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Circle of Illusion

Formed: 2006
From: Vienna, Germany
Last Known Status: Active

Background

"Circle of Illusion" releases their first progressive symphony Jeremias. An epic piece of music, which tells the story of "Jeremias - Foreshadow of Forgotten Realms" deals in its final version with the ambivalence of human emotion. Hence the borders between various progressive influences of the rock/metal genre, the jazz-funk-soul and the cinematic music get blurred. Moreover you are taken on a journey through the fantastic worlds of the subconscious of a cast-out and self-critical character. In a master-mind fashion the composer/keyboarder Gerald Peter and songwriter/vocalist Taris Brown were able to give way to their creative urge. With the lofty and complex kind of composition, instrumental virtuosity and an orchestral cast and bandsound "Circle of Illusion" enters new musical paths and is hence a must for all fans of progressive, classic as well as sophisticated rock-music.

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Prog Sphere Releases New Compilation

Two months after the release of Progstravaganza 13, Prog Sphere is back with another part in the on-going compilation series. The 14th entry includes A Cosmic Trail, which was featured in our look at underground prog metal bands. You can stream the full release below or pick up your copy on a name-your-price basis at Bandcamp.

The Progstravaganza compilation series has as its sole purpose to discover new bands. Since its inception in 2010, Prog Sphere has made it its goal to make each compilation special. Every part in the series comes with specially designed artwork, and they are all available via Bandcamp in different audio formats.

Prog Sphere's editor-in-chief Nick says: "The new sampler has a title 'Timeshift,' what kind of symbolize that after three years of putting out the samplers, we are still there, doing the thing. Giving a unique name to our samplers adds another dimension to the whole experience, it's kinda weird that we didn't do it before."

Along with Progstravaganza 14 going on, Prog Sphere is allowing submissions for the upcoming, fifteenth edition (due in December). Bands and musicians interested in being a part of the upcoming compilation can get in touch with Prog Sphere by sending an email to info@prog-sphere.com. More...

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