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Imminent Sonic Destruction

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Formed: 2007
From: Detroit, MI, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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Imminent Sonic Destruction Posts Full Album

Detroit progressive metal group Imminent Sonic Destruction is now streaming all of new album "Triumphia" as the release officially hits stores today.

"Triumphia" is the tale overcoming all obstacles to start a new life, within a nature-heavy theme and featuring 7 brand new songs including the 22-minute epic "Arborous Calm." The album artwork was created by Travis Smith. More...

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Imminent Sonic Destruction Brings On "The Fog"

U.S. progressive metal act Imminent Sonic Destruction teamed up with Metal Underground.com to premiere the music video for the new song "The Fog." The song is taken from the brand new album "Triumphia," which is is set to drop on September 2nd, 2016 via Luxor Records.

Detroit based Imminent Sonic Destruction was formed in 2008 during an unexpected lunar eclipse, which wiped out vast swaths of humanity and ushered in the so-called new age of progressive super metal. Maybe you remember. It was a Tuesday.

Even though some of that is made up, the band was initially formed around the strong songwriting of guitarist/vocalist Tony Piccoli, and consists of Pat DeLeon (drums), Pete Hopersberger (keyboards/vocals), Bryan Paxton (bass) and Scott Thompson (guitar/vocals). Imminent Sonic Destruction’s sound is a satisfying blend of styles, at times melodic, complex, epic and crushingly heavy, drawing on the members’ various influences, which cover the full spectrum of prog, rock, and metal.

Imminent Sonic Destruction recorded and released the debut full-length CD, "Recurring Themes," in 2012 to critical acclaim. Based on the strength of that album and an energetic live show, the band went on to tour across North America with giants Pain of Salvation and Fates Warning, among others.

In between tours, the band spent time excitedly writing and demoing a diverse collection of songs. These demos led to label interest and the subsequent signing a record deal, which brings Imminent Sonic Destruction to 2016, and the announcement of "Triumphia," an ambitious concept album featuring over 60 minutes of music, including the 22+ minute epic “Arborous Calm.” Triumphia features artwork by acclaimed artist Travis Smith.

The track listing for "Triumphia" is:

1. The Crashing Waves
2. Something in the Way
3. The Fog
4. Sleepless
5. Lake of Fire
6. The Knife
7. Arborous Calm

As for the video clip for "The Fog" keyboardist Pete Hopersberger told Metal Underground.com: "Shooting this was an absolute blast. There are so many little things to look for, easter eggs and things that will crack people up. It's really a short film, and I'm thrilled with how it came out. Several of our friends put a lot of hard work into the details of this video, and it shows."

With that said, Metal Underground.com is pleased to present "The Fog": More...

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Imminent Sonic Destruction Streams "The Fog"

Michigan progressive metal outfit Imminent Sonic Destruction has signed to Luxor Records and revealed details on an impending album.

New release "Triumphia" is set to drop on September 2nd, 2016 and the band is streaming a new track from the LP, entitled "The Fog." The full track listing is as follows:

1. The Crashing Waves
2. Something in the Way
3. The Fog
4. Sleepless
5. Lake of Fire
6. The Knife
7. Arborous Calm More...

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I.S.D. To Support Circus Maximus In North America

Imminent Sonic Destruction will support Norwegian progressive metal act Circus Maximus along with Ascendia in a short string of North American dates ahead of this year's installment of ProgPower USA.

Imminent Sonic Destruction was last seen on tour with progressive metal stalwarts Fates Warning in the fall of 2015 and have since wrapped up production on the newest album expected later this year.

Guitarist and lead vocalist Tony Piccoli says of the upcoming shows with Circus Maximus: "I can't wait! Circus Maximus are a great band whose fans have been salivating over the opportunity to finally see them live here in North America. It's going to be great warming those crowds up for Circus Maximus before they get down to Atlanta for ProgPower USA. Also, we are very much looking forward to our return to Canada!"

Imminent Sonic Destruction will be announcing the details of the upcoming album, including a release date in the coming days. Stay tuned!

Confirmed dates are as follows:

September 2, 2016 - Reggies, Chicago
September 3, 2016 - Hard Luck Bar, Toronto
September 4, 2016 - Cafe Campus, Montreal
September 5, 2016 - Studio @ Webster Hall, New York More...

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Fates Warning Names Support Act For Tour

Detroit's "progressive super metal" act Imminent Sonic Destruction will be hitting the road this fall in support of Fates Warning on the first half of the upcoming 2015 North American tour.

ISD is currently wrapping up production on the sophomore full-length CD, a concept album entitled "Triumphia," and will be playing selections from it on tour.

