A holiday gift – news on the new cd

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.

Black Friday Sale on SymX merch!

Stop by JSR’s Symphony X shop this weekend & check out the Black Friday sale! 33% off of Symphony X merchandise, Friday 28 Nov through Monday 1 Dec 2014.

New cd, Heavy Montreal, and more..

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.

Heavy Montreal 2014

Heavy Montreal 2014

Check out the kickass HEAVY MONTRÉAL 2014 lineup! Weekend passes go on sale March 7 at noon via HEAVYMONTREAL.COM

To follow along:

TWITTER
EN : @HeavyMTL
FR : @HeavyMTL_FR

FACEBOOK:
facebook.com/heavymontreal

INSTAGRAM:
instagram.com/heavymontreal

70K Tons of Metal – 2 weeks to go!

70K Tons of Metal – Two Weeks to Go!

Have you started packing yet, metalheads?

Only two weeks left until 70K Tons of Metal! \m/

Spin the black/blue/red/mint circle..

Stumped at the last minute by what to get the SymX fan in your life for the holidays? Trying to decide how to spend that holiday check from Grandma? Did the boss actually cough up a holiday bonus this year? Let us help you with that!

Did you know that almost the entire Symphony X catalog is available on vinyl? There are even some pretty sweet collectible versions, if you don’t mind paying import prices (if you’re outside the EU).. behold!

How about Russ’ debut with the band, on a sweet mint-colored album..
The Damnation Game – Mint LP ~ Click to purchase
The Damnation Game - Mint LP

Perhaps you’d prefer one of the all-time fan favorites, Divine Wings, in fiery red vinyl..
The Divine Wings of Tragedy – Red Double LP ~ Click to purchase
The Divine Wings of Tragedy - Red Double LP

Or maybe you would rather go with one of the newer classics, The Odyssey, in bright blue..
The Odyssey – Blue Double LP ~ Click to purchase
The Odyssey - Blue Double LP

Also in a very cool blue (and another double album) is Iconoclast..
Iconoclast – Blue Double LP ~ Click to purchase
Iconoclast - Blue Double LP

For more Symphony X merch, including more LPs, cds and shirts, you can check our label stores:

Nuclear Blast: USA / Europe

Century Media: USA / Europe

Inside Out

Amazon and eBaY are also usually good spots to find SymX gear, including the occasional rare goodies now and then.

Happy shopping, and have a joyous holiday season!

[PS - apologies to Pearl Jam for the subject line. *g*]

Confirmed 2013 European Summer Shows

We have a few confirmed European summer shows to announce:

Thursday 20th June: Paard Van Troje, The Hague [Paard Van Troje]
Friday 21st June: Dokkum, Holland [Dokk'em Open Air]
Saturday 22nd June: Hamont-Achel, Belgium *Note change of venue* [R-Mine Metalfest]
Sunday 23rd June: Clisson, France [Hellfest Open Air]

More information to come as we receive it!