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Latest Imperial News

Below is our complete Imperial 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 Posts "Shadows And Dust" Video

Florida metallers Imperial have posted a music video online for the song "Shadows and Dust," which can be viewed below. "Shadows and Dust" is taken off the Imperial's upcoming album "Villains." The band also issued the following statement about the video clip:

"FINALLY!!! Here is the video we have been telling you about.. Hope you all enjoy it! We are all busy with the Holidays and have had a lot of set backs to say the least with the new album. We are still here as usual and still have a passion for Imperial that will never burn out even when everyone tells us to 'please stop making shit music.' Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers and we hope to see all of you in 2010! And keep your ears open for new music from our upcoming album!"

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Imperial Streaming New Song Online

Florida metallers Imperial have posted a new song titled "Shadows and Dust" on their MySpace page. Imperial issued the following statement about the track:

"I know you have all been waiting to hear something new so here it is a track taken off our upcoming EP 'Taken From The Bones Of The Sea' and we are all very excited for you to hear it! We also shot a music video for this track which will be up shortly so check back soon to and let us know how sexy we look. We will be streaming the full album before the release but have not set a solid date on when this will be going down so please keep in touch with us and we will update you as we go.

"More information about the album will be announced soon including a release date and shows in support of the album.

"Please shoot us some feedback and let us know what you think of the song and the look of the album. We are really excited to hear everyones feedback on the new stuff and we can not wait to get the rest of these songs out to you all."

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Imperial Posts Two In-studio "Webisodes" Online

Orlando's IMPERIAL has posted their first two webisodes in an ongoing series of in-studio footage as they work on the follow-up to their previous album, 2006's "We Sail At Dawn." Check it out on the band's MySpace page.

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Imperial Seeks Bew Bassist

Orlando, Florida's Imperial is currently in search of a new bassist. According to the band, "all requirements will be addressed via email before a tryout." Interested parties should contact vocalist Dale Dupree here.

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Imperial Loses New Material In Theft

Orlando, Florida band Imperial had a computer stolen last weekend that stored material written for their forthcoming album. The group has released the following statement:

"So you all know that lately we've been writing and recording our new stuff. That's why we haven't been playing out as much. That's been keeping us busy.

"Unfortunately, last weekend, someone broke in our guitarist's studio and stole a lot of stuff including the computer full of software and the hard drive with everything we had done til now.

"This pretty much means that we have to start from scratch again and we have to go to a different studio to record. All the money we had invested is lost.

"So at this point, we wanna let you know that any kind of help including buying merch or even donations would be really appreciated more than ever. However, even better, if you have any idea of who might've done this or see anyone sketchy with a new nice computer, let us know please."

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Imperial Working On New Album

Florida metal band Imperial has issued a brief update announcing that they've started working on a new album:

"Imperial is in the writing/recording process and so far we are very happy with what we have, this next album will be alot darker in all aspects (lyrics, music, skin color, clothes, the chicken we eat) and we are very excited to show everyone, we are going to be using alot more orchestral sounds to help the album bring a new flavor into the rotting metal-core genre, and spend more time on writing and recording than ever before in hopes to create a masterpiece.

We will be giving a full blog update on our future plans for the winter season and the new year very soon. We miss everyone and hope to be on the road again soon, in the meantime we will be booking a few more shows in our home state so keep checking back, and if you want us to play a show please feel free to contact us."

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Imperial, Kingston Falls, BDB Tour Dates

Imperial, Kingston Falls, and Bringing Down Broadway will be hitting the road together in June. Here are teh tour dates:

6/5 Shreveport, LA @ 516 Soundstage
6/6 Humble, TX @ Fuel Cafe
6/7 Houston, TX @ Java Junction
6/8 Lubbock, TX @ The Way
6/9 Mcallen, TX @ VFW
6/10 Kingman, AZ @ VFW
6/11 California @ TBA
6/12 Newport Beach, CA @ Hogue Barmichaels
6/13 California @ TBA
6/14 Merced, CA @ The Trench
6/15 Sacramento, CA @ Club Retro
6/16 Lancaster, CA @ Level 7
6/17 Colorado @ TBA
6/18 Las Vegas, NV @ Fire Fest
6/20 Rapid City, SD @ The Treo Bingo Hall
6/21 Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium
6/22 Minneapolis, MN @ Toybox
6/23 Danville, IL @ The Edge
6/24 Evansville, KY @ The Warehouse

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Trophy Scars, Imperial, Her Candane Tour Dates

Trophy Scars will be hitting the road in January on a co-headlining tour with Her Candane and Imperial. The venture has been the "Black Ice and Rolling Dice Tour." Here are the tour dates:

2/3 Lubbock TX @ Lone Star Event Center
2/4 El Paso, TX @ Zeppelin's
2/5 Clovis NM @ The Hole
2/6 Tempe AZ @ Madhouse Records
2/7 Yuma AZ @ Ted's Cellar
2/9 Victorville CA @ Trilogy Theatre
2/10 Fullerton CA @ The Alley
2/11 Fresno CA @ Pizza Land
2/12 Marysville CA @ Holy Grounds
2/13 Reno NV @ The Satellite Lounge
2/14 Portland OR @ Club Satyricon
2/15 Seattle WA @ El Corazon
2/16 Idaho Falls ID @ Ziel Company
2/17 Bountiful UT @ The Project
2/18 Centennial CO @ Lifespot
2/20 Columbus NE @ KC Hall
2/21 Kansas City MO @ El Torreon
2/22 Ames IA @ M-Shop
2/23 Fargo ND @ Red Raven
2/24 Milwaukee WI @ Shorewood Legion
2/25 La Crosse WI @ Warehouse
2/26 Highland IL @ Highland Legion
2/27 Nashville TN @ The Muse
2/28 La Porte IN @ Java Jim's
3/1 Kingsford MI @ Disabled Vets Center
3/2 Romeo MI @ Static Age
3/3 Limestone NY @ Rock'n Rick's
3/4 Purchase NY @ Manhattanville College

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Imperial Booking Winter Tour

Imperial are currently booking a tour for early 2007 and need help with a series of dates. If you can help with any of the tour dates posted below, contact their booking agent at tim@bsaa.biz.

2/1 East TX
2/3 Central TX
2/6 NM/AZ
2/7 AZ
2/8 South NV
2/10 South CA
2/13 North NV
2/14 OR
2/15 WA
2/18 CO
2/19 KS
2/20 KS
2/21 MO
2/22 IA
2/23 MN
2/24 WI
2/25 IL
2/26 TN/KY

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Imperial Rejoined By Original Drummer

Imperial (Pluto Records) has been rejoined by drummer Joe Gatell, their drummer prior to becoming Imperial. According to the group, Gatell "recorded and wrote drums for our album 'This Grave Is My Poem.'" He will make his live return to the band on December 16th.

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