10 April 2015 – Symphony X is happy to report that the mixing and mastering of our new cd is complete! The process was handled by Jens Bogren, who also did our last two cds, and who did an amazing job as always.
As for the artwork, we turned once again to Warren Flanagan. Warren has worked on our last two cds as well, and can also be relied upon for amazing work.
We will be wrapping up the booklet layout and finalizing things over the next couple of weeks. The band is really excited about this one, and we anxiously look forward to getting it out there to everyone.
In also-long-awaited fan club news, SXW will be having it’s LONG-waited relaunch on May 1st, 2015 with pre-orders for our second fan club cd to follow. Previous CotM members should contact Jax to ensure that your contact info is current, particularly those awaiting cds. To kick off the relaunch of the fan club, we’ll be offering some limited edition/one of a kind Sym X merch bundles to members; we’ll post a special announcement at the end of the month with more info and instructions on how new members can join. Thanks for your patience!
World Entertainment and Symphony X are pleased to announce a 2015 tour with fellow New Jersey band Overkill!! The 24-date OVERKILL / SYMPHONY X co-headlining trek launches at The Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts on September 18th, hits four Canadian cities, then wraps up with a very special night at Terminal 5 in New York City on October 17th : the first time in the bands’ combined histories that they’ll play a show together in their own backyard.
Advanced tickets for the confirmed tour dates below are on sale exclusively at EnterTheVault.com until April 15 when they go on sale everywhere . VIP packages include a Meet & Greet session with both bands & an exclusive poster. [SymX headline dates are marked with **]
09/18/2015 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
09/19/2015 Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NY **
09/20/2015 Dome Theater – Niagara Falls, NY
09/22/2015 Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
09/23/2015 The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI **
09/24/2015 House of Blues – Chicago , IL
09/25/2015 Rave – Milwaukee, WI
09/26/2015 Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN **
09/27/2015 Park Theatre – Winnipeg, MB – CANADA **
09/29/2015 Mac Ewan Hall Ballroom – Calgary, AB – CANADA **
09/30/2015 Union Hall – Edmonton, AB – CANADA **
10/01/2015 Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA **
10/02/2015 Vogue Theatre – Vancouver, B.C. – CANADA
10/03/2015 Showbox at the Market – Seattle, WA **
10/05/2015 The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA **
10/06/2015 The Regent Theater – Los Angeles, CA **
10/07/2015 Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ
10/09/2015 The Bomb Factory – Dallas, TX
10/10/2015 210 Kapones – San Antonio, TX **
10/11/2015 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
10/13/2015 The Ritz – Tampa, FL
10/14/2015 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA **
10/15/2015 The Filmore – Charlotte, NC **
10/16/2015 The Filmore – Silver Spring, MD
10/17/2015 Terminal 5 – New York City, NY
World Management and Foo King Entertainment are proud to announce that Progressive Metal Masters SYMPHONY X and Thrash Titans OVERKILL will be combining forces to CO-HEADLINE one night in New York City at TERMINAL 5 on October 17, 2015. The show will mark for the FIRST TIME EVER both bands playing together in their own backyard and promises to be a spectacular evening for the fans of both bands. Online pre-sale tickets and VIP* Tickets will go onsale at www.enterthevault.com on Feb 20th 2015. All other tickets will go on sale for this show on March 14th, 2015 through all normal ticket services.
*special VIP limited tickets will be available; for a meet and greet with both bands and featuring a customized poster supplied by The Promoter at the show.
Happy Holidays to all of our friends and family! Here’s a holiday gift for you: some news on the new cd! You’re welcome.
In true ‘no update until there’s something to say’ form, the Symphony X camp has been quiet as of late. Don’t let the silence fool you, though; they’ve been busy. So busy, in fact, that the new cd is almost done!
Recording of the drums, lead vocals, rhythm guitar, and bass – aka the bulk of the new album – is complete. In the next few weeks, the keyboards, guitar solos, background vocals, and some miscellaneous odds and ends will be done, with the goal to have everything recorded by the end of the month.
Michael Romeo commented “the plan was to have everything tracked by Christmas, and we’re pretty much on schedule. Things are moving at a good pace, and the songs are starting to come to life. More on that down the road a bit.”
Symphony X’s innovative mixture of heavy metal and progressive rock has made them a favored staple among prog metal fans for almost 20 years. 2011′s Iconoclast debuted at #76 on the American Billboard Top 200 chart and at #105 on the Canadian Soundscan Top 200 chart.
14 July 2014
The new cd is coming right along; the songs are pretty much done and are getting some final tweaking now. Michael Romeo says that the material has a little bit of everything, and reports that the band will begin tracking drums next month after their appearance at Heavy Montreal on August 10th.
The band’s long-awaited second fan club cd will also begin taking shape around the same time, with an anticipated release in time for the holidays. As mentioned previously, it will be another collection of demo tunes and other rare material, and may also include a bit of content created just for this cd (along the lines of MJR’s Star Wars tune on the first Rarities and Demos, which has since sold out of its first pressing). SXW, the band’s revamped fan club, will be relaunching in September.