+ Serpentyne + Orpheum
Entry Requirements: 14+. Under 16s MUST be accompanied by an adult
Founded in 2012 by singers/keyboardists Alexander "Aor" Osipov and Jane "Corn" Odintsova, today Imperial Age are the best known disciples of symphonic metal not only from their Russian motherland, but from the whole of Eastern Europe. Delivering a mixture of heavy metal, male and female opera and rock vocals, orchestral and choral sound with a strength unparalleled even by the mastodonts of the genre, the band gained international recognition after Christofer Johnsson, the godfather of symphonic metal and leader of Therion, noticed the Russian talents, signed them to his own label Adulruna and took on an immense European tour in 2016.
In 2016 it was announced that the band had started working on a new album and in 2017 it was revealed to be a metal opera under the name The Legacy of Atlantis. Due to the fact that an opera requires multiple singers, Aor and Jane have put aside the keyboards, becoming full-time vocalists. The album was recorded with Therion musicians: Nalle Pahlsson (bass, guitar, acoustic guitar), Thomas Vikstrom (vocals) and Christian Vidal (solo guitar) and with Sergey from Arkona on additional guitar, who also did the mixing and mastering of the record. Taras Yasenkov conducted the Moscow Conservatory Chamber Choir to record the biggest choral tracks in the band's history so far.
In July 2017 it was announced that Imperial Age would again join Therion in their new European tour. However, this time the tour would be of an extraordinary length even for Therion - 57 concerts in 25 countries - and Imperial Age would be the midact on all the shows. In December 2017, the new line-up was announced: Aor (Vocals), Jane Odintsova (vocals), Anna Kiara (vocals), Belf (bass), Vredes (guitar), Max Talion (drums).
The band toured all of Europe in February, March and April 2018, playing a total of 59 concerts over the span of 3 months - a huge tour for any metal band of any size. The only two European countries not visited were Norway and Austria. The tour was a tremendous success, both among the critics and the fans, and brought Imperial Age to a new level of international recognition.
“Lavishly orchestrated symphonic rock” (Progression, USA.)
For the past few years, British Symphonic rock band Serpentyne has been taking its unique sound around the clubs and festivals of the UK and mainland Europe.
Gothic Progressive Metal band based in London, UK.
Orpheum; named after the old theatrical vaudevillian circuit. Fronted by the mesmerising Erin Johnson, melodic guitar of Finlay Thomson and the thunderous drums of Andy Thomson, they have combined gothic, progressive and symphonic metal to create their dramatic music.
Members: Vocals - Erin Johnson, Guitar - Fin Thomson, Drums - Andy Thomson