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Lost Symphony Top 5: Movies You Haven't Seen (Benny Goodman)

By AKANTRO Collaborator

As we're all dealing with more time indoors right now, we thought we'd put together some Top 5 lists to help get you through the down time.  First up, Benny shares his Top 5 Movies You Haven't Seen Yet!

Top 5 Movies You Haven't Seen (Benny Goodman Edition)

1. Donnie Darko - I used to feel like this was a movie where it was redundant to ask if anyone had seen it.   Donnie Darko changed my world for a multitude of reasons:  First and foremost, Jake Gyllenhaal has his breakout roll playing a creepy, mentally disturbed youth and he absolutely owns it.  For years after I still always thought of him as "Donnie Darko."  The film itself is a crazy, Ray Bradbury-esque story about love, time travel, fear, and how nothing really matters.  I love how deep and philosophical it is.  Some parts of it are downright terrifying and the use of Tears For Fears effectively throughout the film is an added bonus.  Head Over Heels never sounded better and you get to listen to Michael Andrew's even darker version of "Mad World."  With lyrics like "the dreams in which I'm dying are the best I've ever had," how would you not think it was Slayer and not an 80s pop band?  Did I mention Drew Barrymore and Noah Wylie are pretty awesome, to boot?
2. Amadeus - Tom Hulce (Animalhouse) as Mozart is literally perfection.  This movie is legit the definition of "tour de force" with outrageous costumes, sets and an over-the-top orchestral onslaught of notes from the Mozart catalog. Compound that with hilarity and a meaningful story to make telling the history of a savant musician over three hours not just bearable, but most excellent to the last scene.  Not only is this a crash course in why classical music is awesome, but F. Murray Abraham and Michael McKeen, better known for Spinal Tap and Better Call Saul, both absolutely make career defining performances.  To this day my brother still yells "Tempo, Salieri" every time I fuck up.
3. I Heart Huckabees - is a movie about existential detectives.  WTF does THAT mean?  Ask Dustin Hoffman and Lily Tomlin who are absolutely hysterical together in this crazy, tripped out movie about serendipity and the interconectedness of everything.  Jason Schwartzman and Mark Wahlberg create a weird yet totally enjoyable synergy as they figure out what everything really means.  Smoke A LOT OF WEED before you watch this one.  You still won't get it.
4. The Darjeeling Limited - I guess I am a glutton for the type of weird Jason Schwartzman likes to be a part of.  This movie is a giant trip.  No, literally, its about a trip on a train and throughout the whole movie most of the cast is under the influence of something or another.  That cast being Schwartzman, Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody, and a majorly out-there Anjelica Houston.  The story is about three brothers who are brought together and forced to reconnect on a strange ride across India.  You won't be disappointed.  This might be my favorite Wes Anderson movie.  ...and if you don't know who that is, go watch ALL of his movie, especially if you like this one.
5. Payback - man, I am NOT a generic action hero movie type of guy, but if there WAS an action movie that just takes the cake for everything, it is HANDS DOWN "Payback" for me.  Its a simple premise: Mel Gibson gets stabbed in the back by a business partner and he's taken to the tune of $70k.  The rest of the movie is Mel Gibson being Mel FUCKING GIBSON at his VERY best doing everything necessary to get that 70k back.  If there is ANYTHING you should take away from this, don't fuck with Mel Gibson.

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Lost Symphony Releases Virtuosic Debut Album, 'Chapter I', Feat. Past/Present Members from Guns N' Roses, All That Remains, Cradle of Filth, Nevermore, & More!

By AKANTRO Collaborator

Symphonic metal juggernaut LOST SYMPHONYTM has released their debut album, Chapter I, today via XOFF Records. The record is an electrifying, instrumental master class of musicianship that features a slew of guest shredders and past/present members of GUNS N’ ROSES, ALL THAT REMAINS, NEVERMORE, STEEL PANTHER, CRADLE OF FILTH, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA and more.

