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Swiss dark metal/post-hardcore veterans Impure Wilhelmina stream new EP »Dead Decades« in full; out this Friday via Season Of Mist!

Swiss dark metal/post-hardcore veterans Impure Wilhelmina stream their new EP »Dead Decades« in full ahead of its release this Friday, October 6th, 2023 via Season Of Mist.

01. La Javanaise (Serge Gainsbourg cover)
02. Fallen Angel (King Crimson cover)
03. Plainsong (The Cure cover)
04. Nebula
05. Ignoramus

Courtesy of Season Of Mist:

Impure Wilhelmina are no strangers to reinvention. For the past 25 years, the Geneva quartet have rolled hardcore riffs, velveteen cleans, atmospheric sludge and gloomy melodies into post-metal that’s as sharp and versatile as a Swiss Army Knife.

Now, Impure Wilhelmina are breathing new life into several time-worn classics. »Dead Decades« flips the smoky, after-dark romance of »La Javanaise« into a lovestruck indie rock triumph, while also paying a faithfully mind-bending tribute to King Crimson.

»Dead Decades« comes out this Friday, October 6. Their new EP includes covers of Serge Gainsbourg, King Crimson and The Cure, plus two unreleased songs from the recording sessions for Impure Wilhelmina’s latest album »Antidote«.

Listen to all of »Dead Decades« a few days early over on our YouTube channel.


Photo by Mehdi Benkler

“We’d been wanting to record some covers for a long time,” says Impure Wilhelmina. “The opportunity came in 2022 after the forced cancellation of a European tour at the end of the pandemic. We chose three songs that we all love, released during three different decades – 60s, 70s and 80s – and all three are very far removed from our usual sound. Two previously unreleased tracks from the »Antidote« album sessions complete the EP. The record has a very strong nostalgic vibe, and we’re particularly proud of the result. Enjoy our »Dead Decades«!”

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.

Michael Schindl – Vocals/Guitars
Diogo Almeida – Guitars
Sébastien Dutruel – Bass
Mario Togni – Drums

Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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