"some music was meant to stay underground..."


Formed: 1993
From: San Carlos, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Imagika News

Below is our complete Imagika 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.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Imagika Ink Deal With Locomotive Records

San Jose-based power metallers IMAGIKA has signed a worldwide deal with Locomotive Records for the release of their new CD, Feast For The Hated. The release date is April 25th, 2008 for Europe and a non-confirmed date in May for the rest of the world. The band's last CD, My Bloodied Wings, will still be released by Sleaszy Rider in Europe. This is a re-release with new art and the bonus track 'Haunt Me'. The release is scheduled for January 2008. Imagika has also signed with the Extreme Music Agency for all future bookings.

In other news, long-time bassist Elena Luciano has left the band after six years due to “personal issues.” Her replacement is San Francisco Bay Area Metal veteran Jim Pegram. Also Corey Krick comes in as second guitarist. According to a band update, "both new members bring a fresh attitude and enthusiasm to the band and Imagika looks forward to their future involvement. Happy New Year indeed!"

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Imagika Fires Guitarist

San Jose-based power metallers IMAGIKA have fired guitarist Noor LaCroix. He will not appear on the new CD, Feast For The Hated. The band is currently looking for a new guitarist. According to a band update, "candidates will have to work out of the San Francisco Bay Area. 7 and 6 string guitar abilities are required as well as attitude, image, pro gear and ability to tour. Interested individuals can contact Imagika at imagika6@gmail.com. Interested parties are being asked to provide the band with a sample of your playing and picture."

Imagika recently returned Sweden and Sonic Train Studio where they mixed their upcoming CD, Feast For The Hated, with (KING DIAMOND guitarist) Andy LaRocque. The new album will feature the following tracklisting: 'Your Creator', 'New Power Rises', 'Thinning Out The Herd', 'Bleed as One... Appease The Gods', 'Feast For the Hated', 'Behind Immoral Eyes', 'The Sick Sense', 'Fear & Doubt', 'Waking A Dead Man', 'Succubus'.

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Imagika Complete Work On New Album

San Francisco power/thrash metallers IMAGIKA have issued the following update:

"IMAGIKA album number 6 is done! The band just got back from Sweden and Sonic Train Studio where we mixed the CD with Andy '180' La Rocque [KING DIAMOND guitarist] (the bastard said he'd only bowled three times in his life!). The CD started a month ago in L.A. at Blue Turtle where we did all the basic tracking. The schedule was tight but we got it completed with one day off before heading to Gothenburg. Of course, since everything went well in L.A. we all got sick, including Andy. Constant shitting, puking, hacking snot and drinking were daily activities so it made for a pleasant stay! Good part is the CD came out sounding great! Is it our heaviest? Our best? That's for those who hear it to decide which should be in spring '08." More...

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Imagika Enters Studio In August

San Francisco power/thrash metallers IMAGIKA will enter Blue Turtle Production in Los Angeles on August 24 to begin recording their sixth album. Mixing will be handled by KING DIAMOND guitarist Andy LaRocque at his Los Angered Studios in Varberg, Sweden.

Jul. 21 - Rooster's Roadhouse - Alameda, CA
Jul. 27 - Bourbon St. Bar&Grill - Concord, CA
Aug. 02 - Rock and Roll Pizza - Portland, OR *
Aug. 03 - Samurai Duck - Eugene ,OR *
Aug. 11 - The Offlimits - Chico, CA *
Aug. 18 - Brittania Arms - Cupertino, CA


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Imagika To Enter Studio In September

San Francisco power/thrash metallers IMAGIKA have completed most of the songwriting for the follow-up to "My Bloodied Wings" and are presently recording demos for the new material. Plans exist for the band to enter the studio in September after a 10-date West Coast tour in August. An early 2008 release on an as-yet-undetermined label is expected.

Interested label representatives can contact the group at imagika6@gmail.com.

IMAGIKA's latest album, "My Bloodied Wings", was released in North America in July 2006 through Crash Music. The follow-up to 2005's "Devils on Both Sides" was recorded at Trident Studios in Pacheco, California and was mixed at Los Angered Recording in Gothenburg, Sweden with Andy LaRocque of KING DIAMOND fame.

