|Emerging from the edge of the river of Styx, the Siren and her men prepare to fight for this epic battle that surely awaits.|
In between two dimensions, alive but among the dead, they have crossed over.
In The Dark Forest, the Wolf awaits….
“Much of the second album is set in The Black Forest, The Prophet also awaits. After defeating “The Wolf” the Siren and her men continue on to find Persephone. Misleading the Forest continues to try and confuse the warriors. Along their journey they come upon the Prophet, who promises to guide them in the right direction. Listen to the Prophets words. Guide your thoughts, guide your tongue. Will the Prophet prove to be good, or just another trick of the underworld.“ ~The Siren
|Illusions of Grandeur is a Theatrical Hard Rock/Fantasy Metal band based in Lancaster, PA. |
The Siren Saga is a story of the journeys, perils, and triumphs of the Siren and her warriors. The story mixes facts and fiction combining Greek and Norse Mythology, Sirens, Viking Warriors, Archangels and Kharon “The Ferryman”. The first part, “The Songs of the Siren”, is to be released on Pavement Records in 2019.
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. I.O.G. has shared the stage with artists as varied as DOPE, Motograter, September Mourning, New Year’s Day, Puddle of Mudd and Otep.
Illusions of Grandeur’s fierce and energetic 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 Siren – Maggie Carlton – Vocals
Archangel Michael – CM Carroll – Bass
Ares – Ted Domzalski– Drums
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…
|The Wolf ????️ :|
In this song we connect the listener to the story line again. Coming out of the song “Crossing Over”, we’ve found ourselves in the Black Forest that sits along the Archeron in the underworld.
The wolf awaits, haunting us and closer than we realize. The Siren taunts the wolf right back and reflects on her strengths. Riling her men, she reminds them of their own animalistic ways…”we’re all animals, I just have bigger teeth”.
The Wolf (lyric video):