Coming at you with a wealth of influences ranging from Toto, Dio, and Rush to Queen, Twisted Illusion will re-release their newly recorded debut album, ‘Temple of Artifice‘, on Friday 28th May. The UK progsters have also just revealed a new single, ‘A Moment Of Lucidity‘, out now.
Twisted Illusion were formed in Manchester by front man Matt Jones in 2014. Despatching an immensely engrossing sound built around captivating guitar parts, vibrant drums, meticulous arrangements, and powerful vocals, Twisted Illusion’s productivity and level of musicianship are of the highest order. To date, the band have managed to independently cultivate a diehard fan base within the UK and into Europe and the USA. They have sold thousands of albums directly to fans, across five continents and to over twenty countries—all without a label.
During the next eighteen months, Twisted Illusion will release four studio albums. This is the culmination of three years of intense work. First up, they are set to release, ‘Temple of Artifice‘, to mark the album’s anniversary. Matt Jones elaborates: “Despite this album initially being written in 2016, it’s more lyrically relevant than ever to me. ‘Temple of Artifice‘ is very much at the core of TI’s ethos and sensibilities and will continue to be so. It represents integrity, a promotion of good mental health and a joy to be found in the absurdity of it all.” After the release of ‘Temple of Artifice‘, the band will release the ‘Excite the Light Trilogy‘, which are three albums distilling the essence and all aspects of the band’s incredible sound. From huge prog rock epics, to short three-minute radio friendly slices of pop rock, Twisted Illusion are here, and ready for widespread domination.
You can pre-order the album: Here
1 – Imitate Me: Part 1
2 – Freedom to Fail
3 – Hatred Is A Virtue
4 – Apocalypse … #lol
5 – Online and In Line
6 – A Moment of Lucidity
7 – Imitate Me: Part 2