The Fates Warning tour dates featuring Imminent Sonic Destruction are:

Fri, Oct 9 * Hartford, CT * Webster Theater
Sat, Oct 10 * Worcester, MA * Palladium
Sun, Oct 11 * Poughkeepsie, NY * The Chance
Tues, Oct 13 * Brooklyn, NY * St. Vitus
Wed, Oct 14 * Amityville, NY * Club Revolution
Fri, Oct 16 * Detroit, MI * Token Lounge
Sat, Oct 17 * Chicago, IL * Reggie's
Sun, Oct 18 * Cleveland, OH * Agora Theater
Tues, Oct 20 * Altoona, PA * McGarveys
Wed, Oct 21 * Dayton, OH * Oddbody's

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Imminent Sonic Destruction Enters The Studio

Imminent Sonic Destruction has entered the studio to record a second full-length album with Nick Morris (As They Sleep, Walls of Jericho, Black Dahlia Murder) at the helm once again, this time in the role of producer.

ISD entered the studio this past weekend with hopes to be entirely finished with the album by late Spring. To help you keep up with the band's progress in the recording studio, keyboardist Pete Hopersberger started a new blog - check it out over here.

Lead vocalist Tony Piccoli has this to say: "We plan to tour in 2015 in support of our second album. Our goals as a band are to grow, tour, produce high quality music and make enough money to support said recording and touring."

The album, tentatively titled "Triumphia." is a concept album clocking in at just over 65 minutes and featuring the following track listing:

1. The Crashing Waves
2. Something In the Way
3. The Fog
4. Sleepless
5. Lake of Fire
6. The Knife
7. Arborous Calm

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Imminent Sonic Destruction Working On New Album

Imminent Sonic Destruction is hard at work finishing up the writing process of a new album tentatively titled "Triumphia."

The follow-up to "Recurring Themes" (reviewed here) will be a concept album headed into the 65+ minute range, with the tentative track listing as follows:

1. Overture
2. Distance
3. Something In The Way
4. The Fog
5. Sleepless
6. Lake Of Fire
7. The Knife
8. Arborous Calm

Of the new album, keyboardist Pete Hopersberger had this to say: "Hey guys, 'Triumphia' showcases a stunning level of growth. From beautiful melodic passages to impossibly massive riffs to epic hooks that will have you singing along almost immediately, this is a jaw-dropper, pal. Grab onto your tender bits with both hands, son."

Over the next couple of months the band will be prepping for the studio, and finalizing arrangements, with a Spring 2015 release expected.

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Imminent Sonic Destruction Posts New Video

Detroit-based prog metal band Imminent Sonic Destruction has released a video for the song "Breaking Through."

This live video was recorded in 2012 at the band's album release show at The Magic Bag in Ferndale, MI. Check out the 13-minute epic performance video below.

Last month ISD completed the search to replace drummer Pat DeLeon, who left the band earlier this year. After several auditions, ISD has tapped Dan Chapa (Switchline, Rockstar).

ISD is now hard at work on the follow-up to the 2012 debut CD "Recurring Themes" (reviewed here) which was produced by Roy Z (Bruce Dickinson, Sepultura). More...

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Imminent Sonic Destruction Recruits New Drummer

Detroit-based prog-metal outfit Imminent Sonic Destruction has completed the search to replace drummer Pat DeLeon, who left the band earlier this year. After several auditions, the group has tapped Dan Chapa (Switchline, Rockstar) to be the new member of ISD.

Following a North American tour with Pain of Salvation and Kingcrow, Imminent Sonic Destruction began working on new music. The departure of DeLeon sidetracked this effort temporarily, and the band shifted focus to finding a new member who had the right mix of personality, humor and talent to take over the job. Chapa turned out to be all of those things, as well as an imposing physical specimen at 6'7" tall.

"Dan showed up with a tiny kit and proceeded to blow us away with his rendition of our songs," said guitarist and lead vocalist Tony Piccoli of the audition. "His technical ability, feel, sense of dynamics and showmanship are exactly what we were looking for. Right away, we all knew he was the guy to help us spread our own unique brand of Progressive Super Metal to the far corners of the globe. Which, interestingly, doesn't have corners."

Chapa had this to say: "I was honored to be asked to audition, and thankful to be chosen. This is a great group of people as well as great musicians. Needless to say, I can't wait to get to work!"

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Imminent Sonic Destruction Splits With Drummer

Pat DeLeon has parted ways with Imminent Sonic Destruction. The band comments:

"We are sad to report that Imminent Sonic Destruction drummer, Pat DeLeon, has decided to leave the band. We support Pat as a friend, and are grateful for his contributions over the last 7 years. He will always be a part of the I.S.D. family. The band intends to move forward, continuing to work on what will be the 2nd ISD album, as we search for a new drummer. See you on the road in 2014!"

