Album Reviews

With Idle Wandering, Flourishing Illusions have brought a worthy offering to the altar of Omaha metal. The ten short tracks have it all: crushing riffs, tasteful leads, gritty growls, soulful cleans, and even catchy electronic interludes. As a drummer myself, I particularly appreciate the use of acoustic drums on this album - in a world of triggered and programmed machines, the natural sound and feel of real drums brings an energy to the music that simply can’t be achieved any other way. The lyrics may not be in the same vein as the last death metal album you bought, but they are fitting for a band called Flourishing Illusions. In the place of gore and blasphemy, we get tales of self-doubt and     self-discovery. Even “My Brother Was Eaten By Wolves on the Connecticut Turnpike” contains some well-crafted imagery and has a strong allegorical vibe. The album’s biggest shortcoming is that at times the production sounds a little flat, but it’s still plenty listenable, and, hey, it’s death metal - not everybody needs to be Steely Dan! Flourishing Illusions may not be breaking any new ground on Idle Wandering, but they’ve made an excellent first effort and I look forward to hearing what they put out next. Favorite tracks: “Flourishing Illusions,” “Self-Preservation,” and “Ego Death”
-BEn K. (Age 24)
*play drums, guitar, and piano
*listens to metal, rock, hip hop, and classical


January 1st, 2018

What What? In the butt!  "All Seer' has finally been released today.            Check it out here:                                                It turned out great. Hopefully no one goes into an epileptic seizure because of it.. Anyway,  Big Shout out to  Sam, with In the Attack, and Johnna, with Liquid Courage Tattoo (Omaha, NE), and The Conjure Shop (Omaha, NE) for working with us and making everything go smoothly.  It means a lot to us.  Support these people, because they are kick ass peeps!  

  This year has gone so fast and we've gotten so much accomplished. Our debut cd "Idle Wandering" that released in June was dope.  We were able to release several music videos this year, as well as start writing on our second album.  We are thankful for everyone that has supported us this year, as well as the venues and promoters that has worked with us. 

Here is to an amazing year, full of music and passion.  Go out and make this year better than the one before.  Spread love & Spread Peace. Love yourself & Love mother earth.  "When you feel like giving up, remember why you held on for so long in the first place."


November 1st, 2017

  It has been a while, but I assure you that we are all still alive, writing, and just released a new music video for our self-title "Flourishing Illusions." you can find it here:

  Otherwise we have all been busy with daily life, but putting are head down and busting out some new tunes for all of you anyway.. Be glad that we like you.   We are also gearing up to shoot our next video for "All Seer." So keep a look out for that early in 2018. 

  Make sure you check out our shows for when you can catch us next, maybe grab some merch.. and a hug.  

  Until next time; be kind to your fellow man, Love yourself, and take care of our mother Earth.  Much Love! 

If you missed out, you can check out our album on 

June 5th, 2017

  Now that I'm partially recovered from the exciting weeked, we want to thank everyone that made our release show such a great night!
Thank you Orpheus, Valley of Shadows, and RIFT for sharing the stage and killing it.  To the fans that came out to watch everyone perform.. to see the enjoyment in your eyes you are what makes it worth it.  
  I hope everyone had a great time, because I know we did!  Again, thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

If you missed out, you can check out our album on 

June 3rd, 2017

It Is Official Everyone!

  Today is Flourishing Illusions' album debut for "Idle Wandering."

For all you that are digital collectors you can find our awesome album on Bandcamp & cdbaby for digital download, or purchasing a physical copy!

We want to thank everyone who have supported us, and hopefully continue to support as we push this adventure as far as we can go.

we would much appreciate you share us with your friends!
We will see you all tonight at the show!

Snoochie Moochies


CD Baby:

June 1st, 2017

It's already the beginning of June!?   This saturday is coming fast, and we have stepped up our stage show to put on an awesome Performance for all of you!  So we will see you in your tie-dye for our technicolor June 3rd, album release party @ DR. Jack's DRinkery (3012 N 102nd St, Omaha, NE).  
Come for the entire show (starting at 8PM) to catch our boys in Orpheus, Valley of Shadows, and RIFT!  Only $5 for all night rockin'! 

MAy 16th, 2017

Our First official music video is finished!  We had some fun cruising on a beautiful weekend filming our shots for "Ego Death."  We were pleased with the turn out. You can check it out in our "videos" or you can check it out on our Flourishing Illusions youtube!  Subscribe to our channel to keep updated on the new new.  currently having a blast filming our videos for both All Seer & Flourishing Illusions (A Workaholics Tribute).  You will want to tune in for those when they pop!  Hope you Enjoy!

MAy 10th, 2017

We have begun production on our first couple music videos.  we have finished the play-through portion of our videos, and now we will be preparing for our story-lines. All Seer is going to be a dark mysterious story, while our self-title will be ridiculously fun as we pay tribute to our favorite show and the boys of WOrkAhoLics.  This is going to be a good time! Stay tuned!

MAy 1st, 2017

Today marks the day that we finalize our album.  This week were are excited to be sending in our long awaited album in for cd duplication.  we are very excited to get them printed and into your hands.  keep your ear firmly pressed against the speaker, because we will have some tasty tunes fory ou soon.

APRil 20th, 2017

We have released our first single "All Seer," off our upcoming album "Idle Wandering."   From the very beginning, All Seer hits hard.  With a mix of hard rock style vocals, and progressive metal riffs, this song will really get your blood pumping.  Digital download can be found at, for$0.50.  This is a limited offer, until their full album is released June 3rd, 2017.

March 24th, 2017

WHoop! WHoop!   The artwork for our album, Idle Wandering, has made its way into our hands.  We had the pleasure of working with YEllow Mushi (@meganmushi - Instagram), and he straight up killed it.  His freehand illustrations are amazing, and he nailed our concept. Anyone looking for some work to be done, We highly recommend working with him. 

Stage Reviews

If there was ever any doubt, be it known that Omaha newcomers Flourishing Illusions know how to put on a show. They bring it all. Following a pre-recorded intro, the three-piece tore straight into an onslaught of crunchy death metal goodness. Throughout the night they delivered flawless performances of 7 or 8 songs from their newly released Idle Wandering. There’s certainly enough talent in this band to keep a trio performance exciting, but they took it a step further, filling out their sound with backing tracks that ensured full immersion in the Flourishing Illusions experience. And how do you push a perfect performance over the edge when the energy, talent, and atmosphere are all just right? Coordinated shoe lights of course! These guys are the real deal, and they know how to have a great time while doing what they do best. I’m sure we’ll be hearing a lot more from them in the near future.
-BEn K. (Age 24)
*play drums, guitar, and piano
*listens to metal, rock, hip hop, and classical