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metal talk
  16th March 2010


UK extreme metallers IMPERIAL VENGEANCE have issued the following update:

imperial vengeance

"The eager-eyed fellows amongst you will have of course noticed we have a new video up on YouTube for your pleasure and distraction.

Click here for Night Boat To Cairo

Those who haven't cast your gaze in its direction yet, be sure to give it five minutes of your time. A word of warning though to our friends who prefer their metal grim/frostbitten/brutal etc. – the video shows IV in a much lighter mode than is of our usual persuasion – so view with a sense of humour. You never know - you might even just like it.

A little news on the creative front, a total of ten songs have now been outlined for new album, The Gas Light Arias.

A few titles to moisten your collective palette: 'The Black Heart of Empire', 'The Black Idol', 'Veiled Threats Over Cocktails', 'The Voice Of Thelema', 'A Prelude To Four', 'The Ghost Light' and 'Out Went The Candle-And We Were Left, Darkling'.

We are delighted to reveal that the darkly Victorian flavor akin to the Aristocratic Sex Magick mood on ATGDOTS is set to the max. The orchestrations, arrangements and lyrical meanderings are flying along at the moment and whilst we have temporarily retreated from the trenches of WW1 to the dark drawing-rooms of the imagination, the horror prevails.

More such revelations from the swirling London fog as they happen."



Here's a fabulous Aerosmith pictorial document as seen through the lens of famed British photographer Tony Mottram. Tony photographed the band over many years for various magazines and now has a monthly column here on MetalTalk.

As was often the case, only one photo ever got published and in the fast moving world of weekly magazines sometimes entire sessions would be done and left undeveloped.

Tony started shooting Aerosmith from towards the end of the period with Jimmy Crespo and Rick Dufay and onwards through the return of original members Joe Perry and Brad Whitford that resulted in the albums 'Done With Mirrors', 'Permanent Vacation' and 'Pump'.


As well as shooting the band several times in England, this collection includes images from a session at the band's rehearsal room in Boston. Littered throughout is a mixture of live and off stage photos including a selection of photos taken at London's famous Marquee club when they were joined on stage by Jimmy Page.

This limited edition hardback book, presented in a flight case and printed on silk paper, is an opportunity to own a unique selection of photos, most of which have never seen the light of day before.

This unique item is presented in an aluminium flight case and will be published in late November. Earlybird subscribers who order by 31st October will have their name printed within a dedicated page in the book.

To be sure not to miss out on this unique, future collector's item, hit the PayPal button here:

Publication date: 31st November 2017
ISBN: 978-1-908724-81-6
Format: Casebound.
Pages: 128 pages, printed on 170 gsm, silk paper.
Size: A4 landscape.


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