I caught up with Vocalist Maggie Carlton (Siren) and Bassist CM Carroll (Archangel)from Heavy Metal group Illusions Of Grandeur to talk about the latest single “The Prophet“, the themes and story behind some of the IOG songs, touring, and getting back over to Europe when they can, and all things Illusions Of Grandeur.
Illusions of Grandeur, a Theatrical Heavy Metal band based in Lancaster, PA. 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”, was 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.
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