Launched in early 2020, Lost Symphony explores the crossroad between classical music and heavy metal, and does so with the help of virtuosic collaborators. The collective's latest album, Chapter II, sees the core band — founding multi-instrumentalist and producer Benny Goodman, his brother Brian (compositions, arrangement), Cory Paza (bass, guitar), Kelly Kereliuk (guitar), Paul Lourenco (drums) and Siobhán Cronin (violin, viola, electric violin) — joined by veteran players whose resumes include names like Pearl Jam, All That Remains, Starset, Nevermore, Anthrax and Shadows Fall.
Hailing from the last two groups, guitarist Jon Donais guests on Chapter II standout "A Murder of Crows," alongside fellow shredders Jimi Bell (Autograph, House of Lords) and Donais' former Shadows Fall bandmate Matt Bachand. The song is about the death of All That Remains' Oli Herbert, who was an integral Lost Symphony collaborator until his untimely passing. Today (October 1st), the collective has teamed with Revolver to premiere the single along with its quarantine-filmed performance video — watch and listen above.
"Working with Lost Symphony was such a blast for me!" Donais tells us. "It's an honor to play on a project with some of the best heavy-metal [and] rock guitarists out there. This is a must for anyone who loves shred guitar!"
Lost Symphony's Benny Goodman adds, "Someone had sent me a picture of hundreds of crows over a funeral reception. They asked me if I knew what a group of crows was called? 'No idea?' A murder of crows. Except it's not just the birds doing it."