Mind Imperium is an ambient groove metal band from France, with Nogh (ex-OBNOXIOUS, DEATH OF A DRYAD) on lead vocals and guitars, Carol (ex-NECROBLASPHEME, DEATH OF A DRYAD) on bass guitar and backing vocals and Fabien (PAICAN) on drums and backing vocals.
The story begins in late 2013, with a concept to create a groove metal band in which powerful groove riffs would blend with dark and melancholic ambiences. The band releases its first EP – Amongst the Ruins – the same year, under the name My Imperium. Well-received by the public and the press, this first attempt allows them to play live extensively.
In 2016, after a few lineup changes and a small hiatus while Nogh and Carol focus on other musical projects and the development of the associative label Dark Faery Records. The band then resumes its live activities and starts working on a full-length album, inspired by artists from the 19th century like Poe, Lovecraft or Chambers, but also from the works of Freud and Jung. Consequently, My Imperium becomes Mind Imperium, a name more fitting to the band’s unique universe.
In 2018, they release their first LP, « Way To Carcosa », recorded at Vamacara Studio. It explores the diversity of emotions bred by the human mind when confronted with loss, whether it be symbolical or real. It also reflects Mind Imperium sustained engagement in the environmental cause, relating the album theme to damages done by manking to the living world. In partnership with Sea Shepherd, the band releases a music video for their song A WAR WITHOUT END, to condemn the Grindadráp.
Right after their album’s release, Mind Imperium goes on tour in France and Belgium with their friends from Aeon Patronist, in support of both bands latest work.
The band continues touring until COVID hits, and spends the end of 2020 bringing their new album to life. Its recording takes place in Spring 2021 at Tidalwave Studio, and Mind Imperium then resumes touring by Summer 2021, and signs an exclusive deal with Wormholedeath to release their upcoming LP.