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Illusions Of Grandeur: From The Siren Saga

Illusions Of Grandeur – The Songs Of Siren

Theatrical hard rock/fantasy metal band Illusions Of Grandeur drop their debut album, The Songs Of The Siren. The Songs Of The Siren is a part of a larger compilation called The Siren Saga. This first part takes the listener on a musical adventure, exploring the perils and triumphs of the Siren and her warriors. The story mixes fact and fiction, combining Greek and Norse Mythology, Sirens, Warriors, Archangels, and Kharon The Ferryman.

Illusions of Grandeur says, «We’re proud to release the first in The Siren Saga, The Songs of The Siren, on Pavement Entertainment. Join the Siren and her Warriors on this epic journey that takes you through the Styx!». To commemorate the release of their debut album, Illusions of Grandeur is premiering Mayhem, an energetic offering from the The Songs Of The Siren that immerses you into the heart of the story.

Illusions Of Grandeur hails from Lancaster, PA. In 2015 they took the PA and NJ scenes by storm, debuting The Siren Saga live show. Since their formation, Illusions Of Grandeur have toured in the United States, as well as across the UK and Europe, and made appearances at various festivals including Sav Fest, Dewey Beach Music Festival, and Witney Music Festival. Illusions of Grandeur’s fierce and spirited live show has gained them a legion of fans dubbed The Siren Nation, who follow them worldwide, at live shows and on social media. The track Red Sky Morning,

The Story Of The Siren:

The Siren was a winged creature with the body of a woman, feet and arms of a bird. She perched high on the flowery hilltops where she watched over and protected the Goddess Persephone, daughter of Zeus and Demeter. From the tops of Mount Olympus, the Siren soared as a God. One warm, sweet spring solstice, Persephone innocently wandered off through a field of flowers. Intrigued by one in particular, a magical glowing flower, she reached out with both hands. The ground beneath her began to quake and opened into a large hollow. Confused from the fall, Persephone did not see Hades, God of the Underworld, until he was already upon her. Her screams echoed out of reach as Hades pulled her back to the Underworld where he intended to marry her.

The Siren failed in her sworn duty to protect Persephone. She was stripped of her wings by Goddess Demeter and banished from Mount Olympus to a tiny island off the coast of Sicily. She would remain on earth until she found Persephone and returned her home safely.

This is now the Sirens journey. She must venture the Underworld and take Persephone from Hades. Frightened and unsure of her powers, she was lured to the seas, like a longing, calling to her soul. Once she reached the rocky cliffs, the mists from crashing waves, shown the shine of her new flesh, the scales and fins of a mermaid, a water Siren. Bound by this new skin, she must determine her new-found abilities and set forth to the task ahead.

The Siren would learn that when she sang, she was irresistible to mortal men. She pillaged for their lives and used them to build an army, facing peril and surprises along the way. The challenge was unlike any she had faced before. Alone and haunted by her past, if she was to have any chance of success, it would mean pushing herself towards her own self-destruction. After all, anyone who had ever faced the God of the Underworld has never returned…

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Om Ulf Backstrøm (2932 Artikler)
Mitt hovedfokus er musikk som er basert på progressiv tenking. Jeg er på ingen måte ensporet innen musikksmak, i likhet med intensjonen bak prog. Sjangerbegrepet er egentlig temmelig uinteressant annet enn til å gi en pekepinn om hva slags musikk det er snakk om i en anmeldelse. Jeg søker god musikk for å utfordre meg som lytter. God musikk til å trigge mine musikalske smaksløker, og til å sette i gang mine refleksjoner. Da er sjansen stor for at jeg utvikler meg og lærer, noe som bør være drivstoff for et hvert menneske. Fordi det å lære og utvikle seg er noe som tilfører livet en nødvendig porsjon "krydder". Slikt krydderet finner man blant annet i musikk. Ikke overraskende mener jeg at progressiv musikk har den fineste "smaken". På den annen side kan musikk med eller uten progressive elementer være godt nok til hverdags. Til fest derimot holder bare rendyrket prog! Må jo også få med at jeg rimelig kritisk, og jeg mener at det lages mye prog som er i beste fall uinteressant, og faktisk mye som er pinlig dårlig. Heldigvis oppveies dette av ekstremt dyktige aktører som for eksempel: Flower Kings, Mostly Autumn og White Willow, for å nevne noen tilfeldig valgte.
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