Welcome to Colin Davis’ Imperial Mastering studio!  I work with all styles of music – but I specialize in metal music mastering and production.

Since 1996, metal has been my central focus as an engineer.  If you play metal, whether its power metal, thrash, death metal, black metal, grindcore, djent, progressive metal, hardcore or heavy metal of any kind, you have come to the right place!

If metal is not your genre, no problem!  I also work with all types of rock, blues, jazz, reggae, as well as folk, world and acoustic based styles – which we do a lot of as well.  So don’t hesitate to ask for a free test master if you play one of these other styles!

Metal bands will appreciate that I am one of the few metal specialists in mastering.  I come from the metal music community. I’m the founder of the death metal band VILE as well as The 01Experience and DeprograMatrix. This is why I understand metal genres and why I’m one of the top mastering engineers for metal music in the world.

My primary goal is to give you, the artist, the absolute best quality album that is possible for your money.  My rates for both mastering and mixing are affordable.  I communicate with my clients openly and rapidly.  I offer free test masters so you can hear the results before you commit to working with me.  In short, I bend over backwards to help your album reach its fullest potential.  

If you have questions about whether you should hire an outside mastering engineer at all, you can read answers to that question here.

This is not just a job for me, its a deep passion that I take total responsibility for.  Read some of my clients’ testimonials and see why so many artists return to Imperial Mastering for all their musical releases.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or to book a session.  To order a free test master, check out this page.

You can read my blog posts here.  And if you want to watch an info video all about working with me, see the video below.


Colin Davis

Imperial Mastering is authorized by Apple Music to provide formats that meet the “Apple Digital Masters” protocol, previously called “Mastered for iTunes”.