VIRTUAL SYMMETRY: Eponymous Fourth Album From Swiss/Italian Progressive Metal Act Out Today Through Sensory Records; European Tour Supporting Evergrey Begins Today

photos by Kyrhian Balmelli

Swiss-Italian cinematic/progressive metal outfit VIRTUAL SYMMETRY today unveils their eponymous epic fourth album through Sensory Records.

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.

VIRTUAL SYMMETRY’s vocalist Marco Pastorino writes, “Finally, the time has come! We worked extremely hard on the new album and right now we are on the road over all Europe to support Evergrey. See you out there! Keep on supporting live music!”

Listen to VIRTUAL SYMMETRY’s eponymous album at all digital providers including Bandcamp HERE and watch the “Come Alive” video, “Butterfly Effect” lyric video, and “The Paradise Of Lies” video at the band’s YouTube page HERE.

Virtual Symmetry is out today through Sensory Records on CD and digitally at the label webshop HERE and at Bandcamp – the standard version HERE and the 24-bit hi-res version HERE.

VIRTUAL SYMMETRY will join Fractal Universe as support for Evergrey for five weeks on their 2022 European tour, which begins today and runs through October 23rd. See all confirmed tour dates and more at the band’s website HERE and at their various social media points.