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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

“ASHES TO DUST” – 4th Single/Video Release

Pyrisous, Aeacides, Aemonius, Aspetos, Larissaeus, Ligyron, Nereius, Pelides, Phthius, Podarkes…
Some of the names of the greatest warrior of all time. The myth amongst the living and the departed. Achilles, the main character of Iliad, the glorious king, the fearless leader, the ideal soldier…
On the other hand, the allegory… He who wanders in grief, Homer’s epic poem in the hands of the righteous, catapulted in a dystopian reality, becoming a cultural heritage for the future.

ILLUSORY presents “Ashes To Dust”, a heroic rhapsody, taken off their third album, “Crimson Wreath”.
Illustrious actor/director Grigoris Valtinos is the leading man in a story which exemplifies the essence of a fable across a path walked by the bravest and honored by the scholars of the world. This short film is about an epic manifesto, a darkening day to come and everlasting hope.

Director: Maria Chatzigianni aka M-Word
Cinematography – DOP: Markellos Plakitsis
Assistant Director – Kinesiology: Ioanna Korina Palaska
Wardrobe: Despina Chimona
Hair and Make-up: Elena Theodorou
Production Assistant: Kalliopi Karamani
Backstage Photographs: Cristina Alossi
Starring: Grigoris Valtinos and Deedinos Theodorou

Artwork by Manos Psakis