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Zenith (Sci​-​fi Black Metal)

by IMPERIALIST (US)

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Florida John
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Florida John Thank you Transcending Obscurity!! Making your downloads so easily available, and affordable, made me dive further into your library. So glad I landed on this alien planet! Love this Syfi black metal!! 💀🐊
Elizabeth Gore
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Elizabeth Gore Such a treat to get to see this album come to fruition and see their evolution as a band. This album is vicious, meticulous, makes the mind fear what lies out deep in the void, the all-consuming. The music shimmers nonstop, we get to hear them slow down and groove in other portions, this is a well-rounded outstanding black metal album. Don’t miss out!!! *truly mind blown on what these warriors created*
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saibal4metal I am so much in need of Cipher. Can you guys help me with a Vinyl copy?
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  • T-Shirt/Apparel + Digital Album

    This is a high quality zipped hoodie for which we used specially made extra thick and soft cotton that is moreover pre-washed to avoid any shrinking issues. It has a long lasting metal zipper as well. There are thematic prints on both the sleeves, one on the pocket of the band logo, and of course the gorgeous Adam Burke album artwork print on the back - of the spaceship part of the album artwork.

    It is better to order more than one product to save on shipping costs. Orders of over 1 kg will be automatically upgraded to DHL/UPS Express shipping method.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Zenith (Sci-fi Black Metal) via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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      €39.99 EUR or more 

     

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    This is a high quality pullover hoodie for which we're using specially made extra thick and soft cotton that is furthermore pre-washed to avoid any shrinking issues. There are thematic prints on both the sleeves, a large band logo on the front, and of course the gorgeous Adam Burke album artwork print on the back - of the main album artwork 'tower' where this variant goes.

    It is better to order more than one product to save on shipping costs. Orders of over 1 kg will be automatically upgraded to DHL/UPS Express shipping method.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Zenith (Sci-fi Black Metal) via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • T-Shirt/Apparel + Digital Album

    This is a high quality pullover hoodie for which we're using specially made extra thick and soft cotton that is furthermore pre-washed to avoid any shrinking issues. There are thematic prints on both the sleeves, a large band logo on the front, and of course the gorgeous Adam Burke album artwork print on the back - of the spaceship part of the album artwork.

    It is better to order more than one product to save on shipping costs. Orders of over 1 kg will be automatically upgraded to DHL/UPS Express shipping method.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Zenith (Sci-fi Black Metal) via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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      €38.99 EUR or more 

     

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    These are ultra high quality long sleeve T-shirts that have the album artwork printed on specially made thick and soft 100% cotton material and they fit great. They're prewashed to avoid any shrinking issues. There are thematic prints on both the sleeves and of course the gorgeous Adam Burke album artwork on the front - of the main album artwork 'tower' where this variant goes.

    It is better to order more than one product to save on shipping costs. Orders of over 1 kg will be automatically upgraded to DHL/UPS Express shipping method.

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  • T-Shirt/Apparel + Digital Album

    These are ultra high quality long sleeve T-shirts that have the album artwork printed on specially made thick and soft 100% cotton material and they fit great. They're prewashed to avoid any shrinking issues. There are thematic prints on both the sleeves and of course the gorgeous Adam Burke album artwork on the front - of the spaceship part of the album artwork.

    It is better to order more than one product to save on shipping costs. Orders of over 1 kg will be automatically upgraded to DHL/UPS Express shipping method.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Zenith (Sci-fi 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

      €28.99 EUR or more 

     

  • T-Shirt/Apparel + Digital Album

    This is a high quality full colour album artwork T-shirt which is printed on pre-washed thick and soft cotton material. The Adam Burke album artwork print looks absolutely gorgeous - of the main album artwork 'tower' where this variant goes.

    Registered worldwide shipping is only 5.99 euros. Orders of 1 kg or more will be automatically upgraded to DHL/UPS Express shipping method.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Zenith (Sci-fi 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

      €16.99 EUR or more 

     

  • T-Shirt/Apparel + Digital Album

    This is a high quality full colour album artwork T-shirt which is printed on pre-washed thick and soft cotton material. The Adam Burke album artwork print looks absolutely gorgeous - of the spaceship part of the album artwork.

    Registered worldwide shipping is only 5.99 euros. Orders of 1 kg or more will be automatically upgraded to DHL/UPS Express shipping method.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Zenith (Sci-fi 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

      €16.99 EUR or more 

     

  • T-Shirt/Apparel + Digital Album

    Here's the gorgeous album artwork T-shirt by Adam Burke of the main album artwork 'tower' where this variant goes, which is printed on high quality soft and thick cotton fabric, with perfect sizing for women.

    Registered worldwide shipping is only 5.99 euros. Orders of 1 kg or more will be automatically upgraded to DHL/UPS Express shipping method.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Zenith (Sci-fi 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

      €16.99 EUR or more 

     

  • T-Shirt/Apparel + Digital Album

    Here's the gorgeous album artwork T-shirt by Adam Burke of the spaceship part of the album artwork, which is printed on high quality soft and thick cotton fabric, with perfect sizing for women.

    Registered worldwide shipping is only 5.99 euros. Orders of 1 kg or more will be automatically upgraded to DHL/UPS Express shipping method.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Zenith (Sci-fi 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

      €16.99 EUR or more 

     

  • T-Shirt/Apparel + Digital Album

    Here are high quality tank tops made of 100% cotton material that's soft and fits well. They're pre-washed too to avoid much shrinkage. There's a large size print of the gorgeous album artwork design by Adam Burke - of the main album artwork 'tower' where this variant goes.

    Registered worldwide shipping is only 5.99 euros. Orders of 1 kg or more will be automatically upgraded to DHL/UPS Express shipping method.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Zenith (Sci-fi 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 are high quality tank tops made of 100% cotton material that's soft and fits well. They're pre-washed too to avoid much shrinkage. There's a large size print of the gorgeous album artwork design by Adam Burke - of the spaceship part of the album artwork

    Registered worldwide shipping is only 5.99 euros. Orders of 1 kg or more will be automatically upgraded to DHL/UPS Express shipping method.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Zenith (Sci-fi 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

    These are high quality shorts that are made from extra thick and soft 100% cotton material that's furthermore pre-washed to avoid any shrinkage issues. They come with a drawstring for comfortable fitting and have pockets on both sides. There's the band logo that's printed on the right side and the album logo on the left side which looks elegant.

    Sizes for reference -
    Small: Waist 30" / Length 21" Medium: Waist 32" / Length 22"
    Large: Waist 34" / Length 23"
    Extra Large: Waist 36" / Length 24"
    Extra Extra Large: Waist 38" / Length 25"
    Extra Extra Extra Large: Waist 40" / Length 26"

    It is better to order more than one product to save on shipping costs. Orders of over 1 kg will be automatically upgraded to DHL/UPS Express shipping method.

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    These are high quality, extra thick and soft, 100% cotton sweat pants that are furthermore pre-washed to avoid any shrinkage issues. They come with a drawstring for better fitting and have pockets on both sides. There's the band logo that's printed on the right side and the album logo on the left side which looks elegant.

    Sizes for reference -
    Small: Waist 30" / Length 40" Medium: Waist 32" / Length 41"
    Large: Waist 34" / Length 42"
    Extra Large: Waist 36" / Length 43"
    Extra Extra Large: Waist 38" / Length 44"
    Extra Extra Extra Large: Waist 40" / Length 45"

    It is better to order more than one product to save on shipping costs. Orders of over 1 kg will be automatically upgraded to DHL/UPS Express shipping method.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Zenith (Sci-fi Black Metal) via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 2 days
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  • Bag + Digital Album

    Here's a very cool tote bag made out of 100% cotton in black colour which has the gorgeous Adam Burke album artwork print in full colour - of both the variants. It's large enough to accommodate your LPs and then some.

