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2016 news from Imperative PR

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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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