Illuminus is a progressive rock band from Auckland, New Zealand. Their debut album 'Until the End' was released in 2012 and received rave reviews.
Until The End is a professional debut from a band that should win fans with their unique sound. - Alistair3000 - NZmuzic.net.nz
Illuminus have injected some interesting touches that may well broaden this record’s appeal beyond a determined core.- Amanda Mills - NZ Musician Magazine.
Following a stint of shows in 2012, Aidan and drummer Turin Howell spent most of 2013 & 2014 writing the songs that would become their follow up album. Drums were recorded at the Killing Room by Matt Keller, at which point new Holden Schade was recruited on bass and immediately recorded all basstracks for the album. Turin decided to part ways with the band in 2014, and new drummer Patrick Bowe was recruited. The new album sounds more progressive while retaining the bands unique signature sound. Influenced by bands like Cog, Karnivool, The Butterfly Effect, Dead Letter Circus and Sydonia, from my time living there for 5 years, says Aidan.
Recently Illuminus have been joined by Milla Dickens, who was guest vocalist on Until the End. Milla is a trained Opera/classical singer and pianist and now joins the band on keyboards and vocals. Milla's supersonic vocals soar over the music, adding depth and complexity to the Illuminus sound.
The new album is called 'Endless', and will be released in May 2015. The first single 'Fade Away' is available here!
Aidan Dickens – Guitar, vocals
Milla Dickens – Keyboards, vocals
Holden Schade – Bass
Patrick Bowe - Drums