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General Band Information

Band Biography

Imperium Dekadenz was founded in the late summer of 2004 by Horaz and Vespasian. Their first release entitled "Promo 2005" came out in early 2005. In autumn 2005 the band signed a deal for two albums with German record label and mail-order Perverted Taste, which released Imperium Dekadenz album debut "…und die
Welt ward kalt und leer" during spring 2006. Their second full-length entitled "Dämmerung der Szenarien" followed in summer 2007.

During 2009 Imperium Dekadenz signed a new deal with French record label Season of Mist. The band performed their first live show in May 2009 in the German town Ulm. The two founders are supported by three members of the German Black Metal band "Vargsheim" at all live shows. Since their first appearance on stage the band added national and international appearances for example at:

Wolfszeit 2009 (DE),
Ragnarök 2010 (DE),
Metalfest 2010 (GER, CH, AT),
Wacken Open Air 2010 (DE),
Inferno Festival 2011 (NO),
Metalcamp 2011 (SI)
and Summerbreeze 2011 (DE)

Their third album with the Latin title "Procella Vadens" meaning "The Wanderer of the storm", was released by Season of Mist in April 2010.

In April 2011 the band brought out a split-CD with"Vargsheim" via German record-label "Düsterwald Produktionen".


The name of the band was inspired by the movie "Caligula" (1979), which was regarded as a scandal due to its extreme violent and pornographic scenes. Imperium Dekadenz' lyrics reflect genre typical topics like death, mourning, hatred and despair.

Religious and political topics are not part of the band's concept!

Music Style

Imperium Dekadenz' musical style is described as atmospheric Black Metal including depressive, ambient and acoustic elements. The Norwegian bands of the
Second Wave of Black Metal are named as most influential by the band members.

Characteristic style devices are epic melodies at mid-tempo, which induce in their changeover to the next part, a dramatic and dynamic perception. Special features are the acoustic and ambient tracks which are more comparable to Classic (piano) and Neo-Folk music.

The whole subjective experience of the listener is opulent and epic, because of the rich contrast and the wide spread of musical styles.