Illusions Fate, Chicago's most dynamic Alt/Metal triad, rose from the ashes of disbanded forces on Halloween of 2006, immediately releasing a 3 song demo and playing small gigs in and around the Windy City.
Since their formation, IF has accomplished much greater feats, packing some of Chicagolands top venues such as The Double Door and The Pearl Room, and opening for top national acts such as Mushroomhead, Michale Graves, Egypt Central, Genuflect, Stonerider, and more.
During such shows, the band has captivated and stolen audiences by notoriously having one of the most aggressive, passionate, and raunchy live performances Chicago's Rock or Metal scene has to offer.
Illusions Fate draws it's inspiration from some of the most influential Industrial, Alternative, Rock and Metal acts of the past and present, anywhere from Black Sabbath to Marilyn Manson, Lamb of God to Alice in Chains, and many more around and in between.
The song writing is inspired by a spectrum of darkness, discomfort and rage. From love/hate relationships to S&M fantasies, systematic world corruption and childhood confusion. These deepest darkest human emotions are therapeutically released through the music which the band creates.
The debut album from Illusions Fate, entitled The Ghost of Maya, has received heavy radio play on hundreds of college FM and Rock FM stations across the United States and will continue to flourish as the band embarks on their first wave of national tour dates in late 2011.
"Illusions Fate is able to fuse traces of Grunge, blues, Industrial, Alt/Rock and more into a
brand of Metal the world has never heard before. The voice is haunting and powerful, the guitar is
complex but simplistic, the bass stands out as it's own, and the drums are charismatic and pounding."
"I really like the vocal style of that dying anthem song. It has a bit of a throwback to an 80's
style but with a modern feel. That is a strength for the band. You guys have some great ideas in
the songs. Others that stood out were space wanderer, stain, #'s, and angels of slaves."
-Tim King of SOiL
"'The Ghost of Maya' is an emotionally rich, strong and varied record- violent and subtle both-
where Illusions Fate explores the darker aspects of humanity..."
"This raw rock music mixed with hardcore guitar riffs had the the audience feeling the angst and
frustration off the lyrics. It was no illusion how this trio blasted this reviewer's ears..."
-Chicago's South Side on the Town