Tuesday, March 6, 2012


Besides revealing his favorite Van Halen album, the link between Homer’s Odysseus and George Lucas’ Luke Skywalker, and how a metal band can be a family member’s inheritance, lead vocalist Russell Allen of New Jersey’s progressive metal juggernauts SYMPHONY X discusses how modern technology has gone beyond machines in a recent interview with the Dallas Observer.

“[Iconoclast] is about the uncertainty of our future and whether or not technology will be our savior or our demise,” states Allen. “We've let the genie out of the bottle. Everyone is on Facebook and everyone is on Twitter. The social media component is enslaving the population. It's already happening. That's a real thing that can cause a huge pitfall in someone's life.”

Read the entire interview here.

Enter to win an autographed copy of the 2-disc, Special Edition version of Iconoclast; giveaway details are on ThrashMag.com!

SYMPHONY X have five remaining shows on their co-headlining tour with ICED EARTH and openers Warbringer. Dates are:

03/06/12 The Fillmore Charlotte – Charlotte, NC

03/07/12 Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH

03/09/12 The Palladium – Worcester, MA

03/10/12 Best Buy Theater – New York, NY

03/11/12 Northern Lights – Clifton Park, NY

Tickets are available online at EnterTheVault.com and ArtistArena.com.

SYMPHONY X’s innovative mixture of heavy metal and progressive rock have made them a favored staple among prog metal fans for almost 20 years. Iconoclast, the band’s eighth studio album, debuted at #76 on the Billboard Top 200 chart in the U.S. and at #105 on the Canadian Soundscan Top 200 chart last June.

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