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

Progressive 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...