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Iconoclast: News/Info Thread

Discussion in 'Symphony X (Unofficial)' started by proulxski, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. proulxski

    proulxski Welcome To Kanata Eh!

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    ***POSSIBLE SPOILERS***
    Hey guys, as most of you may know updates around here and on Nuclear Blast are a little slow. I figured id start a news/information thread. So this will be a good place to come to see whats new, as well as a grand collection of the awesomeness that is to come :)

    They will be going on tour soon, and with that, I/we expect some news along the way. So let this be the place for it to happen. If you post something I'll be sure to include it in the original post so we don't have to filter through everything. Let the games begin!
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    Album Title: Iconoclast

    Release Date: June 17th, 2011

    Album Artwork: There are two versions of Symphony X's upcoming masterpiece! They where once again done by artist Warren Flanagan.

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    2 CD SPECIAL EDITION DIGIPAK
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    Album Concept/Theme:
    Russell Allen says; "It is basically just the idea of machines taking over everything and all this technology we put our society into pretty much being our demise. It's a story we were all familiar with, but we put our own spin on it. It's not a linear story in terms of... This is just the theme of the record, so all the songs are in that theme, but they're not connected in any sort of story way — there's no characters of any of that stuff — it's just a theme. Like [Pink Floyd's] 'The Dark Side Of The Moon', it's really just a theme of the dark side of the moon — one song deals with death, the other one deals with time... You know what I mean?! So it's the same kind of thing. I'm not comparing the two albums by any means — don't misunderstand me — but in terms of the idea of a concept, so to speak, the concept is there, but it's not a story record — not like [2002's] 'The Odyssey', where the song 'The Odyssey' is that story."

    Track Listing:

    For the standard Jewel Case, the track listing is as follows;

    01. Iconoclast
    02. The End Of Innocence
    03. Dehumanized
    04. Bastards Of The Machine
    05. Heretic
    06. Children Of A Faceless God
    07. Electric Messiah
    08. Prometheus (I Am Alive)
    09. When All Is Lost

    For the 2CD Special Edition Digipak the track listing is as follows;

    CD1:
    01. Iconoclast
    02. The End Of Innocence
    03. Dehumanized
    04. Bastards Of The Machine
    05. Heretic
    06. Children Of A Faceless God
    07. When All Is Lost
    CD2:
    01. Electric Messiah
    02. Prometheus (I Am Alive)
    03. Light Up The Night
    04. The Lords Of Chaos
    05. Reign In Madness

    Album/Live Reviews:

    Album Reviews

    N/A

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    Tour List: http://www.nuclearblast.de/en/label/music/band/tourdates/71100.symphony-x.html

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    News/Album Updates:
    http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=153030

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    Interviews:

    Russell Allen (Metal Storm)
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    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQfbyTWp90c&feature=related[/ame]

    Russell Allen (Mars Attacks) - http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=155180

    Michael Lepond - http://dragonden.free.fr/interview%20Z7%20ML%202011.htm



    Metal Messiah Radio - http://heavymetalthunder.podbean.com/2011/02/23/interview-with-russell-allen-from-symphony-x-on-february-23rd-2011-on-mmr/


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    Videos:

    Current Setlist:
    http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/symphony-x/2011/hof-ter-lo-antwerp-belgium-bd211ce.html

    Of Sins and Shadows (Divine wings of Tragedy)
    Domination (Paradise Lost)
    The Serpents Kiss (Paradise Lost)
    End of Innocence (Iconoclast)
    Paradise Lost (Paradise Lost)
    Inferno; Unleash the Fire (The Odyssey)
    Smoke and Mirrors (Twilight in Olympus)
    Dehumanized (Iconoclast)
    Set the World on Fire (Paradise Lost)
    *Sea of Lies (Divine Wings of Tragedy)*

    Other songs they have thrown in the mix:
    Heretic (Iconoclast)
    Evolution [The Grand Design] (V: The New Mythology Suite)
    Eve of Seduction (Paradise Lost)
    Prometheus (Iconoclast)





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    Iconoclast Tour Photos:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/pieroprv/sets/72157626174069499/

    http://www.black-cat-net.de/

    http://www.verdammnis.com/pictures.php?id=441

    http://www.maxence-lardy.com/books/concerts-2011/power-of-metal-2011/

    http://lautundinfarbe.de/?p=3459

    http://www.regioactive.de/story/11896/galerie/?idx=0

    http://dragonden.free.fr/Photos/Stuttgart%202011.htm

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    ***Don't forget guys to post if you find something, and I shall update the thread.***

    NOTE: I'm getting tired of all the Paradise Lost videos, so unless you guys wan't me to keep posting them. I'm just going to keep the space for different songs!
     
