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Cover songs by Symphony X?

Discussion in 'Symphony X (Unofficial)' started by Krondor, Oct 10, 2008.

  1. Krondor

    Krondor Member

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    I was wondering have they ever played any covers live?

    I would wanna hear Gates of Babylon by Rainbow. It sounds very Symphony X to me and would love to hear it.

    So tell me what songs you would wanna hear Symphony X covering, if any.
     
  2. ToastedOveries

    ToastedOveries Stranger in the night

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    i think theres a video somewhere on tube with heaven and hell during a soundcheck, i agree with you on gates of babylon, maybe also sails of charon or stargazer too.
     
  3. Swabs

    Swabs HAHA COOL

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    They've recently been doing a short cover of Immigrant Song live, but that's all I know about.
     
  4. Xero255

    Xero255 New Metal Member

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    A long while back I downloaded a song from mp3.com, and recently stumbled upon it elsewhere on the net of Symphony X doing a song called "The Tragic Prince" It's a medley of Castlevania; Symphony of the Night tunes, not sure if it's actually Symphony X though, I've not seen it mentioned on any discog. or anything like that. But it is an awesome track.
     
  5. DoomsdayZach

    DoomsdayZach The Professor was right

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    It's not them. But it is cool haha.
     
  6. Wander

    Wander 10+2=6

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    Yeah, I've seen that connection somewhere too, but I think it's only because of the name of the game, "SYMPHONY of the night".
     
  7. Metaldrumz

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    Most likely any of the Castlevania "Metal" music you hear is courtesy of KATSU OHTA (ARK STORM) who did the guitar work in the Konami released "Dracula Battle I and II" soundtracks.
     
  8. Detective Clarence Beauregard

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    To be honest, I don't want to hear Symphony X play any covers. They have a big enough back catalog to fill up a set pretty easily without covers, and I'd rather hear bands play their original works.
     
  9. EyeballKid

    EyeballKid Shyamalan'd

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    I kind of agree with the Detective.

    I would love to hear Russell singing a lot of cover songs...but Symphony X playing them? I think it would be a let down, I'd rather hear their music. It would slightly shatter the SX mystique to hear cover songs at gig.

    However, if Russell did a solo tour, I would freak to hear songs like Gates of Babylon or some Dio/Rainbow/Sabbath stuff. Also, some Bad Company, Kansas, maybe even Skynyrd. Maybe he can do a covers album.
     
  10. masqueraded

    masqueraded fReaK DrAgON

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    Tht track confused me also...mentioned as a Symphony X song...its cool though
     
  11. ToastedOveries

    ToastedOveries Stranger in the night

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    it would be awesome to hear a romeo interpretation of the solo in gates of babylon or stargazer, definately some of the best work blackmores ever been involved in.
     
  12. Detective Clarence Beauregard

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    I think it would be cool if they made some bonus tracks covering those songs, but I wouldn't want 7-10 minutes of a gig taken up by something that isn't their work.

    That's always been my dislike of bands like Dream Theater who take 20+ minutes of a gig to play an extended boring-ass Pink Floyd cover where John Petrucci noodles for like 10 minutes at the end. Play your own shit!
     
  13. --clare--

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    They did a short bit of Led Zep's The Immigrant Song live this year, good fun!
     
  14. PrgrsveMetalnChains

    PrgrsveMetalnChains Vocal Prince

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    I just gotta say I had heard of Rainbow before I read this post but I had never actually listened to one song and when I saw someone said Gates of Babylon would be a good cover I went and DL'd it. I just have to say that is one of the most Symphony X sounding songs I have ever heard and it's amazing.

    I went so far as to download the Yngwie Malmsteen cover version w/ Tim Owens singing and its absolutely amazing. I would love to see Symphony X cover this song, its perfect!
     
  15. Xero255

    Xero255 New Metal Member

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    I think they could do a mean cover of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody, maybe that's just me though
     
  16. Phanto

    Phanto Alalalalalalalala.

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    Well considering they only have one band member who can sing for shit I say that's a pretty bad song for them to cover.
     
  17. Postulate

    Postulate Have a nice day! :)

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    Lol, the raging season reeks of queen
     
  18. Wander

    Wander 10+2=6

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    I second that some of those epic sounding Rainbow songs would be nice bonus tracks on a CD, atleast I wouldn't mind!
     
  19. Ascension

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    Carry On Wayward Son by Kansas might be interesting to hear from SX...just a thought.
     
  20. -Harris-

    -Harris- I've returned!!!

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    I say they try doing a 5 piece version of Tarkus.
     

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