Symbolic at San Diego House of Blues

Symbolic rocked the House of Blues San Diego on Saturday July 6th, 2019 with supporting bands Casual Yak, Wicked Tongues and Daughters of Men.

A little background on Symbolic:

Symbolic combines their melodic energy with the excitement of old-school metal mixed with the power and skill of modern metal. Since the inception of the band, Symbolic has built a strong fanbase, both locally and internationally. The band has opened for well-known national acts, such as Adrenaline Mob, Saxon, UFO, Fates Warning, Last in Line, Black Knights Rising, Flotsam & Jetsam, Philm, Sanctuary, Michael Schenker and Doro Pesch, among others.

Going to a Symbolic show is not just watching a band perform; it’s an experience.

In 2015, the band began working with Craig Goldy (of Giuffria and Dio fame) who advised the band about the ins and outs of the music business, also spending time with the band in the studio. Drawing from their influences Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, In Flames, Dream Theater, Megadeth and Testament, Symbolic emerged with 10 new power-packed songs and the album 5 was born in 2017, signing with EMP Label Group in 2018.

Going to a Symbolic show is not just watching a band perform; it’s an experience. Symbolic is entertaining, energetic and fully engaged with their fans. As a fan, you are part of the energy that fuels them onstage. Scott Bruce, lead vocals, is an amazing frontman who sees and acknowledges you, bringing you into the show, while Steve Potts and Louie Borja wail on guitar, Bobby Fernandez holds down bass and Steven Elias smashes it on the drums. 

Kicking off the set with my personal favorite “Taken” off the Xenatopia album, the band launched into “Devil Be Me”, “No Ordinary Life”, “Chameleon” and “Every time I Die”… to name just a few of the songs on the amazing set list. It’s never long enough, the fans always want more.

You can always find the band before and after their set, mingling with their fans and supporting all the bands until the very end. Catch the next show August 16th at Ramona Mainstage, supporting Adelitas Way.

Photography by Heather Vandemark

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