Avant Garde Metal Trio Imperial Triumphant Covers Dizzie Gillespie’s “A Night In Tunisia”

[Cover photo credit to Shawn Brandon Media (@shawnbrandonmedia)]

Avant Garde Metal trio Imperial Triumphant has released a new single via Century Media Records: a cover of “A Night In Tunisia”, a musical composition originally written by American trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie. It’s the second in a series of covers, preceded by a cover of Radiohead’s “Paranoid Android”.

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.  

Currently on tour in Europe, Imperial Triumphant will return to the USA this Fall for special appearances with Behemoth and Baroness. Imperial Triumphant released their latest full-length, Spirit of Ecstasy, last year.

“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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