SF Bay Area’s Imagika was formed in 1993 and had released 7 studio albums and and performed countless shows and tours before disbanding in 2010.
Fast forward almost 10 years... during a chance encounter architected by bassist Jim Pegram during Kill Ritual's tour supporting Iced Earth & Sanctuary the Imagika alumni shared past stories, way too many drinks and ultimately agreed it was time to give the fans what they had been requesting for so many years. Steve already had many songs ready to go and having previously worked with King Diamond drummer Matt Thompson brought him into the fold to record the drums for this comeback album. The new album came together very quickly within a couple months Norman wrote and recorded all his vocals followed up by Jim laying the final bass tracks. As with Imagika albums past the group handed off the recordings to Andy LaRocque to produce and engineer. The forthcoming album titled "Only Dark Hearts Survive" showcases a maturity to the group's songwriting but holds the same core sound that Imagika fans will be happy to hear once again.