Imperial Triumphant drops new single/cover, “A Night In Tunisia”

Avantgarde metal trio Imperial Triumphant has dropped a new single via Century Media Records: a cover of “A Night In Tunisia”, a musical composition originally written by American trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie! The second in a series of covers, “A Night In Tunisia” can be heard now here:

Steve Blanco (bass) comments: “Echoing the sounds of mid-twentieth century greatness, this tune was penned in New York City then renamed after an Exotic Place. Imperial Triumphant would love to play in Tunisia someday. Our exciting version plays particularly from the 1960 recording by Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers. Lee Morgan was on that record; he got shot by his ex-girlfriend while on a gig and bled to death. The USA produced some great art in the 1960s, and NYC used to be a great meeting point for musicians. Like the points of light in the Chrysler Building’s crown, some music transcends the ages.”

Imperial Triumphant released their latest full-length, Spirit of Ecstasy, last year, with media hailing the group as “one of the most intriguing acts in metal” (Needle Drop). Disturbing, mind-bending, darkly powerful, Spirit of Ecstasy is uneasy listening for turbulent times; stream the record now here:, or watch the video for single “Merkurius Gilded” (featuring Kenny G and Max Gorelick) at: