Artist of the day: Imperial Conquest
What's a young conqueror to do when ruling the world no longer satisfies? According to prodigious Tampa black-metal act Imperial Conquest, he must ascend to a higher state of thought and consciousness to a soundtrack of blast beats, grandiose guitar playing and wildcat calls (obviously). The group's aggressive, sci-fi-themed EP Omnipotence should impress the progressive metal enthusiast. In short, it's fantasy best experienced over Natural Ice and big speakers.
On Saturday (7/16), Imperial Conquest will play the Brass Mug in Tampa alongside Promethean Horde, Triage, Alpha Decay, Lost In Eternal Sleep and Hell-Bent. Tickets are $8-$10. Click here.