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Symphony X Takes Cues from Literature and Myth on “Underworld”

Symphony X: UnderworldProgressive metal band Symphony X has released its ninth studio album, Underworld.

With bassist Michael LePond (Affector, Rattlebone, Mike Bino Project) holding down the low end, the album takes its inspiration from the classic Dante poem the “Divine Comedy,” particularly its “Inferno,” as well as the ancient Orpheus myth, said Symphony X guitarist and songwriter Michael Romeo. “So there’s the theme of going to hell and back for something or someone you care about,” Romeo said.

You can get an idea of what the album offers through one of its tracks, “Nevermore”:

Underworld is available on CD, vinyl (July 31) and as a digital download (iTunes and Amazon MP3).

Underworld Track List:

  1. Overture
  2. Nevermore
  3. Underworld
  4. Without You
  5. Kiss Of Fire
  6. Charon
  7. Hell And Back
  8. In My Darkest Hour
  9. Run With The Devil
  10. Swansong
  11. Legend

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