Elysium is a symphonic folk ghotic band with female vocals and male violinist, drawing inspiration from early Whitin Temptation and Nightwish, as well as from the most popualar European rock acts like Anathema. Between catchy and symphonic refrains, melodic guitar riffs and vocal counterpoints on a solid rock basis, the band makes frequent incursions in classic rock (Queen, Muse), folk and prog (Eluveite & Pineapple Thief ), occasionally adding opera and r'n'b background vocals. The use of keyboards and orchestration sequences enriches the songs and adds a symphonic edge to them, going to duet with violin and guitar. The songwriting duties rely on singer Daphne Nisi (Baraonna),and Bass player Marco Monetini (Gerico, Nidi di Ragno, Fuorilinea), flanked by Violin player Christian Arlechino (La Tresca). The rest of the band is formed by Marco Sinopoli Orchestra & keyboard , Guitar player Simone Moratto and drummer Flavio Lovisa.
Elysium was originally formed in Orvieto, Italy, in early 2013 by bassist Marco Monetini, violinist Christian Arlechino, with the involvement of drummer Flavio Lovisa.The core of the group was born out of common artistic interests that the three held together with regards to songwriting style, work-ethic philosophy and mutual musical desires. Between 2014 and 2015, the band has been writing and recording their debut Ep album, "Symphony of a forest". From autumn 2016 new members joined the band:singer Daphne Nisi and guitarist Simone Moratto wich have definitely changed the compositions,gaving a more powerful and rock sound to the band along the infusion of soulful vocals.