New York City-based iconoclastic black metal revolutionists, IMPERIAL TRIUMPHANT, will unveil the diseased fruits of their latest studio excursion in the form of Goliath. A traumatic two-track audio journey that’s at once cacophonous and beguiling, the nihilistic Goliath was forged on February of 2013 at Menegroth the Thousand Caves, and engineered, mixed and mastered by Colin Marston (Gorguts, Krallice, Nader Sadek, Atheist, Origin etc.) and IMPERIAL TRIUMPHANT.
Goliath centers itself around the biblical accounts of Sodom and Gomorrah. The cities, synonymous with unrepentant sin, were consumed by fire and brimstone under the manifestation of God’s wrath on the Day of Judgment. Goliath serves as the soundtrack to the slaughter – a searing barrage of twisted Deathspell Omegian riffing, angular pace shifts and feral vocal cascades encased in an atmosphere of true, unabridged torment and the pervading stench of broken souls.
Elaborates the band, “Goliath is a hallucinatory journey through the psychedelic hellscape that is Sodom and Gomorrah.”
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Formed in 2005, IMPERIAL TRIUMPHANT consists of New York City futurists transcending the confines of modern black metal and includes members of investigational death metal contortionists, Pyrrhon as well as instrumental rock collective Secret Chiefs 3 and New York death metal legion Malignancy. Goliath serves as the iniquitous follow-up to last year’s Abominamentvm full-length which About.com championed for its “mad, confusing cacophony of bizarre riffs, weird time changes, and wonderfully prominent yet strange bass lines.”
IMPERIAL TRIUMPHANT Personnel:
Ilya Goddessraper – Guitars, Vocals, Orchestral Composition
Erik Malave – Bass, Backing Vocals
Alex Cohen – Drums (on “Gomorrah”)
Kenny Grohowski – Drums (on “Sodom”)
Colin Marston – Warr Guitar Solo (on “Sodom”)
Darren Hanson – Orchestral Engineer
Goliath will be released independently on October 2, 2013 via the official IMPERIAL TRIUMPHANT Bandcamp Page. Further info on IMPERIAL TRIUMPHANT to be announced in the coming weeks.