Drawing from a broad and sprawling melting pot of influences ranging from Queen, Toto and Dio to Rush, TWISTED
ILLUSION have an expansive sound that instinctively draws in any listener.
The band will re-release their newly recorded debut album, Temple of Artifice, on Friday 28th May. The irresistible prog rockers have now revealed their superb new single, Hatred Is A Virtue.
TWISTED ILLUSION were originally formed in 2014 by front man Matt Jones. The Manchester based rock crew despatch a vastly riveting sound built around appealing guitar lines, vibrant drums, considered structures, and formidable vocals, TWISTED ILLUSION’s output and standard of musicianship are of the highest order.
To date, the band have managed to independently cultivate a diehard fan base within the UK and into Europe and the USA. They have sold thousands of albums directly to fans, across five continents and to over twenty countries— all without a label.
Over the course of the next year, TWISTED ILLUSION will release four studio albums. This is the result of three years of intense work. First up, they are set to release, Temple of Artifice, to mark the album’s anniversary.
Matt Jones elaborates: “Despite this album initially being written in 2016, it’s more lyrically relevant than ever to me. Temple of Artifice is very much at the core of TI’s ethos and sensibilities and will continue to be so. It represents integrity, a promotion of good mental health and a joy to be found in the absurdity of it all.
After the release of Temple of Artifice, the band will drop The Excite the Light Trilogy, which are three albums distilling the essence and all aspects of the band’s incredible sound.
From huge prog rock epics to short three-minute radio friendly slices of pop rock, TWISTED ILLUSION have arrived, and ready for worldwide recognition.
You can pre-order the album, here – https://twistedillusion.bigcartel.com/category/temple-of-artifice-pre-order
1 – Imitate Me: Part 1; 2 – Freedom to Fail; 3 – Hatred Is A Virtue; 4 – Apocalypse … #lol; 5 – Online and In Line;
6 – A Moment of Lucidity; 7 – Imitate Me: Part 2
TOA will be released on May 28th! Pre order the album: