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…