ELYSION just released their first album, APOTHEOSIS, on April 5, and today (May 11), a very upsetting message announcing their forthcoming disbandment was made. None of the band members named a specific reason for the decision, however, they did express their deepest gratitude and sincerely apologized to their fans in comments posted on their website. Both guitarist LIRA and bassist MISOGI also commented that ELYSION will be their last band.
So, as it stands, there’s no chance of reformation under a new name. But, we’re hopeful that vocalist BIDOH and drummer ZAKI will return to the scene sometime in the future. Fingers crossed!
In the meanwhile, if you wish to see them live you’ll have several chances to do so. They have several dates lined up in their live schedule, including their second one-man live, PHANTOM FRONTIER ~Shinmetsu naru Kokuin~ (〜心滅なる刻印〜), on June 19. Their final live performance will take place on August 28 at the same venue where their journey began in 2015, at Shibuya REX. We’ve gathered up the dates and venues below, but there’s much more information to be found on their website.
ELYSION’s live schedule:
May 15, 2017 (Mon) at HOLIDAY SHINJUKU
May 15, 2017 (Tue) at Takadanobaba AREA
May 21, 2017 (Sun) at Shinsaibashi CLUB DROP
May 21, 2017 (Mon) at HOLIDAY NEXT NAGOYA
May 24, 2017 (Wed) at Shinjuku RUIDO K4
June 1, 2017 (Thurs) at Shinsaibashi JUZA
June 2, 2017 (Fri) at Nagoya Sakae RAD
June 6, 2017 (Tue) at Ebisu club aim
June 19, 2017 (Mon) at Shibuya REX
July 11, 2017 (Tue) at Shinjuku RUIDO K4
August 28, 2017 (Mon) at Shibuya REX