Illusions of Grandeur is a Theatrical Hard Rock/Fantasy Metal band based in Lancaster, PA.
The band is part now of Killsound productions as their booking agency.
The Siren – Maggie Carlton – Vox Archangel Michael – CM Carroll – BassAres – Ted Domzalski– Drums
I.O.G. took the PA and NJ scenes by storm, starting in 2015, debuting “The Siren Saga” live show.
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.
New video “Crossing Over” :
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.