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SYMPHONY X Working On A Follow-Up To 2015's Underworld

Guitarist Michael Romeo is riffing away.

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Symphony X guitarist Michael Romeo said in a recent interview with Heavy Debriefings that he's still working on a follow-up to the band's 2015 album Underworld. Romeo said things have been slower than normal with "all the shit going on," which I'm assuming is at least partially in reference to his coming new solo album.

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"I've got stuff and I've been working every day trying to come up with things. It's just slower — it's just kind of slower than normal, and I think it's just because of all the shit going on. It's hard to focus. It'll be fine, though. There'll be that day I come down here and all of sudden, it's, like, 'Oh, shit. This is it. Here's the riff. Here's the whole idea.' Then I can't stop. Then it's just, like, 'Phewww…' The train's going.

"But it's taking me a little longer to get there than normal. 'Cause usually we'll talk about a record, I'll have some ideas and we'll start bouncing ideas around. And now it's just, like, a lot of, 'Oh, I'm not really sure. I've got this thing. I don't totally love it. It's good. Let me try something else tomorrow.' There'll be that one day when everything just clicks and it's, like, 'Ah, shit. Here we go. We're good.'"

Symphony X will celebrate 25 years as a band this year, and will hit the road with Haken and Trope to commemorate the birthday.

5/10 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
5/11 Glenside, PA – Keswick Theatre
5/12 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
5/13 Quebec City, QC – Imperial Bell
5/14 Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
5/15 Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall
5/17 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
5/18 Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre
5/19 Chicago, IL – Park West
5/20 St Louis, MO – Red Flag
5/21 Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
5/23 Denver, CO – The Oriental Theater
5/24 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
5/26 Seattle, WA – The Showbox
5/27 Vancouver, BC – The Rickshaw Theatre
5/28 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
5/29 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
5/31 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
6/1 Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco Theater
6/2 Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater
6/4 Austin, TX – Empire Garage
6/5 Dallas, TX – Amplified Live
6/7 Atlanta, GA – Heaven at the Masquerade
6/8 Orlando, FL – The Plaza Live
6/10 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
6/11 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
6/12 Montclair, NJ – The Wellmont Theater

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