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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
“Ashes To Dust” video clip is ready to spin next Sunday, June 20, on the longest running music show on Greek television. TV WAR, Greek Metal Hammer’s own, the Metal media locomotive, will host the world premiere of a grand production, featuring world renowned actor/director Grigoris Valtinos.
Sunday, June 20, at midnight on Mad TV. Don’t miss it!
ILLUSORY’s third album, “Crimson Wreath”, features the band’s musical and lyrical excursions and vast melodic essays as well as the contribution of a number of amazing musicians, joining forces with the band and participating in certain key notes which became a highlight throughout the making of the record.
Naturally these artists should be mentioned, and they are, one by one.
“I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality.” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. [Nobel Prize acceptance speech, 1964]
Third single/official video release off the third album “Crimson Wreath”. Song “All Blood Red” debuts today as a lyric video, showcasing another side of the multi-layered album, musically and lyrically. Focusing on the global nightmare of racism, “All Blood Red” can be a cry-freedom statement and valuable food for thought. “When all is lost, all blood is red” is to be considered alongside the phrase “There is NO such thing as race. There is JUST a human race”, to quote nobelist Toni Morrison. Listen, enjoy, THINK and Shine On!