Pat also released the following statement about his decision to leave the band: "I would like to say thanks to the guys in the band, as well as all the friends and fans of Imminent Sonic Destruction for putting up with me over the years. I wish them all the best of luck as I am stepping down as drummer for the band. More...

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Imminent Sonic Destruction Issues Tour Recap

Imminent Sonic Destruction recently wrapped up a North American tour with Pain of Salvation and Kingcrow. The band has now checked in with the following tour recap:

"So, as we say in ISD, 'Here, it's over.' The tour is done and we're all back home. What an absolutely amazing experience this has been. We were floored every night by the reception of the incredible fans who came to see Pain of Salvation, but were also eager to soak up all the new music we were bringing them.

"We made so many new friends along this tour, there's nothing like an open-minded prog/metal crowd to make you feel at home! Also, we want to say a huge THANK YOU to the guys in Pain of Salvation and Kingcrow for pushing us to up our game at every show, and for being such outstanding people.

"We couldn't have asked for a better group of guys to tour with. Not to mention the tour manager, Brian, who ran himself ragged but kept it all rolling, and Milton at Intromental for having the crazy idea to ask us to join this tour in the first place! It means the world to us, and we're only looking to improve and grow from this point forward! The end of the tour, but if feels like the beginning of a new, better chapter in ISD. THANKS!" More...

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Imminent Sonic Destruction Checks In From The Road

Imminent Sonic Destruction has checked in with the following road report while out on tour with Pain of Salvation:

"Last we spoke, NYC was in our rear view mirror and the alluring moose call of Canada was beckoning. If you've been following along, you might think we're making some of this up, but seriously you guys, there has been craziness every single day of this tour. And we wouldn't change any of it. Well, maybe one or two things.

"Crossing the border was expected to be an issue for 3 bands from 3 different countries with 2 buses and 2 trailers full of gear. Oh, and due to our loss of a driver in NYC, we didn't cross until 3:30am. However, we only ended up waiting about 30 minutes before being sent on our way to the land where everyone lives in igloos and eats only what they can kill with their bare hands. At least, that's what we thought. Turns out we had a lot to learn.

"First up was Quebec City. Right about the time we were crossing into the city, we got a call that the show was cancelled due to Daniel from PoS being very ill. While this was bad news, we knew he needed rest so that a string of shows wouldn't be cancelled. So now, what to do? We're already in Quebec City... With a night to kill. One word answered our questions and put us on the one way road to unmitigated joy and intestinal distress: POUTINE! A local pointed us to the best place to get it, so we had a great first sample. really good, you guys. We strolled around the beautiful downtown area, ended up in a little local bar to watch Montreal and Ottawa for a period, then headed towards Montreal for the next night's show. More...

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Pain Of Salvation Cancels Tonight's Show

Pain of Salvation is currently out on the road with Imminent Sonic Destruction, and the band has now announced tonight's show is cancelled due to health issues with band member Daniel Gildenlow. Pain of Salvation comments:

"Due to Daniel's deteriorating condition we regret to inform our Quebec City fans that tonight's concert has been cancelled. Daniel is very sorry to make this difficult decision.

"This is the first cancellation in Pain of Salvation's history. At this time the Montreal show is unaffected. Again our deepest apologies to our understanding fans in Quebec City."

Remaining dates on the tour are:

May 8th--Montreal, QB @ Foufounes Electriques
May 9th--Toronto, ON @ The Mod Club
May 10th--Chicago, IL @ Reggie's
May 11th--Minneapolis, MN @ Station 4

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Imminent Sonic Destruction Issues Road Report

Imminent Sonic Destruction is hitting the road with Pain of Salvation, and the band has now checked in with the following road report:

"Well well well... Here we are, in Virginia. We had a couple days before we had to play, so it's all about relaxing and driving, while we had the chance. Both of which are very nice. Beautiful scenery, and being able to stop for a band cookout was great. I have to say, the people we've run into at these truck stops so far have been very nice. Southern hospitality is alive and well, I'm happy to report. Dental hygiene, however, is apparently on life support. But I digress.

"When we stopped to fix our flat tire, a truck stop employee (Timothy, who sounded EXACTLY like Gomer Pyle) treated us very well, and creeped us out at the same time. Once we got up, had an authentic down home breakfast at Waffle House (had to do it once... Seriously. ONCE), and got back on the road, we were feeling much better. The sun was back out, and the drive was beautiful. We headed for a rest stop to set up and enjoy the aforementioned cookout, and it was then that I realized we are having a pretty damn awesome time. This isn't bad. The sleeping arrangements and showers are sketchy, but still... TOUR. More...

