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Below is our complete Imperial Age 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.

Imperial Age Confirms Rescheduled UK Tour Dates

After almost three years of postponements Imperial Age have finally been granted visas for their UK tour.

The international symphonic power metal band now based in Turkey after founders Alexander Osipov and Jane Odintsova left Russia after speaking out about Putin’s invasion of Ukraine and including musicians and crew from the UK, Italy and Netherlands will play five dates later this month. Control The Storm will support on all dates

The band comments:

"This tour should have happened in March 2020, but was delayed 5 times due to the pandemic and the war. After 5 postponements and huge visa delays it seemed doomed. yet finally we have received our visas and almost 3 years later ready to rock the UK once again!

"All previously tickets remain valid (thanks for holding onto them for sooo long!!). New ones will be re-sent to all emails.

"Since our visas are valid for a short amount of time, we have to operate on a very short notice. We sincerely hope you can make it!

"See you guys there!"

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Imperial Age Posts New Music Video Online

Russian symphonic power metal outfit Imperial Age has posted a new music video online for the song, "Legend Of The Free." You can check it out below. The song comes from the band's forthcoming new album, "New World" which is set for release on August 5th.

Imperial Age recently made news by fleeing their homeland and relocating to Turkey, in protest of Russia's actions in Ukraine. The decision forced them to cancel tour dates in the United Kingdom and has resulted in difficult accessing their own merchandise among other problems, but the band remain steadfast in their resolve to release a new album and perform once more. More...

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Imperial Age Shares New Music Video

Russian symphonic metal band Imperial Age has posted a new music video online for the song, "The Way Is The Aim." You can check it out below. The song is the first track to be shared from their forthcoming new album, "New World," which is scheduled to be released on April 5th.

The album was funded by a massive Kickstarter campaign, where the group surpassed their $40,000 goal, raising $62,132. The band plans to create five music videos for the record, which will be their third full length album and first since 2018's, "The Legacy Of Atlantis."

Imperial Age recently made waves when they relocated from Russia to Turkey, following the Russian invasion of Ukraine. This caused the band to postpone their planned shows in the United Kingdom, which they are open to reschedule to coincide with their tour of the EU in September. More...

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Imperial Age Postpones UK Tour

Russian symphonic metal outfit Imperial Age has announced that their scheduled headlining shows in the United Kingdom has been postponed. A statement from two of the bands vocalists AOR and Jane Odintsova reads as follows:

"We (Jane and Aor) have left Russia.

"The rest of the band are staying (at least for now). The UK visas didn't arrive on time (although the decisions had been granted on 21st Feb), so we had to fly to Istanbul, Turkey. We are very tired after the night flight, more info coming soon.

"UK Tour is postponed, dates coming soon.

"We managed to circumvent Covid, but we could not circumvent the war... Please do not ask for refunds if you can - we need your maximum support right now. We will give more details and possible dates tomorrow. Please hang on, we can't say more right now."

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Imperial Age Experiencing Visa Issues For UK Tour

Russian symphonic metal band Imperial Age has announced that their scheduled four date tour of the United Kingdom, which is scheduled to take place this week, is currently under threat due to issues regarding their visa and passports. A statement from the band reads as follows:

"Since the government of Russia is waging a full-scale war against Ukraine - something that we along with most of the civilized world are shocked by, find totally unacceptable, unjustifiable and altogether impossible to comprehend - we are having issues with travelling to the UK (along with many other problems - but we wont mention those since its nothing compared to what our brothers and sisters in Ukraine are going through).

"However, we were not born yesterday, we are well adapted to living in an environment where nothing works, and we know what to do. We also have great support from our fans.

"The question is not IF the shows will happen, but WHEN.


"We applied for visas on 26th Jan 2022. The standard waiting time is 15 working days. All visa decisions have been made on Monday, 21 February of which we have a letter from UKVI. At the same time the waiting time has been increased to 6 weeks. However, so far only Paul has received his passport back (on Wednesday 23 Feb). The visa was succesfully issued - from 26 Feb to 26 March 2022.

"This means that Anna, Max and Belf do not have passports, while Aor and Jane have passports but do not have UK visas in them yet (they opted for the “Keep your passport” option when applying in order to be able to travel while the UK visas are being considered).

"So when the passports come back, we need an additional day for the visa to be glued into Aor and Jane‘s passports - after which we can fly. More...

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Ukrainian Musicians React To Russian Invasion

As you will no doubt be aware by now, the Russian army entered Ukraine at 6AM Moscow time this morning. While the world watches with horror and concern as this happens, a number of metal musicians in Ukraine have posted messages online updating fans regarding their health, status and condition. Ukraine's biggest metal exports Jinjer has posted the following message:

"Dear all, as we write this text, for the moment, each member of Jinjer and our families are safe and unhurt. We truly appreciate all our fans around the globe for caring, getting in touch and for all the sympathy and support for our band and more importantly our country.

