The have released their rendition of “A Night In Tunisia” originally by American jazz pillar, Dizzy Gillespie.

Avantgarde metal enigmas Imperial Triumphant have announced a swath of tour dates with Behemoth in September and Baroness this coming November. The dates with Behemoth will kick off on September 10th in Reading, PA at Reverb and wrap on September 23rd in Englewood, CO at the Gothic Theater. Then, on November 28th and 29th, Imperial Triumphant will join Baroness on Boston, MA and New York, NY respectively. This comes after a run in Europe, including festival dates, this August.

To celebrate the announcement the band has released a cover of “A Night In Tunisia”, a musical composition originally written by American trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie. This is the second in a planned series of covers the band will be releasing throughout the coming months.

Steve Blanco (bass) comments: “Echoing the sounds of mid-twentieth century greatness, this tune was penned in New York City then renamed after an Exotic Place. Imperial Triumphant would love to play in Tunisia someday. Our exciting version plays particularly from the 1960 recording by Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers. Lee Morgan was on that record; he got shot by his ex-girlfriend while on a gig and bled to death. The USA produced some great art in the 1960s, and NYC used to be a great meeting point for musicians. Like the points of light in the Chrysler Building’s crown, some music transcends the ages.”

They previously released a cover of Radiohead’s “Paranoid Android“.


Tickets can be found HERE for the dates with Behemoth and HERE for the dates with Baroness.

“European Invasion II 2023” Imperial Triumphant tour dates
July 29, 2023 – (AT) Vienna – Szene Vienna
July 31, 2023 – (SLO) Ljubljana – Gromka
Aug. 1, 2023 – (HUN) Budapest – Robot
Aug. 3, 2023 – (RO) Brasov – Rockstadt Open Air
Aug. 5, 2023 – (PT) Vagos – Vagos Open Air

Imperial Triumphant tour dates
w/ Behemoth
Sept. 10, 2023 – Reading, PA – Reverb
Sept. 15, 2023 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
Sept. 19, 2023 – St. Louis, MO – The Hawthorne
Sept. 20, 2023 – Kansas City, MO – The Truman
Sept. 21, 2023 – Minnesota, MN – The Fillmore
Sept. 23, 2023 – Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre

Imperial Triumphant tour dates
w/ Baroness
Nov. 28, 2023 – Boston, MA – Royale
Nov. 29, 2023 – New York, NY – Webster Hall


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