STREAM CHAPTER I NOW: https://lnk.to/LS_Chapter_1

LISTEN TO THE LATEST SINGLE “REQUIEM”
(FEAT. MARTY FRIEDMAN, OLI HERBERT, MATT LAPIERRE & CONRAD SIMON)

 

More from Chapter I:

“Singularity” (Feat. Oli Herbert, Bumblefoot, Ethan Brosh) Music Video - https://youtu.be/-ujTELkPGYE

“This Life Moves Too Fast” (Feat. David Ellefson, Jeff Loomis, Jimi Bell) Music Video - https://youtu.be/l2pFgIE3v48

“Premeditated Destruction” (Feat. Brock Richards, Richard Shaw, Jimi Bell, Matt LaPierre) – https://youtu.be/v1_TiC1UMxU

Lost Symphony: Featured Artist (David Ellefson) - https://youtu.be/A9K2trh9rCo

Lost Symphony: Featured Artist (Jeff Loomis) - https://youtu.be/ZHqQuRJrDoY

Lost Symphony: Featured Artist (Marty Friedman) - https://youtu.be/9oF4HvKyBug

LOST SYMPHONY’s debut record is only the beginning and a testament of what’s to come for the prolific sextet. Over the next several months the band will release a follow up full-length album, Chapter II, and an EP. Additional details to follow.

Comprised of brothers Benny and Brian Goodman (compositions, arrangement), along with co-conspirators Cory Paza (bass, guitar), Kelly Kereliuk (guitar), Paul Lourenco (drums) and Starset’s Siobhán Cronin (violin, viola), LOST SYMPHONY’s journey began in 2015. After crafting an initial classical demo, Benny chose to find guitar players to bring it to life. Discovering Kelly and Conrad Simon online, he began sending music back and forth collecting incredible solos. The project began taking shape when All That Remains drummer Jason Costa provided drum tracks, which led to bringing the late ATR guitarist Oli Herbert into the fold.

 

“We basically spent weeks in my basement putting songs together,” recalls Benny. “Oli thoughtfully constructed lead guitar parts for several of our songs and was a key collaborator. We sat and worked on everything note for note from start-to-finish. Oli brought legitimacy to this. He was like our ambassador. When he’d call other guitarists, they’d pick up the phone.”

 

After years of piecing together the project under the radar, Benny introduces it to the world in 2020, sharing one-song per week for two months accompanied by exclusive recording footage. The first single “This Life Moves Too Fast” [feat. David Ellefson, Jeff Loomis, & Jimi Bell] gallops forward on a hummable riff punctuated by sweeping violin, propulsive bass, and lyrical fretwork. Uniting Loomis, Ellefson, and Bell, it ebbs and flows between moments of scorching soloing and orchestral reprieve.

Chapter I Track Listing:

  1. Singularity (feat. Oli Herbert, Bumblefoot & Ethan Brosh)
  2. Premeditated Destruction (feat. Brock Richards, Richard Shaw, Jimi Bell & Matt LaPierre)
  3. This Life Moves Too Fast (feat. David Ellefson, Jeff Loomis & Jimi Bell)
  4. I Felt a Funeral in My Brain (feat. David Ellefson & Joey Concepcion)
  5. Cotard Delusion (feat. Oli Herbert & Satchel)
  6. Catnip High (feat. Conrad Simon & Matt LaPierre)
  7. In A World (feat. Oli Herbert, Matt LaPierre & Conrad Simon)
  8. Requiem (feat. Marty Friedman, Oli Herbert, Matt LaPierre & Conrad Simon)
  9. Lacrimosa (feat. Oli Herbert & Angel Vivaldi)

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"Premeditated Destruction" (feat. Brock Richards, Richard Shaw, Jimi Bell & Matt LaPierre) - New Song + Video out NOW!

By AKANTRO Collaborator

Ready for new music? Feast your eyes and ears on "Premeditated Destruction" (feat. Brock Richards, Richard Shaw, Jimi Bell & Matt LaPierre)!

Get the track NOW when you pre-order 'Chapter I' out March 27th! Pre-order/Stream HERE: https://lnk.to/LS_Chapter_1

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"Singularity" (feat. Oli Herbert, Bumblefoot & Ethan Brosh) | New song + official video out NOW!

By AKANTRO Collaborator

Who says you have to wait until Friday for new music? So excited to bring you "Singularity" (feat. Oli Herbert, Bumblefoot & Ethan Brosh)!

Check out the official video NOW and get the track when you pre-order/pre-stream 'Chapter I' here: https://lnk.to/LS_Chapter_1

Album drops March 27th!

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Lost Symphony's Debut Album, 'Chapter I', out March 27th! New song "This Life Moves Too Fast" out TODAY!

By J.T. Arbogast

Rock/Metal Legends Unite on Lost Symphony's Debut Album, Chapter I, out March 27th

Stream the Epic New Song, "This Life Move Too Fast" (Feat. David Ellefson, Jeff Loomis & Jimi Bell)

Seemingly out of nowhere comes one of the year’s most impressive and largest collaborations in the rock/metal scene. LOST SYMPHONY, a band founded by brothers Benny (multi-instrumentalist, producer) and Brian Goodman (compositions, arrangement), along with co-conspirators Cory Paza (bass, guitar), Kelly Kereliuk (guitar), Paul Lourenco (drums) and Starset’s Siobhán Cronin (violin, viola), have found a mind-blowing intersection of the crossroads of classical and heavy metal and created a massive new instrumental record that features collaborations with talented and legendary names in heavy rock and metal including past and present members/contributors from Guns N’ Roses, All That Remains, Starset, Cradle of Filth, Nevermore, Steel Panther, Trans-Siberian Orchestra among many others. The first album, Chapter I, in a series of upcoming releases will debut on March 27th via XOff Records and is available for pre-order now!

Today, LOST SYMPHONY has released Chapter I’s first new track, “This Life Moves Too Fast” (Feat: David Ellefson, Jeff Loomis and Jimi Bell), which can be streamed now at: https://lnk.to/LS_Chapter_1

PRE-ORDER CHAPTER I: https://lnk.to/LS_Chapter_1

The journey to LOST SYMPHONY began in 2015. After crafting an initial classical demo, Benny chose to find guitar players to bring it to life. Discovering Kelly and Conrad Simon online, he began sending music back and forth collecting incredible solos. The project began taking shape when All That Remains drummer Jason Costa provided drum tracks, which led to bringing the late ATR guitarist Oli Herbert into the fold.

“We basically spent weeks in my basement putting songs together,” recalls Benny. “Oli thoughtfully constructed lead guitar parts for several of our songs and was a key collaborator. We sat and worked on everything note for note from start-to-finish. Oli brought legitimacy to this. He was like our ambassador. When he’d call other guitarists, they’d pick up the phone.”

After years of piecing together the project under the radar, Benny introduces it to the world in 2020, sharing one-song per week for two months accompanied by exclusive recording footage. The first single “This Life Moves Too Fast” [feat. David Ellefson, Jeff Loomis, & Jimi Bell] gallops forward on a hummable riff punctuated by sweeping violin, propulsive bass, and lyrical fretwork. Uniting Loomis, Ellefson, and Bell, it ebbs and flows between moments of scorching soloing and orchestral reprieve.

Chapter I Tracklisting:

  1. Singularity (feat. Oli Herbert, Bumblefoot & Ethan Brosh)
  2. Premeditated Destruction (feat. Brock Richards, Richard Shaw, Jimi Bell & Matt LaPierre)
  3. This Life Moves Too Fast (feat. David Ellefson, Jeff Loomis & Jimi Bell)
  4. I Felt A Funeral In My Brain (feat. David Ellefson & Joey Concepcion)
  5. Cotard Delusion (feat. Oli Herbert & Satchel)
  6. Catnip High (feat. Conrad Simon & Matt LaPierre)
  7. In A World (feat. Oli Herbert, Matt LaPierre & Conrad Simon)
  8. Requiem (feat. Marty Friedman, Oli Herbert, Matt LaPierre & Conrad Simon)
  9. Lacrimosa (feat. Oli Herbert & Angel Vivaldi)

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    Name Change!

    By Jason Lekberg

    We know we've been quiet the past few months, but that's all about to change. We've changed our name to Lost Symphony - and we have big things coming later this week. Get ready!

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    New Bio

    By Jason Lekberg

    In evolution, one species gradually changes into another over time. It retains key elements, while assuming a new form. The evolutionary trajectory of classical music points right to heavy metal. Symphonic bombast, drama, emotion, and virtuosity thrive between guitar solos and riffs in the same way they did when conjured by an orchestra. Lost Symphony connect the missing link between classical and metal.....  Rick Florino did an absolutely amazing job.  Read the full bio on our about page.

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    Guests!

    By Jason Lekberg

    When we started this project we had no idea how many amazing musicians would want to be a part of it!  We've just lined up ANOTHER amazing guest player.  Wait till you hear these songs!!

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