Haunting rock with a guitar-heavy sound. Cathartic lyrics dealing with loss and faith. A half-yelling vocal delivery over a barrage of distortion while maintaining anthemic melodies that would have anyone singing along.
Imperial Railway is an American rock ensemble from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Formed by singer, guitarist, and songwriter Dave Beshero in 2008; the band includes Zakk Fine (drums), Ryan Matteo (guitar), and Owen Parker (bass, vocals).
Imperial Railway combines elements of hardcore, rock, and punk with a dense, heavy guitar sound. Frontman Dave Beshero is known for his cathartic lyrics dealing directly with loss, betrayal, and faith. He is characterized by his half-yell vocal style.
Beshero recorded the first full-length for the band in 2010, loosely based on his parent’s divorce and his father’s death. He named the record “Carabosse” after a fictional witch in various works, most notably Tchaikovsky’s ballet of Sleeping Beauty.