Music are proud to announce the signing of folk symphonic metal band
Chrysilia! Look out for their amazing debut album “Et In Arcadia Ego”
on October 12 2017!
Reality, Illusion, Disillusion, Dreaming, Abandonment In An Album
Inspired By One Of Greece's Most Magical And Influential Places: Arcadia
The new “Et In Arcadia Ego” album was recorded and produced by
Firewind's Bob Katsionis at Sound Symmetry Studio.
is a soundtrack/symphonic/folk metal band based in Athens, Greece.
Initially a concept child by musical actress & rock performer
Chryso and composer/keyboardist Elias Pero (ex-Sovereign), this quickly
evolved to the formation of a band consisting of ambitious, as well as
experienced members. Chrysilia has evolved in recent years from a
concept to a band with a full album, ready to demonstrate their work
live. Producer Bob Katsionis (Firewind, Serious Black, Outloud) has
played a pivotal role in this. He believed in this elegant but also
dynamic amalgam of folk, soundtrack & metal and gave life to
Chrysilia’s compositions, and he also composed one of the album’s songs.
Please describie the new album musically and lyrically?
Our music could be
vaguely described as soundtrack metal, having influences from different
music genres, ranging from folk, jazz and musicals to power metal. The
main theme here is having clean-cut, catchy tunes, no matter how heavy
or complicated is the musical background. It’s like listening to a
motion picture soundtrack, but on the hard n’ heavy side. Lyrically,
this is a concept album based on the idea of Arcadia, as this was
depicted in the Renaissance as the dreamland that our souls travel in
the afterlife or just by achieving a higher state of intuitive
enlightenment. Our album however has a metaphorical meaning. It is a
journey in time and fantasy, myths and reality, fairytales and
politics, life and death itself, through the eyes of a girl growing up:
her name is...Chrysilia.
if you had to choose one artist (I know this is hard) but if we had to
say "recommended for fans of XXXX" who would that be?
It IS difficult!
Ayreon or Avantasia probably, due to the metal core, but
how does it differ from previous recordings (if any)
account that it all started with co-composer’s Elias Pero’s
compositions from the ‘90s epic power metal band “Sovereign”, this has
gone down a long road reaching diversity and a modern sound, always
respecting the roots of rock and metal.
What was the goal with making this album?
The truth is that
there was no goal, other than expressing ourselves, no matter how
cliché this might sound. These are impossible times for musicians and
labels, the only way to see it was to put our inspiration on notes and
Any specific influences towards music or lyric subject?
With a heavy/power
center, we would never be able to deny our influences from Hans Zimmer
and Andrew Lloyd Webber to European prog/power metal, all having in
common melodies that one can easily identify with. Arcadia, a magical
place that actually exists in mountainous Greek mainland, was the main
influence of our lyrics, although a few songs are inspired by more
personal stories, but always within the context of the album.
how long did it take to make this album:
About 12 months,
although it would have been shorter without all the real choirs and
what has the different musicians contributed to the result?
Under the guidance
of our Producer, Bob Katsionis, and the original inspiration of
co-composers, Chryso and Elias Pero, every single member of the band
put their musical personality in the final result.
Chryso : Vocals
Teo Ross: Guitars
Jim Ramses: Bass
Simon Kay: Drums
John Matzakos: Keyboards
1. By The Gates Of Ypsus
2. The Menalon Trail
3. Desperate Wings
5. Et in Arcadia ego
7. Altar Of Silence
8. King Of A Stellar War
9. The Fifth Season
10. Desperate Wings (Orchestral Version)
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