Published Mar 26, 2007Toronto-based retro rockers the Illuminati have thrown in their tight-ass trousers and called it a day. One of Canada's most thrilling live rock bands, the band's balance of struttin' boogie rock and sweaty blues metal breathed new life into the members after they grew out of the stoner/garage sounds of former band Tchort.
According to the band's website it was simply just time to move on. "The time has come for The Illuminati to return to the shadows, unseen yet all seeing. Thank you to all the great bands we had the pleasure of playing with, the fine people we had the pleasure of working with, and most of all the people who took the time to 'come down front' and freak out with us. We'll be watching."
They even signed off with a creepy, but somewhat soothing quote from one of their heroes. "'In a moment, you'll begin to feel light-headed, then drowsy. Don't resist, it's so gentle, like slipping into a warm bath.' - Hannibal Lecter"
In their time, the Illuminati released two EP - the self-titled The Illuminati EP and The Illuminati and Their Cheap Powers, as well as the 2006 full-length entitled On Borrowed Time on Rectangle Records in Canada, and Liquor & Poker Music in the U.S.