Latest news: Thu, Nov 20 2014, IMPERIUM DEKADENZ
IMPERIUM DEKADENZ have announced a string of concerts in Germany and Switzerland this December. The Black Forest natives will be joined by fellow Germanic heathen hearts GERNOTSHAGEN, BIFRÖST and FIRTAN. On further news the band has confirmed their first shows in France. You can find a full list of confirmed appearances below.
The IMPERIUM DEKADENZ tour is presented by Metal.de and will kick off at Berlin's K17 club on December 26th and continues with four more German dates before the final show in Bern, Switzerland on the 30th of December. The band comments: "For years we have been longing to get out onto the road in strong company. Finally it is happening and we are announcing the Rauhnächte ("Rough Nights") Tour 2014. IMPERIUM DEKADENZ will travel the lands of hoar frost joined by GERNOTSHAGEN, BIFRÖST and FIRTAN to put a harsh end to those silent nights, holy nights. We are looking forward to meet you on our journey!"
26 Dec 14 Berlin (DE) K17
27 Dec 14 Leipzig (DE) Hellraiser
28 Dec 14 Oberhausen (DE) Resonanzwerk
29 Dec 14 Egelsee (DE) Schwarzer Adler
30 Dec 14 Bern (CH) ISC
27 Feb 15 Nantes (FR) La Scène Michelet
28 Feb 15 Macon (FR) Le Souvengard
IMPERIUM DEKADENZ will be touring in support of their critically acclaimed 2013 full-length 'Meadows of Nostalgia', which has been described as "gorgeous, widescreen grandeur" by Stereogum. The album is still available at Season of Mist shop and streaming in full here.
Out of the murky depths of the Black Forest rise IMPERIUM DEKADENZ. The dark chasms of these steep mountains have witnessed the rise and fall of empires in bloody battles and glorious history. Celts, Romans and Germanic tribes have lived and perished in these fog ridden, harsh and yet exquisite landscapes. The ancient past and lost peoples left lingering feelings of longing and a deep melancholy, which none have ever captured more intensively than native IMPERIUM DEKADENZ on their fourth full-length "Meadows of Nostalgia".
German musicians Horaz and Vespasian manage to enhance and deepen their intricate atmospheric style, which already received tremendous praise for their previous album "Procella Vadens" (2010). Although this music evolved out of Norwegian Black Metal, IMPERIUM DEKADENZ soon built their own sonic realm on majestic structures imbued with fierce darkness, which are contrasted by melodic interludes and fragile acoustic parts. Founded in the year 2004, this duo quickly gained a dedicated following with debut album "…und die Welt ward kalt und leer" (2006).
This album has been described by the band as a core fusion of two very dissimilar characters, which are still connected through their mutual penchant for highly emotional yet dark music. Destruction, loneliness, despair and anger are all clad into sound on "…und die Welt ward kalt und leer". The album was recorded during the coldest and most snow plagued winter of the new millennium of 2005/6. Yet despite the harsh condition, this work was a dream come true for the two protagonists and the beginning of their deep and lasting friendship.
As the debut had gained immediate acclaim by critics and fans alike – mainly in Germany but also already beyond their native borders, the follow-up "Dämmerung der Szenarien" (2007) fell on already fertile ground. The seeds IMPERIUM DEKADENZ had sown started to blossom: sound, songwriting, lyrics artwork and live performance went up by several notches and ensured their final breakthrough in the German scene. The duo painted their work as a collection of tableaus in colours of melancholy, epic drama and dark impression.
Having thoroughly shaped their own sound, IMPERIUM DEKADENZ proceeded to climb on new peaks with "Procella Vadens". This "Wanderer in the Storm" amazed with ingeniously constructed multi-layered hymns plunged into the pure passion of ancient wrath and mournful melancholy. As a result the Germans were not only performing at major festivals of their home country including the famous Wacken Open Air as well as Summerbreez, but also received an invitation to the prestigious Inferno Festival in Oslo, Norway. Being one of the few foreign bands playing at this cult event comes close to a knighting within the black scene.
As drummer Vespasian and singer Horaz are sharing all other instrumental duties from guitars to synthesizers in studio, IMPERIUM DEKADENZ enlist the aid of guitarists Naavl and Kaelt supported by bassist Harvst on stage.
Lyrically IMPERIUM DEKADENZ clad metaphors of human transience, ashes, dust and shadows into an antique attire with a penchant for the Roman Empire, while declining to deal with stereotypical political, religious or misanthropic genre themes. The same obvious intelligence is applied in their complex and multi-layered compositions, which combined with emotional passion and intuitive skill turns "Meadows of Nostalgia" into a dark masterpiece. Delve deep into the secrets and detailed riches of IMPERIUM DEKADENZ. Glory to the new German emperors!
|Vespasian||Drums, E-Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Synthesizer|
|Horaz||Vocals, E-Guitar, Synthesizer|
Releases Season of Mist
|Fri, Dec 26 2014||DE||Berlin||K17|
|Sat, Dec 27 2014||DE||Leipzig||Hellraiser|
|Sun, Dec 28 2014||DE||Oberhausen||Resonanzwerk|
|Mon, Dec 29 2014||DE||Egelsee||Schwarzer Adler|
|Tue, Dec 30 2014||CH||Bern||ISC|
|Fri, Feb 27 2015||FR||Nantes||La Scène Michelet|
|Sat, Feb 28 2015||FR||Macon||Le Souvengard|
|Fri, May 15 2015||DE||Bornstedt||Burgruine Schweinsburg||Dark Troll Festival|