illuminatus are one of Britain's best-kept secrets, a darkly political
post-metal act who deal in emotive soundscapes and melody where current
trends call for ever more brutality and ignorance in underground music.
After their critically acclaimed demo "Suburban Symmetry", first
released in 2002, the band have gone on to play with an array of acts
such as Skindred, Paradise Lost, Twin Zero and Children of Bodom. Their
follow-up EP Aborted Revolutions, recorded with Harvey Birrell
(Therapy?, Ministry) received rave reviews from Powerplay magazine and
Metal Hammer journalist Malcolm Dome and has now sold nearly 500 copies
despite being entirely self-financed and released by the band.
Their live act alone has earned Illuminatus a slot on the main stage of
the Bloodstock 2004 heavy metal festival, playing to an audience of 2000
in a conquering performance. Since then, the bandís zero-budget video
for "Wargasm" has been taken onto heavy rotation on Scuzz TV during the
first quarter of 2005 and they have recently re-recorded parts of the
Suburban Symmetry demo with legendary producer Pete Coleman (AC/DC,
illuminatus are currently touring the UK and writing new material for
their much anticipated debut album.
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