The Sonic Symphonic Podcast

The Sonic Symphonic Podcast

The Sonic Symphonic podcast features unsigned metal artists from the various symphonic, gothic, melodic, and progressive (and many other) subgenres. It’s aim is to unite artists and listeners, enable cool musical discoveries and empower musicians to believe in themselves and create music.


March 20, 2023 75 mins

In this episode I walkthrough 'Human Resources', the latest album from @altarofiofficial1139 including FOUR video tracks! The band are stunningly creative with their atmospheric blend of Metalcore, Melodic Death and Progressive - I promise you that this episode does NOT disappoint! Their record was expertly mixed and mastered by Sick Of Sound ( and they need YOUR vote this month at !


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In this episode I walkthrough 'Episode 1: Hungry For The Science', the debut album from @destroytheplanet, including their video track for 'Crawl'. Destroy the Planet is a three piece band out of Minneapolis. Their record was expertly mixed and mastered by Minnesota metal producer Todd Fitzgerald, and features a spoken intro by former NFL player and current sports commentator Pete Bercich.

The band is getting attention daily from r...

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You heard them first in Phoebus The Knight; and now this inspiring couple have come out and given us the amazing HARTLIGHT and a debut EP that will literally blow you away. 'From Midland & Beyond' is a strikingly beautiful and sonically colourful homage to a Manga series called 'Beserk'. Noemie's vocals are mesmerizingly enchanting and the magic this couple has both in and out of the studio is profound as much as it is cute to witn...

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December 1, 2022 54 mins

Welcome to December's edition of The Sonic Symphonic Podcast, where Christmas is forbidden - absolutely no Christmal Carols sung by angels this month :)

Enjoy the show - come back soon!


00:00 - Introduction

00:46 - Crown Solace - 'Inside My Mind'

07:25 - Lost Dawning - 'Fire Alone'

12:19 - Hartlight - 'Be Blessed'

17:48 - Schysma - 'Lost In The Maze'

23:36 - Procastrination about a future episode

24:45 - THE SONIC SYMPH...

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November 20, 2022 43 mins

This is my interview with a true magician of the highest order. I speak of none other than the ADRIAN BENEGAS, the lone wolf, who fearlessly, and rather admirably, has taken the path out of obscurity and into the world of metal working with huge names; all the while conjuring up some EPIC and THEATRICAL music along the way. I really enjoyed our conversation; the guy is an inspiration to us all!

The Sonic Symphonic Podcast Episode 1...

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November 4, 2022 42 mins

This is my interview with synth-wizard, story-creator, and all-round awesome Craig Rossi, the mind behind the doom metal band Drift Into Black . 'Earthtorn' (album; 2022) tells the story of an extra-terrestrial sent to Earth to destroy mankind but then instead becomes enthralled by our way of life, falls in love, loses his beloved to cancer and through all this; decides to abort his mission. It features some amazing music and I lov...

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November 1, 2022 65 mins

This felt like the best episode yet; I really, really, REALLY enjoyed recording it. Some AMAZING concepts and MIND-BLOWING bands featured. Lots of guns and war themes too! Enjoy the show - come back soon!


00:00 - Introduction 00:25 -

 @Voraath - Topic - 'The Barrens'

08:48 -  @Whispered (Official) - 'Strike!'

14:30 - Absolon - 'Blinded By Lies'

21:48 - THE SONIC SYMPHONIC GOLD AWARD this month goes to:  @Adrian Benegas ...

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October 2, 2022 35 mins

This is my interview with the hugely personable, endearingly humble and fiercely heavy Teren; the magician behind the indomitably heavy symphonic/black/death metal project EXIST IN RUIN. 'Exist In Ruin' EP is not only a masterpiece in metal creation but also the product of one man's honest and determined journey out of the grit and an epic demonstration of how, through investment in one's own musical talents, one can yield a master...

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October 1, 2022 52 mins

Some more awesome finds, recommendations and submissions from unsigned and emerging bands this month. You can send your submissions to Thank you for all your messages of support and condolence over the last couple of weeks too guys.

Here's a link to my interview on the Love Anarch Podcast: Enjoy the show - come back soon!


00:00 Introduction

00:12 In...

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September 14, 2022 16 mins

This one goes out to my recently departed younger brother Richard. I literally found out hours ago. Grief affects us all at some point in our lives and is unfortunately part of the human condition. This is my experience. I couldn't let people down by falling out of scheduled interviews and what-not without explaining why. I also felt that if I kept quiet, I may find it hard to return with a straight face, or indeed a happy one. I s...

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September 12, 2022 30 mins

Pete moved me so much last episode I just HAD to bring forward my plans for new content in the theme of ARTIST SPOTLIGHT and free-form discussion. In a Sonic Symphonic Podcast first I interview and chat with the amazing countertenor/soprano vocalist: Pete Rawcliffe, and what an interview it was! I thoroughly enjoyed our chat!

Here are some links to check out:

Pete's Spotify:

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September 1, 2022 63 mins

In this month's episode not only do I play music from unsigned bands, I show their videos too! I also get quite tearful over one very special submission, introduce the Sonic Symphonic Gold Award and play the video from my own forthcoming single 'The Skin That I'm In'. Its quite the emotional episode this - some AWESOME music. Enjoy the show - come back soon!


0:00 - Introduction

0:38 - What is a Kalpa?

1:26 - XANXIA: ...

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In this episode I continue to pair the re-telling of past experiences alongside the music of Cradle of Filth who, in part, accompanied me through them. Here I discuss the revelations of both the visible and hidden abuse within the home, self-loathing and its destructiveness, an uprising that kicked the perpetrator out only for him to return as a monk, and in a master play of manipulation architect the complete disappearance of my f...

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August 1, 2022 58 mins

In this month's episode I change the format to video, get immersed in a fantastic booklet from an outstanding solo project, announce a little news about my own direction and my forthcoming single release, make a couple of bad puns, and as usually get over-excited by all the awesome music featured!

To date, The Sonic Symphonic Podcast has given free airplay to 38 bands/artists from 18 countries, at no cost. Your band can make a subm...

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In this unscheduled edition I will be taking a delightful deviation from the traditional episodic structure and in this two-part bonus series, venture down a dark, gothic, vampiric rabbit hole as I discuss a band that has ear-wormed its way into my vey core of being; Cradle of Filth. Listen as I also share with you some tales from the abyss that has been my own life in this two-tales-entwined format of horror encompassing horror.


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The Sonic Symphonic Podcast is a podcast for unsigned metal bands, artists and their fans playing the best in unsigned metal from around the globe.

In this month's episode I reveal more unsigned metal artists from around the world. An episode of epic metal from Exanimis, Woods of Wonders, Crown Solace, Nenufar, Hartlight, Ben Sebastian, Release Hallucination and Serpent Sermon.

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The Sonic Symphonic Podcast is a podcast for unsigned metal bands, artists and their fans playing the best in unsigned metal from around the globe.

In this months episode I reveal more unsigned metal artists from around the world. Fantastic, epic metal from Shattered Vessels, Neverworld, Wretchedness, Pandora's Key, Ben Sebastian, Phantom Divine, Nachtmuse, Belet Seri, Magitech, Terminal Dusk, The Lightbringer and Cliff.

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In this episode, I bumble my way through my debut as a podcaster but do actually manage to play some awesome tunes from Sacrimonia, Apolinara, Darkling Arcane, Ben Sebastian, Anfritrite, Upior, Phoebus The Knight, Aeons Project, Eonian, Flynn Green, We Are To Blame and The Xebellian Triangle.

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