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Imperia welcome you to their Dark Paradise


 


out on July 26, 2024

Symphonic Metal • International (FI/BE/NL/NO) 49:34 Min. (CD) - 49:32 Min. (LP)

CD Digipak • Ltd. Vinyl LP • Digital

Producer: Oliver Philipps & Jan Yrlund Mixing / Mastering: Jacob Hansen / Hansen Studios Cover Artwork: Jan Yrlund / Darkgrove Design


The "Dark Paradise" album by IMPERIA is a continuation of the musical style established in their previous release, "The Last Horizon".

The core of the album revolves around mid-tempo rock songs, some leaning towards a heavier sound while others adopt a poppier approach. Additionally, two power ballads are included in the album, adding depth to the overall composition. The album is characterized by its emphasis on guitars and orchestral elements.

Helena's vocals shine as she effortlessly transitions between operatic highs and brutal grunts, showcasing her versatility as a vocalist.

The album's themes reflect the somber tone of the times we live in, yet it manages to infuse moments of hope and illumination.

Despite its concise length, "Dark Paradise" is a cohesive body of work, seamlessly blending symphonic and rock elements into a unified musical experience.

While the album takes a step back from the more extravagant progressive elements of their past releases, it remains true to IMPERIA's signature symphonic and rocking style.

IMPERIA Dark Paradise

CD Digipak

1. Better Place

2. Reach My Tears

3. The Family Chain

4. The Tree Of Life

5. Reflection

6. Soldiers Of Hell

7. Void Of Emptiness

8. Hope Of Joy

9. Lost Souls

10. The Demons' Fireplace

Ltd. Vinyl LP

A-Side: Track 1-5 • B-Side: Track 6-10

ALBUM LINE-UP

Helena Iren Michaelsen - Vocals Jan "Örkki" Yrlund - Guitars Gerry Verstreken - Bass Merijn Mol - Drums

GUEST MUSICIANS

Oliver Philipps (ex-Everon)

Piano, orchestrations, and additional guitars; additional vocals on "Lost Souls"

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As the band celebrates their 20th anniversary with their seventh full-length album, "Dark Paradise" stands as a testament to their evolution and enduring commitment to their unique sound.

The collaboration between IMPERIA and Jacob Hansen for mixing guarantees a high-quality sound, given Hansen's reputation for excellence in his field. Meanwhile, the band's guitarist, Jan Yrlund, brings his artistic vision to the forefront, ensuring that the visual aspect of the album matches the depth and complexity of the music.

With this collaborative effort, "Dark Paradise" is poised to deliver both sonically and visually, promising a captivating experience for fans of IMPERIA's music.


CD Digipak

1. Better Place

2. Reach My Tears

3. The Family Chain

4. The Tree Of Life

5. Reflection

6. Soldiers Of Hell

7. Void Of Emptiness

8. Hope Of Joy

9. Lost Souls

10. The Demons' Fireplace

Ltd. Vinyl LP

A-Side: Track 1-5 • B-Side: Track 6-10

ALBUM LINE-UP

Helena Iren Michaelsen - Vocals Jan "Örkki" Yrlund - Guitars Gerry Verstreken - Bass Merijn Mol - Drums

GUEST MUSICIANS

Oliver Philipps (ex-Everon)

Piano, orchestrations, and additional guitars; additional vocals on "Lost Souls"

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