SYMPHONY X - Album artwork & track ...
Posted: March 25, 2011
North America's progressive metal masterminds SYMPHONY X are proud to announce the two artwork versions and track listings for their ninth studio album & Nuclear Blast debut, Iconoclast. It will be available in Europe on June 17th and in North America on June 21st. Illustrator and film concept artist Warren Flanagan (Watchmen, The Incredible Hulk, 2012) is the talent behind the album artwork. Here, he shares his creative process on the new album’s artwork: “The idea was to create imagery that was a little darker in tone to previous SYMPHONY X albums and to represent the overall theme of Iconoclast into the artwork. The whole concept came from Mike [Romeo], who had a strong idea of what the cover should represent based off the music. I just ran with it. When the album’s title was decided on, I focused the image based on the meaning of it. I also wanted to use the band’s signature 'masks' but present them in a way that connected to the new album.” SYMPHONY X founder & lead guitarist Michael Romeo has the following to say about Flanagan’s art: "We worked with Warren on the last CD, Paradise Lost, and have a good relationship with him. When I talk to Warren about artwork ideas, a lot of times we end up making comparisons to films and movies. With the new CD, Iconoclast, the music and lyrics have a darker mechanical/technological theme, and I remember us talking about scenes from films like The Matrix and Terminator. From there, we sent him some song titles and lyrics (songs like 'Dehumanized,' 'Bastards Of The Machine,' 'Electric Messiah') and just let Warren run with the ball. He has a great imagination and style, and he totally gets what we are trying to convey with the music." The track listing for the jewel-cased version of Iconoclast is: 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 The track listing for the 2-CD Special Edition digi-pak version of Iconoclast is: CD 1: 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 CD 2: 01. Electric Messiah 02. Prometheus (I Am Alive) 03. Light Up The Night 04. The Lords Of Chaos 05. Reign In Madness SYMPHONY X are currently on the Power of Metal tour in Europe with Nevermore and will hit North America in April. View all upcoming SYMPHONY X tour dates HERE.