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Cipher (Black Metal)

by IMPERIALIST (US)

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Warangelic
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Warangelic Cosmic black metal done right. Favorite track: The Singularity.
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grote_smurf Black metal (or maybe better: blackened thrash) based on science fiction is pretty rare. This band consists of great musicians and deserves much more promotion than it gets now; unknown means per definition unloved, quite a pity. Favorite track: Splendor Beneath An Ancient Permafrost.
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bmurator US Black Metal from space! This is phenomenal, it will rip singularities through you, if you are not careful, it is that intense! Plus I love singing, once in a while, where you can catch almost every word... :) A combination of some of the best riffs & solos I have heard together with fantastic melodies. I cannot wait for the next album! Highly recommended! Favorite track: The Singularity.
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  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    This is a full album download.
    Purchasable with gift card

      €4.99 EUR  or more

     

  • T-Shirt/Apparel + Digital Album

    This is a high quality zipped hoodie with metal zipper being used instead of the plastic one to ensure longevity and great fitting. This one has a gorgeous print on both the sleeves with the main print on the back and a logo in the front. This is strictly limited to 20 nos., so don't wait too long!

    Includes unlimited streaming of Cipher (Black Metal) via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 2 days
    Purchasable with gift card

      €39.99 EUR or more 

     

  • T-Shirt/Apparel + Digital Album

    Here's the breathtaking new long sleeve T-shirt with both front and back screen-printed designs along with prints to go on both the sleeves. The artwork has been made by Misanthropic Art and is just perfect for the band's sci-fi concept. The colours too go hand-in-hand with the album artwork and these are bound to look jaw-dropping. These are strictly limited so please make sure to pre-order your size before they get sold out! They're printed on extra thick yet soft cotton T-shirts and are very long-lasting.

    Shipping for this item is done via DHL Express (2-3 days worldwide) with tracking.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Cipher (Black Metal) via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 2 days
    Purchasable with gift card

      €26.99 EUR or more 

     

  • T-Shirt/Apparel + Digital Album

    The T-shirt comes digitally printed for highest clarity on thick Transcending Obscurity-branded T-shirts with sizes comparable to the Gildan ones. The Adam Burke (LURK, VEKTOR) artwork looks stunning and this will be a very good translation on print.

    All T-shirts are shipped via registered airmail with tracking.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Cipher (Black Metal) via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 2 days
    Purchasable with gift card

      €15.99 EUR or more 

     

  • T-Shirt/Apparel + Digital Album

    Here's the breathtaking new T-shirt with both front and back screen-printed designs. The artwork has been made by Misanthropic Art and is just perfect for the band's sci-fi concept. The colours too go hand-in-hand with the album artwork and these are bound to look jaw-dropping. These are strictly limited so please make sure to pre-order your size before they get sold out! They're printed on extra thick yet soft cotton T-shirts and are very long-lasting.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Cipher (Black Metal) via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 2 days
    Purchasable with gift card

      €15.99 EUR or more 

     

  • Astral Black Metal Combo - IMPERIALIST + GREYTOMB (Australia)
    Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Here are two beautiful black metal releases on the label that are now available at a discounted combo price. For the uninitiated, GREYTOMB from Australia play some stirring black metal that is genuine and also vast in scope. You can check out some of the tunes here - greytomb.bandcamp.com

    Includes unlimited streaming of Cipher (Black Metal) via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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  • IMPERIALIST Gatefold Double LP (Blue with white splatter) Limited to 100!
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    This is a limited edition gatefold double LP that justifies the massive two-panel artwork made by the artist extraordinaire Adam Burke (LURK, VEKTOR) and comes in a brilliant blue coloured LP with white splatter bearing resemblance to the one in the mockup.

