IVORY TOWER questions the purpose of higher education in an era when the price of college has increased more than for any other service in the U.S. economy since 1978. While many college graduates struggle to find menial employment waiting tables and cleaning toilets, new student loans over the next 10 years will total $184 billion. Even the once-heroic, tuition-free holdout Cooper Union in New York City now charges students, thanks in large part to hedge fund loans and flashy facilities costing more than $170 million.
A documentary that questions the cost and value of higher education in the United States.
Illusory come from Athens, Greece.The band was originally founded in 1992 by two friends who used to jam on top of their building roof.First name that popped in was Blessed Death”, which was dropped a bit later.“Ivory Tower”… that was more like it.Thus, like good wine “in the process”, “Ivory Tower” was maturing nicely, obtaining a better taste by the day, the month, the year.Numerous line-up changes happened through the years.The band was rehearsing, composing and playing at various Rock clubs and bars in the Athenian area.The basic concept was to recreate a truly phenomenal story.To re-record their promo-album, to turn it into a fresh founding, ultra-complete professional feature. They began recording, adding new ideas, painting a totally different landscape. Then, when the songs were recorded the best possible way and their concept was ready for some serious mixing and mastering, the boys decided to send to one of the most experienced teams in doing so. The only problem was the name of the band.Some years ago the “Ivories” discovered there was a German band called “Ivory Tower”, thus it was going to be extra hard to continue with their name, should they wanted to pursue a professional edge to their musical way.Brainstorming led to the name “Illusory” was sounded the best solution at the time and still does.The band decided to name their debut “The Ivory Tower”, which sounded completely logical and consequential to their lives and works so far.
Fourth album for the Ivory Tower, a band of Kiel, Germany since 1990 playing a rather melodic progressive metal style and classic. The group has already released several albums for the 'label Limb Music and has toured in Europe with Motorhead, Doro and Edguy. "IV" is an album that reflects clearly of the 'influence of Dream Theater (especially those of the first period), Symphony X and Fates Warning.