Just got off the phone with MJR; he wishes everyone a Happy New Year and reports that the writing of the new cd is progressing well. He says that the riffs are written and all the ideas are there, they're just trying different arrangement ideas right now. We talked about how we're back to the usual routine of trying to find new ways to say the same old 'the band is writing the cd', and he said "It's hard to say. Every day is different, we're just doing our thing & trying to make the tunes cool. You put something together one day and then come back the next day & listen to it; sometimes it's cool, & sometimes it sucks & you have to change things around." They're still hoping to be done with the cd by spring.
World Management and Nuclear Blast are extremely proud to announce the signing of Metal / Prog Gods Symphony X !!!
“As lifelong fans of the band, it is with great pride that Nuclear Blast announces the signing of US Metal / Prog Gods Symphony X!!!
Symphony X exemplifies the technical sophistication of progressive metal while transcending the genre by writing amazing songs with masterful musicality and great hooks!
This New Jersey-based super group effortlessly creates a balancing act between solid, accessible arrangements and song structures with highly technical, challenging instrumental work and unbelievable melodic vocal harmonies. This embrace of polyphonic lead vocals, combined with their classical-sometimes even Queen-like- choruses create a powerful, in-your-face mixture. With elements of thundering metal, rock, solos with unstoppable guitar shredding and intense keyboards - this potent group has grown with every release and is poised to compete with the commercial success of top groups in all genres!
Symphony X is currently creating their next masterpiece, anticipated in the spring of 2010! Together, we will bring this talent to a new level! We hope you are ready for the ride!”
“We are happy to be the part of the Nuclear Blast Family and look forward to working with them for many years to come,” says Michael Romeo.
How many of you fans of the band associate the band with video games you play?
I for one am playing the songs on winamp whenever I play an RPG, like Dragon Quest or Xenogears, in fact when I play I typically play Set the World on Fire during final boss battles of games like Final Fantasy VII, Dragon Warrior VII, Mortal Kombat Armageddon, and Jojo's Bizarre Adventure.
Off topic but speaking of that I'm probably gonna make a VGMV using Seprpent's Kiss dedicated to Scorption and Sub Zero from Mortal Kombat someday.
Congratulations on the new baby Russell Allen. I hope your daughter rocks as much as you do.
It's a Girl!
Ava Christine Allen was born on at 5:43am on Nov. 2nd 2008, weighing 5lbs 10oz.
Mom and baby are doing good :)
Ava was 4 weeks early..Russ says "I got home (from South America) just in time it seems.."
September 23, 2008
World Management would like to announce the next leg of the Symphony X World tour in support of Paradise Lost. As promised the band are playing in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand and Indonesia. The band are extremely happy and are looking forward to playing for their fans in this part of the world. Dates below:
Friday 13th February 2009 - Beijing, China
Sunday 15th February 2009 - Taipei, Taiwan
Tuesday 17th February 2009 - Kowloon, Hong Kong
Thursday 19th February 2009 – Bangkok, Thailand
Saturday 21st February 2009 – Jakarta, Indonesia