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Latest Impera News

Below is our complete Impera news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Impera Announces New Album

Swedish melodic hard rock act Impera (a/k/a Johan Kihlberg’s Impera), featuring Saga vocalist Michael Sadler, has signed with Metal Heaven. The band is gearing up for the new release "Age of Discovery," which is set to drop on February 23, 2018.

The album features several different singers, including Michael Sadler (Saga) and Göran Edman (ex-Yngwie Malmsteen). The album was produced by Kihlberg and Lion's Share guitarist Lars Chriss, who also mixed and plays on it.

In other Johan Kihlberg news, the musician is also in the spotlight for the Kiss book, "Kiss Klassified: War Stories From A Kiss Army General." The story is centered around Kihlberg, who was the president of Kiss Army Sweden for ten years. The book features over 750 never-before-seen photos as well as several unpublished interviews with American rock icons Kiss. The book is expected to release on October 26 via Gain Production.

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Impera Streaming New Track "Beast Within"

Swedish hard rockers Impera are streaming the new track "Beast Within." The song appears on the forthcoming sophomore effort "Pieces Of Eden," which is scheduled for release on October 18th via Escape Music.

Impera consists of solid musicians who have earned their wings through hard work with an impressive number of world-class stars over the years. Their combined CV reads as a who’s who in today’s rock. In various constellations they have played with Vinnie Vincent and Bruce Kulick from Kiss, Brian Robertson from Thin Lizzy, John Levén from Europe and many more. Guitarist Tommy Denander alone has played with almost everyone. His track record is jaw-dropping, having made solo albums with key members of Toto and performed on albums with Michael Jackson, Paul Stanley, Alice Cooper, Ricky Martin and Celine Dion. He recently toured Japan and Europe with Joe Lynn Turner of Rainbow/Yngwie Malmsteen fame, Toto’s Bobby Kimball and Chicago’s Bill Champlin. He is considered one of the world’s best session players and has contributed his axe work on an unsurpassed 2000+ albums. Mats Vassfjord is no stranger to bands, having toured with Scaar, and Grand Design and Laney’s Legion.

Alfonzetti has been a sought-after voice for years with domestic success with Bam Bam Boys, Road To Ruin and Skintrade, as well as international stints with Red White & Blues, Scott Gorham from Thin Lizzy and british band Jagged Edge with whom he shared stages with the likes of Lita Ford, David Lee Roth, Vixen and Dan Reed. J.K. Impera himself can brag about having played with a number of KISS members, Graham Bonnet, John Corabi, to mention a few.

The track list for "Pieces Of Eden" is:

1. Beast Within
2. These Chains
3. All Alone
4. Smalltown Blues
5. Since You've Been Gone
6. Goodbye
7. Easy Come
8. You And I
9. This Is War
10. Fire And The Flame

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