New York's nebulous avant-garde metal outfit Imperial Triumphant redefine sonic darkness on their ambitious new album, "Vile Luxury". A turbulent, frenetic take on experimental noise and progressive black metal, Imperial Triumphant embody the most austere side of the New York underground. Chaos, menagerie, and the perils of the city clash with its reputation for majesty and extravagance. The band aim to portray the juxtaposition between high society and urban decay.
"Our city is like the corpse of a giant." The band explains. "What was once so bright, grand and spectacular, is now filled with greedy maggots writhing towards their share of 'success'. We don't support it nor are we against. We only play the sounds of the New York City as we hear them."
"Vile Luxury" combines the various musical elements that follow well within the tradition of music in New York, a monolith of the Western world, of constant experimentation and appropriation of all things that enter it, never leaving the same as it came.
Zachary Ilya Ezrin - Lead Vocals, Guitars
Kenny Grohowski - Drums
Steve Blanco - Bass, Vocals
Engineered, mixed, and mastered by Colin Marston
Artwork by Andrew Tremblay
"Vile Luxury" features myriad guest musicians, including:
Will Smith (Artificial Brain) - Vocals on 'Gotham Luxe'
Yoshiko Oharaz (Bloody Panda) - Vocals on 'Chernobyl Blues', 'Luxury in Death' and 'The Filth'
Andromeda Anarchia (Dark Matters) - Vocals on 'The Filth'
Sarai Chrzanowski - Vocals on 'Lower World'