Set to release their third full-length ‘Crimson Wreath‘ on May 21, 2021 via Rockshots Records, Greece’s prog power Illusory are sharing the record’s next single and title track.
“The eponymous title of the album is a very complex song. It starts with some clean guitars and a beautiful piano theme and by the end of it, everything changes! There is a strong bridge in the middle, with some really big-sounding guitars and a tribal drumming part, which leads into a twin-guitar melody followed by keyboards and a great vocal bridge! ‘Crimson Wreath‘ is about a land invasion nowadays and it describes the emotions of the people who woke up under attack.” adds the band.
Having opened for such legendary acts Blue Oyster Cult, Warrel Dane, Geoff Tate, and Gus G, Illusory‘s new album ‘Crimson Wreath‘ is the next step in their widely praised evolution to follow 2016’s ‘Polysllabic‘ (7hard/7us) and 2013’s ‘The Ivory Tower‘ (The Leaders Records).
Melodic, riffy, cerebral, and complex ‘Crimson Wreath‘ is a very emotional and melodic release, yet heavy and strong at the same time. Both new fans and ones who have been listening to the band for years will indulge themselves in this latest offering of classic, progressive, epic, and thrashy performances. Lyrical themes found on ‘Crimson Wreath‘ are mostly anti-war, but the full length also includes a thematic unit consisting of three songs that deal with human loss.
The band comments:
“‘Crimson Wreath‘ has a very warm and solid sound and we feel very proud of the production we have done for it. It is an album that we recorded during one of the toughest times of our lives. We self-produced it with Yiannis and Dee doing an exceptional job mixing and mastering the tracks. It just sounds humongous! We feel we truly captured what we wanted to achieve in C.W.”
For fans of Iron Maiden, Queensryche, Savatage, Jag Panzer, Illusory‘s ‘Crimson Wreath‘ is available for pre-order: Here
1. Besetting Sins (5:01)
2. Acedia (2:11)
3. Crimson Wreath (6:35)
4. Immortal No (4:25)
5. All Shall Fade (1:51)
6. All Blood Red (5:48)
7. The Voice Inside Me (1:28)
8. S.T. Forsaken (8:08)
9. Ashes To Dust (5:51)
10. A Poem I Couldn’t Rhyme (4:22)
An Opus Of Loss And Sorrow:
11. Pedestal I: Past Forever Last (6:07)
12. Pedestal II: The Isle Of Shadows (9:08)
13. Pedestal III: Agony’s Last (6:53)
14. Fortress Of Sadness (10:04)
Dee Theodorou – Vocals
George Papantonis – Guitars
Greg Bakos – Guitars
Niki Danos – Bass
Makis Vandoros – Keyboards
Costas Koulis – Drums