Unfortunately, Paul and Max have decided to leave us. We have been discussing this for some time with them, and we saw it coming. It is of course sad for us, but we respect their private lives and personal choices. We wish them the best of luck in whatever they decide to do next.
There has been no conflict whatsoever, and after 5 years of playing together we will remain good friends (and Paul is married to Anna anyway).
Imperial Age will continue as a Western band, with a new guitarist and drummer. Right now we need to fill these positions ASAP for the EU and UK tours in September and October – for which we are preparing on full speed. Tomorrow we will publish the vacancies, but if you wish to join the band – you can already drop us a line.
Because of tours & visas, we can only consider colleagues who are citizens of the following territories: EU, UK, USA, Canada, Switzerland, Norway, Ukraine, Moldova, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, Japan.
We would be especially honoured if colleagues from Ukraine could join us – it would be a great demonstration of a unified effort against the evil we are all suffering from.
Here are the messages from Paul and Max:
“Dear friends, I have decided to leave Imperial Age.
The reason for this is that with my current day job I have no possibility to continue touring anymore and I don’t want to fail the band.
I’m totally grateful for these amazing 5 years we spent together touring, playing music and having fun, and for showing me what true fan support can be!
I wish the guys all the best and hope to see them on the Music Olympus one day!
“Hi everyone, this is Max Talion and many of you know me as the Imperial Age drummer. With deep regret I have to inform you that due to family circumstances I will not be able to take part in the upcoming tours. Sh*t happens. But the show must go on. I hope that during this difficult time you will support the band and come headbanging to their shows.
Info about the drummer vacancy will be published by the band separately.
I wish everyone peace and to remain free!
-Your Max Talion”