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Below is our complete Illyrian news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Illyrian Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Calgary, Alberta thrash metal outfit Illyrian premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "The Entity, Unknown", which will be out in stores later today.

Check out now "The Entity, Unknown" in its entirety below.

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Illyrian Announces Spring Tour

Calgary thrashers Illyrian will be hitting the road for a bout of May tour dates in Alberta and British Columbia (dates listed below).

The tour is in support of latest album "Round 2: Fight!" unleashed back in October of last year. The album was co-produced by the band with Casey Lewis at Echo Base Studios plus mastered by Sacha Laskow (Every Hour Kills, ex-Divinity) at Perfect Fifth Studios.

Formed in 2011 under the name Hellborn Death Engines, the band resurfaced under the new moniker Illyrian with the additions of bassist / vocalist Jeff Perry (Sikarra, ex-Animus Labyrinth) plus British drum sensation Darren May (ex-Deacon Birch).

April 20 - Calgary, AB - Nite Owl
April 21 - Edmonton, AB - DV8
May 2 - Banff, AB - Hoodoo Lounge
May 8 - Grande Prairie, AB - Better Than Fred's
May 12 - Abbotsford, BC - Brothers Billiard
May 13 - Vancouver, BC - Media Club
May 14 - TBA
May 15 - Nanaimo, BC - The Cambie
May 17 - Vernon, BC - Record City
May 18 - Kelowna, BC - Chaos w/ NoMessisah Radio Show
May 19 - Prince George, BC - Fore Bistro
May 20 - Burns Lake, BC - The Dungeon More...

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Illyrian Posts Album Release Show Footage

Following the release of new album "Round 2: Fight" (available for full streaming here), Calgary group Illyrian has now dropped a live video from the album launch party. Check out the Canadian thrash group preforming the album's title track below.

"Round 2: Fight!" was co-produced by the band with Casey Lewis at Echo Base Studios plus mastered by Sacha Laskow (Every Hour Kills, ex-Divinity) at Perfect Fifth Studios and is available on iTunes, Amazon and Bandcamp.

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Illyrian Streams Full New Album

The Calgary-based thrashers from Illyrian are proud to unleash their new album "Round 2: Fight!" The album was co-produced by the band with Casey Lewis at Echo Base Studios, plus mastered by Sacha Laskow (Every Hour Kills, ex-Divinity) at Perfect Fifth Studios.

This new album is available now on iTunes, Amazon, and Bandcamp. Grab your own copy here or you can stream all the tracks below. The full track listing is as follows:

1. Walking In Sunshine (5:41)
2. Round 2: Fight! (4:31)
3. Opulent & Imperial (3:58)
4. Chaotic Neutral (3:28)
5. Zeta Reticulan (4:29)
6. Mindbender (4:25)
7. Five by Five (The Dark Slayer Comes) (4:06)
8. Wings of Freedom (4:47)
9. Technodrone (3:50)
10. Sound of The Serpent Siren (4:47) More...

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Illyrian Posts Album Preview

With the October 7th CD release inching near (plus a local Calgary album launch show on October 1st at Distortion) Illiryian just posted an album preview for "Round 2: Fight!" Listen into clips from every single track via the YouTube video below.

The album was co-produced by the band with Casey Lewis at Echo Base Studios and mastered by Sacha Laskow (Every Hour Kills, ex-Divinity) at Perfect Fifth Studios. Illyrian also recently gave us a hilarious pit story about a fan who made off with some sweaty band clothes....

Formed in 2011 under the name Hellborn Death Engines, the band is resurfacing under the new moniker Illyrian with the recent additions of bassist / vocalist Jeff Perry (Sikarra, ex-Animus Labyrinth) plus British drum sensation Darren May (ex-Deacon Birch) who have both brought new and progressive musical mindsets into the band to join original founding members Scott Onofrychuk (guitars/vocals) and Brandon McNeil (guitar/vocals).

1. Walking In Sunshine (5:41)
2. Round 2: Fight! (4:31)
3. Opulent & Imperial (3:58)
4. Chaotic Neutral (3:28)
5. Zeta Reticulan (4:29)
6. Mindbender (4:25)
7. Five by Five (The Dark Slayer Comes) (4:06)
8. Wings of Freedom (4:47)
9. Technodrone (3:50)
10. Sound of The Serpent Siren (4:47) More...

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Pit Stories: Sweaty Hulk Hogan Satisfies A Fan

Got a hunger for some more Pit Stories? Good, because we're ready to serve one up hot and fresh!

