New York avant-garde metal outfit Imperial Triumphant have released a new music video for “Excelsior” from the bands Summer released album “Alphaville“. That features a number of special guests such as Tomas Haake of Meshuggah on taiko drums, Phlegeton from Wormed and ex-Bloody Panda Yoshiko Ohara on guest vocals and was also produced and engineered at New York’s Menegroth Studio by Colin Marston (Dysrhythmia, Krallice and Gorguts) and Trey Spruance (Mr. Bungle).
Bassist Steve Blanco who directed the video comments: “Many people flock to the big city with golden dreams in their eyes willing to do whatever it takes to succeed, like the ones they see at the top. It is the seal of approval; The medieval crest upon which the very fabric of humanity’s elevation prevails. The failure and losing streak is a deceptive reality that slowly finds its way as diminishing returns, caught up in the illusory system. Ever upwards”