BAND MEMBERS

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.

BIOGRAPHY

2007 – 2013
Keyboardist František Molnár creates a band in which the style of music, aswellas, 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 PiťukaVarga joins the band. The band starts working on their debut album.

April 2015
Debut album release Way of the Queen

June 2015
Concert with Nightwish in amphitheater in Banská Bystrica

October 2015
Concert withTherion in Majestic Music Club in Bratislava

April 2016
Tourwith Tublatanka and Heľenine oči

May 2016
Tour with Citron

June 2016
Concert with Nightwish in Košice

Summer 2016
Festival Legendy, Ekofest, Topfest, Sorfest, RIP Fest, Mastersof Rock, Benátska!, Rock pod kameňom, More than fest

January 2017
Petra Hasarová a Viliam Putz join Symfobia

March 2017
Video clip to metal ballad FromtheAshes

Summer 2017
Festivals Mastersof Rock, Legendy, Nestville Open Fest, TA3 – beneficiary concert

June 2018
Liveconcert in Headbanger_FM in radio Rádio FM

July 2018
Concert with ArchEnemy in Košice

Fall 2018
Tour with Etterna and Autumn Cold

March 2019
Realease of the second album Smog of Tomorrow