"As you all know, early this morning on February 24th, Putin started the war against the sovereign and independent Ukraine ! Please know that in this time we really depend on you, our fans in every country- to support Ukraine and peace in our country however you can- especially our fans in Russia, you and your opinion matter the most at this time.

"NOTHING can justify the violence and death of innocents, and this is exactly what's happening in our country right now.

"Stop the war in Ukraine now! More...

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Epica And Imperial Age Frontmen To Host Live Chat

On Sunday the May 17, 2020 Mark Jansen (leader and composer of Epica, MaYaN, United Metal Minds) and Alexander Osipov (leader and composer of Imperial Age) will meet online in a live chat on YouTube to discuss many interesting topics and answer questions of symphonic metal fans from around the world.

Unusually for rock stars, they actually have a scientific background: Mark has a master‘s degree in psychology (Maastricht University, Netherlands) while Alexander has a master‘s degree in history (Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia).

On top of that, they are both interested in non-conventional disciplines, such as cold healing, bioenergy, esoteric, etc.

The discussion promises to be very interesting and highly intellectual. The approximate topics include:

- Music (obviously mainly Symphonic Metal)
- Music business (how to promote your band during lockdown)
- Psychology
- History (including alternative history and ancient advanced civilizations)
- Health (including alternative health practices)
- Magic & the occult
- The Current world situation
- And many other things More...

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Imperial Age Announces Online Concert

Imperial Age are happy to announce their first 120-minute online show streaming from the heart of Russia - Moscow!

Due to the current events connected with COVID-19 and postponed UK tour dates till September, the band have made a decision to play a big online gig for those who are spending their time in self-isolation, but still want to take part in worldwide metal events and keep rocking.

Explosive guitar riffs, powerful voices and beautiful ladies will capture your attention on Saturday April, 25 at 19.00 CET (6 pm GMT).

Each of you has a unique opportunity to join the stream and become a part of an exclusive metal event while enjoying a spectacular show of Russian Symphonic Metal. More...

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Imperial Age Announces UK Tour

Being already possibly the first Russian metal band to ever succesfully tour the UK as headliners, Imperial Age have announced dates of their second - and bigger - UK tour in April 2020, kicking off at The Dome in London.

Prior to working on the highly anticipated follow up to 2018‘s ’The Legacy Of Atlantis‘ you can catch them here:

April 16th LONDON – The Dome
April 17th BIRMINGHAM – Asylum
April 18th MANCHESTER – Rebellion
April 19th GLASGOW – Ivory Blacks

Watch out for special news concerning support bands soon

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Imperial Age Posts Album Explanation Video

Russian symphonic metal band Imperial Age has posted a video online in which vocalists/keyboardists AOR and Jane Odintsova discuss the ideas and themes behind their new album, "The Legacy Of Atlantis." You can check it out below. The album is set to be released later this year via Adulruna Records and the band will be promoting the record by joining Therion on a European tour. More...

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Orphaned Land Unite All As One In London

In the modern world, metal music truly has become international. It's reached all four corners of the globe, touching music lovers for all manner of different reasons. Recently, a tour rolled into London which summed up the far reaching power of metal, featuring bands from Europe, Asia and South America and offering a wide variety of sounds and sights. I was lucky enough to be able to attend the show and witness the unifying power of a genre that has been dismissed far too many times as a negative influence.

Having unfortunately missed out on the opening act, Chilean progressive metal veterans Crisálida, I was able to catch Russian symphonic metal act, Imperial Age. Though I'd never heard of the group before, they were very striking in a number of ways. Firstly, the vocals, provided mostly by Anna "Kiara" Moiseeva but aided expertly by keyboardists Alexander "Aor" Osipov and Jane "Corn" Odintsova, are absolutely breath taking, showing off their classically trained voices in an awe inspiring way. The music which accompanies the singing is just as epic and grand in sound, while even the band's attire was memorable, with Osipov dressed in what could best be described as a general's uniform. For those who like symphonic metal, Imperial Age are a band one simply must check out. They could well be the next stars of the genre. More...

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Therion Announces Headlining Tour

Swedish symphonic metal troop Therion is set to kick off a European headline tour in January 2016. On this run the band will be playing a very special, best-of set list.

Support will come from occult rockers Luciferian Light Orchestra, Mongolian nomadic metallers Ego Fall, and last but not least from Russian symphonic metal force Imperial Age. Therion band leader Christofer Johnsson commented about the upcoming tour:

“We asked the fans on FB about what they wanted to hear. Hundreds of people voted and in the end we got a result - people wanted to hear classic, particularity from 'Secret Of The Runes,' 'Vovin,' and 'Theli,' so we are putting an extra focus on those. They also wanted to hear odd and rare songs that we have never played live before, so there will be a bunch of those as well as some songs we haven’t performed more than just once or twice, or not in a long, long time.“ More...

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