The brand new full-length album, Great Illusions by Shape Of Water is out worldwide today! The album is a dreamscape of emotions brought to life by the band’s surreal, unique songwriting style. Great Illusions was produced by Paul Reeve (Muse, Beta Band, Supergrass) at Airfield Studios. The band also brought on Sky Van Hoff (Rammstein, Kreator, Caliban) to mix the songs “Scar” and “Not All the Things”. Highlights on the album include “The World Is Calling Me” which talks about war and the global supremacy of global superpowers; “Not All the Things“, a song that tackles the tough topic of unwanted fatherhood resulting in emotional detachment and a growing sense of guilt; and “Scar” an analogy to the scars left between ex-lovers after breaking up.
Rock Garage Magazine gives the album 9.5/10 stars saying the album is “a must for anyone who likes smart songwriting and tasteful synths” while Rock Castle Franken says Great Illusions is “absolutely recommended for music lovers who think out of the box“, giving it 8.5/10 stars, and Ramzine says the album is “perfect festival music.. lighters up!”
Great Illusions by Shape Of Water is already receiving critical acclaim from the press, and strong support at radio. Following is just a sample of the early supporters: Original Rock, Sonic Perspectives, GBHBL, Rock Garage, No Clean Singing, Hellfire Magazine, Three Songs and Out, Ramzine, Noizy.gr, Rock Castle Franken, Live Life Thru Music, Insane Blog, Skylight Webzine, Metal Shock Finland, Arrow Lords Of Metal, Metal Roos, Radio and Music, Ever Metal, Bullspike Radio, Glasse, Metal Rock Punk News, MP3s and NPCs, The Symphony of Rock, Turbo Rules, Vero Rock, Metal Addicts, TMR Zoo, Loudd, Kickass Forever, Grande Rock, Mayhem Music Magazine, Metal Temple, Neue Regel Radio (Lurchs Lair), Code Zero Radio, Young Guitar, KFAI-FM (Root Of All Evil), Rock Muzine, The Ringmaster Review, Hardrockhell Radio (The Rock Lobster Show), iMusica Rock, WCNI-FM, Soundgaze, Indie Scene Radio, WMSC-FM (The Metal Teddy Bear Experience), Sonic Asylum Radio, The Right to Rock (Genghis and Ragman Show), Rock and Wrestling, Punktastic, Metal Jacket Magazine, KAOS FM NZ (87.8 FM), Metal Crash Radio, Rock Reloaded Radio, Stereo Killer, The Hard Rock Show, Revolution X Radio, Crossfire, Total Rock Radio , XS Rock Web Zine, Jam, Radio Baixada Santista, Doom Charts, Metal Express Radio, Greater Manchester Rock Radio, Metallized, Rocktrax-Vechtal-FM, Horror Scene Magazine (Shredding Metal Beasts Podcast), Infrared Magazine, Hard Rock Hell Radio, WRKC-FM (Bob’s Metal Show), Wicked Channel, Vinland Radio, Devilution, Metal Nerd, Let There Be Rock, Komakino, Pure Rock Radio, WOZZ-FM Rock 94.7 (Ryan’s Regards), World of Metal, Louder / Classic Rock Magazine, Suffer Magazine, 3 Songs and Out, Linea Rock, Metal Gods TV, Cranium Radio, ARFM (The Power Dimension), The Rock Metal Podcast, Asgard Radio, Ouch You’re On My Hair Podcast, Power Play Magazine, Metal Nation Radio (Hooky’s Headbangers Show), Rock Tribune, Rock Rage Radio (Controlled Chaos), Rock On The Rise Radio, The Welding Room – RockDefRadio, Au News, R1 Vibes, Planet Of The Apes (Pirate 91.1 FM), The RT Rock Show – 106.5 FM, Noizy, Neo Prog, WRCD – FM 101.5 The Fox (In The Moshpit), The Doorway To, Power Metal.de, Triple R – Musically Incorrect 102.7 FM, WXCI-FM (Hard Attack), Metalogy, Examiner, Rock Underground TV, Rock Live Radio, Gourmet Roadkill Zine, 4ZZZ (Scars and Guitars), Music Korner, Metal Authority Family, Cacophony Radio (RDU98.5FM), Arte Metal, Wonderbox Metal, The Metal Syndicate, The Mikecast (Somer Valley 97.5 FM / KOR Internet Radio ), La Grosse Radio, Morecore, WORT-FM, That Metal Station (Metal Rehab), Museboat Radio, Firestorm Rock Reviews, Buzznet, Cresta Metalica, Cult of Dan Peach, Michael Popke, Freelance – Quietus Pitchfork Noisey Guardian, KRMA – Deadhead Daddy’s Haunted Archives, Hochshul Radio 97.1 FM, Rock and Blog, Therapy Through A Lense, AM1700, Snob 2000, Lincoln City Radio 103.6-FM (The Friday Rock Show), Metal Open Mind, The Sentinel, Greek Rebels, Australian Guitar Magazine, WCSF-FM, KUCI-FM, KRXX / WRXX Internet Radio, WDWN-FM, Jersey Beat, Midlands Metalheads Radio, Wolfman Radio, WRUW-FM, Dutch Metal Maniac, Canal do Rock, Time For Metal, WKRB-FM The Metal Meltdown, WWPV-FM, Rockstation, New Wave of Classic Rock, Hard Rockology Radio, WXAC-FM, CKUW-FM (B Sides and Other Treats), Metal Archives / Encyclopedia Metallium, WVBR-FM (Metallic Onslaught), CFRU-FM, with many more coming on board every day!