Edged, melodic rock songs meet with pure adrenaline at the hands of Elisium. Known as one of the hardest working bands in D.C., Elisium has accomplished a lot in just a few years. See for yourself. Desire - thought - action - reaction. Most often compared to: Tool, Helmet, Chevelle


ELISIUM is a 3-piece band from central (Fredericksburg) Virginia. Their sound is a unique blend of dark rock, and modern metal. Most often compared to Tool and Chevelle, ELISIUM sounds huge for only being 3 guys. Vocalist/Guitarist Nate Compton, and brother Kirb Compton on bass hold down the harmonies with ease, while Nathan Thomas (called "Junior") on drums keeps them in line.

Having shared the stage with mega acts like Chevelle, Flaw, Days of the New, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Straight Line Stitch, and Nonpoint, ELISIUM is no stranger to operating at the professional level. They have toured independently through 12 states, and have markets that grow every weekend.

Their first album, "Things They Carried", was released on Baltimore based Hard Volume Records in 2004, and their latest EP "Becoming" was released in May 2012 to great reviews. Currently managed by Lafayette Garage Band Booking (also manages Saint Diablo) ELISIUM is looking forward to conquering more and more markets, and making even better music.

ELISIUM is dedicated to the idea that music is more than just entertainment, and that our lives, and the very fabric of the universe are united by rhythm and vibrations and harmony. With song lyrics and themes ranging from determination, reincarnation, and man's many attempts at describing the universe, they are not afraid to tackle serious themes in powerful ways.


EP - "Becoming" - Released 05.22.12

iTunes Single - "AGV"
iTunes Single - "Safety Dance"

LP - "Things They Carried" - Released in 2008 by Hard Volume Records, available on iTunes and other major digital distributors.

Set List

Set lists are tailored to the occasion. We are performing a blend of tracks from Things They Carried (previous album) as well as new songs from our current record, Becoming.

Covers include bands such as:

The Doors
Pink Floyd
Michael Jackson
Finger Eleven
Pearl Jam
and many many more...