We are proud to present the exclusive premiere of Illyria’s third single, ‘Sarim’.
Gracing from Perth, Western Australia, Illyria was founded by Ilija Stajić in late 2013 whilst travelling in Europe looking for a new, refreshing sound to compose and bring back to the Southern hemisphere. After falling in love with the subgenre blackgaze, the project followed later on with the addition of Perth local George Blacklock in 2014. The duo envisioned a philosophy to create an emotionally polarizing fusion of post-rock and black metal. After a whole year of composing nearly an hour’s worth of music, Jeremy Pickett took up the task to record Illyria’s debut single and album for a later date.
Illyria’s debut single ‘Cold Summer’ was released early 2015 with a niche following in the local scene. The exposure was further embellished due to internet promotion touching new audiences around the world wanting more. With this minor success, Illyria’s new goal was to carve a debut release with a full band. The line-up was completed in the latter half of 2015 with the additions of Matt Unkovich (Drums), Daniel Hacking (Bass) and James Warren (Guitar).
Inspired by fellow contemporaries Alcest, Deafheaven, Lantlôs and Les Discrets – Illyria’s goal is to capture and build on the gracious melodies and pulsating rhythms of the hybrid genre whilst pushing the accessibility of the genre to new listeners around the world. The debut self-titled album is ready and preparing to be released for 2016.
You can catch Illyria as support for prog outfit Caligula’s Horse on April 9th @ Amplifier in Perth.