ELYSION were founded in 2006 by guitarist and composer Johnny Zero & Maxi Nil who, by welcoming on board talented musicians of different backrounds, soon shaped up a highly promising team, with music approach consisting of many shades of atmospheric and metal elements mixed pop/rock formulas as well as alternative/electro and gothic influences.
Recording the demo right away, which was immediately elected as “Demo of The Month” in Metal Hammer Magazine, ELYSION received excellent critics in webzines and magazines, complimenting outmost on the exceptionally professional sound witch gladly matched European and American high standards. Giving their first interview to metalmare magazine, ELYSION right from their very first months of active presence were hosted in numerous columns and were interviewed for radio stations and TV music shows, all this causing the music soon to spread and help them receive several awards (one of them being Fillipos Nakas /pop and rock awards 2006 for best band).
In the following time ELYSION, among many concerts, were invited to headline in important rock and metal events and also had the pleasure to support a great number of top artists of the scene, most importantly The Gathering, Christian Death, Diary of Dreams, Star Industry. In July 2008, ELYSION’s frontwoman was honored to be invited to join the stage with Moonspell in “Rock ‘em All Festival” presenting Pain of Salvation, Meshuggah, Lacuna Coil, Iced Earth, Venom and perform as a guest singer by the side of Fernando Ribeiro.
Also in 2008 the band entered the studio for the recordings of debut album, which, achieving to be an excellent sample of ELYSION’s potential, soon attracted the attention of numerous record labels, leading ELYSION in signing up with Massacre Records.
In the next months ELYSION completed mixing and mastering of the album, having the great privilege to work with America’s top engineer Ted Jensen (Madonna, Evanescence, Iron Maiden, Slipknot, Nickelback, Korn, Marilyn Manson) and have their music mastered in his very owned Sterling Sound Studios, thereby gaining and important advantage of very high-standards production.
Elysion’s debut album ‘’Silent Scr3am’’ ,which was released under Massacre Records on December 18th 2009,was warmly welcomed by both international market and media,receiving excellent critics and thereby leading to the further release of ‘’Silent Scr3am’’ in two additional editions, the Japanese and Taiwanese Editions, including extra material and bonus tracks.
During 2010,the band communicated their debut album by touring Greece and taking part in numerous live shows and festivals ,the first of which took place in their hometown Athens,where Elysion shared the stage with Draconian. Approaching the end of the year,Elysion had the great honor of becoming the first ever Greek band to take part in Hard Rock Hell Festival, one of the most important Rock and Metal conventions which takes place in the United Kingdom on year basis, among masters of the scene such as Helloween, Skid Row, UFO, Stratovarious, Paul Di Anno, Saxon, L.A. Guns, Airbourne and an endless list of others.
Hard Rock Hell’s outstanding experience was followed by Elysion’s live show with Firewind in Thessaloniki,and by the closure of the bands touring cycle on February 18,2011 at a sold out live Show in Athens, leaving the band fully excited and ready to start working on their second album.
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