In cooperation with Warner Music Finland, Lifeforce Records are excited to release the debut album by FOR THE IMPERIUM.
For The Imperium - Pike River [Official Music Video]
FOR THE IMPERIUM... Now what kind of a name is that supposed to be? It is nondescript is what it is.
Much the same goes for these young Finns' music. Trying to describe it, first you must ditch most conventional subgenres of rock music from the equation. Yet at the same time, there?s probably something from every last one of them on this album.
Now c'mon, man, you say. Everything's been done already. Yeah, we know. Most of the stuff that combines every kind of music an average punter can imagine, is nowadays called "post-hardcore". A nice tag to be sure, but it says nothing (except that the "hardcore" part reveals that the singer can't really sing). Well, none of that matters, A LOT of the bands under that banner suck anyway. For The Imperium easily transcends ALL that crap. In fact, comparing any of the post-hardcore bands of today with FOR THE IMPERIUM is like comparing horse manure and mind-altering drugs. While the comparison may be plenty interesting, it sure doesn't quite work...
To make a long story short FOR THE IMPERIUM's musical animal is impossible to dissect with words. Besides, writing about music is exactly as useful as baking about architecture anyway.
Suffices to say just put most of the rock music you've ever heard in a blender. Add some of what you?ve never even imagined and spice it up with a crazy level of musicianship and hit the button. Let the mixture stand for a scant 40 minutes and what you?ve got, is greatness. Consume with your ears and prepare to be blown away.
FOR THE IMPERIUM's selftitled album debut is set for a European release on April 9th, 2012