The Illusionist
Saibot Reigns Records
3 March 2023

“We are so excited to finally be able to present our new album, “The Illusionist,” to the world!  This album has taken so many twists and turns for us.  We started the process of writing and recording everything for this album in 2020 during lockdowns.  Now, 3 years later, after so many different issues, it’s finally finished and released!  Despite how difficult it was for us to finish this album, we couldn’t be more proud of it!  This album has the best songwriting and production of any Lunar album to date.  There is such a wide variety of sounds and influences, but also the album flows seamlessly from one song to another.  And, once again, there is a huge list of amazing guest appearances from members of Obscura, Caligula’s Horse, Paladin, Emperor, Thank You Scientist and more!” – Alex Bosson – Lunar

Hailing from Sacramento, USA, Lunar is a progressive metal band that was founded in 2013 by longtime friends Alex Bosson (drums/percussion) (Helion Prime) and Ryan Erwin (guitar/vocals) (who passed away unexpectedly in 2018). The two together wrote the style of music that was always in their hearts: genre-defiant and free of restrictive influence over three albums. With the unexpected death of Ryan Erwin, band co-founder Alex Bosson continues the next chapter of Lunar with friends in Witherfall, Novareign. Mokili Wa, Nordic Frost, Outloud, and Double Vision for the release of this year’s “The Illusionist”, the fourth album from the band. Optimistically, Bosson quotes that this album is likely to be the fan favorite, being the best they’ve done, with strong songwriting, and production; and songs that all sound different, but remain cohesive.

Track Listing:

  1. Prestidigitation – 6:16
  2. The Illusionist – 10:04
  3. Showtime – 3:45
  4. Worship The Sun – 5:23
  5. Turn Off The World – 7:14
  6. Disassembled – 5:53
  7. Juggling Chainsaws – 7:30
  8. For My Next Trick – 3:57
  9. Now You See Me – 8:39

Album Length: 58:46

Recording Lineup:

Drums & Percussion – Alex Bosson
(Music – Track 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8,9) (Lyrics – Track 2, 3, 5, 6,9)
Guitars – Balmore Lemus
(Music – Track 4) (Lyrics – Track 4, 7
Bass – Ryan Price (Music – Track 8)
Keyboards & Synthesizers – Alex Nasla
Lead Vocals – Chandler Mogel
Growl Vocals – Brian Lewis
Clarinet – Gleb Kanasevich (Track 1)
Saxophone – Patrick Corona (Track 2)
Flute & Saxophone – Jørgen Munkeby (Track 6)
Violin & Viola – Ben Karas (Track 9)
Additional Guitar Solo – Andy Gillion (Track 2)
Additional Guitar Solo – Taylor Washington (Track 3)
Additional Guitar Solo – Sam Vallen (Track 5)
Additional Guitar Solo – Christian Münzner (Track 7)

Lunar – S

Lunar – Surrender

Lunar – Comfort

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Band/Artist location – Sacramento, California
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