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SYMPHONY X Frontman Says The New Record Sounds Like The Odyssey And Paradise Lost

It'll be out… eventually!

It'll be out... eventually!

It's been four years since Symphony X has released a new record. Not that that should surprise fans given the band has dropped four records in the past fifteen years, each with a longer period of time between. Symphony X is definitely giving us a new one this year though, as we've learned in September 2014, and vocalist Russell Allen is stoking that fire by saying the new stuff is a cross between the group's (arguably) two best albums! So sayeth an interview with Metal Wani (below):

"I think this album is not gonna be as heavy as our last one, Iconoclast. If I had to compare this one, I would say it's a combination of [2002's] The Odyssey meets [2007's] Paradise LostIt has a lot of classic Symphony X elements in it, and I think our old fans are really gonna appreciate this one. So we're really excited about it."

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That's the good news! The bad news is that while Allen has recorded his parts for the album, he has absolutely no idea when it'll see the light of day.

"Dude, I have no idea. I did my tracks, and that's it. I haven't heard anything. I'm sure I'll hear something at some point, obviously, before the record's released, but the last I heard guitars were being recorded. I don't even know if it's being mixed yet; I haven't heard from Mike [guitarist Michael Romeo]. He's busy doing it, so I leave him alone, you know?! When he's done, he's done. And that's what all Symphony X fans know and have come to accept about this band — that they'll get the stuff when it finally gets done, and that's it."

Well, it's better than teasing a new record without actually making one… looking at you, Tool.

[via Blabbermouth]

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