Brad Scott Photo Illyrian, comprised of Scott Onofrychuk, left, Jeff Perry, Brandon McNeil and Darren May, perform in Nanaimo at the Cambie Monday (May 15).

Thrasher band Illyrian performs in Nanaimo at the Cambie

Band, formerly known as Hellborn Death Eaters, performs in Nanaimo May 15

Illyrian, a Calgary thrash metal band, is touring western Canada to promote its latest album Round 2: Fight.

The group, formerly known as Hellborn Death Engines, performs in Nanaimo Monday (May 15) at 8 p.m at the Cambie.

Illyrian has progressed from a “group of goofballs [making] thrash metal about video games” to one known for “their erratic and precise on-stage delivery, rapier wit and nostalgic charm,” according to the band’s press release.

The band formed in 2011. Current members include Scott Onofrychuk, guitar and vocals; Jeff Perry, bass and vocals; Brandon McNeil, guitar and vocals and drummer Darren May. Perry and May are new additions to the band.

Round 2: Fight was released last fall. It is Illyrian’s second release.

The LP is a “melting pot of technical thrash riffs, blistering solos, prog-influenced rhythms and the band’s signature tri-vocal attack,” according to a press release.

The band previously released Welcome to the Hellmouth in 2014, under the group’s former name.

For more information about Illyrian, please visit

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