Swiss dark metal/post-hardcore band Impure Wilhelmina has released a cover of King Crimson’s »Fallen Angel« from their upcoming EP, »Dead Decades«, due out on October 6th, 2023 via Season Of Mist.
01. La Javanaise (Serge Gainsbourg cover)
02. Fallen Angel (King Crimson cover)
03. Plainsong (The Cure cover)
Courtesy of Season Of Mist:
As soon as Impure Wilhelmina got the idea for a covers album, they knew that »Fallen Angel« was a lock to make the track list. “King Crimson is a band that all of us listen to regularly and »Fallen Angel« was a song that we quickly and unanimously agreed upon.” the band says. Listen to Impure Wilhelmina’s faithfully mind-bending cover of »Fallen Angel« on our YouTube channel HERE.
»Fallen Angel« is the second single from the band’s upcoming EP. The first was a cinematic cover of Serge Gainsbourg’s »La Javanaise«, which you can watch HERE.
»Dead Decades« comes out on October 6, 2023. The EP also includes a cover of The Cure, along with two unreleased songs from their latest album »Antidote«. Pre-order it HERE.
Photo by Mehdi Benkler
It makes sense that Impure Wilhelmina are fans of King Crimson. After all, the Geneva quartet have followed the British prog legends by constantly breaking the mold. For 25 years now, they’ve rolled hardcore riffs, velveteen cleans, atmospheric sludge and gloomy melodies into post-metal that’s as sharp and versatile as a Swiss Army Knife. No wonder they’ve earned comparisons to KEN mode, Paradise Lost and The Smiths.
“We didn’t really know what it would sound like to cover such a prog monument,” the band said about »Fallen Angel«. “But we were surprised – and also, very proud – to see how well it suited out harmonic style.”
For 25 years, Impure Wilhelmina has been creating a singular music on the borders of rock and metal. The Geneva quartet has never been afraid to reinvent itself and to push back the stylistic barriers, without ever losing its strong identity. Intensity, melody, power and melancholy are the key words that guide the band’s discography, shaping record after record a subtle blend of metal, post-hardcore, new wave and indie rock sounds.
Impure Wilhelmina has experienced many line-up changes over the years around Michael Schindl, singer-guitarist, main composer and lyricist. Founded in 1996, the group quickly built a reputation in the local, then Swiss and European independent scenes.
Impure Wilhelmina is:
Michael Schindl – Vocals, guitar
Mario Togni – Drums
Sébastien Dutruel – Bass
Diogo Almeida – Guitar