Am Ende Aller Tage
With "At the End of All Days", Illuminate, in the twentieth album in the thirtieth year of the band's history, seamlessly builds on its successful predecessor "Zorn" and "Ein alten Leben" in terms of music and content, although the metal content is again noticeably higher than that on the last albums The biggest driving force behind the latest studio album are the themes of time, transience, memories and farewell. This is all the more fitting since "At the End of All Days" actually represents the band's final chord. With album number twenty, ILLUMINATE say goodbye to the music business, which they helped shape for three decades, and say "goodbye" to the German and international gothic/metal and darkwave scene! The new album comes with the bonus CD "In Metal 2", which contains some classics from the band's thirty-year history in a new, metallic guise. As a "special guest" on drums, ILLUMINATE were able to recruit none other than Thomas "Thomen" S Tauch (founding member and long-time drummer of the German speed/power metal giants BLIND GUARDIAN), who gave the songs his very own touch. The double album is released in a stylish box with a 16-page booklet, as well as a six-page bonus leaflet showing the complete artwork by the renowned Colombian cover artist Harley Velasquez.