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BIO: “The Siren Saga”

Illusions of Grandeur “I.O.G.”, is a Theatrical Hard Rock/Fantasy Metal band based in York, PA. I.O.G. has been touring in both the United States as well as across the UK, Germany, France, and the Ukraine since 2016.


 I.O.G. have made appearances at various festivals including Sav Fest, Dewey Beach Music Festival and Witney Music Festival. I.O.G. has shared the stage with artists as varied as DOPE, Motograter, September Mourning, New Year’s Day, Puddle of Mudd, Stryper, República, Stitched up Heart and Otep.


I.O.G. ‘s Live show The Siren Saga is a story of the journeys, perils, and triumphs of the Siren and her warriors.  The story mixes facts and fiction combining Greek and Norse Mythology, Sirens, Gods, Archangels.


Illusions of Grandeur’s fierce and energetic live show has gained them a legion of fans dubbed “The Siren Nation” who follow them worldwide, at live shows, and on social media.


Illusions of Grandeur Albums:

Part 1, “The Songs of the Siren”, released by Pavement Entertainment, August 2019 and available on all digital music outlets.


Part 2 “The Siren”, Released October 2021 on Revulsion of Spirit Records/Universal Music Group


Illusions of Grandeur has been covered in such magazines as Decibel, Core, Firestarter, Amplified, metal heads Forever, The Grinder, Permafrost, Music Life Magazine and more.


Illusions of Grandeur’s singer The Siren and bassist The Archangel currently host a weekly music and arts talk show The Syndicate on Foqus Tv ( a worldwide music TV network in 195 countries. The Syndicate airs Friday nights at 10 p.m. EST.


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Illusions of Grandeur:

Vocals -Maggie “the Siren” Carlton: Born in Washington, DC, Maggie has been singing and on stage since she was 4 years old. Maggie has a heavy background in theater, as well as being a part of bands and choral productions since grade school. Her influences range from Janis Joplin and Robert Plant to Maria Brink, Jonathan Davis, and Amy Lee.


Bass-CM “The Arcangel” Carroll: CM is a Philadelphia born touring musician who has been active since the 90’s in metal, rock, and hardcore bands from Los Angeles to New York. CM’s main influences range from Jaco Pastorius, Cliff Burton, Stanley Clarke, Mike Watts, Geddy Lee and mainly “The OX” John Entwistle and John Paul Jones.


Drums-Ted “Ares the God of War” Domzalski: Ted is a Philadelphia native. Slamming on drums in bands around the Philadelphia scene for years, landing as the God of War in Illusions of Grandeur. Some of Ted’s influences are Lamb of God, Amon Amarth, Chris Adler, and Gene Hoglan.


Guitars – Julian “Dimios” Yeager: Also Born in Philadelphia, Julian has been active in the NE metal scene since 2005. Julian’s main influences range from Angus Young, Eddie Van Halen and Jimmy Page to Chuck Schuldiner, Marty Friedman, and Jeff Loomis.




Genre: Theatrical/Fantasy Hard Rock and Metal
Label: Toil Records
Hometown: York, PA
Sounds Like: In This Moment, HellYeah, Godsmack, Lacuna Coil

Album: “The Siren”
 Released” 10/30/2021

Album: “The Songs of The Siren”
Released: 9/30/2019

Illusions Of Grandeur matches the best and creative storytelling you’ll ever hear. It’s incredible how they can match Greek and Norse History all combined. And all the Metal genres. This band and album must be discovered!


The Siren was a winged creature with the body of a woman, feet and arms of a bird. She perched high on the flowery hilltops where she watched over and protected the Goddess Persephone, daughter of Zeus and Demeter. From the tops of Mount Olympus, the Siren soared as a God. One warm, sweet spring solstice, Persephone innocently wandered off through a field of flowers. Intrigued by one in particular, a magical glowing flower, she reached out with both hands. The ground beneath her began to quake and opened into a large hollow. Confused from the fall, Persephone did not see Hades, God of the Underworld, until he was already upon her. Her screams echoed out of reach as Hades pulled her back to the Underworld where he intended to marry her. 

The Siren failed in her sworn duty to protect Persephone. She was stripped of her wings by Goddess Demeter and banished from Mount Olympus to a tiny island off the coast of Sicily. She would remain on earth until she found Persephone and returned her home safely.

This is now the Sirens journey. She must venture to the Underworld and take Persephone from Hades. Frightened and alone, she was lured to the seas, like a longing, calling to her soul. Once she reached the shores rocky cliffs, the mist from crashing waves hitting her skin revealed a glimmer of her new flesh, the scales and fins of a water Siren. She will soon discover all her new found abilities as she sets forth on her journey. 

The Siren would learn that when she sang, she was irresistible to mortal men. She could control their minds and use them to build an army. The challenge was unlike any she had faced before. Alone and haunted by her past, if she was to have any chance of success, it would mean pushing herself towards her own self-destruction. After all, anyone who had ever faced the God of the Underworld has never returned…


Illusions of Grandeur The Siren Album Cover (1)

The Siren
Released: October 20th, 2021

  1. Crossing Over
  2. The Wolf
  3. Prophet
  4. Upon My Life
  5. DOWN
  6. A Silence
  7. We Rise
  8. Take me Alive
  9. Demons
  10. The Storm
  11. Everlasting Fire
  12. Falling


The Songs Of The Siren

The Songs Of The Siren
Released: August 30, 2019

1. Falling/Awakening
2. Mayhem
3. Three Two Three
4. Red Sky Morning
5. The Archangel
6. Silent Suicide
7. Breathe
8. Lullabies
9. The Voyage
10. Through The Styx
Silent Suicide (Radio Edit)
The Voyage  (Radio Edit)
13. Breathe  (Radio Edit)
14. Awakening 
 (Radio Edit)
15. Red Sky Morning 
 (Radio Edit)


The Wolf
Released: February 19, 2020

From the upcoming album “The Siren”

Released: December 16, 2020

From the upcoming album “The Siren”

Crossing Over Cover Art

Crossing Over
Released: October 16, 2020

From the upcoming album “The Siren”


Since their formation, Illusions of Grandeur have toured in the United States as well as across the UK and Europe. I.O.G. has shared the stage with artists as varied as DOPE, Motorgrater, September Mourning, New Years Day, Puddle of Mudd, Stryper and Otep.

Puddle of Mudd show with Illusions of Grandeur
Sponge show with Illusions of Grandeur
IOG Ukraine Tour

"Songs Of The Siren Video"



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