After over 13 years dormant, the Bay Area’s Illucinus have returned. Formed in Redwood City, CA by Petr Oplatka (vocals/guitar) and Cameron Stucky (guitar) in 2007, the crushing death metal outfit started playing out with the likes of Brain Drill and other local heavyweights before shifting focus to write & tour with other projects (Sea in the Sky, Ominous Ruin, Crepuscle, Letters from the Fire, Light This City, Darkness Everywhere, and more). While Oplatka and Stucky continued to create music, sharpen their chops and tour with other groups, the two always talked about reviving Illucinus with new energy and learned insights. Fast forward to 2022 -- the group is reunited and raging on stage again. Accompanied in the revival are the band’s original bassist Dan Saltzman (who also played with Oplatka previously in Enigma until 2020) and blast-beating new recruit KC Brand (The Odious Construct, The Ritual Aura). The group released a punishing re-recorded version of their 2008 EP "The Machine" on July 8th, 2022 with Sevared Records. Click over to the merch tab and pick up a copy!
After supporting Aethereus and Ominous Ruin for the Shredding the VirUS tour in the summer of 2022, Illucinus remains poised to contribute to the tech death scene, playing locally on the West Coast as support for acts like The Zenith Passage, Inferi, First Fragment, and more.
Illucinus is Brutal Technical Death Metal, a great fit for fans of Gorgasm, Severed Savior, Decrepit Birth, Animosity, Skinless, Hate Eternal, Aeon, and artists of that nature.