ILLUSORY: Collaboration with famous actor/director, Mr. Grigoris Valtinos
Third ILLUSORY album, “Crimson Wreath“, features a few exceptional musicians as guests. This record also features a huge artist, one of the biggest Greek actors and directors as well as a globally known star. Mr. Grigoris Valtinos, a cultural pillar of this country, the very leasing role man who appeared in Colosseum first, in the very first play celebrating the monuments opening after fifteen centuries of silence, is also the leading role man who accepted in collaborating with the Greek Heavy Metal band, sharing his voice and general presence.
What makes a narration special and emblematic, apart from the text itself, is the narrator. The voice, the method, the acting, the approach, the whole attitude. Having a piece in ancient Greek and further back to be exact, such the one you are about to hear, automatically requires for someone who is a total professional as well as a scholar regarding the language and the way of transcription. Mr. Grigoris Valtinos, one of the most spectacular actors and directors ever, a globally known star and true culture pillar in Greece, is the one narrating this particular piece.
The Ivories are thrilled and genuinely excited about these paths crossed and in the very near future, the outcome of that collaboration will be given the spotlight!
Here you can view the indicative video/teaser of this partnership:
The title track of ILLUSORY’s new album, “Crimson Wreath” is their newest video. A visualizer capturing the essence of the song. Anti-war, a cry against all those who made war a necessary evil for humankind, our own lives.
ILLUSORY are proud to release their sophomore video off their third album. Join in, listen and Shine On!
“The band is thrilled! When we look back, from the first minute to the last one, from the moment we pressed “record” on the very first drum tracking, to the latest addition and album wrap-up, we can’t stop thinking about all the things we set and done during those recordings and the long hours of arranging every little album detail. “Crimson Wreath” has become a member of our discography and our most recent brainchild. And we are totally proud of it!”
There is no better teaser than a trailer! “Besetting Sins” will be the first single/video off the new ILLUSORY album entitled “Crimson Wreath” and it is wise to sit back, avoid any sort of longwinded phrases or piles of words and let the music (and the video snippet) do the talking. Take a look, have a listen and get ready for the full video version. It will soon follow… and it will soon Shine On!
This album is a natural evolution and a straight forward statement by ILLUSORY, concerning their sound, song structure and general music appearance, following the steps of its predecessors, “The Ivory Tower” & “Polysyllabic” and featuring a brand new deal with one of the most up and coming as well as promising labels, Rockshots Records.
With a total of fourteen tracks and overall running time seventy six minutes, “Crimson Wreath” is an album of strong thematics and the songs that every fan of Heavy Metal music would love to listen to and spread the word about.