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Imminent Sonic Destruction Posts Road Report

Imminent Sonic Destruction is currently in the midst of the band's first ever North American tour with Pain of Salvation and Kingcrow. An additional show featuring ISD and Pain of Salvation only has been added for May 3rd in Pittsburgh, PA at Dead Horse Cantina.

Full details on the run are available after the jump. The band has also now checked in with the following road report:

"You've been clamoring for this, even if you don't realize it. Trust me. So here you go!
This will be the longest one, being the inaugural post. We have a few things to cover, class, so I'm going to get right to it. Grab a beer (or a beer, we're not giving you options here) and get comfy. First show, Atlanta GA at the Masquerade. VERY cool place. Used to be an old mill, more character in that place than a Tolkien novel. More...

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Imminent Sonic Destruction Posts Tour Teaser

Imminent Sonic Destruction's North American tour will begin by playing shows with Kingcrow starting April the 28th, before hitting the road with Pain of Salvation on May 1st in West Springfield, VA.

A teaser trailer for the trek has now been posted online and can be viewed below. Dates are available after the jump.

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Imminent Sonic Destruction Gearing Up For Tour

Imminent Sonic Destruction's North American tour will begin by playing shows with Kingcrow starting April the 28th, before hitting the road with Pain of Salvation on May 1st in West Springfield, VA. The dates are currently scheduled to run through May 11th in Minneapolis, MN.

The band membmers are gearing up to hit the road and have posted a video blog, showing themselves getting ready, signing albums and thanking all of the fans that helped support them on their recent indiegogo campaign. Check out the clip below.

Imminent Sonic Destruction released debut Recurring Themes (reviewed here) in 2012. Catch the band supporting the album live: More...

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ISD Launches IndieGoGo Campaign

Imminent Sonic Destruction's North American tour will begin by playing shows with Kingcrow starting April the 28th, before hitting the road with Pain of Salvation on May 1st in West Springfield, VA. The dates are currently scheduled to run through May 11th in Minneapolis, MN.

The band has also started an indiegogo campaign to help raise money for all of the expenses they will incur on tour. Many bands that are signed to record labels are afforded tour support from those labels. ISD, which is not on a label yet, does not have that luxury. Therefore, fans can help the band by donating to the indiegogo campaign, which has killer perks. More info, including a list of perks and donation details can be found here.

The band commented on the campaign and the upcoming tour: "We would really deeply love you and appreciate your help for this to happen. We've been hoping for an opportunity like this for years now, and it's finally happened. We want to bring you guys our experience, right to your face. We have plenty of friends and fans who haven't seen us yet because they don't live in our area. With this tour, not only will we be able to completely cave your face in (musically), we'll also be able to connect with people who haven't seen us for years. To make new friends and fans. To visit places we've never been. We're going to Canada! Do you guys realize the amount of Molson we're about to drink?" More...

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Pain Of Salvation Returning To North America

After several years of waiting, Pain of Salvation is finally returning to North America. Check the dates below to see when the band will be coming to a city near you:

w/ Kingcrow, Imminent Sonic Destruction
May 1st--West Springfield, VA @ Empire
May 2nd--White Marsh, MD @ House of Rock
May 4th--Gettysburg, PA @ Rosfest **PAIN OF SALVATION only**
May 5th--New York, NY @ The Marlin Room at Webster Hall
May 7th--Quebec City, QB @ Le Cercle
May 8th--Montreal, QB @ Foufounes Electriques
May 9th--Toronto, ON @ The Mod Club
May 10th--Chicago, IL @ Reggie's
May 11th--Minneapolis, MN @ Station 4

This tour will coincide with the band's upcoming album release via InsideOut Music, which features newly recorded acoustic versions of classic Pain of Salvation songs. More details about this special album project will be announced soon, so stay tuned.

Pain of Salvation's latest album, "Road Salt Two," entered the official national charts in the following European countries upon its release in Fall 2011: Sweden #24, The Netherlands #82, Finland #31, and Norway #51 in its second week (first week was at #94).

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Imminent Sonic Destruction Announces Tour Dates

American progressive metallers Imminent Sonic Destruction are pleased to announce that they will be embarking on a North American tour this May supporting Sweden's Pain of Salvation.

ISD will play a show in Atlanta, GA on April 28th before hitting the road with Pain of Salvation May 1st in West Springfield, VA. The dates are currently scheduled to run through May 11th in Minneapolis, MN. Additional dates are expected to be announced shortly.

Frontman Tony Piccoli commented on the upcoming tour: "This is an incredibly exciting opportunity for us, and we're looking forward to making a lot of new friends and fans!" More...

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