BLIND ILLUSION - USA

The Sane Asylum - 1987 - MFN


  
 
Members

S= MARK BIEDERMANN - Blizzard, Possessed>>Larry Lalonde>>Primus, Serj Tanakian And The F.C.C.
G= Heathen, Blue Oyster Cult>>MARK BIEDERMANN>>Heathen, Blue Oyster Cult
B= Les Claypool>>Primus, Sausage, Jerry Cantrell, Oyster Head, Duo De Twang, Oysterhead, The Claypool Lennon Delirium
D= Blizzard>>Mike Miner



History

Blind Illusion was a relatively popular Bay Area speed metal band. The band had existed under many guises as early as 1978 and featured Heathen's David Godfrey at one point. Demos in 1981, 1983 and 1985 brought the band’s power/speed metal to the underground. The group headlined over Exodus in 1981. Then the band opened for Exodus in 1982, 1983 and 1984. The band was the meeting place of LaLonde and Claypool of rock band Primus. The group’s sole album was produced by Metallica’s Kirk Hammet who had also recorded Death Angel’s debut. Claypool had earlier auditioned for Metallica, but lost out to Jason Newsted. Shows included opening slots for Sadus and separately Sacred Reich. The band also toured North America with Hallows Eve and At War. There have been rumours of renewed activity and the release of unreleased music over the years. The album demonstrated a progressive band severely in need of a production budget. Biedermann resurrected the band with a number of newer musicians for a bunch of digital tracks called Demon Master in 2013, which demonstrated any metal in this band is an unsighted delusion. The 2018 demo was issued in 2019. The band featured Biedermann, guitarist Doug Piercy formerly of Heathen and Anvil Chorus and bassist Tom Gears. Former Death Angel drummer Andy Galeon joined in 2020. Cult Metal Classics issued a compilation called Ultimate Anthology Vol 1 – The Likewise Sessions in 2021. This featured very early material.

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