Sedate Illusion Biography
Sedate Illusion is a four-member progressive melodic metal band based in Athens, Greece, with a vast musical experience and a unique sound that combines heavy riffs with atmospheric passages. The band was founded in 2004 by Vangelis Kakarougkas (ex-member of Kinetic and Equal Vector), who started as a solo project and then evolved into a full band.
Their first release was an instrumental album called “Illusions,” in which Theodore Pegousis (ex-drummer of Equal Vector) took part. Later on, they released their first full-length album, “0545,” in 2010, which includes eight songs and three instrumental tracks. Peter Politis (ex-guitarist of Equal Vector) participated in two tracks of this album, adding his unique style to the rhythm and solo guitar sections of the song “0545” and the solo guitar section of the instrumental track “Fish Inside My Mattress.”
Their next album, “Illusory Sustenance,” was created in 2011-2012 and contains eight tracks, one of which is instrumental. Peter Politis recorded the guitars, and Lefteris Zochios created some of the lyrics.
In 2014, Sedate Illusion released “What Remains,” which is a concept album that features a beautiful collaboration with some amazing musicians. The album received critical acclaim and established the band as one of the most exciting and innovative groups in the metal scene.
Their fourth album, “Glass Delusion,” was released in 2016 and consists of eight tracks, two of which are reissues of previous albums. These reissues include “All Will” from the album “Illusory Sustenance” and “Traumatic Skies” from the album “0545.”
Their fifth album, “UnGod Me,” was released in 2018 and includes eight tracks, including a cover song of “Forever” by Rage, Black in Mind-1995. This album also includes a reissue of the song “Withered Roses,” taken from the album “0545.”
Currently, Sedate Illusion is about to release their self-titled album, which is split into two EPs due to the nature of the songs. The first EP, titled “Time is not the end,” features more progressive and upbeat songs, while the second EP, titled “Black Untold,” is darker and more melancholic, conveying a sense of loneliness and fear of dying or getting lost in the chaotic abyss of anxiety and anguish.
Sedate Illusion is not just a band; it is a journey through the depths of human emotions and experiences. Their unique sound and innovative approach to metal music have garnered them a devoted fanbase and critical acclaim, making them one of the most exciting and promising bands in the metal scene.
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