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January 24, 2021

Straight as the Crowbar Flies - The first single of the new album

The first single off our new album (coming soon!); Straight as the Crowbar Flies is out on all streaming services now!

"...a thundering, ground shaking, walls crumbling, tour de force! The opening riffage alone is so savage that anyone stood in its way is gonna get lacerated to the bone. 'Straight As The Crowbar Flies' is a crushing cacophony of old school sounding thrash that is gonna make your mouth water, and ache at the wait for the bands new album,

Overall, a storming return from an eighties San Francisco thrash metal band, 'Straight As The Crowbar Flies' is gonna please old and excite new fans." --frenzyfire.co.uk

All and all this is a great continuation of a great Bay Area thrash metal and I highly suggest that you head over to Spotify and get a listen to the latest single from the Legendary Blind Illusion! --mikevaneksucks

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February 1, 2021

Blind Illusion featured in Bay Area Godfathers Documentary

Another great documentary about the infamous Bay-Area thrash metal scene including Blind Illusion! We are humbled to be included with such amazing bands!

"Danny Shipman, a co-producer of the film, has spent 35 years immersed in this subculture of mosh pits, denim jackets and overdriven guitar tones. He remembers seeing a fresh-faced Metallica in 1985 at the former Kabuki Theater on Post Street (they were touring their second album, “Ride the Lightning”) and digging into the local fanzines of that era.

Through “Bay Area Godfathers,” Shipman is determined to make heavy metal a key part of the conversation about San Francisco’s music movements. He wants to not only introduce viewers to the major acts but also shed light on the underground bands that drove the genre." --Chris Macias - SFchronicle

Get the DVD HERE

January 25, 2021

Blind Illusion featured in Murder In The Front Row Documentary

We are honored to be mentioned it the new documentary: Murder In The Front Row: The San Francisco Bay Area Thrash Metal Story.

"Murder In The Front Row: The San Francisco Bay Area Thrash Metal Story

“It's not just a film about heavy metal. It's about people. It's hard music with a warm, fuzzy beating heart."  

Adam Dubin set out to chronicle the ‘80s Bay Area thrash scene in Murder in the Front Row -- an uncensored and boisterous documentary set for release early in 2019. And Murder is certainly a must-watch for hard rock fans; the film contains over fifty interviews with various metal stalwarts (including Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax, Exodus, Testament and Death Angel), telling its tall tales through a mix of first-person interviews, animation and narration by comedian Brian Posehn.  

But first and foremost, “these are just good stories, and they are very human stories,” says Dubin. “And anyone I’ve shown this to, even those who don't really like the music, have really responded to it."

Narratively, MITFR follows the story of a group of young kids in Northern California with a shared passion for heavy rock bands like UFO, Iron Maiden and Motorhead. “All these bands were mainly from England, and they never really toured the West Coast,” says Dubin. “So these young people started creating their own music, starting their own fanzines, booking clubs and trading tapes. These were people who were adamant about music and the bands, but also each other.”

MURDER IN THE FRONT ROW WINS BEST DOCUMENTARY AT STUFF MX FILM FESTIVAL

Read more on the Documentary here

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Rent or buy the film here.

January 24, 2021

Andy Galeon Gets behind the drums for Blind Illusion!

Andy Galeon has joined forces with Blind Illusion to record our new album Wrath of the Gods, we're planning to release in early 2021. With the addition of Andy Galeon of Death Angel, Doug Piercy from Heathen, bassist Tom Gears and original band leader Mark Biedermann himself, we have created a 4 headed Monster with the new Blind Illusion line up!