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VIRTUAL SYMMETRY release “The Paradise Of Lies” Video/Single

Swiss-Italian cinematic/progressive metal outfit VIRTUAL SYMMETRY presents a video for “The Paradise Of Lies,” the third single from their eponymous fourth album.

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.

Featuring eight 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.

The video for “The Paradise Of Lies” was directed by Giampiero Zappa and features dancer Vera Santagata.

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 release video/single “Butterfly Effect”

Swiss-Italian cinematic/progressive metal outfit VIRTUAL SYMMETRY has just premiered a lyric video for “Butterfly Effect,” the second single from their eponymous fourth album, approaching September release through Sensory Records.

The lyric video for VIRTUAL SYMMETRY’s new “Butterfly Effect” single was created by Stefano Mastronicola. The band’s vocalist Marco Pastorino writes, “Our new single, ‘Butterfly Effect,’ is a totally unconventional track for VIRTUAL SYMMETRY. Right from the beginning of the song, there are tons of different influences; first, the lead vocal and the piano together, then the mid-tempo chorus, and the second verse is totally inspired by R&B and groovy stuff. Enjoy the moment; our full-length is coming!”

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 Posts Details For Eponymous Fourth Album

Set For September Release Via Sensory Records

Sensory Records will release the eponymous fourth album from Swiss-Italian cinematic/progressive metal outfit VIRTUAL SYMMETRY in September, today unveiling the record’s cover art, track listing, and more.

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.

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.

Between 2018 and 2020 the band composed and produced their third album, Exoverse, which was recorded at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios in Bath, UK, featuring many special guests, such as 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.

Featuring eight sprawling and immersive new movements, the band’s fourth album Virtual Symmetry was recorded by the members of VIRTUAL SYMMETRY, mixed and mastered at Domination Studio by Simone Mularoni (DGM, Michael Romeo, Turilli Lione Rhapsody), and completed with artwork and photography by Kyrhian Balmelli.

Virtual Symmetry Track Listing:

1. Virtual Symmetry 

2. My Story Unfolds

3. The Paradise Of Lies

4. Come Alive

5. Butterfly Effect

6. Fantasie Di Verità

7. Rising

8. Insomnia

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:

Valerio Æsir Villa – guitars

Marco Pastorino – vocals

Marco Bravi – keyboards

Alessandro Poppale – bass

Alfonso Mocerino – drums

Cinematic Swiss-Italian Progressive Metal Act VIRTUAL SYMMETRY Signs With Sensory Records

To Release Eponymous Fourth Album

Sensory Records welcomes Swiss-Italian cinematic progressive metal outfit VIRTUAL SYMMETRY to the label’s roster.

VIRTUAL SYMMETRY’s Marco Pastorino states, “We are thrilled to announce that we are joining Sensory Records for the release of our next album! They are the best team possible to be part of for the next chapter of our career. We are working extremely hard to give you the best Virtual Symmetry album ever and we are looking forward to giving you more updates very soon!”

Label founder Ken Golden adds, “I’ve been following VIRTUAL SYMMETRY from their first release. Their style of progressive metal fits in perfectly with the Sensory roster. The band has steadily built-up a following in Switzerland, and we are looking forward to presenting them to a worldwide audience.”

Watch for details on the new album to post in the months ahead.

Meanwhile, VIRTUAL SYMMETRY has been confirmed alongside Fractal Universe as support on Evergrey’s extensive 2022 European tour, which runs from September 16th through October 23rd. See all confirmed tour dates and more at the VIRTUAL SYMMETRY official 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. 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.

Among their live shows some honorable mentions are 2015’s debut live show with Evergrey and Dream Theater, 2017’s live show supporting Deep Purple’s keyboardist Don Airey.

Between 2018 and 2020 the band composed and produced their third album, Exoverse, which was recorded at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios in Bath, UK, featuring many special guests, such as legendary drummer Thomas Lang, the return of Dream Theater’s keyboardist Jordan Rudess, saxophonist Ruben Paganelli, the symphonic orchestra Sinfonietta Consonus, and Evergrey’s Tom S. Englund.