Watch Steve Blanco of Imperial Triumphant's Bass Playthrough of "Transmission To Mercury" - Bass Magazine - The Future of Bass
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Imperial Triumphant's Steve Blanco plays through their new song "Transmission To Mercury," which is found on their album Alphaville.

Here Steve plays a bass part to the original track. Our songs do have elements of improvisation so the challenge is to creatively keep the flavor of the original intention. 

Gear: 

✦Fender / Squier heavily modded jazz bass 

✦Dimarzion pickups 

✦Gotoh tuning machines 

✦Kluson high mass bridge 

✦Optima 24k gold strings 

✦Orange amplifier 

✦EHX, BOSS, Source Audio, TC Electronic, MXR, Digitech pedals

Staying true to their roots and love of NYC, the album was recorded at Menegroth Studios in Queens and features a handful of special guests such as Tomas Haake (Meshuggah), Phlegeton (Wormed), Yoshiko Ohara (ex-Bloody Panda), RK Halvorson, Sarai Chrzanowski, Andromeda Anarchia (Folterkammer, Dark Matters), J Walter Hawke, and Colin Marston. Additionally, the album artwork (see below) is also heavily influenced by NYC, conveying the soul of the city, with all of its innate duality, grandeur and insignificance, all while keeping it's architecture in mind. Imperial Triumphant was inspired by Syd Mead's (Blade Runner, Aliens, Tron) designs when making the album art. 

IMPERIAL TRIUMPHANT officially began in 2012 with their debut release Abominamentvm. The line-up consisted of Zachary Ilya Ezrin on guitar/vocals and the rhythm section of their NYC contemporaries: Pyrrhon. Soon they met with drummer Kenny Grohowski and began to feature him on their next two releases Goliath (EP) and Abyssal Gods (LP). In 2015, they introduced bassist Steven Blanco to their lineup. In 2016, they released another EP Inceste, which saw them tour heavily that year with temporary second guitarist Max Gorelick. 2018 brought about their magnum statement, Vile Luxury. The full-length album, written collectively by the trio (Ezrin, Grohowski, Blanco), was a homage to their hometown New York City that brought jazz elements to the avant-garde black metal style in a way never achieved before. They toured extensively in Europe and North America from 2018-19 in support of the groundbreaking full-length.

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