    #1 proulxski, Feb 25, 2011
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  2. SymphonyXV

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    You had my hopes up I thought you knew the release date!
     
  3. proulxski

    proulxski Welcome To Kanata Eh!

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    Lol sorry to mislead dude! All in good time i'm sure... God I hope lol!
     
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    For some reason I couldn't get onto this site for like 20 minutes and I thought they were changing the web design to the new album art and there'd be this huge announcment from Romeo saying all these crazy surprises. I am dissapoint. :cry:
     
  5. J-Dubya 777

    J-Dubya 777 It NEVER ends

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    2 of the songs -

    Dehumanize

    End Of Innocence
     
  6. proulxski

    proulxski Welcome To Kanata Eh!

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    really j-dubs? I love yah man lol!
     
  7. J-Dubya 777

    J-Dubya 777 It NEVER ends

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    The last time I posted non-true Sy-X news was on April fools, and I said Russ left, and was being replaced by Roy Khan....The forum was in an uproar.

    I'm only reporting what was posted on the mailing list by someone who was there...
     
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    proulxski Welcome To Kanata Eh!

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    Heh, thanks anyways man. Time will reveal all I suppose!
     
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    While searching through Youtube, I found a recently uploaded video from their concert tonight. Unfortunately it isn't any of the new songs - just Paradise Lost. But they sound great. Russ is just incredible. Super excited to see them in a few months.



    Hopefully the person who filmed this is uploading more! Pretty damn good sound quality on the video - would be awesome to hear those new songs!
     
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    Nice find, yeah I saw it earlier. (think I was the first view even haha) Sounds great, was hopping to hear one of the new songs myself :(
     
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    according to a comment on the last.fm event, they played Of Sins and Shadows, Domination, Serpent's Kiss, new song (they said it was End of Innocence), paradise lost, inferno, smoke and mirrors, set the world afire, another new song. and they couldnt remember anything else. hoping at least one rare classic gets put in, otherwise it seems very similar to their last 2 tours in the US :(
     
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    Yup, End of Innocence, and Dehumanize. I wouldn't take the first stretch of touring to seriously. This is an entirely different tour. If i'm not masking they're only playing for an hour on top of which. The tour in support of the new album actually only starts in April, meaning they will also get a longer time slot.
     
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    They didn't even mention when the album was coming out? Russ said first quarter so wouldn't that mean now March?
     
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    first quarter, if i'm not mistaken actually finishes in mid june! It was discussed elsewhere, can't remember exactly.
     
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    Nice job proulxski!

    Btw, the first quarter of the year is from January to the end of March. The second quarter starts in April. :)
     
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    By calendar standards yes, but someone on the forums who has, or does work in the music industry. (or just knows everything I suppose) Mentioned that quarters are broken down differently. Apparently (if I remember correctly) It only started in February... Either or lol. Untill we have an official release date, i'll go with what sir russell allen has said himself.

    I debated on going with all those bogus Japaenese Label release dates. But I don't buy them, and don't wanna get peoples hopes up. Unless its official news, I shouldn't really spread the word... It may lead to some heart break lol!

    EDIT: But if in the event you're correct, which is highly likely. I apologize for my misunderstanding.
     
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    Saw them live tonight for the first time after missing out the last couple of times they toured in Germany. Great gig (albeit short due to the concept of the tour) with lots of new-ish songs and few old songs, just as I prefer. Russ probably knocked up a dozen women in the audience without ever leaving the stage... he's THAT much of a hunk.
     
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    haha Nice nice, what do you think of the new songs?
     
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    Hey, pretty nice! Wouldn't mind that picture as the artwork.
     

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