Long time friends of Dirtbag, a heavy-hitting dynamic force hailing from the power/prog metal midst of the Southern California music scene, Symbolic combines their melodic energy and excitement for the metal masses. Symbolic recently released their fifth studio album, entitled “5IVE” with EMP Records, a label owned by Megadeth’s David Ellefson.
Since the first three years of their conception, increasingly impressive efforts helped build a strong following locally and internationally. Opening for well-known national acts such as Adrenaline Mob, Fates Warning, UFO, Brian Wheat (of Tesla fame), PHILM with Dave Lombardo, guitar legend Michael Schenker, Doro Pesch and others, it was no surprise that Symbolic found themselves in very close company of great music notables.
Their epic sophomoric release “Nevertime” earned them a 2011 San Diego Music Awards nomination for “Best Hard Rock Album of the Year”. With the 2012 release of “Xenatopia”, notable music critic and journalist Martin Popoff writes, “Symbolic have demonstrated a sterling silver craftsmanship in the forging of locked down metal with both brains and brawn”. A heavier and even more progressive than anything they’ve done to date under the guidance of producer/engineer Daniel Castleman, “Xenatopia” had corralled the power/prog metal faithful throughout 2013 and 2014.
With Scott Bruce (vocals), Steve Potts (guitar), Louie Borja (Guitar), Bobby Fernandez (bass), and Steven Elias (drums), Symbolic’s future is of one of the staunch core foundations of the San Diego and Metal music scenes.