Long running Novocastrian power metal band, Ilium have been plying their craft for over 20 years! Forming from the ashes of Oracle in 1998, the band have built a solid global fanbase and amassed a long list of fantastic reviews.
The bands creative force and mainstays, Jason Hodges and Adam Smith have once again recruited Lord Tim and Tim Yatras on vocals and drums to record both a new EP and their seventh full length album.
The EP and Album are available to Pre Order now via their Bandcamp page with funds directly contributing back to the recording of the releases.
The EP, Enviro-Metal brings attention to the plight of Earth’s endangered species. A subject very close to Jason Hodges who is a wildlife rescuer and rehabilitator in Australia.
The full length Carcinogeist expands on the EP’s premise and the general lyrical nature of Ilium’s catalogue, with songs based on original dark sci-fi/horror themes, whilst others address issues such as social inequality, the environment, and the human condition.
Musically the band is a melting pot of power metal, traditional metal, progressive, symphonic, thrash and speed metal, with a strong emphasis on melody and drama.
Ilium’s pre order campaign offers not only the Album and EP but also brand new merch designs and the option of having yourself be painted into one of the bands future artworks! Fans can also donate to Jason’s fundraiser which will greatly assist him with his wildlife work.
The more pre-orders the band receive, the sooner the music can be recorded and delivered!
Enviro-Metal and Carcinogeist will be released during 2019