The band was formed in 2015 by Maggie Carlton and CM Carroll. They began touring and playing shows in 2016. The band was started to play our own music and support Maggie’s vocal style. Maggie and CM have been in bands together before, but wanted to take things their own direction.


The music conveys ideas of Greek and Norse mythology, mixed with double entendres to show actual emotions and experiences of life.

Sirens, Gods, Archangels and Kharon “The Ferryman”.


Part 1, “The Songs of the Siren”, released by Pavement Entertainment on August 30th and available on all digital music outlets. Since their formation, Illusions of Grandeur have toured in the United States as well as across the UK and Europe, and made appearances at various festivals including SavFest, Dewey Beach Music Festival and Witney Music Festival. 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. 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.


Band Members:

The Siren – Maggie Carlton – Vocals

Archangel Michael – CM Carroll – Bass

Ares – Ted Domzalski – Drums

Dimios – Julian – Guitars