AOR Heaven will be releasing the new album from Imperium, ‘Beyond The Stars‘ on May 25th 2018.
Imperium is the solo project of drummer Mika Brushane. Mika has been playing drums and percussion in various bands since 1981 in all genres from jazz to metal and composed songs for different genres – and this legacy of mixed genres can be heard in the Imperium sound! The music is Melodic Rock which has a big dose of 80’s feel and sounds in it.
The project started in 2012 when Mika composed a new track for the new Strike record ‘We’re Back‘ and realized that there was more songs in him that needed to be released. In 2016, the debut album by Imperium, ‘Dreamhunter‘, saw the light of day on AOR Heaven.
In Imperium, Mika is in charge of the song-writing and playing all drums, bass, keyboards and the backing vocals. All lead vocals and guitars are performed by various very talented musicians from the rock/metal scene.
Also the album’s post production was handled by top professionals, i.e. it was mixed by Erkka Korhonen (Dark Sarah, Urban Tale, Northern Kings, Ari Koivunen, Raskasta Joulua) and mastered by the legendary Mika Jussila (Nightwish, Children of Bodom, Stratovarius, HIM etc.) ‘Beyond The Stars‘ was produced and mostly recorded during 2017-2018 by Mika himself at his Groovehouse studio in Vantaa, Finland.
Sound clips in advance:
Mika Brushane – Music, lyrics, drums, vst-bass, keyboards and backing vocals
Erkka Korhonen – Guitars
Samuli Federley – Guitars
Toni Huovinen – Guitars
Susanna Eronen – Backing vocals
Sini Heinilä – Backing vocals
Guest stars on ‘Beyond The Stars‘: Dennis Ward – Lead & backing vocals (Gus G, Khymera, Unisonic, Pink Cream 69, Place Vendome, Sunstrom, etc.); Markku Kuikka – Lead & backing vocals (Crow’s Flight, Agonizer, Kenziner, The Ragged Saints, Status Minor, etc.); Antti Railio – Lead & backing vocals (The Voice of Finland winner, Ex-Celesty, Solo artist, Raskasta Joulua tour etc.), Rob Lundgren – Lead & backing vocals, (solo artist, The Midgard project, Barque of Dante, etc.)