    All LPs will be shipped using the super-fast DHL Express at no extra cost whose transit time is just 2-3 days worldwide. They will be shipped out around the mentioned release date for the product.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Cipher (Black Metal) via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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  • IMPERIALIST Autographed Silver-embossed CD Box Set (LAST COPIES!)
    Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    The CD box set edition will have stunning silver-embossed effect to all the logos and text. It's a beautiful package with seamless double panel art. It's very limited and each box set will come with the following items -

    ► Expansive 8-panel digipak with lyrics
    ► Autographed card signed by all the members of the band
    ► Bottle opener + keychain bearing the band's insignia
    ► Cool fridge magnet of the whole artwork
    ► Logo patch
    ► A3 size poster of the full artwork

    This item is shipped via registered airmail. For DHL Express shipping option, please order from our official store here - tometal.com

    Includes unlimited streaming of Cipher (Black Metal) via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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  • IMPERIALIST Double LP Box Set (LAST COPIES REMAIN!)
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    For this band's box set and to do justice to their brilliant two-panel Adam Burke artwork, we're introducing silky flags for the very first time. They won't be available separately. Moreover, the LP box cover will come with a silver embossing done on the logos. Each one will have the following items -

    ► Gatefold double LP (blue with white splatter)
    ► Autographed card signed by all the members of the band
    ► Lustrous large flag printed on soft silky material only limited to this edition
    ► Imperialist logo patch in colour
    ► Huge A2 size poster of the band's two-panel artwork

    All LP box sets will be shipped using the super-fast DHL Express at no extra cost whose transit time is just 2-3 days worldwide. They will be shipped out around the mentioned release date for the product.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Cipher (Black Metal) via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    Sold Out

  • IMPERIALIST 8-Panel Digipak CD
    Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    The CD comes in a gorgeous 8-panel digipak packaging and contains entire lyrics and info. It's only fitting the two-panel artwork by artist extraordinaire Adam Burke (LURK, VEKTOR) gets a continuous expression.

    All digipak CDs are shipped via registered airmail with tracking.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Cipher (Black Metal) via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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about

US black metal band IMPERIALIST have conjured up a brilliant sci-fi themed album that stands out both conceptually as well as musically. Rooted in the early Swedish black metal sound of luminaries like NECROPHOBIC, DISSECTION and SACRAMENTUM, IMPERIALIST hone it up further to suit their futuristic theme by adding touches of thrash metal without diluting the rich aura. 'Cipher' is backed by a visually stunning artwork by Adam Burke (VEKTOR, LURK) that extends into a continuous two-panel work depicting the grand theme. It's rare to find bands that have a bold vision and at the same time create the perfect blend for music that is at once atavistic and forward-thinking. This is one of the finest examples of meticulously written black metal counterbalancing aggression with melodies and thrashy sections.

credits

released October 20, 2018

- "the best possible album that the band could have written" - Angry Metal Guy (US) 4/5
www.angrymetalguy.com/imperialist-cipher-review/


- "one of the better metal albums of 2018" - Kvlt (Poland) 9/10
kvlt.pl/recenzje/imperialist-cipher2018/


- "It's sci-fi, it's black metal, it's fast as hell, technical, and really well written" - Metal Injection (US)
www.metalinjection.net/av/new-music/imperialists-new-song-mercurian-dusk-is-mind-melting-black-metal


- "greatest kind of metal music available" - The Independent Voice (UK) 5/5
www.theindependentvoice.org/2018/03/01/imperialist-cipher/


- "do not miss this wonderful piece of music, it would be an epochal mistake!" - Zephyrs Odem (Germany) 9.5/10
www.zephyrs-odem.de/cd-s/detail/imperialist-cipher-2018-8537


- "magnificent" - Reviewer.cd (Switzerland) 9.5/10
bit.ly/2FoCgne


- "An utterly impressive full-length debut" - Heavy Blog Is Heavy (US)
www.heavyblogisheavy.com/2018/11/07/kvlt-kolvmn-october-2018/


- "an exceptional album" - The Metal Wanderlust (US) 4.5/5
themetalwanderlust.com/2018/08/14/album-review-cipher-imperialist/


