ILLUSORY come from Athens, Greece. 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.
In 2008 the boys finally found a place of their own…Their own studio, the “iCave”… Their lil’ creation and implementation place/refuge. The idea was to have a place to go to, be free of schedules and other peeps interfering and things not relative to them.
They began recording, adding new ideas, painting a totally different landscape. Then, when the songs were recorded the best possible way and their concept was ready for some serious mixing and mastering, the boys decided to send to one of the most experienced teams in doing so. The valuable package was shipped to Germany, Mystic Studios and R.D. Liapakis and Christian Schmid.
The band decided to name their debut “The Ivory Tower”, a completely logical outcome, totally consequential to their lives and work so far. The album was released in 2013, also featuring a Japanese edition. Reviews, interviews and gigs followed whilst the group was recording their sophomore album, which is going to be released at the end of 2015/beginning of 2016, entitled “Polysyllabic”.