Sedate Illusion Biography

Sedate Illusion is a full band of Vangelis Kakarougkas (ex-member of Kinetic and ex-member of Equal Vector), Anastasios Kibizis (Guitars), Vangelis Glavinas (Bass), and Andreas Alamanos (Drums).It initiated back in 2004 , as a project at first and then it became a full band.  In the beginning an instrumental album called “Illusions” was created, in which Theodore Pegousis (ex-drummer of Equal Vector) took part.

Next there was a full length album,  the “0545”, which released in October of 2010 and includes 8 songs and 3 instrumental tracks. Peter Politis, ex-guitarist of Equal Vector, participates in two tracks of this album, which are the rhythm and the solo guitar section of the song “0545” and the solo guitar section of the instrumental track “Fish inside my mattress”. Kostas Alexakis (ex-drummer of Kinetic and present drummer of Acid Death) participated in the brutal vocal section of the song “As we fall”.

After that, the “Illusory Sustenance” was created in 2011 – 2012 and contains 8 tracks, which one of them is instrumental. Peter Politis recorded the guitars and Lefteris Zochios created some of the lyric. An important information is that the album has spent its last processing phase (mastering) by Martin Anderson in Lastdropmastering Studios of San Francisco and that it is available for purchase on iTunes and Amazon.

“What Remains” is the next studio album of Sedate Illusion. It came out in February of 2014 and it is a concept album. Furthermore, there was a beautiful collaboration with some amazing musicians and those are: Anastasios Kibizis (Guitars), Andreas Alamanos (Drums), Vangelis Glavinas (Bass), Spiros Gelekas (Additional Vocals), Lia Kolita (Additional Voals), Charitini Anastasiadou (Additional Vocals), Konstantinos Koskinas (French Horn), Alexandra Grammenou (Oboe) and the flutes are Elli Anyfanti, Despoina Anyfanti, Maria Maltezou and Athina Doukakis. After that album, Sedate Illusion became a full band with the first three names mentioned above.

“Glass Delusion” released in 2016. It consists of 8 tracks, which 2 of them are reissues of previous albums. These 2 reissues are “All Will”, taken from the album “Illusory Sustenance (2012)” and “Traumatic Skies”, taken from the album “0545 (2010)”.

“UnGod Me” is the title of the brand new album of Sedate Illusion. It consists of 8 tracks. The first one is the introduction of the album and the rest are original songs, except “Forever” (cover song originally performed from “Rage”, “Black in Mind -1995”). Lastly there is a reissue of the song “Withered Roses” that was taken from the album 0545 (2010)”.

Members

Gear

Keyboards : Korg Kronos 2, Korg Triton Le, M-Audio Keystation 61 Microphones: Rode NT2-A, Shure 58A beta, MXL -990s

Influences

Kevin Moore, Nevermore, Ayreon, Savatage, Anathema, Therion, Rage, After Forever, Opeth, Fates Warning, Dream Theater, Death, Testament, Metallica, Porcupine Tree, Queensryche, Conception, Jason Becker, Marty Friedman, Steve Vai, Steven Wilson, Cynic, Coroner, Queen, OSI, Liquid Tension Experiment.

Gear

Guitars : PRS custom 24, Schecter Jeff Loomis 7-string, Takamine G-Series Acoustic. Elixir Strings 9. Amps: Bugera 333XL, Blackstar HT-40. FX: TC Electronics Nova System. Picks: Dunlop Jazz III

Influences

Megadeth, Metallica, Dream Theater, Fates Warning, Chroma Key, Rush, Opeth, Crimson Glory, Ayreon, Psychotic Waltz, Nevermore, Death, Morbid Angel, Camel, Eloy, Marillion, Devin Townsend, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Yngwie Malmsteen, SRV, Pat Metheny, Tommy Emmanuel, Aaron Parks, Iasis, Mode Plagal, Sokratis Malamas, Gojira, Leprous, Haken.

Gear

Electric Bass : Dean Edge Pro 5, Fender Dimension 4-String Jazz Bass, Double Bass – Aria SWB – LITE- BIS. Amplifiers: Ampeg SVT-4PRO

Influences

Eloy, Rush, Van der graaf Generator, Elp, Aphrodite’s Child, Yes, King Crimson, Pink Floyd, Camel, Wishbone Ash, Marillion, Ufo, The Who, Cream, Jethro Tull, Iron Maiden, Opeth, Dream Theater, Riverside, Fates Warning, Queensryche, Shadow Gallery, Death, Control Denied, Cynic, Nevermore, Coroner

Gear

Drums : Gretsch Catalina Maple 6 piece kit. Istanbul Mehmet 15″ Hi-Hat Legend Dark Series, Istanbul Mehmet 22″ Legend Dark Ride Sizzle. Remo 14″ CS Coated Black Dot Snare, Remo 10’’, 12’’,14’’, 16’’ Emperor Coated Tom Drumheads.

Influences

Virgil Donati, Vinnie Colaiuta, Billy Cobham, John Bonham, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Pink floyd, King Crimson, Fates Warning, Dream Theater, Porcupine Tree, Steven Wilson, Anekdoten, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple Tigran Hamasyan, Robert Glasper Experience.