Mortal Extinction Fest ( Rock Fantasy 26th Anniversary)
Left In Ruins
AT ROPES END
Fri, July 27, 2012
6:00 pmThe Loft
This event is 16 and overhttp://www.thechancetheater.com/event/105333/
Soon, former Astareth guitarist Austin joined the band on lead guitar, and the group recorded their first demo: Unholy Decendance, which showcased a far more ambient sound than its members had intended. Nevertheless, the demo was on a time schedule because of Austin and Chris's college obligations, and was released as an ambient black metal EP.
Unholy Decendance did far better in reviews than the band had expected, and the first copies produced were quickly distributed to fans. As a result, the band's confidence grew, and even with the guitarists away at school, band practice continued.
In november, the lineup was completed when Kaine joined the band on bass and a new song was released as a teaser to the new demo. the song was A Monument to Nihility, and it encompassed the band's new direction. The song was pure blackened death metal, and the song became immensely popular in the local metal scene.
With the new year came big changes to the band; Chris Donato took over a lot more lead guitar duties and Max began to dive into more historical and valiant topics (to contrast with the anti-christian lyrics of Unholy Decendance). The new song: Atrocities of Verden, showcases these new advances. The lyrics deal with the massacres of Saxon pagans at the hands of Charlemagne.
Soon, Max took over the primary guitar and writing duties while Chris and Austin returned to college. Two new songs, composed nearly entirely by Max: Devouring his Kingdom and Shrine of Moloch, were released in early 2011 to complete the band's four song demo Abhorchrist.
In july 2011, Austin's return to college for the summer prompted Max to perform the dual duties of lead vocals/guitar permanently. Chris has since taken over the lead guitar duties for most songs, thus creating the band's current 4-piece lineup.
In August 2011, the band released their second official album: Demise of the Seventh Realm, which is the 4 songs from Abhorchrist plus 3 new songs: Glory of Teutoberg, Tyrant's Epitaph and Rebirth in Eternity.
As of September 1st, 2011, all members of Imperial Crypt have embarked for college, and band practices can no longer continue on a permanent basis. However, the members are committed to their pledge to play shows whenever available, so look out for some possible shows through the fall, and some definite shows in December and January!
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