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Symfonia

Formed: 2010
From: Finland
Last Known Status: Active

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Below is our complete Symfonia news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Symfonia Streaming Entire New Album

Symfonia is the new melodic metal project featuring guitarist Timo Tolkki (ex-Stratovarius), vocalist Andre Matos (ex-Angra), drummer Uli Kusch (ex-Helloween), bassist Jari Kainulainen (ex-Stratovarius) and keyboardist Mikko Harkin (ex-Sonata Artica). The band is releasing the new album "In Paradisum" in North America today, April 19th, 2011.

In celebration of the new album's release, all the tracks from the album are now available for streaming through AOL Music. Head over here to check out the full album. The track listing is as follows:

1. Fields Of Avalon
2. Come By The Hills
3. Santiago
4. Alayna
5. Forevermore
6. Pilgrim Road
7. In Paradisum
8. Rhapsody In Black
9. I Walk In Neon
10. Don't Let me Go

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Symfonia Announces New Album Details

Symfonia, the new melodic metal project featuring guitarist Timo Tolkki (ex-Stratovarius), vocalist Andre Matos (ex-Angra), drummer Uli Kusch (ex-Helloween), bassist Jari Kainulainen (ex-Stratovarius) and keyboardist Mikko Harkin (ex-Sonata Artica), is gearing up to release a debut full-length.

Titled "In Paradisum," the ten-track offering was recorded mainly in Finland, mixed and mastered in Italy and produced by Timo Tolkki. The record will be released in North America via Armoury Records on April 19, 2011. To check out a stream of "Pilgrim Road," the sixth track off "In Paradisum," visit the band's official website at this location.

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Fields Of Avalon
2. Come By The Hills
3. Santiago
4. Alayna
5. Forevermore
6. Pilgrim Road
7. In Paradisum
8. Rhapsody In Black
9. I Walk In Neon
10. Don't Let me Go

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Timo Tolkki Posts Symfonia Album Update

Symfonia guitarist Timo Tolkki has posted the following update online, regarding the recording of the band's debut album:

"Me and André [Matos, vocals] have been here in the middle of a Swedish forest for a week recording vocals.

"We rented a cabin which is at a top of a hill with an amazing view.

"If the drumming studio was in the middle of nowhere, then this one is in the middle of that nowhere.

"Things are going smooth; we got a great vocal sound.

"Had to put some blankets on the wall to treat the place acoustically a bit.

"The cabin is slightly haunted; the owner told us that a man named Hans died here 80 years ago and can sometimes be seen around. So far we haven't seen him.

"Things got off to a bit difficult start because André has been singing with a certain piece of art right next to him since he left Angra. It is a famous painting by Salvador Dali called 'Madonna of Port Lligat'. So we had to FedEx that from Sao Paulo [Brazil] for him and that took some time.

"André is a massive Dali fan, so I understand this completely. Also he wants two cactuses and two other any kind of plants on the floor next to him where he is singing.

"Days are filled with writing and rewriting lyrics and recording vocals in a very nice atmosphere. Listening to Beethoven and analyzing it. We both are big fans.

"The album is taking shape in a very nice way."

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Symfonia Posts Studio Footage Online

Symfonia, the melodic metal supergroup featuring former members of Helloween, Stratovarius, Angra and Sonata Arctica, has posted two clips from the studio online. Symfonia entered Studiomega in Varberg, Sweden on November 25, 2010 to begin recording 12 songs for its debut album, which is scheduled for a March 25, 2011 release. You can view the studio clips below:



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Timo Tolkki Joins Metal Super-Group Symfonia

Symfonia, the new melodic metal project featuring former members of Helloween, Stratovarius, Angra and Sonata Arctica, has announced that it will enter Studiomega in Varberg, Sweden on November 25 to begin recording 12 songs for its debut album, which is scheduled for a March 25, 2011 release. Symfonia has signed a four-album deal with the biggest Japanese metal and rock label Marquee Avalon for the territory of the entire Asian region, including China. Negotiations for the other territories are still in progress.

SYMFONIA is:
Timo Tolkki - Guitar
André Matos - Vocals
Jari Kainulainen - Bass
Mikko Härkin - Keyboards
Uli Kusch - Drums

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