SYMPHONY X Starts Tracking New Album

Symphony X

American progressive metal veterans Symphony X will enter the studio this week to begin recording the follow-up to 2011′s Iconoclast for an early 2015 release. “We’re gonna start the drums on Tuesday [September 9], and with all the recording and then the promotion, we hope to have a new album out for the spring,“ Symphony X  bassist Michael LePond told United Rock Nations last week (hear audio below). He continued: “The songs are ready to go. We have ten songs. We may record nine or ten; we’ll see how it goes.

Regarding the musical direction of the new Symphony X  material, LePond said: “Stylistically, it’s not as heavy as Iconoclast was. If I had to compare, I would say that it’s a combination of The Odyssey and Paradise Lost — something in there. It has a lot of classic Symphony X elements in it, which I think a lot of our fans were missing for a few years. So I think our fans will really like this one. It really just focuses on solid songwriting.

Asked if Symphony X has come up with a title for the new album yet, LePond said: “We don’t have the name of the album yet. Right now we have all the music and we have all the lyrics written down, but we still need to put the lyrics to the songs.

On the topic of the time table for the completion of the new Symphony X albumLePond said: “I think we would like to have the album recorded by the end of the year, finished. And then we give it to the record company and then they need three months to promote [it]. So that’s the plan right now.

Nikola Savić is a prog enthusiast, blogger and author, in addition to being the founder of Prog Sphere, Progify, ProgLyrics and the ongoing Progstravaganza compilation series.

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