British extreme metallers IMPERIAL VENGEANCE have released the video (see below) for their cover of the MADNESS classic "Night Boat To Cairo". The band states, "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 IMPERIAL VENGEANCE 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.)"IMPERIAL VENGEANCE has finished writing a total of ten songs for its next album, "The Gas Light Arias", which the band expects to begin recording later in the year. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "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". The group states, "We are delighted to reveal that the darkly Victorian flavor akin to the Aristocratic Sex Magick mood on [2009's] 'At The Going Down Of The Sun' 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." IMPERIAL VENGEANCE was formed in 2007 as a collaborative between C. Edward-Alexander and David Bryan in an attempt to explore and expand already established ideas and forms, using conceptual material firmly rooted in the glory days of the British Empire, and presenting a wide range of subjects influenced by its colorful social and military histories, theatre, literature and mythologies. March 2008 saw the release of the duo's first endeavor, "Death: August & Royal", which comprised one regular audio CD and a second multi-media DVD-ROM and featured the drumming talents of William Drury. Such was the enthusiastic response to the release, the English gentlemen decided to take the band a step further and alongside the new recruit to the ranks; guitarists Elle Torry (WORMS OF SABNOCK, EVERLASTING DESCENT) and James Murray (SHOTGUN AFFAIR) were invited to complete the live lineup. In June 2008, the band inked a deal with U.K. label Candlelight Records and spent the rest of the year writing and then recording their debut album, "At The Going Down Of The Sun".
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