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Imagika Post New Song Available For Download

A full-length MP3 of a new IMAGIKA song, entitled "Forever Darkened", has been made available for download at this location (6.1 MB). The track comes off the San Francisco power/thrash metallers' new CD, "My Bloodied Wings", tentatively due late spring/early summer. The follow-up to last year's "Devils on Both Sides" was recorded at Trident Studios in Pacheco, California and was mixed at Los Angered Recording in Gothenburg, Sweden with Andy LaRocque of KING DIAMOND fame.

"My Bloodied Wings" track listing:

01. The Tongue of Nyx
02. Hunter's Moon
03. Second Coming
04. Throw the Horns
05. Heart of Icarus
06. Weaken
07. The Darkest of All Secrets
08. Inhuman
09. One More Day
10. Forever Darkened
11. My Bloodied Wings

IMAGIKA released "Devils on Both Sides" in the U.S. via Mausoleum Records. The End is handling distribution for the release. The album was issued in most European territories last March.

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Thrash Against Cancer Wrapup

Over 700 metal fans turned out for the Thrash Against Cancer benefit on July 9 at the Pound amphitheatre in San Francisco. Bands playing the benfit included: TESTAMENT, HIRAX, LAAZ ROCKIT, VICIOUS RUMORS, MUDFACE, AGENT STEEL, IMAGIKA, DEKAPITATOR, KAOS, BROCAS HELM, RIGHTEOUS SIRE, HANGAR 18, NEIL TURBIN'S DEATHRIDERS (featuring original ANTHRAX vocalist Neil Turbin), DREAMS OF DAMNATION (featuring former DARK ANGEL guitarist Jim Durkin), ANGER AS ART, MYSTIC RAGE.

Keith Regan, whose family is one of the recipients of the proceeds from the show, was extremely pleased with how the event turned out. “The crew from TAC deserves the utmost respect and praise from my family and everyone who decided to attend the show, “ Regan said. “They were instrumental in every aspect of the behind the scenes and made the day go as smooth as it could be. The show it self was incredible! All the people that approached us had nothing but high praise to say about every band!” Regan is looking into organizing another Thrash Against Cancer show next year, possibly involving different genres of music, in order to raise money for families with children who have pediatric cancer.

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Chicago Powerfest 2005 Final Line-up Announced

The third incarnation of Chicago Powerfest will prove to be one of the most exciting metal showcases this year in the US…period! Initially created to showcase the top up-and-coming underground metal acts on these shores, Chicago Powerfest has now gone one step further, bringing two of Sweden’s most exciting bands over to bring down the house! Tad Morose will be appearing as a headliner in the US for the first time, and Morgana Lefay will be making their first ever US appearance… so don’t miss this!!

The final lineup includes:
Tad Morose (Sweden)
Morgana Lefay (Sweden)
Twelfth Gate (IL)
Ion Vein (IL)
Archetype (OH)
Imagika (CA)
Silencer (CO)
Warmachine (Canada)
Katagory V (UT)

The event takes place April 8th and 9th at JJ Kelley’s in Lansing, IL which will provide an intimate environment to experience killer metal up close and personal. Tickets are only $32 for a two day pass and are on sale now via www.chicagopowerfest.com. Only 300 tickets will be sold so act fast because this show will sell out. Visit the site for all the latest news, event info., full band info., travel details, etc. Unfortunately, this is a 21 and over event so we apologize to those that won’t be able to attend because of this. Finally, very special thanks to John Coyne for coming aboard as a co-promoter and helping to get Tad and Morgana on the bill.

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Imagika Signs With Mausoleum Records

San Francisco speed/thrash metallers Imagika have signed a licensing deal with Mausoleum Records for the worldwide release of their fourth full-length album, "Devils on Both Sides," tentatively due in February 2005.

Work on "Devils on Both Sides" began in early 2003, with producer Neil Kernon (Nevermore, Cannibal Corpse, Deicide) originally slated to handle the whole CD. The addition of new vocalist Norman Skinner meant that the group were forces to re-write the songs and re-cut vocals which were originally done with their previous singer, causing a conflict in Neil's schedule, which resulted in the group bringing in Juan Urteaga (Vile, Skinlab) to finish the CD. "Things worked out great as Juan is pure metal and has a passion for all things heavy!" the band writes. "The new material has some surprises as we were able to bring in some more melodic aspects due to Mr. Skinner's killer vocal range. No worries there’s plenty of metal going on and we’re still laying out the killer riffs!" Final cover artwork for the CD was produced by Imagika drummer Henry Moreno.

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