Imperial Triumphant drops new Metallica single/cover, “Motorbreath”

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Avantgarde metal trio Imperial Triumphant has dropped a new single via Century Media Records: a cover of Metallica’s “Motorbreath”! The fourth in a series of covers, “Motorbreath” can be heard now here:

Steve Blanco (bass) comments: “As a Metal band, only a fool would believe we aren’t influenced by Metallica. Many miles and hours traversing the Northern Hemisphere have we listened to the live & studio Metallica greatness from the 1980s and 1990s, and so have we decided to pay homage with a nostalgic cover from that earliest album recorded in upstate NY. Play it loud because Metal is the law.”

The previously released singles/covers can be heard below:

–“Paranoid Android” (Radiohead cover):

–“A Night In Tunisia” (Dizzy Gillespie cover):

–“Jacob’s Ladder” (Rush cover):

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: