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Ilium

Formed: 1998
From: New South Wales, Australia
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Ilium News

Below is our complete Ilium 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.

Ilium Streams New Song "Orbiting A Sun Of Sadness"

Australian power metal act Ilium is streaming the new track "Orbiting A Sun of Sadness." The song is taken from the new album "My Misanthropia," which will drop digitally tomorrow, March 24th via Nightmare Records. The first CD version (only 1000 copies) will be released as a "Limited Edition Double Digipak" including bonus CD "Wendigo" (5 Tracks) including three originals and two very special remakes; "Tragedy" - (The Bee Gee's) and "Love is All" - (Roger Glover/Ronnie James Dio).

The album features new vocalist Lance King (Gemini, Lance King, ex-Pyramaze). The track listing is as follows:

1. My Misanthropia
2. Quetzalcoatl
3. Penny Black
4. Lingua Franca
5. Godless Theocracies
6. The Hatchling
7. Orbiting A Sun Of Sadness
8. Zenith To Zero
9. Yuletide Ebbs
10. The Cryptozoologist

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Ilium Releases "My Misanthropia" Preview Clip

Australian power metal act Ilium released a preview clip for the upcoming new album "My Misanthropia." The release is set to drop digitally on March 24th via Nightmare Records. The first CD version (only 1000 copies) will be released as a "Limited Edition Double Digipak" including bonus CD "Wendigo" (5 Tracks) including three originals and two very special remakes; "Tragedy" - (The Bee Gee's) and "Love is All" - (Roger Glover/Ronnie James Dio).

The band's sixth full length release and first since 2011 ("Genetic Memory") features new vocalist Lance King (Gemini, Lance King, ex-Pyramaze). The track listing is as follows:

1. My Misanthropia
2. Quetzalcoatl
3. Penny Black
4. Lingua Franca
5. Godless Theocracies
6. The Hatchling
7. Orbiting A Sun Of Sadness
8. Zenith To Zero
9. Yuletide Ebbs
10. The Cryptozoologist

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Ilium Announces New Album, New Vocalist

The sixth release from Australian based melodic heavy metal band Ilium draws from a wide range of US, British and Euro traditional heavy and power metal styles, with dark lyrical themes from various mythologies, legends and the depths of depression. Successfully marrying many different sub-genres into their own version of traditional metal.

"My Misanthropia" features a new man at the front in vocalist Lance King, who takes over for the departing Mike DiMeo (ex-Riot). Mike’s departure opened the doors for legendary vocalist Lance King (Balance Of Power, Pyramaze, Avian) to take over. Lance's style was very much what the band were looking for on the final product, "My Misanthropia" will prove to be their most accomplished works yet.

The album will be released digitally on March 24th and available for pre-sales via iTunes before release. The first CD version (only 1000 copies) will be released as a "Limited Edition Double Digipak" including bonus CD "Wendigo" (5 Tracks) including three originals and two very special remakes; "Tragedy" - (The Bee Gee's) and "Love is All" - (Roger Glover/Ronnie James Dio).

The track listing is as follows:

1. My Misanthropia
2. Quetzalcoatl
3. Penny Black
4. Lingua Franca
5. Godless Theocracies
6. The Hatchling
7. Orbiting A Sun Of Sadness
8. Zenith To Zero
9. Yuletide Ebbs
10. The Cryptozoologist More...

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Ilium Singer Quits

Australian melodic metallers ILIUM have parted ways with session vocalist Lord Tim (LORD, DUNGEON, FROMBEYOND). Lord Tim's official statement on the matter reads as follows:

"As most of you may know, I have been the 'permanent guest vocalist' for ILIUM since 2003. Essentially that means I was a paid session musician who did ongoing work with the band as well as some additional paid engineering, production, design and video clip work.

"Today I announce my departure from ILIUM as their ongoing session vocalist.

"The reasons for this mostly come down to lack of time for the project. Since LORD's 'Ascendence' album was released this year, things have been absolutely insane for us with 2008 looking only to get even more busy. Aside from LORD, I also have several other projects that I am a part of. Unfortunately, there's only so many hours in the day and a decision had to be made about which additional projects to LORD I could dedicate time to, and that leads me to the other reason I'm withdrawing from ILIUM: lack of enthusiasm.

"I'm a firm believer that fans are not stupid. They can smell a fake and can hear when a performer is merely 'phoning in the performance.' If I do any project, I put in 100% effort otherwise I'm ripping off the fans and I'm selling myself short.

"I recorded my vocals for ILIUM's 'Permian Dusk' and 'Vespertilion' albums in late 2003 and believe they're some of my best work. Since that time, due to differing opinions of how the band presents itself both in promotion and production (which is, of course, not my place to insist on any changes since I am only a 'hired gun'), I've found my enthusiasm for ILIUM continuing to diminish over the years.

"I have the utmost respect for Jason [Hodges, ILIUM guitarist and founder] for what he's put on the line for ILIUM and for the generosity he has shown me in the past. This is the key reason I have continued to work with the band when there were other projects I am associated with that I believe in more. But as I mentioned, lack of time and enthusiasm has finally got the better of me and I believe if we were to continue to work together it would be unfair to both parties and damaging to both our reputations and friendship.

"I'd like to take this opportunity to wish both Jason and Adam [Smith, guitar] all the best with ILIUM. I'm sure they'll have no trouble finding a replacement vocalist that is more than up to the task. I'd like to also thank fans of the band who enjoyed my work with ILIUM, I very much appreciate your kind words."

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Ilium Post New Video on Myspace

Aussie metallers ILIUM have issued the following update:

"Whilst we're in the process of looking for a deal for our third album Vespertilion, Lord Tim (vocals) has finished the film for 'Chloroform Divinity', from our second album Permian Dusk. Looks awesome! Check it out at www.myspace.com/iliummetal (and don't forget to add yourself as a friend of Ilium!) Also, still looking for a bassist and a keyboardist/guitarist/vocalist for live work, so if you're interested let us know!"

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