The wait is over. Today marks the release of EVOCATION’s new studio album “Illusions Of Grandeur” – a perfect blend of Stockholm rawness and Gothenburg epic and doubtlessly the band’s most mature release to date.
“Illusions Of Grandeur” is released on CD, limited edition Digipak CD (incl. 3 studio bonus tracks), LP (incl. poster of the stunning cover artwork) and Digital Download at iTunes.
The album is being praised by the European press everywhere:
Soundcheck #2 – METAL HAMMER 6 / 7 Punkten!
Soundcheck #3 – ROCK HARD 9,5 / 10 Punkten by Death Metal specialist Frank Albrecht!
Soundcheck #4 – LEGACY
9 / 10 points – SLAM
4 / 5 points – TERRORIZER
Haven’t listened to the new material yet? Then check out the title track Here!
Cover artist Xaay, who has already worked with the band on the previous album “Apocalyptic”, proves with his dark and deep cover artwork to be the perfect choice for the new album. “Illusions Of Grandeur” has been produced at the IF Studios (In Flames, The Haunted etc.) and Evocation Studios by Roberto Laghi. It has been mastered at the Bohus Sound Studios by Dragan Tanaskovic. Johan Hegg of Amon Amarth is doing guest vocals on the song “Into Submission”.
“Illusions Of Grandeur” tracklist (CD, LP, Digital Download):
1. Illusions Of Grandeur
2. Well Of Despair
3. Divide And Conquer
4. Perception Of Reality
5. Metus Odium
6. I’ll Be Your Suicide
7. Crimson Skies
8. Into Submission
9. The Seven Faces Of God
10. Final Disclosure
11. Shades Of Shame *
12. Dark Day Dawn *
13. Dead Without A Trace *
* exclusive studio bonus tracks, only available on the Digipak version of the album
Be sure to secure one of the limited vinyl copies of “Illusions Of Grandeur”:
White vinyl, limited to 100 copies – exclusively available at Nuclear Blast
Orange vinyl, limited to 100 copies – exclusively available at cmdistro.com
Black vinyl, limited to 800 copies – available everywhere
Illusions Of Grandeur Tour 2012
Presented by METAL HAMMER
28.09.2012 [S] Borås, X&Y
29.09.2012 [S] Sala, Rockland
01.10.2012 [D] Rostock, Alte Zuckerfabrik
02.10.2012 [D] Berlin, K17
04.10.2012 [D] Tannheim-Egelsee, Club Schwarzer Adler
05.10.2012 [D] Würzburg, Hell Inside Festival
06.10.2012 [D] Duisburg, Juz Mühle