    Registered worldwide shipping is only 5.99 euros. Orders of 1 kg or more will be automatically upgraded to DHL/UPS Express shipping method.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Zenith (Sci-fi Black Metal) via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 2 days
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  • This breathtaking two-panel artwork from Adam Burke definitely deserves to be a part of every day life. Here's an option to get yourself a fine coffee mug with that full design.

    It is better to order more than one product to save on shipping costs. Orders of over 1 kg will be automatically upgraded to DHL/UPS Express shipping method.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Zenith (Sci-fi 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

      €12.99 EUR

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    These are strictly limited LP box sets made of high quality wood in brown colour and have the band logo on them and furthermore have beautiful gold-coloured metal brackets adoring the four corners of the box. This extremely special box comes loaded with the following items -

    ► Gatefold LP with metallic effect and UV lamination
    ► Autographed card
    ► A3 size poster
    ► Shaped logo patch
    ► Bottle opener badge
    ► Sticker of the full album artwork

    Please bear in mind that these colours are for representational purpose only and the actual products may differ.

    This product will be shipped via DHL/UPS Express shipping. It is better to order more than one product to save on shipping costs.

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  • Sci-fi black metal combo: IMPERIALIST + VORGA LPs (Massive discount!)
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Here's a great combo deal where you get the latest albums of similar-minded sci-fi themed black metal bands on the label, Imperialist and Vorga, at a discounted price and also save a lot on shipping. Fans of forward-thinking, sci-fi themed atmospheric music should not miss out on this! You can check out Vorga's excellent upcoming album here if you haven't yet - vorgaband.bandcamp.com

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

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  • IMPERIALIST - Zenith Coffin-Shaped Wooden CD Box Set (Limited to 100 copies)
    Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Here's a beautiful, natural-textured, brown-coloured wooden box set with matte finish that has the band logo on it with the label logo on the back. It's strictly limited to 100 copies and comes packed with the following special items -

    ► 8-Panel Digipak CD with metallic effect and UV lamination
    ► Autographed card
    ► Shaped logo patch
    ► Large Badge
    ► Coaster
    ► Sticker of the full album artwork

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

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  • Imperialist 2-CD Combo (Both Full Lengths)
    Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Here's an economically priced 2-CD combo which includes the latest 8-panel digipak edition of the Zenith album and their highly acclaimed debut album 'Cipher' in a similar format which is running low in stock. Don't miss out on these albums!

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

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  • IMPERIALIST - Zenith Album Full Size Artwork Flag

    This is a massive full size flag of the stunning two-panel album artwork made by Adam Burke. This one comes with eyelets for easy installation. This is printed in full colour on silky soft fabric.

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

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  • IMPERIALIST - Zenith LP with Metallic Effect and Embossing (Limited to 75 per variant)
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    These are high quality LPs that are imported from Czech Republic. There are three unique colour variants, with each one of them being strictly limited to 75 nos. each. The sleeves have a metallic effect all over and there's even spot UV lamination done on parts of the layout.

    Please bear in mind that these colours are for representational purpose only and the actual products may differ. Also the shipping date is tentative because of the huge mess at the vinyl plants around the world and it's possible that the LPs will be shipped out a bit later, depending on the backlog at the pressing plants.

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

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about

After releasing a standout album in 'Cipher', sci-fi black metal band Imperialist return with a brand new full length of soaring ambition and mesmerizing music. 'Zenith' sees the band delving fully into the sci-fi realm, stringing together longer, well-thought and fleshed out songs narrating the infinite appeal of the ever-mystifying cosmos. Having showcased a knack for infusing sharp thrash riffing and hooks into the bleak Dissection-esque black metal palette, Imperialist manage to take it to the next level on this album, aspiring for better scope and clutching on to the emotive stains lest it begins to get too mechanical straying far away from the earthly confines. Meticulously structured and carefully paced, the album pulsates like a luminous star, unleashing a plethora of unforgettable riffs with every song. Imperialist have never sounded more confident and mature, as they straddle calculated, sharp black metal music and the capacity to exude human sentience, taking forward the style into uncharted realms without losing the essence. They've crafted a masterpiece with 'Zenith', crossing thresholds of what this particular style is expected to contain. 

