Mad Symphony has released its debut self-titled album worldwide on MR Records. The band also released a video for ‘The Next Door’.
You can stream and purchase ‘Mad Symphony: Here
Talking about what was the inspiration for the video ‘The Next Door‘, David Groves said, “‘The Next Door‘ is a song about trying to make the right choices in life for ourselves and how those choices don’t always work out the way that we had hoped for or planned. Game shows such as The Price is Right and Let’s Make A Deal were the perfect backdrops to dramatize this lyrical theme in a compelling and often comical way.”
As to why did the band pick this song for a video, David adds, “‘The Next Door‘ is a song that perfectly encapsulates all the elements that make up Mad Symphony. Soaring harmonies and melodies are woven through interesting and ever-changing rhythms. Chunky guitar riffs blend with the bass and keyboards in a cacophony of instrumentation. Mostly though, we just wanted to see our lead guitarist get decapitated by an angry rabbit….and this song is perfect for that!”
“It ain’t over, never over, ‘til we do it all over again!” is the hook-line and rallying cry from Vancouver-based melodic prog-rockers Mad Symphony on their forthcoming single ‘Do It All Over Again.’ While channeling the sounds of classic rock bands such as AC/DC, The Who and Led Zeppelin, Mad Symphony infuses their songs with modern elements of heavy guitars, elaborate keyboards and massive vocal harmonies to create a sound that is both contemporary and instantly recognizable by music fans of all ages. Examining the themes of love, loss, and betrayal with songs such as ‘Sell Me Out’, ‘Reality Check’ and ‘Wasted in Oblivion’, Mad Symphony seeks to illuminate the pressures and struggles faced by all who live through these confusing and rapidly changing times.
Mad Symphony is the collaboration of accomplished and professional Vancouver-based musicians who collectively have many years of experience writing, recording, and touring internationally with various acts. Formed from the ashes of Seattle grunge-metal band Soulbender (which also featured Michael Wilton of Queensryche fame on guitar), lifelong friends and collaborators Dave Groves (guitar) and Wes Hallam (drums) joined up with multi-instrumentalist/producer/engineer Ted Tosoff (Blue Voodoo) in 2018 to begin writing for a new, as-yet-unnamed project. Ted knew of powerhouse vocalist Kevin Wright (The Wilds), whose raunchy and melodic vocal stylings a-la Bon Scott and Robert Plant, fit the new songs perfectly; Kevin was quickly recruited into the fold. To round out the lineup, the formative members didn’t have to look far. Dave and Wes had both played with keyboardist Mike Russell (Sweeney Todd) and bassist Amrit Prasad (Assault), but not always in the same bands or at the same time. With the addition of Mike on keys and Amrit on bass Mad Symphony immediately began recording their debut album and rehearsing tirelessly.
With the goal of creating memorable and powerful music that resonates with the listener both in style and substance, Mad Symphony writes songs with a message of hope and resiliency that harkens back to the glory days of rock and roll. Screaming guitars, driving drums, and huge vocals combine with melodic keyboard orchestrations and thundering bass to make the sonically dense and raucous sound that is… Mad Symphony.
Kevin Wright – Lead Vocals, Percussion
Dave Groves – Lead Guitar, BG Vocals
Ted Tosoff – Rhythm Guitar, BG Vocals
Mike Russell – Keyboards, BG Vocals
Amrit Prasad – Bass
Wes Hallam – Drums
Do It All Over Again
The Next Door
Sell Me Out
Bittersweet Bye Bye
Recorded by Ted Tosoff at the Dungeon Studios
Produced by Ted Tosoff and Mad Symphony
All songs written by Mad Symphony
Mastered by Bud Bremner/Coastal Mastering
Online single “Truth in the Shadows” mastered by Greg Reely Mixed – Delwyn Brooks
Additional editing, arranging, production – Delwyn Brooks
Logo and booklet design by Kevin Wright
Photography by Toni Ormsby Horncastle/Asher Photography