonic expansive artist Dreamfire joins Imperative PR for the re-release of "Atlantean Symphony". The 2014 version comes replete with 2 exclusive CD only bonus tracks. Described by Zero Tolerance Magazine as "Music to dream to, music that holds the keys to unlock your mind, that can set your imagination free to fly", Dreamfire extol a unique, other worldly soundscape... READ FULL ARTICLE »


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    Imperative PR Launch:

    April 08, 2014

    April 2014 sees the official launch of IMPERATIVE PR – a new name in music promotion. The IPR team can boast years of experience working for internationally distributed print magazines, contributing to some of the most vibrant music webzines on the net, heading up successful live promotion agencies, running small, independent record labels and even as recording artists in their own right. Now all those accumulated skills and experience have been brought together to form a music pr company with a unique insight to the industry as a whole... READ FULL ARTICLE »


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