Imagine Dragons is an American indie rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada. It was founded in 2008 and is known in 2012 by the songs It's Time and Radioactive (Trailersong to Assassin's Creed III).
The band was founded in 2008. After an EP with the band name as title (Imagine Dragons) was released in 2009 and followed EP Hell and Silence in 2010, the band received a contract from Interscope Records. Then she recorded the EP Continued Silence with the producer Alex Da Kid at Westlake Recording Studios, which was released in 2012 and left its mark on the US charts for the first time. In particular, the song It's Time brought them first great attention also beyond their home. The second single Radioactive, which reached the top 5 in many countries and was a number one hit in Sweden, made the breakthrough. The debut album of the group called Night Visions followed in the autumn of 2012. It was able to confirm the success and reached the Top 10 in many countries. With Demons and On Top of the World it also produced two more international hits.
In 2013 the Imagine Dragons won the American Music Award (AMA) in the category "best alternative artists". Radioactive was honored with the Grammy Awards as Best Rock Performance of the Year.
On June 2, 2014, Imagine Dragons released the title of the Michael Bay blockbuster Transformers with Battle Cry: the era of demise, which is also often melodically addressed in the soundtrack of the film.
To coincide with the world championship in the computer game League of Legends Imagine Dragons together with the developer of the game on 17 September 2014 published the song Warriors, which served as a title song of the competition and with which the band itself appeared before the final in Seoul.
The second album Smoke + Mirrors was released on 13 February 2015.
On June 24, 2016, the song Sucker for Pain was released on the Facebook page of Imagine Dragons, which they recorded together with Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, Logic, Ty Dolla, and X Ambassadors. The song belongs to the film music for Suicide Squad.