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Symphony X

Thursday 15 June 19.10 - 20.00

Genre Power Metal
Country United States
Played at GMM 2008

Symphony X has been a household name in progressive metal circles for almost thirty years now. They formed in New Jersey in 1994 and the current line-up consists of guitarist Michael Romeo, keyboardist Michael Pinnella, drummer Jason Rullo, bassist Michael LePond and vocalist Russell Allen. Initially they operated below the radar until 2007 when their album ‘Paradise Lost’ opened the door to a more mainstream audience and they got a foothold in Europe as well. With ‘Iconoclast’ (2011) and ‘Underworld’ (2015), their most recent record to date, their ranks of followers continued to swell. They are often likened to such acts as Dream Theater and Fates Warning, not in the least due to the often complex song structures that combine elements from neoclassical heavy metal and progressive rock in virtuoso fashion. In recent years the band have been working hard on their new album that should be released sometime this year, making this the perfect time to invite them to GMM. #GMM23