SYMPHONY X Guitarist Mike Romeo Interview

Previewing SYMPHONY X’s San Antonio show this Sunday, May 15th at Backstage Live, music journalist Gonzalo Pozo of the San Antonio Current recently spoke with guitarist extraordinaire Mike Romeo about the band’s new album Iconoclast, due out in North America on June 21st.

“A lot of the ideas [for the new album] came from the 300 and Matrix soundtracks. They have cool, mechanical textures. So we started layering different keyboard textures and sound effects to what we’d already written, and added some weirder rhythms. Lyrically, the album considers the growing conflict between man and machine. ‘Children of a Faceless God’ takes a look at how we interact these days, with all these kids texting and Facebooking all day. It’s part sci-fi, part commentary on the darker side of how technology has changed our lives. It’s subtle, like the orchestras and choirs on the song ‘Iconoclast,’ much like our previous album, Paradise Lost — it’s big, epic, and thematic, but with clanky metal stuff underneath it. It’s not overbearing or industrial. We didn’t want to overdo it.”

Read the entire San Antonio Current interview here.

SYMPHONY X recently answered fan-submitted questions via a live chat from their Hollywood show on Tuesday night. View the captured footage at this location.

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