Sweden’s Death Metal overlords EVOCATION will release their fourth studio album “Illusions Of Grandeur” through Century Media Records on September 24th in Europe. The new album is the band’s first studio album for their new label and another proof why the five-piece band from Borås has become a leading force in the death metal scene. “Illusions Of Grandeur” includes 10 tracks of supreme Swedish death metal, a perfect mélange of Stockholm rawness and Gothenburg epics.
Cover artist Xaay, who has already worked with EVOCATION on the “Apocalyptic” album, has proven to be the best choice for the job, delivering a dark and desolate yet beautiful piece of art for the new album.
“Illusions Of Grandeur” was recorded at IF Studios (In Flames, The Haunted etc.) & Evocation Studios together with producer Roberto Laghi (In Flames etc.) and mixed at IF Studios by Roberto Laghi. It was mastered at Bohus Sound Studios by Dragan Tanaskovic.
As a very special guest Johan Hegg of Amon Amarth laid down guest vocals on the song “Into Submission“.
“Illusions Of Grandeur” will be released on CD, limited edition Digipak CD (incl. 3 studio bonus tracks) and on LP (including big size poster of the album artwork).
“Illusions Of Grandeur” tracklist:
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 (Digipak bonus track)
12. Dark Day Dawn (Digipak bonus track)
13. Dead Without A Trace (Digipak bonus track)
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