HOW IT ALL BEGAN
Symfobia is a symphonic-metal band; its songs are dominated by orchestral arrangements, prominent guitar solos and choir parts. In both its albums recorded so far, the band has used a professional choir, which is not common on the Slovak metal scene. Symfobia is one of the few symphonic-metal bands in the world that has two female-fronted singers. The contrasting voices and the performance of the singers offer the band the opportunity to experiment creatively and to enhance the monumentality of the songs.
Lyrics for the band are written by talented text writer Rastislav Getta. Symfobia’s songs push to change the minds of each and every one of us, to become conscious beings in the real offline world and not end up as slaves believing every message served up by media. The depth of the texts is often hidden in metaphors referring to the concepts of a right attitude to life. They draw attention to today’s diseases, such as loss of critical thinking, over-consumption, and environmental misconduct.
Since the release of their debut album, Way of the Queen, Symfobia has performed with world-famous metal bands such as Nightwish, Arch Enemy, Therion and Sabaton. They toured with Tublatanka, Helenine oči and Citron. Since its inception, the band has performed at the biggest music festivals in Slovakia and in the Czech Republic – Topfest, Masters of Rock, More than Fest, Legend Festival, Rock pod kameňom and many more.
2007 – 2013
Keyboardist František Molnár creates a band in which the style of music, as well as, members changed over years. Members have stabilized in 2013 when guitarist Milan Sitár, bass player Peter Bugár, singer Erika Strečková, drums player Vandy Pavol Prokop, and guitarist Peter Varga joins the band. The band starts working on their debut album.
Debut album release Way of the Queen
Concert with Nightwish in amphitheater in Banská Bystrica
Concert with Therion in Majestic Music Club in Bratislava
Tour with Tublatanka and Heľenine oči
Tour with Citron
Concert with Nightwish in Košice
Festival Legendy, Ekofest, Topfest, Sorfest, RIP Fest, Masters of Rock, Benátska!, Rock pod kameňom, More than fest
Petra Hasarová and Viliam Putz join Symfobia
Video clip to metal ballad From the Ashes
Festivals Masters of Rock, Legendy, Nestville Open Fest, TA3 – beneficiary concert
Liveconcert in Headbanger_FM in radio Rádio FM
Concert with Arch Enemy in Košice
Tour with Etterna and Autumn Cold
Petra Hasarova leaves the band
Simona Janovičová joins Symfobia
Realease of the second album Smog of Tomorrow
Slovak tour with NoControl
Concert with Powerwolf, Amaranthe, Lucia Bíla and Arakain, Festival Rock Heart, Michal Fest, Masters of Rock (only Slovak band on the main stage)
Simona Janovicova leaves the band
Dominika Hodanova joins Symfobia