Rikk Agnew, London May, James McGearty, Devix
SYMBOLISM was formed by legendary punk icons Rikk Agnew (Guitar -Adolescents, Christian Death, DI), James McGearty (Bass - Christian Death, Dark Age), and London May (Drums - Samhain, Tiger Army, Son Of Sam) in April 2018. Devix joined the trio as lead vocalist in 2019 to complete the gothic line-up.
SYMBOLISM effortlessly combines the group's inherent influences, blending the best elements of Gothic Deathrock, aggressive Punk Rock, and a touch of melodic metal to achieve their unique style and sound.
Produced by Vice Cooler (Peaches, LadyTron)
Engineered and Mastered by Bill Metoyer (Slayer, D.R.I)
Press / Reviews
“"Although Symbolism builds on two of the best bands to ever emerge from the American underground they are in no way tethered to the past. The past is a launching point, not a destination. 'Rile On' is first-rate American deathrock for the 21st century, a bitter salve for the collective wounds we all feel in this strange postmodern world.”” - Justin M. Norton/Decibel
“Iced out is sulphurous, sick, aggressive, with sinister atmospheres and primitive rhythms...” - Max Zarucchi
“Giants Of Dark Music Return With A Vengeance” - Jaime Pina
“Sometimes the stars align in an unusual configuration that defies logic, but results in a celestial event so cataclysmic that it simply must be marveled.” - Ilker Yücel
“The band comes forth with a very punchy, expectable take on raw gothic rock, deathrock and gritty punk” - Stace
“Symbolism maximize their deathrock sound and temperament from the start, first off with an authentic, punchy punk rocker, and with an esteemed version of definitive cut from their past.”
*** Symbolism Endorsements - Schecter Guitars, Hartke|Sampson Technologies, Gretsch Drums, Paiste Cymbals, Focusrite and ENJ Custom Leather***
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