IMPERIUM DEKADENZ have released a new music video for their classic track, “Schwarze Wälder”. The track was originally released in the band’s debut full length, ‘…und die Welt ward kalt und leer’ (2006). “Schwarze Wälder” is streaming now at the official Season of Mist YouTube channel.
Regarding the new video, the band comments: “With this music clip revolving around the classic track ‘Schwarze Wälder’ (live-version), we are returning to our debut full-length. Horaz has filmed the impressive nature of our Black Forest home on his meandering hiking trips and intertwined them with impressions from our show at Summerbreeze Open Air 2014. Our deep roots in the valleys and woods of our region are meeting the original black metal of our early days – charges with pure raw energy.”
IMPERIUM DEKADENZ have embarked on their previously announced a string of headlining shows and festival appearances in Europe this year. The tour sees the band performing at the prestigious Wacken Open Air, Gothoom Open Air Fest, Barther Open Air, and many more. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.
IMPERIUM DEKADENZ are touring in support of their impressive new album ‘Dis Manibvs’. The album, a highly ambitious sequel to the stellar ‘Meadows of Nostalgia’ is streaming in full here. ”Dis Manibvs’ is available across various CD and LP formats at the Season of Mist E-Shop.
‘Dis Manibvs’ translates from Latin to “To the Spirits of the Dead” – meaning “In Remembrance”, and originally found on antique Roman grave markers. The album track list and cover art can be found below.
1. In Todesbanden
2. Only Fragments Of Light
3. Still I Rise
4. Dis Manibvs
5. Pantheon Spells
6. Vae Victis
9. Pure Nocturnal Rome
IMPERIUM DEKADENZ tour dates:
Mar. 11 Tübingen (DE) @ Epplehaus
Mar. 18 Erfurt (DE) @ Club From Hell (+Thormesis +Freitod et. al.)
Apr. 15 München (DE) @ Backstage (Dark Easter Metal Meeting)
Apr. 21 San Donà di Piave (IT) @ Revolver Club
Apr. 22 Turin (IT) @ Daevacian
Jun. 10 Göttingen (DE) @ Underground Remains Open Air 2017
Jul. 20 Zarnovica (SK) @ Gothoom Open Air Fest
Aug. 03 Wacken (DE) @ Wacken Open Air 2017 (exact date tbc)
Aug. 19 Barth (DE) @ Barther Open Air 2017 (exact date tbc)
Nov. 25 Sofia (BG) @ Live & Loud (November’s Doom Days)
What the press says about IMPERIUM DEKADENZ:
“Imperium Dekadenz specialize in gorgeous, widescreen grandeur…Melodic riffs and drawn out song structures allude to depressive black metal, a style more often played in bedrooms and drowned in cassette hiss, but Meadows sounds monumental thanks to a pristine mix and some surprisingly tasteful guitar heroics…we get a thing of beauty played at maximum volume, to maximum effect.” – Stereogum’s top 50 Albums of 2013
“A band with the ability to give fans what they want will find longevity, but those who can give fans what they need will build a legacy. Germany’s Imperium Dekadenz is beginning to do just that, not through evolution or ingenuity, but by flipping to the other side of their own coin…It’s a great example of a band knowing what they’re great at, and turning the dial of space-time about 15 degrees in order to find an ever-so-slight variation of themselves. The coin has been flipped, and the results are beautiful and entrancing, while absolutely exuding conviction.” – Last Rites
“Imperium Dekadenz really should be more well-known than they are, as they have a streak now of putting out great records that can affect you deep inside. You don’t have to speak their native tongue to comprehend their art, and if you give yourself over to their music, the journey will be one that takes you through the forests and into the stars, watching the seasons go from deep freeze to new life.” – Metal Maniacs