Interview  with  Imperialist  done  by  Patrick posted on 10-4-17

Interview  with  Imperialist  done  by  Patrick

1.Hello please introduce  yourself  to the  readers?

My name is Rodney, I'm the drummer for Imperialist. 

2.Imperialist was formed  in 2013 when  did you  first get the idea  to  start this  band?And how  did you  all choose Imperialist as the name of  the  band? 

Sergio had been brewing an idea for metal band for ages. He asked me if I wanted to drum on his project at show. The name is rather obscure but it is a reference to one of our favorite games. We'll leave that to be guessed. 

3.Who would you say  are  the  bands  biggest  influences? 

We all have many influences but my personal flavors are in the likes of Moonsorrow, Emperor, Dissection, Immortal to name a few. 

4.Cipher  is the band  debut full length  how long  did it  take  the  band to  write  the music for this  release? 

Music for the album was conceived maybe a year prior with the exception of Umbra Tempest. We sorta got to work on each song before they were finished respectively. 

5.Who  usually  takes care  of  writing  the  lyrics ?The  band  seems to  draw inspiration from science fiction when  did you  become interested in writing about  science fiction? 

Sergio handles the lyrics. We're all inspired by science fiction and science fact. Space is probably the most terrifying and awesome thing in all forms of platforms. 

6.I  believe  Cipher  is  a   digital  release are  their  any  plans  to do  a physical  release one day? 

Yes, it will be out in hard copy. Preorders will most likely be available with a bundled shirt. 

7.Besides  the  Cipher  release  does the band have  any  other releases or merchandise  available for the readers?If  yes  what  is  available and where can the readers  buy  it? 

Tons of merch available on our bandcamp! as well as new merchandise getting revealed as we get closer to the release of cipher.

8.Does   Imperialisplay  live  very often If  yes what  have  been  some of the bands most memorable  shows  so  far? 

We played up to 3 shows a month during our first year new to the local scene, but we have limited ourselves leading up to our release for cipher to about once a month.  As far as memorable shows go, we opened for Necronomicon in 2015, and the guys asked to speak to us after our set, in which they then praised us for our performance and sound while wearing our shirts. That was truly humbling and great knowing that such an established band felt that way about us.

 9.Are their  any  shows  or  small tours  coming up in  support  of  Cipher  if  yes  where will the band  be  playing?

We will be planning a release show but that's TBD at the moment. Keep an eye out for it on our media pages! 

10.As  mentioned  earlier the band  draws influences  from Science Fiction  when  did you  become  interested  in  watching  and reading Science Fiction books?

I began early; elementary school I would say. My foot in the door was Star Wars. 

11.What  are  some  of your all-time  favorite  science fiction  movies?And  do you  have  any  favorite  any  favorite  actresses and  actors you  like to  watch?

Star Wars, Aliens, Predators. The list is gigantic to be honest. I'm a big fan of Harrison Ford. 

 12.And  do you  have  any  favorite  science fiction  authors  and  books?

Do Androids dream of Electric Sheep. Such a mind blowing book! 

13.Besides  working in   Imperialist do you  or  any of the  members  currently  play in  any other  bands?

Negative. I prefer to focus on one project at a time.

14.Thank you  for taking the  time to  fill this  interview  out  do you have  any  final  words for the readers?

We hope you guys enjoy the new music. Come out to a show and support your local scene. 

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Gaz Visionz is a writer and Internet Radio DJ with the punk/metal show 'The Wastelands'. He is also a YouTube podcaster/creator, host of Ancient Visionz Talk Radio, co-host of Paradigm Radio with Planet X Films, and a passionate fan of hardcore punk, metal, underground hip hop, movies, science-fiction, comics, and indie film.
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