Elis é uma banda de Metal melódico e Gótico formada em 2000 na cidade de Vaduz, capital do Principado de Liechtenstein.
The Swiss/Liechtenstein formation ELIS featuring front lady Sabine Duenser began their musical career under the name ERBEN DER SCHÖPFUNG. In 2001 they released their first single Elis as well as their debut album Twilight, thrilling the hearts of gothic metal fans worldwide. The music found on the aforementioned releases oscillates from clear vocal lines to the sharp attacks of guitars and the driving beats of the rhythm section. A mélange of classical and electronic elements compliment the gothic metal concoction, adding a distinctive feature to the already memorable compositions.
The band has appeared live at the Wave Gotik Festival in Leipzig, among others, has held on to favourable positioning on the DAC-Charts, and has remained well represented in the scene’s press. Germany’s Orkus Magazine, for example, featured ERBEN DER SCHÖPFUNG as their top newcomer act of the month. This choice was later more than confirmed by the publication’s readership, who extended the honour by choosing the band as their NEWCOMER of 2001.
Following their split with Oliver Falk, Sabine Duenser and co. re-emerged in 2003 under the new alias ELIS, yet still quite capable of an impressive showing, as their debut proved.