New York avant-garde metal outfit Imperial Triumphant release their new music video for “Excelsior”, directed by the band’s very own Steve Blanco, today. Watch the video premiering exclusively on Heavy Consequence HERE [embedded below].
“Many people flock to the big city with golden dreams in their eyes willing to do whatever it takes to succeed, like the ones they see at the top. It is the seal of approval; The medieval crest upon which the very fabric of humanity’s elevation prevails. The failure and losing streak is a deceptive reality that slowly finds its way as diminishing returns, caught up in the illusory system. Ever upwards,” states Imperial Triumphant bassist Steve Blanco about the music video.
“Excelsior” is off the band’s newest full-length album Alphaville, which came out this past summer via Century Media Records. The album was produced and engineered at New York’s Menegroth Studio by Colin Marston (Behold… The Arctopus, Dysrhythmia, Krallice and Gorguts) and Trey Spruance (Mr. Bungle). The album also features a number of special guests such as Tomas Haake (Meshuggah) on taiko drums, Phlegeton (Wormed) on guest vocals, Yoshiko Ohara (ex-Bloody Panda) as part of the choirs, RK Halvorson as part of the Barbershop quartet, Sarai Chrzanowski as part of the choirs, Andromeda Anarchia (Folterkammer, Dark Matters) as part of the choirs, J Walter Hawkes on the trombone, and Colin Marston on guitars. Alphaville can be streamed and purchased HERE.
Just this Tuesday, the band announced the pre-order of their Alphaville cassette tape, which will ship in December and will be available in two unique editions. The deluxe edition will be available in 100 copies in an ultra clear tape shell with metallic gold print and a Norelco case with an additional slipcase. It will also include a 4 panel cover foldout, an embossed Total Dissonance Worship card, a sticker pack and will be signed by each band member. The standard edition will be available in 100 copies in a metallic gold tape shell with metallic silver print and a Norelco case with a horizontal obi strip. Pre-order the Alphaville cassette tape HERE.
Artist photo by Alex Krauss
Press release courtesy of The Orchard
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