elysiaElysia is a five piece deathcore band from Sacramento, California. Originally called Elysium’s Revenge, the band was started in 2003 while the members were just freshmen and sophomores in high school. By the end of 2003, they shortened their name to Elysia and added a second vocalist, who helped them record their first EP. Months later, they pen “Incinerate”, a song that has grown to become a staple in their setlist. Since 2003, they have released two EPs and one full-length album, and have completed two US tours despite almost constant line-up changes. Having settled into a more solid line-up, the band released their latest full length, Lion Of Judas, on June 10, 2008, through Ferret Records.

They have toured and performed alongside many bands, including Arsonists Get All the Girls, Knights Of The Abyss, Catherine, Emmure, Heavy Heavy Low Low, Impending Doom, Killwhitneydead., Suicide Silence and This Is Hell. They also have performed at the Saints & Sinners Festival in 2007. They has close ties with Knights Of The Abyss and Arsonists Get All the Girls; for example, Zak Vargas did guest vocals on Knights of the Abyss’s full-length Juggernaut, on the track “Decaying Waste”. Elysia’s lyrics cover a wide range of topics, from anti-homophobia to women’s rights.

Other Information

  • Origin: Sacramento, California, USA
  • Genres: Deathcore, Metalcore
  • Years active: 2003 – present
  • Label: Ferret Records
  • Website: http://www.myspace.com/elysia
  • Members:
  1. Zak Vargas – vocals
  2. Steven Sessler – drums
  3. Garrett Gilardi – guitar
  4. Chris Cain – guitar
  5. Jon Malinowski – bass, backup vocals



  • Demo (2003) – Demo
  • Killing Grounds (2004) – EP
  • 04 Demo (2004) – Demo
  • Masochist (2006)
  • Lion of Judas (2008)



~ by molco on May 27, 2009.

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