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ALIVE IN A CRIMSON PATH – Live @ Piraeus Club Academy

ILLUSORY: ALIVE IN A CRIMSON PATH – LiVE in Athens this Spring

The band will be playing at the Piraeus Club Academy this April. Having
released their third album, “Crimson Wreath”, in mid 2021, which
received the title “Album of the year” by three magazines throughout
the world (KNACK Magazine – USA, Metal Pedia – Mexico, and Classic
Rock Bottom – USA), the Ivories will hit the stage with a complete set,
featuring songs off their latest release as well as their previous works.
This is actually going to be the “Crimson Wreath” live release.

Alongside ILLUSORY, two magnificent Greek bands, sharing the stage.
The Silent Wedding, the amazing lyrical progressive Metal band, whose latest
album, “Ego Path” is considered as one of the most interesting releases
last year. The bouquet is completed via opening act Fortis Ventus, a true
sensation in female fronted symphonic Metal and a setlist filled with
songs off their debut album “Vertalia”, also released last year.

April 8, 2023
Piraeus Club Academy, Athens, Greece

Live @ Metal Union – Agrinio

ILLUSORY live @ Metal Union – Agrinio along with The Silent Wedding

The two bands continue their joint appearances, this time in the city of Agrinio and the beloved Metal Union! They will be performing live material from all three of their albums, focusing on their latest releases, CRIMSON WREATH and EGO PATH, respectively.

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Live @ Skyland – Larissa

ILLUSORY live @ Skyland – Larissa along with The Silent Wedding and Human Genom

The two bands will play for the first time in the city of Larissa and will present live material from all three of their albums, focusing on their latest releases, EGO PATH and CRIMSON WREATH, respectively.

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CRIMSON WREATH on Vinyl

Crimson Wreath” on vinyl!

It’s finally here! ILLUSORY’s brand new album is released on vinyl as well. The edition features a double vinyl gatefold package (180 grams – 12″), showcasing a real treat for the eyes and the ears. For those of you, who have always had a sweet tooth for such releases, feel free to order via our official Facebook page or Bandcamp page.

Shine on the Vinyls!

Live @ Under The Quarry Festival

September 11, 2022 – Live @ Under The Quarry Festival

The Ivories will return to the Under The Quarry Metal Fest.
It was 2017 when ILLUSORY were invited to participate and share the stage with a great number of even greater Greek bands. Five years later the boys are back, playing in a wonderful place and sharing the stage with many spending bands. ILLUSORY are elated about the festival and simply can’t wait to relive the feeling. See you all in September!

Live @ Hermoupolis Indie Rock Festival – Syros

August 6, 2022 – Live @ Hermoupolis Indie Rock Festival – Syros

ILLUSORY will perform on the second day of the 13 Indie Rock Festival, held in the wonderful island of Syros in Greece. Come Saturday August 6, the time will be live o’ clock for the Ivories and the amazing Greek bands sharing the stage. Yet, the festival starts on August 5, so you might want to watch both days. The boys are simply thrilled, as they will present the songs off their third album, “Crimson_Wreath“, live on stage.

CASSETTE TAPE RELEASES

It is with great pleasure to announce that in collaboration with Legions Fanzine team, our albums “The Ivory Tower” and “Crimson Wreath” will also be released on cassette tape, for the very first time ever! Each cassette release will feature 50 numbered copies.

Official release date is set for June 15.
You can all preorder your own copy by sending a message to ILLUSORY Facebook Page, www.facebook.com/IllusoryBand

Our sophomore album “Polysyllabic” will soon be released on cassette tape as well and make sure you stay tuned, because more announcements are on their way, always in collaboration with Legions Fanzine!

Shine On The Ivories!

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INSIDE THE IVORIES’ TOWER – Rockumentary

ILLUSORY: “Inside the Ivories’ Tower” Video Documentary

Started almost thirty years ago… Went through changes. And still happening. Three albums and a respectable number of live shows. At the end of the day, six guys and a wonderful journey.

Alexander Haritakis and SingLoud TV had an idea. Shooting everyday lives led by normal people, who become a music fellowship once entering their own studio, the iCave; their refuge, their hideaway, practically their second home.

ILLUSORY is actually a bunch of souls, creating songs whilst appreciating their own co-existence. It’s a heartfelt rockumentary about the past and the present of the future. How it all began, how it’s going, how it will be. And then, a simple phrase and a warm motto.

Shine On The Ivories!

Directed, shot and edited by Alexander Haritakis

THE MAKING OF “CRIMSON WREATH” – Documentary

No one knows how tough, how rough and demanding an album making procedure can be, apart from the band itself of course. ILLUSORY have released their third album, “Crimson Wreath”, on May 21 via Rockshots Records and this is your official guide to the depths of the unknown. The ideas, the brainstorming, the tension, the arguments, the recordings, the final touch. iCave and Matrix studios, the Ivories and a bunch of wonderful guests. The agony, the fun, the pleasure of the birth of a record. A labor of love transcribed into 78 minutes of music by a Heavy Metal band deeply respecting its roots.

The band started working on the album in November 2017. The previous year was truly busy, with the release of their sophomore album, “Polysyllabic” and their live obligations. The members remember: “We started with the drums sessions, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, for a period of four weeks. New ideas appeared, new things were happening, enthusiasm was touching the roof. It was a new beginning… again”.

During this video, the Ivories are sharing their beliefs about the album, their sound, their general view about music; especially Heavy Metal music nowadays. The boys are talking about their musical relationship as well as their friendship and the whole ILLUSORY fellowship. They also reveal studio stories and how things evolved during “Crimson Wreath” recordings and they even publish bits and pieces from that creative procedure era. The band wishes to work “out of the box”. Naturally they are taking the high road and naturally this album is the solid proof regarding their selection. It can be described as a journey to the Ivory Tower itself. Or, as the band likes to say, a journey to the Ivories’ Tower…

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“A POEM I COULDN’T RHYME” – 5th Single/Video Release

What is the worst nightmare you ever had?
The following can be a question. Or is it the affirmative rhyme? An incubus crouched on your chest. A darkened horse. A sweating canvas portraying disharmony within perfect silence. A war raging inside a dream.

ILLUSORY’s fifth video is being unwrapped around “A Poem I Couldn’t Rhyme”. Taken off the band’s third album, “Crimson Wreath”, released on May 21 via Rockshots Records, this is a reminder of a motif painted with the brightest colors, yet surrounded by a halo of Erebus.

“Taking a look inside me, I only see a glimpse of my youth
Seeking a place to hide me, I need to stay away from the truth”

Heaving riffing, mid tempo endoskeleton, speed variations and climaxes, intriguing orchestration. Much like Henry Fuseli’s painting “The Nightmare”, this storyboard is all about the subject that’s waking up whilst the bad dream has just begun. ILLUSORY’s illusions are taking over.

Lyric Video by Manos Fatsis
Artwork by Panagiotis “Hammer” Sfiris