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“CRIMSON WREATH” – The Guests/Official Trailer

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.

Narrators: Grigoris Valtinos, Paul Logue
Vocalists: Anastasia Papadopoulou (Upon Revival), Gregory Koilakos (Fortis Ventus), Mary Tirou, Nancy Moschopoulou (Fortis Ventus) and Ophelia Baudelaire
Instumentalists: Alexandros Roumeliotis – piano, Dimitris Fakos – acoustic & classical guitars

  • Choir on “The Isle Of Shadows” and “Fortress Of Sadness”: Anastasia Papadopoulou (Upon Revival), Gregory Koilakos (Fortis Ventus), Nancy Moschopoulou (Fortis Ventus) and Ophelia Baudelaire
  • Soprano Parts on “Fortress Of Sadness” by Nancy Moschopoulou (Fortis Ventus)
  • Additional Vocals on “Fortress Of Sadness” by Ophelia Baudelaire
  • Lullaby Intro on “Agony’s Last” by Mary Tirou
  • Classical Guitars on “Acedia” and Acoustic Guitars on “The Isle Of Shadows” by Dimitris Fakos
  • Piano on “All Shall Fade”, “Fortress Of Sadness” and “Past Forever Last” by Alexandros Roumeliotis
  • Narration on “Ashes To Dust” by Grigoris Valtinos
  • Narration on “Acedia” by Paul Logue
  • Gang Voices by the Ivories & Gregory Koilakos (Fortis Ventus)
  • Art cover designed by Panagiotis “Hammer” Sfiris
  • Design / Layout by Panagiotis “Hammer” Sfiris
  • Photo processing by Manos Psakis

“ALL BLOOD RED” – 3rd Single/Official Lyric Video Release

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!

Lyric Video by Christ Stergianidis
Artwork by Manos Psakis

Crimson Wreath” album out on May 21 via Rockshots Records
Album pre-order: http://bit.ly/CrimsonWreathCD​​

“ALL BLOOD RED” 3rd Single/Video Trailer

“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]

The trailer for the 3rd video entitled “All Blood Red” is already up and you can view it here:

Artwork by Manos Psakis
Video by Christ Stergianidis

In addition, there is a link in order to pre-save the track to your Spotify list and get to listen to it as soon as it airs.
Feel free to click here: https://backl.ink/144420809

ILLUSORY Featuring Mr. Grigoris Valtinos

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:

Video by K.man

“CRIMSON WREATH” – 2nd Single/Official Visualizer Release

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!

Artwork by Panagiotis “Hammer” Sfiris
Video by K.man

“CRIMSON WREATH” – 2nd Single/Video Trailer

The trailer for the sophomore video off the band’s “Crimson Wreath” album is already up and you can view it here:

The third album release date is constantly approaching. ILLUSORY will release their sophomore video next week, March 12, presenting the title track off their “Crimson Wreath” album.

In addition, there is a link in order to pre-save the track to your Spotify list and get to listen to it as soon as it airs.
Feel free to click here: https://backl.ink/144420807

Next Friday will mark the introduction to the second journey inside the Crimson Wreath Reality of Illusory.

Join in, Shine On!

“CRIMSON WREATH” / Full Artwork & Tracklist

“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!”

Alnum Pre-Order: http://bit.ly/CrimsonWreathCD


Produced by Yiannis Petroyiannis
Co-Produced by Dee “K.man” Theodorou

Engineered and edited by Dee “K.man” Theodorou at the iCave Studio and Yiannis Petroyiannis at the Matrix Studios

Mixed and Mastered by Yiannis Petroyiannis at the Matrix Studios

All songs composed, arranged and orchestrated by ILLUSORY

Art cover designed by Panagiotis “Hammer” Sfiris
Design / Layout by Panagiotis “Hammer” Sfiris
Art concept conceived and directed by Stiver Graunne

Photography by Vaios Roupis
Photo processing by Manos Psakis

Makeup by Helena Theodorou

“BESETTING SINS” – 1st Single/Official Lyric Video Release

Proudly introducing “Crimson Wreath” album to the world!

Monk and theologian John Cassian wrote about an ancient Greek emotion called “Acedia“.
The birth of all Deadly Sins, all Seven of them!

Spotify: http://spoti.fi/3tSk2Qj
Album Pre-Order: http://bit.ly/CrimsonWreathCD

Lyric Video by John Kaimakamis and theNightwatchers
Artwork by Manos Psakis
Makeup by Helena Theodorou

“BESETTING SINS” – 1st Single/Video Trailer

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!

Follow this link and Pre-Save “Besetting Sins” on your favorite streaming platform with just a single click https://backl.ink/144420810

“CRIMSON WREATH”

The band is proud to announce the release of their third studio album entitled “Crimson Wreath“. Recorded at the iCave & Matrix Studios and produced, mixed & mastered at the Matrix Studios.

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.

Produced by Yiannis Petroyiannis
Co-Produced by Dee “K.man” Theodorou

Engineered and edited by Dee “K.man” Theodorou at the iCave Studio and Yiannis Petroyiannis at the Matrix Studios

Mixed and Mastered by Yiannis Petroyiannis at the Matrix Studios

All songs composed, arranged and orchestrated by ILLUSORY

Art cover designed by Panagiotis “Hammer” Sfiris
Design / Layout by Panagiotis “Hammer” Sfiris
Art concept conceived and directed by Stiver Graunne

Photography by Vaios Roupis
Photo processing by Manos Psakis

Makeup by Helena Theodorou