Symphony X was founded in 1994 by guitar wizard Michael Romeo, whose music contains strong neoclassical elements. His technique is rapid and precise. Romeo, Yngwie Malmsteen and Joe Stump are considered the world's top three neoclassical guitarists.

The band released its stunning debut album in Japan in 1994, followed by a second hit album, "The Damnation Game". The second album featured vocalist Russell Allen and his hymnal choir sound. Symphony X was established on the international market.

In 1997, Symphony X released "The Divine Wings of Tragedy", considered the best album in progressive metal of the 1990s. Then came "Twilight in Olympus" in 1998. Symphony X then staged its first world tour in Europe and proved a major success.

"The New Mythology Suite" was the first concept album of Symphony X, followed by "The Odyssey" (2002) and "Paradise Lost" (2007).

The 24-minute-long interpretation of the Greek tale "The Odyssey" was a global sensation.

In 2007, the band released another masterpiece, "Paradise Lost", inspired by Milton's poem of the same name. Complex timing, odd meter and brilliant melodies distinguish the work, as well as Allen's vocal.

Symphony X's Asian tour is named "Paradise Lost".

In Beijing

Date: February 13, 8 p.m.

Venue: Star Live, 3/F, Tango, 79 Hepingli Xijie (near the Lama Temple subway station), Dongcheng District

Tickets: 280-680 yuan

Tel: 010-6417 7845

In Shanghai

Date: February 15, 7 p.m.

Venue: Shanghai Wanping Theater, 859 Zhongshan Rd S2

Tickets: 180-680 yuan

Tel: 400-707-9999, 021-6481 2938


Editor:Zhao Yanchen