SYMPHONY X: Building Up Excitement For New Album

The following message has been posted at SYMPHONY X's official web site:

"MJR [guitarist Michael Romeo] has written almost two hours worth of music, and is now taking the time to find the right song title and lyrical content for each song. Each song has a certain feel to it, so it's important to make sure the lyrics reflect that feel. The 'darker' tone that they're aiming for which has been mentioned in previous studio reports will apply more to the orchestration and the lyrical content than the vocals, for those who continue to muse over the likelihood of Russell [Allen] doing death metal growls. Much of that dark tone would lend itself to ghostly or horror themes (they're tossing around such ideas as 'Paradise Lost', and the works of Edgar Allan Poe, for example), but MJR says nothing is definite as far as lyrics go. He's also working on fine tuning the orchestration for the 'longer song', which also has a darker feel to it; that said, he wants it to be clear that it will not be 'an epic' like 'The Odyssey'. One major aim throughout the writing process is making sure that the CD remains true to the SYMPHONY X style, and kick things up a notch as well, without it sounding just like music they've done before. 'I want to be excited about the music, so I know the fans will be excited about it,' he said.

"More info as it becomes available."

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