Swiss-Italian cinematic/progressive metal outfit VIRTUAL SYMMETRY has just issued an official video and audio single for “Come Alive,” the lead track to be issued ahead of their eponymous fourth album, confirmed for early September release through Sensory Records.
Featuring eight sprawling and immersive songs, Virtual Symmetry was recorded by the band then mixed and mastered at Domination Studio by Simone Mularoni (DGM, Michael Romeo, Turilli Lione Rhapsody) and completed with artwork and photography by Kyrhian Balmelli.
Vocalist Marco Pastorino reveals, “With our new album, we managed to combine our best qualities and selected the best VIRTUAL SYMMETRYsongs so far. The classical prog metal trademarks with some very cool addictions, a couple of choruses sung in our native language, Italian, a very long suite as the opening track of the album, and even more. We really can’t wait to meet all of you during the upcoming European tour with the metal masters Evergrey!”
The official video for the lead Virtual Symmetry single “Come Alive” was directed by Giampiero Zappa.
Sensory Records will issue Virtual Symmetry on CD and digital platforms on September 16th. Preorders are available at the label webshop HERE and at Bandcamp, the standard version HERE and the 24-bit hi-res version HERE.
Watch for additional previews of Virtual Symmetry to be issued ahead of the album’s release.
VIRTUAL SYMMETRY has been confirmed alongside Fractal Universe as support for Evergrey for five weeks on their 2022 European tour, which runs from September 16th – the day of Virtual Symmetry’s release – through October 23rd. See all confirmed tour dates and more at the band’s website HERE and at their various social media points.
VIRTUAL SYMMETRY was founded in 2009 as a solo project of guitarist Valerio Æsir Villa, when the first ideas for the debut album, Message From Eternity, began taking shape. The band’s lineup has since expanded to now include vocalist Marco Pastorino, keyboardist Marco “Mark” Bravi, bassist Alessandro Poppale, and drummer Alfonso Mocerino. Featuring members of Temperance and Fallen Sanctuary, the band is a revelation in the progressive metal universe, stunning their fans and listeners with influences which range from classical music to contemporary metal and a style characterized by epic suites, rich of cinematic elements and balance between melody and technique, leading the listeners through a dynamic and emotional journey in each track.
Between 2018 and 2020, VIRTUAL SYMMETRY composed and produced their third album, Exoverse, which was recorded at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios in Bath, UK, and featured special guests including legendary drummer Thomas Lang, a return performance by Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess, saxophonist Ruben Paganelli, the symphonic orchestra Sinfonietta Consonus, and Evergrey’s Tom S. Englund. Some honorable mentions among their live shows are 2015’s debut live show with Evergrey and Dream Theater, 2017’s live show supporting Deep Purple’s keyboardist Don Airey.