Master of Illusion (album)


Master of Illusion (album)
Master of Illusion
Studio album by Power Quest
Released EU: 25 April 2008[1]
US: 13 May 2008[2]
JP: 26 March 2008[3]
Recorded November/December 2007
Genre Power metal
Length 53:56
Label Napalm Records
Power Quest chronology
Magic Never Dies
(2005)
Master of Illusion
(2008)
Blood Alliance
(2011)

Master of Illusion is the 4th studio album of the power metal band Power Quest, which was recorded in November/December 2007 and has been released worldwide on 13 May 2008.

The album has been described as having "catchy melodies, fast paced songs, mid paced songs, epic songs" and will have a "hard rock" sound with "power ballads" and "heavier guitar work".[4]

In December, 2007 band keyboardist Steve Williams has announced on the Official Power Quest forums that there would be five guest appearances on the forthcoming album. The first of these was announced as guitarist Bill Hudson from North American power metal band Cellador, who will be providing guest instrumentation on the track "The Vigil".[5] The second of these was announced as keyboardist Richard West from British progressive metal band Threshold, who will be providing a keyboard solo on the track "Human Machine".[6] The third has been revealed as Jorn Viggo Lofstad, from Norwegian progpower metal band Pagan's Mind who shared the stage with Power Quest in their 2006 tour. Fourth was announced as Chris Neighbour from UK thrash metal band FourwayKill.[7] The final guest was announced on the newly redesigned Power Quest website as Bob Katsionis from Greek power metal band Firewind who will provide guest instrumentation on "Save the World".[8]

A series of podcasts from two members of the band has shed more light on the album, its songs and its style. According to those releases Steve Williams had written 17 songs prior to recording but 10 songs including a bonus track are to be on the final release.[9]

The artwork for the album was created by Colombian artist Felipe Machado Franco.

Track listing

No. Title Length
1. "Cemetery Gates"   4:00
2. "Human Machine"   5:33
3. "Civilised?"   5:19
4. "Kings Of Eternity"   4:54
5. "Master Of Illusion"   5:56
6. "The Vigil"   4:30
7. "Save The World"   6:07
8. "Hearts And Voices"   4:25
9. "I Don't Believe in Friends Forever"   4:30
10. "Never Again"   4:59

Japanese bonus track

No. Title Length
11. "Reckoning Day (Megadeth cover)"   4:03

Personnel

  • Alessio Garavello - vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Steve Williams - keyboards, backing vocals
  • Andrea Martongelli - guitars, backing vocals
  • Steve Scott - bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Francesco Tresca - drums
  • Bill Hudson - guest guitars
  • Richard West - guest keyboards
  • Jørn Viggo Lofstad - guest guitars
  • Chris Neighbour - guest vocals
  • Bob Katsionis - guest keyboards

References


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