在该项目的初始阶段，制作人兼多乐器演奏家Bob Katsionis（Firewind，Outloud）在乐队的成立中发挥了重要作用。他与Elias Pero，Jim Loop和John Skalkotos一起安排和制作了大部分专辑，并根据他的独奏作品创作了其中一首歌曲《第五季》。
首张专辑“ Et in Arcadia ego”由芬兰的狮子音乐公司于2017年10月发行。这是一张概念专辑，灵感来自于文艺复兴时期的Arcadia（乌托邦）。这张专辑已在全球发行，并在国际上获得了好评，并在质量上与Avantasia，Ayreon，Eluveitie和Nightwish等进行了比较。基于显然吸引人的音乐背后的电影复杂性，并以Chryso的声音为特征，它被认为是2017年最佳金属专辑之一，已被视为该类型的最佳专辑。在专辑中，Chrysilia向希腊极端金属旗舰店之一Rotting Christ致敬，以另一种民谣/交响乐手法覆盖了黑色金属轨道。
专辑与前辈SL Theory一起进行现场发行活动后，Chrysilia被邀请在希腊和欧洲的主要节目中进行现场演奏，包括雅典的迷雾之声和荷兰埃因霍温的FemME音乐节。 Chrysilia的现场表演被认为具有活力，戏剧性和专业性。 Chrysilia选择可视化他们的大多数歌曲，迄今为止有五个官方视频剪辑。
乐队的阵容目前包括Chryso，Sergio Tellis，John Skalkotos和Nick Teteris。
Chrysilia is a symphonic metal band formed in Athens, Greece in 2016.
The band was founded by musical actress and rock performer Chryso and composer/keyboardist Elias Pero (Sovereign), but eventually Chrysilia evolved to a band with a full debut album.
In the initial stages of the project, producer and multi-instrumentalist Bob Katsionis (Firewind, Outloud) played a major role in the formation of the band. He arranged and produced most of the album, together with Elias Pero, Jim Loop and John Skalkotos, and he also composed one of the album’s songs, “The Fifth Season”, which is based on his solo work.
The debut album “Et in Arcadia ego” was released by Finland’s Lion Music in October 2017. It is a concept album inspired by Arcadia (utopia) as it is depicted in the Renaissance. The album, having worldwide distribution, has been received with excellent reviews internationally, having been compared quality-wise to the likes of Avantasia, Ayreon, Eluveitie and Nightwish. It is regarded as one of 2017’s best metal albums, based on the cinematic complexity behind apparently catchy tunes and characterized by Chryso’s voice, that has been compared to the genre’s best. In the album, Chrysilia paid their tributes to one of Greece’s extreme metal flagships, Rotting Christ, covering a black metal track in an alternative, folk/symphonic way.
After the album’s live release event with progsters SL Theory, Chrysilia were invited to play live in prime shows in Greece and Europe, including Voices of the Mist in Athens and the FemME festival in Eindhoven, NL. Chrysilia’s live shows have been praised as being dynamic, dramatic and professional. Chrysilia have chosen to visualize most of their songs, having five official video clips to date.
On December 6th 2018, Chrysilia was confirmed as a special guest for the Athens show of British rock legends Uriah Heep.
The band’s line-up currently consists of Chryso, Sergio Tellis, John Skalkotos and Nick Teteris.
On December 12th, 2019, the second full album was announced for a 2020 release, under the production of Devon Graves (Psychotic Waltz).
The first single “Dragunera: Act II” was released on November 20th, 2020, accompanied by an official video.
2017 – Et in Arcadia Ego