“Progressive music is as alive and kicking as it’s ever been. It’s more a state of mind than a genre” says Official Charts Company boss, Martin Talbot, upon the start of their first ever progressive music charts. Read more about it here courtesy of the BBC, or if you just want the details, here’s the first top ten:
Official Progressive Albums Chart – Top 10
1.Tame Impala – Currents
2.Muse – Drones
3.Roger Waters – Amused To Death
4.Joe Satriani – Shockwave Supernova
5.Public Service Broadcasting – The Race For Space
6.Faith No More – Sol Invictus
7.Symphony X – Underworld
8.Pink Floyd – The Endless River
9.Tim Bowness – Stupid Things That Mean The World
10.Nightwish – Endless Forms Most Beautiful
For those holding VIP Meet & Greet tickets for our upcoming tour with Overkill (get yours at enterthevault.com!):
Please plan to assemble at the front entrance of the venue, where one of the bands’ tour managers will come get you at the appointed time and bring you inside. The meet and greets are scheduled for one hour before doors, so be on time as it’s difficult if not impossible at some venues to get word to us once the group has gone in, and there’s really not much we can do if you miss us.
In addition, for those wondering why the sudden silence regarding SXW, the fan club had to be put on hold during promotion for Underworld. Watch for more info later in the year, after this kickass tour.
Underworld, our ninth studio album which is out now on Nuclear Blast Records, reached great chart results worldwide!
Sweden: #31 (Hard Rock #2)
USA : #36 (current Chart, Top Hard Rock #6, Billboard 200, #89)
Japan: #46 (International #7)
UK: #80 (Rock #7)
Canada: #103 (Hard Charts #14)
“The band are excited to see that people are enjoying the record, and can’t wait to get on the road this fall”, commented Michael Romeo. Today, SYMPHONY X presents a new lyric-video for the track ‘Kiss Of Fire’:
Underworld was crafted at Michael Romeo’s tricked out studio, The Dungeon. For the album’s cover art, the band went with their established illustrator Warren Flanagan (Watchmen, The Incredible Hulk, 2012), who similarly tapped into the “secret knowledge” vibe Michael and the band embedded in the record.
You can order your copy of Underworld directly here, or digitally here.
Catch us on our upcoming tour with OVERKILL!
18Sep15 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
19Sep15 Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
20Sep15 Niagara Falls, NY – Dome Theater
22Sep15 Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
23Sep15 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
24Sep15 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
25Sep15 Milwaukee, WI – Rave
26Sep15 Minnesota, MN – Mill City Nights
27Sep15 Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre
29Sep15 Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall Ballroom
30Sep15 Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
01Oct15 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
02Oct15 Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre
03Oct15 Seattle, WA – Showbox At The Market
05Oct15 San Francisco, CA – The Grand Ballroom At The Regency Center
06Oct15 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent Theater
07Oct15 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theater
09Oct15 San Antonio, TX – Alamo Music Hall **please note change of venue
10Oct15 Dallas, TX – The Bomb Factory
11Oct15 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
13Oct15 Tampa, FL – The Ritz
14Oct15 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
15Oct15 Charlotte, NC – The Filmore
16Oct15 Silver Springs, MD – The Filmore
17Oct15 New York City, NY -Terminal 5
Help us show Billboard that progressive metal has a loud and supportive audience in the US in 2015, and you can score a free Symphony X decal like the one seen in the photo here (retail value $8)! But you have to do it TODAY and today only!
Here’s what you need to do:
1. Go to the record store/retail outlet of your choice and purchase Underworld on cd or vinyl.
2. Before leaving the store, take a photo of the cd/vinyl and your receipt. One cd/receipt per person, and this photo must be taken IN the store. *bonus* If you can get the cashier to pose for a second photo with you and your cd, we will send some SymX decals to the store as well, with our thanks for carrying our music!
3. Post the photo(s) in a public post on your choice of social media, with the following text:
“I helped Symphony X rock the Billboard charts with Underworld! @SymphonyX #SymphonyX #SymXUnderworld”
4. Send us an e-mail with a link to your post, and your name and postal address (if you include a cashier photo, please also let us know the name and location of the store); we’ll do the rest!
Fine print: US residents only. E-mails must be received no later than 11:59p PDT on July 29, 2015. Please allow 5-7 business days for your decal to arrive.
*Note* This giveaway is intended both to support record stores large and small, AND to encourage fans to help the band hit high on the Billboard charts in this vital first sales week (which ends tonight). No slight was intended to you kickass fans who preordered the cd, or bought it on/since release day; there will be other chances for you guys, and the decals will also be made available to everyone later on. Thank you to EVERYONE who has purchased Underworld!!!
The descent into the Underworld has begun; Underworld was released in Japan today, and is #2 in Metal on Amazon there! Greetings and thank you to our Japanese fans! We hope you love the record as much as we do!
Symphony X bassist Mike LePond reflects on the passing of Chris Squire, bassist of Yes, saying “Chris Squire wasn’t a big influence on me, but he was easily one of the best bassists I have ever heard. When I first heard “Roundabout”, I was blown away by his style. Even their poppier songs, like “Owner of a Lonely Heart”, had amazing bass lines. He was a true giant of the bass world.”