The Kolios Project was started in 2002 by guitarist, keyboardist, and composer Ryan Denzer-King
(Epitaph of Seikolos, ex-Vailala Madness).
Frustrated by the lack of
like-minded musicians at his university, he instead turned to internet forums to find other people with personal
recording capabilities who were interested in his kind of music. Soon after the start of the project, Ryan found
Manfred Dikkers (At War with Self,
ATM Project), a capable jazz drummer with a set of V-drums and an
interest in progressive music. Ryan and Manfred
recorded the first two songs in the latter part of 2002, still looking for other musicians to join them. During this period
Alan Goldstein (Aghora) recorded several tracks with them, but later dropped out due to
his busy schedule.
During 2003 keyboardist Matteo Borselli (ex-Anthelion) recorded two tracks, but eventually had to drop out because of other obligations.
After lacking a full-time bassist since Alan's departure (during which time
bassist Jan-Mikael Erakare contributed to one track, and Ryan recorded bass for another),
the band finally found bassist Pablo Carrascosa (Tekne).
Pablo's improvisatory style fit in well with the technical and
experimental side of The Kolios Project. Guest soloists include Santiago Dobles (Aghora),
(Cynic, Exivious) and Andre Verholen.
Currently the band
is working on their first full-length album, which they are hoping to finish early in 2010.