Symphony X Reveal Their Next Album

It’s about damn time- Symphony X will be releasing Underworld via Nuclear Blast Records on July 24 and I could not be more excited. 2011’s Iconoclast was really good and considering the band keeps drawing parallels between this record and its earlier material, I’m already sold and I haven’t heard a lick of music yet.

Symphony X’s website says the new album doesn’t have a definitive concept, but has a lot of central themes running through each song and even some references to the group’s earlier material.

Heavily inspired by the Italian poet Dante Alighieri, Underworld draws on the themes from Divine Comedy most notably the part on Inferno. As homage to Dante’s use of the number 3 and its multiples, the band utilizes this motif in its music either in a lyrical or melodic context. The first song on the album is a three syllable, three note melodic phrase, and in the verses there are three references to three songs on the bands third album, The Divine Wings Of Tragedy.

So yeah, I need this in my ears.

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