Imperial Triumphant release “City Swine” featuring Meshuggah drummer Tomas Haake

Posted by on July 3, 2020


Avant-garde metal band Imperial Triumphant has released a new song. “City Swine” is a seven-minute metal-jazz hybrid that features extra percussive power from Meshuggah drummer Tomas Haake on the Japanese Taiko drums.

Said bassist Steve Blanco about the song:

“In the depths of the big city lurking beneath the lowest forms is a wretched swine that can be of no use. Laughing somewhere above is an equally wretched swine, that dumps on everything in its path. Both serve no purpose, are ineffective, and remain unprofitable in the eyes of the big machine.”

“City Swine” is the first single from Imperial Triumphant’s upcoming fourth full-length studio album, Alphaville. The album features several guests, including Haake, frequent collaborator Colin Marston and Mr. Bungle’s Trey Spruence, who produced it. Their last album, Vile Luxury, was released in 2018.

Along with the new album’s announcement in April, the band released a short documentary via Metal Injection chronicling it’s recording. 

Alphaville is slated to hit shelves July 31. The album can be pre-ordered in various vinyl editions here and digitally here.


A video for “City Swine” can be viewed below:




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