From: CA, United States
Genre: Metal, progressive
Hailing from San Diego, California, progressive metal rockers Symbolic came together with one goal - to play their music the way they want to play it. Refusing to follow trends or lower their standards, the individual members of Symbolic found their way through numerous years and various projects, earning impressive recording and performance credits until the complete unit was finally drawn together in early 2009.
Together, vocalist Scott Bruce, guitarist Steve Potts, bassist Bobby Fernandez and drummer Tom Wallace immediately set to work. In three short years, Symbolic have released three very impressive efforts and begun making a name for themself with cd sales around the world. Their debut effort Continuum started them performing in San Diego's local circuit where they quickly began building a strong following. In no time, offers to open for well known national acts such as guitar legend Michael Schenker, Y&T, Pat Travers and others began rolling in.
Stretching their limits and pushing for something even more progressive than Continuum, their second release Nevertime is a concept album dealing with harrowing stories of lost souls, corruption and the Nether World. The album gained Symbolic a "Best Hard Rock Album of the Year" nomination at the highly regarded San Diego Music Awards in 2011
Their third and most recent effort is the four-song EP Disconnected. Though a shorter release, it shows the band ever-widening their sonic scope. Having recieved Disconnected while being contacted for possible production assistance on future projects, Billy Sherwood (of Yes and Circa fame) described the cd as, "Cool stuff indeed". Adding, "I dig the band."
Why after two full-length efforts would Symbolic release an EP? Simply because the band has a pension for continually pushing themself. Remaining ever-ambitious after the release of Nevertime and all the accolades it brought them, Symbolic decided to immediately begin writing and recording a second concept-piece. (Most bands steer away from such taxing endeavors as a true concept album. Let alone two back-to-back.) Not wanting four new songs unrelated to the concept-piece to be lost to the dustbins of time, Symbolic quickly recorded the material. Hence the name Disconnected.
With Disconnected committed safely to the digital sphere, Symbolic focused squarely on the task at hand, work on their upcoming concept-piece Xenotopia. Always pushing toward the next level of their own writing and performance skills, Xenotopia is clearly coming together as some of Symbolic's heaviest, most intricate and demanding material to date. Xenotopia is slated for release in late 2012.