"Nescire autem quid ante quam natus sis acciderit, id est semper esse puerum.
"Not to know what happened before you were born is to remain forever a child." (Cicero; 46. B.C.)
IMPERIOUS, hailing from Franconia, Germany regard the words of rome's most famous philosopher as a principle: They want to tell stories of the past, of heroes, legends and myths for bringing them back into the memory of their listeners. Forced by a close affinity to history and epic poetry the lyrical focus of IMPERIOUS lies on developing concepts out of those substances. For composing their words they unite different styles of Metal, particularly an atmospheric and epic kind of Black Metal mixed with rushing Thrash / Death Metal elements and rounded off with looming parts of Doom Metal. Clear and acute vocals paired with catchy solo guitar melodies give this music a special recognition value. The first IMPERIOUS album was released in April 2011 a.d. and tells the history of Varus, of his relation to Arminius and of the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest.