1986 The first demo "Metricide" is recorded.
1988 After recording the second demo "Better Than Bells" the band tours with King Diamond and Angelwitch.
1989 Line-up change: Ed Warby (drums) and Eduard Hovings (vocals) join the band and together they record their third demo "The Elegant Solution".
1993 At a talent search the band wins the recording of their debut album "Labyrinth Of Dreams" and gets their first label deal with Shark Records.
1994 Another line-up change: Dirk Bruinenberg replaces Ed Warby and Gilbert Pot (guit) joins the band. They record their second album "Supremacy", which is released in the spring of '94, and Elegy tour with bands such as Annihilator, Phantom Blue, The Gathering and Gorefest.
1995 The third album "Lost" is released in the summer of '95 and receives great reviews. Eduard Hovinga (voc) and Gilbert Pot (guit) leave the band just before the tour with Yngwie Malmsteen is supposed to start.
1996 Ian Parry (voc), formerly of Hammerhead, Mono Pacific, Airrace, joins the band. With more than 10 years of experience, a successful solo career and a brilliant voice that spans more than three octaves he is the perfect replacement. The band records the EP "Primal Instinct", which is released in the summer of '96.
1997 In May the album "State Of Mind" is released and Elegy supports Stratovarius during a very successful European tour.
1999 Line-up change: Chris Allister (keys) joins the band and in August the concept album "Manifestation Of Fear" is released. In September '98 Elegy tours with the US Metal band Kamelot.
2000 The album "The Forbidden Fruit" is recorded, to be released on September 18th, 2000. Patrick Rondat (guitar), formerly of Jean Michel Jarre, joins the band. Chris Allister (keys) and Henk Van der Laars (guitar) leave the band.
Elegy's new album is all about man's urge and many weaknesses existing over thousands of years in search of the ultimate "Forbidden Fruit". Elegy has consciously put together a masterpiece of metalized musical explosions, in a melancholic madness, to grip our attention, awaking senses we never even realized exist.
Featuring their new guitarist ex-Jean Michel Jarre axeman Frenchman Patrick Rondat, the album was recorded in Excess Studio in Rotterdam along with Günter Werno (Vanden Plas) who participated as guest musician.
LABYRINTH OF DREAMS 1993
Track list: 1. THE GRAND CHANGE 2. I´M NO FOOL 3. TAKE MY LOVE 4. ALL SYSTEMS GO (instr.) 5. TROUBLE IN PARADISE 6. OVER AND OUT 7. LABYRINTH OF DREAMS 8. MASS HYSTERIA (instr.) 9. POWERGAMES 10. THE GUIDING LIGHT
Notes: lineup HENK V.D. LAARS - guitar, A. VAN BRUSSEL guitar, E.A. HOVINGA - vocals, M. HELMANTEL - bass, S. MEEUWSEN - drums, A.J.C. VON DER STROOM - keyboards All drumparts on this record are played by Ed Warby.
Track list: 1. Windows Of The World 2. Angels' Grace 3. Poisioned Hearts 4. Lust For Life 5. Anouk 6. Circles In The Sand 7. Darkest Night 8. Close Your Eyes 9. Supremacy 10. Erase Me
Notes: lineup Eduard Hovinga: Vocals, Guitarsolo on 'Lust For Life', Martin Helmantel: Bass, Dirk Bruinenberg: Drums, Gilbert Pot: Guitar/ Backing-Vocals, Henk van de Laars: Guitar/ Spanish Guitar, All Keyboards except 'Lust For Life' on this album are played by: Henk, Gilbert and Dirk. 'Lust For Life' Keyboards by: Stefan Schneider-Reuter and Andreas Hirschmann
Track list: 1. Lost 2. Everything 3. Clean Up Your Act 4. Always With You 5. Under Gods Naked Eye 6. 1998 (The prophecy) 7. Spirits 8. Crossed The Line 9. Live It Again 10. Spanish Inquisition
Notes: lineup H. van de Laars - guitars/ fretless bass on "Under Gods Naked Eye", E. Novinga - vocals/ guitar solo on "Under Gods Naked Eye", G. Pot - guitars, M. Helmantel - bass, D. Bruinenberg - drums, G. Hager - keyboards
PRIMAL INSTINCT 1996
Track list: 1. TAKE MY LOVE Taken from the album "Labyrinth Of Dreams" 2. LABYRINTH OF DREAMS Taken from the album "Labyrinth Of Dreams" 3. ALWAYS WITH YOU Taken from the album "Lost" 4. SPIRITS Taken from the album "Lost" 5. ERASE ME Taken from the album "Supremacy"
Notes: lineup IAN PARRY - vocals, HENK VAN DE LAARS - 6 & 12 string guitars, DIRK BRUINENBERG - drums & percussion, MARTIN HELMANTEL - bass, Guest musician - MELLY OUDEJANS - violin
STATE OF MIND 1997
Track list: 1. EQUINOX (INSTRUMENTAL) 2. VISUAL VORTEX 3. TRUST 4. BEYOND 5. SHADOW DANCER 6. ALADDINS CAVE 7. STATE OF MIND 8. DESTINY CALLING 9. RESURRECTION (INSTRUMENTAL) 10. LOSERS GAME 11. SUPRESSION
Notes: lineup an Parry - vocals/ (keyboards tracks 4,6,8,10), Henk van de Laars - guitars/ (keyboards tracks 1,2,3,5,7,9), Dirk Bruinenberg - drums, Martin Helmantel - bass, Backing vocals- Ian, Henk, Dirk & Martin, Guest musicians on Destiny Calling: Piano Bart Brouwer & Violin Melly Oudejans
MANIFESTATION OF FEAR 1998
Track list: 1. Unorthodox Methods 2. Frenzy 3. Angel Without Wings 4. Savage Grace 5. Master of Deception 6. Solitary Day 7. Manifestation of Fear 8. Victim of Circumstance 9. The Forgotten 10. Redemption 11. Metamorphosis
Notes: lineup Ian Parry - Lead & Harmony vocals, Henk van der Laars - guitars, Dirk Bruinenberg - drums, Martin Helmantel - bass, Chris Allister - keyboards, (Shouts - Henk & Ian)
FORBIDDEN FRUIT 2000
Track list: 1. Icehouse 2. Force Majeure 3. Killing Time 4. Behind The Tears 5. The Great Charade 6. 'Til Eternity 7. Masquerade 8. Elegant Solution 9. I Believe 10. Forbidden Fruit
Notes: Martin Helmantel - Bass, Ian Parry - Vocals, Dirk Bruinenberg - Drums, Patrick Rondat - Guitar