For fans of - Dissection, Sacramentum, Vektor, Emperor, Frozen Dawn, Vorga, Immortal, Thulcandra

credits

released November 26, 2021

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

Artwork by Adam Burke (Abscession, Lurk)


PREMIERES -

Metal Injection (US)
metalinjection.net/video/imperialist-drops-blackened-sci-fi-new-song-parallax-descent


Decibel Magazine (US)
www.decibelmagazine.com/2021/11/15/track-premiere-imperialist-majesty-of-the-void/


No Clean Singing (US)
www.nocleansinging.com/2021/09/23/an-ncs-premiere-imperialist-the-maw/


Moshpit Nation (US) -
www.moshpitnation.com/exclusive-track-premiere-imperialist-he-who-mastered-shapes/


PRESS -

- "invokes the cold and lonely feeling of floating in space" - Decibel Magazine (US)
www.decibelmagazine.com/2021/11/15/track-premiere-imperialist-majesty-of-the-void/


- "Imperialist has zero time to slow down as they hurdle through the skeleton-infested cosmos" - Metal Injection (US)
metalinjection.net/video/imperialist-drops-blackened-sci-fi-new-song-parallax-descent


- "by far, the best, tightest, accessible and intelligently written album I’ve heard in 2021" - Metal Purgatory (Canada) 9.5/10
metalpurgatorymedia.com/2021/09/22/imperialist-zenith/


- "perfect black metal" - Dargedik (Peru) 9/10
www.dargedik.com/2021/11/imperialist-zenith-2021-resena.html


- "multi-layered and maniacally darting fretwork" - No Clean Singing (US)
www.nocleansinging.com/2021/09/23/an-ncs-premiere-imperialist-the-maw/


- "Zenith is technical Black metal mastery at its finest!" - The Coroners Report (New Zealand) 9/10
www.thecoronersreportmag.com/post/resonance-imperialist-sisters-memon-misanthur-withered-land-goat


- "This is their magnum opus" - The Killchain (UK)
thoseonceloyal.wordpress.com/2021/10/01/review-imperialist-zenith/


- "exemplary" - Stormbringer (Austria) 4/5
www.stormbringer.at/reviews/17703/imperialist-zenith.html


- "this is a fantastic album, that offers a world for us the listener to explore" - VM-Underground Fanzine (Netherlands)
www.vm-underground.com/review/imperialist-zenith/


- "“Zenith” is a damn-near perfect title for this creation" - Headbanger Reviews (US)
headbangerreviews.wordpress.com/2021/09/26/imperialist-zenith/


- "easily mesmerizes us" - Acta Infernalis (France) 85/100
actainfernalis.com/2021/11/21/review-913-imperialist-zenith-english/


- "layers of crunchy riffs and heightening tension" - Moshpit Nation (US)
www.moshpitnation.com/exclusive-track-premiere-imperialist-he-who-mastered-shapes/


- ′′impeccable and solid execution′′ - Dioses Del Metal (Spain)
diosesdelmetal.org/imperialist-zenith-2021/


- "conjure an atmosphere of menace and alien dread" - Metal Crypt (Canada)
www.metalcrypt.com/pages/review.php?revid=13221


- "impressive" - The Dark Melody (Spain) 8/10
thedarkmelody.com/imperialist-zenith-album-review


- "this is another great sounding recording from Imperialist" - Occult Black Metal (UK) 8/10
occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/09/imperialistzenithtranscending-obscurity.html


- "visceral" - The Razor's Edge (UK)
therazorsedge.rocks/2021-11-album-review-imperialist-zenith


- "an entertaining and well-rehearsed black / death metal album" - Metal.de (Germany)
www.metal.de/reviews/imperialist-zenith-431471/


- "Pretty good stuff" - Hard Rock Info (Sweden)
hardrockinfo.com/reviews/2021/10.html#imperialist-zenith


- "a very interesting listen" - Abaddon Magazine (UK)
www.abaddon-magazine.com/reviews/review-imperialist-zenith/


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