The band was originally founded in 1992 by two friends who used to jam on top of their building. Armed with enthusiasm, desire and most of all, love for music, they decided to pursue what every teenager at the time was dreaming of, so they formed a band to play their beloved Heavy Metal sounds. The band’s hometown, Moschato Greece, is utterly well-known for its fine wine; although it was produced ages ago, yet the vines are still haunting the name of the city. Thus, like good wine, “Ivory Tower” was maturing nicely, obtaining a better taste by the day, the month, the year.
Constant rehearsing, composing and live gigs. Excitement, tension, a lot of sweat in the middle and the first song bouquet is ready to be served. Come June 2008, the sextet is opening for legendary Blue Oyster Cult, at a fantastic open air venue in Athens. Gig was an absolute bliss, headliners did actually pay attention to the Greek youngsters and history began writing itself in a whole new chapter.
“The Ivory Tower” (mixed and mastered in Germany, Mystic Studios and R.D. Liapakis and Christian Schmid) was released in May 2013 via The Leaders Records in Europe and the rest of the world. The Japanese edition hit the Land of the Rising Sun in August 2013 (special artwork featuring the OBI). First edition of the album was sold out and the news brought tons of enthusiasm to the band members as well as the fans. The band has played quite a few shows throughout Greece.
The “Ivories” (members fav nickname) managed to attract the attention of
German label 7hard/7us media group, the contract were signed and the sophomore album, entitled “Polysyllabic” was released in November 2016. Recorded at their own studio – the iCave by Dee “K.man” Theodorou. Produced by Yiannis Petroyiannis & Dee “K.man” Theodorou, mixed and mastered at the Matrix Studios Athens by Yiannis Petroyiannis.
“Polysyllabic” is the sonic vehicle which will carry the ILLUSORY sound further and prepare the way for a breakthrough release. Thus the vehicle made a number of stops in Greece, featuring a few cities live-wise. Then the band was selected for a concert to remember. ILLUSORY got to open for the legendary Geoff Tate, the voice of Queensryche for over thirty years and his Operation: Mindcrime saga. February 2019 and the boys played an amazing show in Athens, at a sold-out venue and confirmed they can deliver.
2020 finds the band ready to release their third album. More information will be announced soon, regarding date of release, title and rest of the package.