Hailing from: Rotterdam
Genre: symphonic

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Ylisia is a Dutch female fronted symphonic metal band based in Rotterdam. Influences are 80’s bands such as The (old) Gathering, Evanescence, Within Temptation, Stream of Passion and Kate Bush.

“Sometimes you just find an instant connection. That is when magic happens”.
And that, my friends, was the beginning of this new adventure ahead of us: Ylisia

Founder, keyboard player and composer George van Olffen (ex Secret Sounds, Moonflower, Kingfisher Sky), asked longtime friend and guitar player Martijn de Zeeuw to join him in the quest for an additional line-up.

In the summer of 2021, Liesbeth Cordia (ex Annatar, Eve’s Fall) joined as vocalist, along with Eva Levina as drummer and Tim Hoogervorst (ex theName) as bassist, who completed the band with a solid rhythm section.

George and Liesbeth discovered a deep musical connection. Liesbeth found her writing mojo and completed the songs with much needed melodies and lyrics in hyperspeed. Only three days after they first met, some vocals were recorded by Liesbeth in George’s homestudio, instantly bringing the songs to life. And so the story began.

Ylisia released their first homestudio demos on Soundcloud soon after. They quickly got featured on a ‘NH-pop Demodrop Heavy Edition’ livestream, where they received very positive feedback.

As of 2022, Ylisia has started storming the stage! For their very first gig they attended the W.O.A. Metal Battle in the preliminary round of province South-Holland, where they ended up in second place! Another highlight was their performance at Rotown, Rotterdam during the Eendrachtfestival.

With more shows on the calendar (see “Shows”) and a debut EP on the way, it is safe to say that you will hear and see much more from Ylisia! So stay tuned!

Upcoming Gigs

January 27, 2024 at Manifesto

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