There's no bloody noses or broken bones in this story, as we instead see some odd behavior from metal fans that's not at all about violence or sex (well... it might have been about sex - I'll let you judge).

Brandon McNeil, guitarist / vocalist from Calgary thrash group Illyrian, recalls the story like this:

Alright, so, one of the main things that always jumps out at me is the opening round of the Wacken Metal Battle. It was 2014, I think, and we were looking for ways to shoehorn our way through the first wave of bands without resistance.

Those close to me, or even those who just have me on the ol’ Facebook, know that I like to borrow things from the pro wrestling world when it comes to fleshing out my stage moves, and it just so happened that, at the time, I was in possession of a retro, yellow Hulk Hogan “Hulkamania” shirt. Naturally, I made the decision that the time had come for its glorious end.

During the finale to the set, I made my way to the front of the stage, ripped the shirt in half with ease, and hurled it out into the crowd. Despite my best efforts afterward, I couldn’t locate the thing in the venue afterwards. The only thought going through my mind, “Why would anyone want a torn up, sweaty Hulk Hogan shirt?”

It wasn’t until months later at a another show in town, where I was approached by an older lady in the crowd who had, with a sheepish and almost suggestive tone, that she had been the one to find the shirt that day… after which she took home and still keeps this day as a sort of weird collectors item. It takes all types, man.

Illyrian's new album "Round 2: Fight!" is set to be unleashed on October 7th, 2016. Check out the new video for album track "Zeta Reticulan" below. More...

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Illyrian Releases "Zeta Reticulan" Video

Calgary thrash group Illyrian today releases second single and lyric video "Zeta Reticulan" in support of upcoming album "Round 2: Fight!" that is due out on October 7th.

The album was co-produced by the band with Casey Lewis at Echo Base Studios plus mastered by Sacha Laskow (Every Hour Kills, ex-Divinity) at Perfect Fifth Studios.

1. Walking In Sunshine (5:41)
2. Round 2: Fight! (4:31)
3. Opulent & Imperial (3:58)
4. Chaotic Neutral (3:28)
5. Zeta Reticulan (4:29)
6. Mindbender (4:25)
7. Five by Five (The Dark Slayer Comes) (4:06)
8. Wings of Freedom (4:47)
9. Technodrone (3:50)
10. Sound of The Serpent Siren (4:47) More...

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Illyrian Offering Song For Download

Calgary thrashers Illyrian teamed up with PureGrainAudio.com for a one, two punch with an extra kick to the junk for the exclusive FREE download of new song "Round 2: Fight!," which is the first single and title track from an upcoming album due out on October 7th.

Grab your copy right here or stream the track below. The album was co-produced by the band with Casey Lewis at Echo Base Studios plus mastered by Sacha Laskow (Every Hour Kills, ex-Divinity) at Perfect Fifth Studios.

Formed in 2011 under the name Hellborn Death Engines, the band is resurfacing under the new moniker Illyrian with the recent additions of bassist / vocalist Jeff Perry (Sikarra, ex-Animus Labyrinth) plus British drum sensation Darren May (ex-Deacon Birch). More...

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Illyrian Streams New Album's Title Track

Originally formed in 2011, the Calgary thrashers formerly known as Hellborn Death Engines are beginning their resurgence under the new moniker Illyrian with the recent additions of bassist / vocalist Jeff Perry (Sikarra, ex-Animus Labyrinth) plus British drum sensation Darren May (ex-Deacon Birch).

The pair join original and founding members Scott Onofrychuk (guitars/vocals) and Brandon McNeil (guitar/vocals) to round out the lineup. New album "Round 2: Fight!: is set to be unleashed on October 7th and was co-produced by the band with Casey Lewis at Echo Base Studios, plus mastered by Sacha Laskow (Every Hour Kills, ex-Divinity) at Perfect Fifth Studios.

A first single and the album's title track is now streaming via a lyric video below. The full track listing is as follows:

1. Walking In Sunshine (5:41)
2. Round 2: Fight! (4:31)
3. Opulent & Imperial (3:58)
4. Chaotic Neutral (3:28)
5. Zeta Reticulan (4:29)
6. Mindbender (4:25)
7. Five by Five (The Dark Slayer Comes) (4:06)
8. Wings of Freedom (4:47)
9. Technodrone (3:50)
10. Sound of The Serpent Siren (4:47) More...

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