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Imperial Vengeance is a British extreme metal act formed in 2007, originally being a studio based collaborative between C. Edward-Alexander (Vocals, Guitars and Orchestration) and David Bryan (Bass, Lyrics). The concept was an attempt to explore ideas and material firmly rooted in the glory days of the British Empire and presenting a wide range of subjects influenced by its’ colourful social and military histories, theatre, literature and mythologies.

March 2008 saw the release of the duo’s first endeavour: A self financed release entitled “Death: August & Royal” which comprised of one regular audio CD and a second multi-media DVDROM and featured the drumming talents of William Drury. Such was the enthusiastic response to the release, the English gentlemen decided to take the band a step further and alongside the new recruit to the ranks; guitarists Elle Torry (Worms of Sabnock, Everlasting Descent) and James Murray (Shotgun Affair) were invited to complete a live lineup.

In June, the band inked a deal with legendary UK label Candlelight Records and spent the rest of the year writing and then recording their debut album “At The Going Down Of The Sun”. This release comprises of 10 blistering tracks of British metal, mixed and mastered by Brett Caldas-Lima.

Largely written by gas-light, fuelled by absinthe and cigar smoke, the songs on ATGDOTS represent an uncomfortable meander through British history and also features an appearance by Harry Patch, the last surviving soldier to have fought in the trenches of the First World War.


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  • Tempustress

    As I understand somebody from Imperial Vengeance staff put logo as th main pic. It's really annoying. Photo of the band should be the main, come on -___-

    18 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Tempustress

    wow! awesome band \m/

    10 Apr 2012 Reply
  • metalegghead

    Very close to a Carach Angren level of quality, and that is a bold statement.

    4 Apr 2012 Reply
  • michelleliu91

    what happened with dave brian?

    15 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Asmodeus8797

    liking the new stuff a lot!

    18 Feb 2012 Reply
  • angshilez

    When I listened, I thought you guys are very famous. This band absolutely has a great potential!!!!!

    18 Dec 2011 Reply
  • sOULiON

    great style and variety

    17 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Lost_Souls_UK

    Veiled Threats Over Cocktails has some pretty nice riffing, something which synthonic bands need to escape the overwhelming keyboard wash

    27 Oct 2011 Reply
  • Demether14

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  • DahliaBurger

    Вокал уж больно хардкорный, больше подошёл бы для сладжа/краста или мелодэта. И где здесь прог увидели? Неплохо, но для симфо-блэка весьма средненько.

    9 Oct 2011 Reply
  • eiren

    Awesome wells. You did it!

    27 May 2011 Reply
  • iamrubens

    Qué chimba de banda ! One of my favourites at this moment. Some of the synths sound quite similar to The Gathering (Always album). Charles is such a great musician. Nice girl at the guitar :-)

    27 Feb 2011 Reply
  • PuddaWudda

    the Imperial Vengeance forum is on UKMU!

    18 Oct 2010 Reply
  • oldcorpseroad

    Haha like it Nihility! But seriously, amazing band \m/

    29 Aug 2010 Reply
  • Asmodeus8797

    Cool band.

    30 Jul 2010 Reply
  • goreaper

    Interview with Imperial vengeance posted here (remove the spaces etc): withoutremorsewebzine co uk/?page_id=8

    23 Feb 2010 Reply
  • jonanamary

    Awesome gig last night!

    21 Feb 2010 Reply
  • Davie_UCF

    doing a damn good job.. in HIS band.. I still get amazed he wrote it all, all the instruments everything, except the lyrics!

    11 Oct 2009 Reply
  • prayindark

    charles from cradle is doing a damn good job in this band:D

    27 Sep 2009 Reply
  • vorthexxx

    I think they've got an interesting sound! Great music indeed!

    29 Aug 2009 Reply
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