“On WHEN WE ARE FORGOTTEN, the duo hailing from Southern Germany
took it once again to another level!” ROCK HARD
“So emotionally powerful!” NO CLEAN SINGING
“They’ve built upon an impressive discography to unleash a true stunner.”
ANGRY METAL GUY
Atmospheric Black Metal duo, Imperium Dekadenz, are set to unleash their brand new magnum opus this Friday August 30th with Napalm Records. When We Are Forgotten dives deep into a complex cosmos made of anger, loneliness, melancholy and pure destruction. The band’s upcoming record not only convinces with a dynamic, energetic and organic production and sounds by no means polished, but has the same roughness and darkness as their home, the Black Forest, itself.
While religion and political topics are not a part of Imperium Dekadenz‘ concept, the name of the band was inspired by the 70s movie “Caligula”, which was titled as one of the most scandalous movies because of its extreme violent and pornographic scenes. Their lyrics reflecting genre typical topics like death, mourning, hate and desperation, but musically always seeking new horizons of the darkest art in metal.
Only a few days ahead of the official release, Imperium Dekadenz are sharing with us another fierce track taken from When We Are Forgotten. Listen to Transcendence HERE!
Says the band: “This song came to us like magic. Everything was there from the very beginning. A gift from a world beyond. TRANSCENDENCE – a piece of music that shows perfectly the progression of IMPERIUM DEKADENZ. Progressing into darkness far off the ways and paths, far off the safe shelter, you will find the enchantment of obscure wonders and…TRANSCENDENCE!“
When We Are Forgotten Tracklisting:
1. When We Are Forgotten
2. Bis Ich Bin
3. My Solace I (Choirs of Solitude)
5. A Cave Called Wisdom
8. Absenz Elysium
9. My Solace II (Paths of Perception)
11. Frozen in Time
Imperium Dekadenz was founded in the late summer of 2004 by Horaz and Vespasian. Generally their music style can be described as atmospheric black metal, but at the same time also depressive, ambient and acoustic elements are a part of the compositions. Norwegian bands of the Second Wave of Black Metal in the nineties are the most influential, as the band describes their roots.
Characteristic style devices are epic melodies of mid-tempo speed, which induce in their changeover to the next part, a kind of dramatic and dynamic perception. Special features are the acoustic and ambient tracks which are more comparable to Classic (piano) and Neo-Folk music.
Since their first appearance on stage, Imperium Dekadenz has played national and international shows, including Wolfszeit, Ragnarök, Metalfest (GER, CH, AT), Wacken Open Air, Inferno Festival, Metalcamp or Summer Breeze to name just a few. The whole subjective experience of the listener is opulent and epic, because of the rich contrast and the wide spread musical styles. No wonder that Imperium Dekadenz are already one of the most acclaimed black metal bands the current scene has to offer!
Imperium Dekadenz is:
Vespasian: Guitars, Bass, Drums, Keyboards
Horaz: Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals
11/10/2019 (UK) London, The Black Heart
12/10/2019 (UK) Nottingham, Atmosfest
19/10/2019 (BEL) Arlon, Night Metal Fest X
23/11/2019 (DE) Würzburg, When Darkness Conquers
29/11/2019 (ESP) Barcelona, Sala Uploud
30/11/2019 (ESP) Zaragoza, Auditorio Interpeñas
18/01/2020 (DE) Zwickau, A Night of Despair