Dark, Heavy at times with Synth. Influenced by Celtic storytelling. Black Sabbath and Sisters of Mercy meets Type O Negative and Christian DeathShare
Founded by Nate Dal Cais, Imbolg was named after a pagan holiday. Dal Cais became inspired by the meaning behind the holiday, Imbolg which brings hope of better times and encourages people to rejoice for what they have. Dal Cais teamed up with Malacoda in 2004 and the pair along with original drummer Torbin the Beholder (who did a European tour with hardcore icons the Cro-Mags), began performing at such venues as CBGB's 1313 alchemy gothic lounge, and more recently performing in New England, Pennsylvania and NJ as well as continuing to perform in New York. Imbolg's influences range from Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd, Type O Negative, Kiss, Return to Khafji, Kamelot, Sisters of Mercy, Malaise,Paradise Lost, Moonspell, Rush, Muse, Switchblade Symphony, Tool, and many others.
In keeping with a Pagan ambiance, Imbolg does a ritual at every show before they start to perform which entails burning of sage and incense which they were noted for by Goth author Mick Mercer in his latest book : "Music To Die For".
Imbolg is currently recording their self-titled debut release. The EP for the full length has three tracks:
1) Duisigh (Awaken), 2) Tieg O'Kane & the Corpse and 3) Winter's Bane
Can be heard streaming on myspace.com/imbolg
Imbolg songs can also be heard on Vampire Lestat's 120 minutes of Gothic Music on live365.com, Gothnights.com podcast, and the Morbid time Podcast on brutalbackhand.com.
Broadcast Radio play includes:
WDFH 90.3 Dobb's Ferry,NY, USA
RTE 90.7 Dublin, Ireland
City FM 106.2 Bucharest, Romania
Encased in Madness
Tieg O'Kane and the Corpse
Thy Dark Gift
Symptom of the Universe