It all started in the year 2000 when a bunch of friends in Stockholm and Amyl Nitrate from Brooklyn, NY, started making noises in the rehersal room. Amyl moved to Stockholm permanently later that year and IMPERIAL LEATHER became a "serious" band. The plan was to play basic Punkrock'n'roll with fun but still relevant lyrics. The members at that time was:
Amyl Nitrate and Dny Rotten - Vocals
PDR and Sky Saxxon - Guitars
Joni Macaroni - bass and Kenko the Knife - Drums
That line up did two 7"s and a bunch of gigs in Sweden, Finland, the UK and America before PDR left the band 2003. Dagny Dagger played stand in guitar on the euro summer tour '03, but since Kenko wanted the switch to guitar Grand Dadde started to play drums in the band later that year. One 7", a LP/CD released on Profane Existence, and a bunch of gigs in Sweden, Germany, Chech Republic and Poland was completed made by this line up before Joni and Dadde decided to jump off the band wagon to focus on other projects. Alas, for the US Tour 2005/06 we have some new recruits on board - welcome 138 on bass and Who-Killed-Matte? on drums!
Members have been/are in such fine acts as:
The Varukers, Spidercunts, Meanwhile/Dischange, No Security, Burning Kitchen, Stockholm Pigs, Zombiefied, Skeletor, Abductee S.D, Sunday Morning Einsteins, D.S.-13, Hatet Vxer and more...
Excuses for Future Fuck-ups 7"(Instigate, 2003)
S/t Pro-printed Tape (Trujaca Fala, 2003)
Commodity of a Filthy Society 7" (Communichaos Media, 2003)
A Nobis Factum Optime Est 7" (Communichaos Media, 2004)
Something ut of Nothing LP/CD (Profane Existence 2005)