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Symphony X

"Symphony X" is a North American progressive metal band from New Jersey founded in 1994 by guitarist Michael Romeo. Their 1997 album The Divine Wings of Tragedy and their 2000 release V: The New Mythology Suite brought the band atop the mainstream progressive metal field. Musically Symphony X is similar although heavier than most other progressive metal bands to which they are commonly compared to: Dream Theater, Fates Warning, Machinae Supremacy, and Pain of Salvation. They play in a style similar to that of power metal acts DragonForce and Rhapsody Of Fire, however in a very syncopated, progressive fashion, also incorporating elements of symphonic metal into their sound. Their music contains strong neo-classical elements in line with the music of Yngwie Malmsteen, Randy Rhoads and other influential neo-classical metal artists.

In early 1994 Michael Romeo (ex-Gemini) recorded a demo tape entitled ''The Dark Chapter'', which featured himself and keyboard player Michael Pinnella. The tape attracted a fair share of attention. He then recruited bassist Thomas Miller, drummer Jason Rullo, vocalist Rod Tyler and finally keyboard player Michael Pinnella.

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years active 1994 – present
status Active
origin New Jersey, United States of America
music genre Progressive Metal
Power metal
Symphonic metal
Neoclassical metal
current members Russell Allen
Michael Romeo
Michael Pinnella
Michael Lepond
Jason Rullo
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