Xystus is a Dutch band that was found in 1998 by Ivo Van Dijk. Their music can be described as Progessive Power Metal, yet it is more Melodic than that. Xystus is mainly influenced by symphonic bands such as Symphony X and Dream Theater. but movie soundtracks are an important source of inspiration as well. Their first album, 'Receiving Tomorrow' was accompanied with a lot of shows in The Netherlands supporting Epica, Kamelot and Autumn. In 2006 they released their second album "Surreal" but instead of touring they worked on their third Album "Equilibrio".