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Symphony X

Michael Romeo formed Symphony X in New Jersey in 1994. The original lineup of the group included Thomas Miller (bass guitar), Rod Tyler (vocals), Jason Rullo (drums), and Michael Pinnella (keyboards). They released their self-titled debut later that same year. The next year they put out the follow-up The Damnation Game. 1995 also saw Tyler leave the group, his replacement coming in the personage of Russell Allen. Their next release came out in 1997. It was the critically acclaimed The Divine Wings of Tragedy. In addition to the critical praise, this disc became the group's biggest commercial success to date. Before recording their next album, Rullo left the band. He was replaced by Thomas Walling. With this lineup, the group released Twilight in Olympus, which garnered both greater critical kudos and greater sales. In a unique turn of events, however, the band faced a new lineup change. Newcomer Walling and bassman Thomas Miller both decided that they were not up to touring for the album. The recently departed Rullo rethought his exodus and came back into the Symphony X fold. Andy DeLuca was brought in on bass for the duration of the tour. After the tour was over, the group found a permanent replacement in Mike LePond. This formation of the group released their fifth album in 2000 -- V: The New Mythology Suite. The following year, Symphony X released their first live album, Live on the Edge of Forever, which captured performances from their 2000 European tour. In 2002, the band continued to mine mythology with their sixth studio album, The Odyssey, which was based on Homer's epic of the same name. They band a bit of a break while its members released solo albums, but came together again in 2007 with the released of Paradise Lost, a concept album based on Milton's tale. Taking a break from mining the past, the band looked to the future for the theme of their next album. The result was 2011's Iconoclast, which featured a darker tone and a cautionary story about machines taking over the world. After a global tour, the band took an extended break. They began working on new material in 2014. Their ninth studio offering, Underworld, was announced in May of 2015. Though not conceptual, it was loosely inspired by Dante's Divine Comedy, particularly its first section, The Inferno. The album was released at the end of July. ~ Gary Hill
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Symphony X

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Symphony X

  1.   Song
  2.   Set the World on Fire (The Lie of Lies)
  3.   King of Terrors
  4.   Fallen
  5.   Inferno (Unleash the Fire)
  6.   Wicked
  7.   Smoke and Mirrors
  8.   Out of the Ashes
  9.   The Eyes of Medusa
  10.   Evolution (The Grand Design)
  11.   Of Sins and Shadows
  12.   Paradise Lost
  13.   Prometheus (I Am Alive)
  14.   Orion - The Hunter
  15.   Swan Song
  16.   Underworld
  17.   The Walls of Babylon
  18.   Awakenings
  19.   Whispers
  20.   The Edge of Forever
  21.   Prelude
  22.   To Hell and Back
  23.   Charon
  24.   Kiss of Fire
  25.   Without You
  26.   The End of Innocence
  27.   Dehumanized
  28.   Revelation
  29.   A Lesson Before Dying
  30.   Taunting the Notorious
  31.   The Raging Seasons
  32.   Incantations of the Apprentice
  33.   Through the Looking Glass
  34.   Fallen - Transcendence(Segue)
  35.   Secrets
  36.   The Relic
  37.   Through the Looking Glass (Pts. 1, 2, 3)
  38.   In the Dragon's Den
  39.   Rediscovery Part 2: The New Mythology
  40.   Absence of Light
  41.   On the Breath of Poseidon(Segue)
  42.   Overture
  43.   Bird-Serpent War/Cataclysm
  44.   Rediscovery (Segue)
  45.   Bastards of the Machine
  46.   The Lords of Chaos
  47.   Transcendence (Segue)
  48.   A Winter's Dream - The Ascension (Part II)
  49.   In My Darkest Hour
  50.   Nevermore
  51.   When All is Lost
  52.   Light Up the Night
  53.   Into the Dementia
  54.   The Turning
  55.   Accolade II
  56.   Masquerade
  57.   Dressed to Kill
  58.   Candlelight Fantasia
  59.   The Divine Wings of Tragedy
  60.   The Witching Hour
  61.   Sea of Lies
  62.   Sonata
  63.   Church of the Machine
  64.   A Fool's Paradise
  65.   Communion and the Oracle
  66.   Egypt
  67.   Lady of the Snow
  68.   Domination
  69.   Death Of Balance/Lacrymosa
  70.   Legend
  71.   Run with the Devil
  72.   Iconoclast
  73.   Heretic
  74.   Children of a Faceless God
  75.   Oculus Ex Inferni
  76.   The Serpent's Kiss
  77.   Eve of Seduction
  78.   Seven
  79.   The Sacrifice
  80.   Rapture or Pain
  81.   Shades of Grey
  82.   Absinthe and Rue
  83.   Premonition
  84.   The Odyssey: Pt. 1: Odysseus' Theme/Overture/Pt. 2: Journey to ...
  85.   Death Of Balance/Candlelight Fantasia
  86.   The Bird-Serpent War
  87.   The Accolade
  88.   Pharaoh
  89.   The Damnation Game
  90.   Savage Curtain
  91.   The Haunting
  92.   Electric Messiah
  93.   Thorns of Sorrow
  94.   Reign in Madness