- "a master stroke" - Music In Belgium 4/5
www.musicinbelgium.net/pl/modules.php?name=Reviews&rop=showcontent&id=9620


- "superb" - Return To My Blood (Mexico) 8.5/10
www.rtmbmusic.com/2018/10/resena-imperialist-cipher.html


- "a record of dizzying highs" - The Killchain (UK)
thoseonceloyal.wordpress.com/2018/10/20/review-imperialist-cipher/


- "What a impressive, fantastic full-length debut!" - The Metal Gamer (Sweden) 4/5
themetalgamerblog.wordpress.com/2018/11/08/imperialist-cipher-melodic-black-metal


- “Fucking brilliant” - Worship Metal (UK) 8/10
www.worshipmetal.com/reviews/imperialist-cipher-album-review/


- "immediately gratifying" - Grizzly Butts (US) 4.5/5
grizzlybutts.com/2018/08/22/imperialist-cipher-2018-review/


- "riveting" - No Clean Singing (US)
www.nocleansinging.com/2018/09/26/an-ncs-premiere-imperialist-umbra-tempest/


- "a great Black Metal soundtrack" - Trvefrykt Zine (Germany)
trvefrykt-zine.com/2018/08/18/album-review-imperialist-cipher/


- "a juggernaut" - Toilet ov Hell (US) Premiere
www.toiletovhell.com/premiere-imperialist-reveal-the-splendor-beneath-an-ancient-permafrost/


- "a must have" - The Dirty Room (US) www.facebook.com/TheDirtyRoomLasCruces/photos/a.1530461790387543/1530510580382664/?type=3&permPage=1


- "a very complete album that has no filler" - Dioses Del Metal (Spain)
diosesdelmetal.org/imperialist-cipher-2018


- "cutting edge Black Metal" - Metal Addicts (US)
metaladdicts.com/site/imperialist-cypher


- "an excellent first step" - Moshpit Nation (US) 4/5
www.moshpitnation.com/imperialist-cipher


- "a solid debut release" - Maximum Metal (UK) 4/5
www.maximummetal.com/reviews/sumrevresults.asp?ID=1149


- "a very remarkable debut" - Broken Tomb (Spain) 8/10
www.brokentombmagazine.com/2018/09/critica-imperialist-cipher-2018


- "An impressive offering" - Heavy Blog Is Heavy (US) Premiere
www.heavyblogisheavy.com/2018/08/22/exclusive-premiere-imperialist-destroy-worlds-with-advent-anathema/


- "classy, vicious black metal" - Head-banger Reviews (US)
headbangerreviews.wordpress.com/2018/08/16/imperialist-cipher/


- "a great album" - The Doorway To (US)
thedoorwayto.blogspot.com/2018/09/4-travels-into-very-different-sonic.html


- "powerful" - Black Metal Ist Krieg (Italy)
www.blackmetalistkrieg.net?p=8368


- "really enjoyable" - Nattskog (UK)
nattskog.wordpress.com/2018/09/16/album-review-imperialist-cipher/


- "beautiful" - Rock'n'Load (UK) 8/10
rocknloadmag.com/album-review/imperialist-cipher-album-review/


- "very impressed" - Metal Bulletin (US)
metalbulletin.blogspot.com/2018/08/imperialist-review-by-mmb.html


- "exquisite" - Giornale Metal (Italy)
giornalemetal.blogspot.com/2018/10/imperialist-cypher.html



Line up -
Sergio Soto - Guitar & Vocals
Rod Quinones - Drums
Bryant Quinones - Guitar
Joshua Alvarez - Bass

Album artwork - Adam Burke (LURK, VEKTOR, LOSS)
Art design and LP layout - Francesco Gemelli (MASTER, TOWARDS ATLANTIS LIGHTS)


Official YouTube Channel - goo.gl/dW5JTS
Official Band Facebook - facebook.com/Imperialistofficial

2018 Transcending Obscurity Records
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Europe Store - transcendingobscurity.aisamerch.de
US Store - transcendingobscurity.aisamerch.com

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