|2012-06-29 Symphonity bass
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2011-08-01 Work in
2011-01-04 Spark Magazine
|2012-06-29||Symphonity bass player Tomáš Čelechovský lost his battle with pancreas cancer in the evening of Wednesday, June 27th 2012|
| It has been almost a year since the last news entry on our website. Many of you asked for any news about the band, new record and it´s my duty to share these news finally with you. While writing you last summer about some difficulties we had to deal with, nothing I knew of what was going to happen this year. In 2010 Olaf´s wife Petra was diagnosed with stomach cancer and soon passed away. This was the reason why Herbie stepped in to fill for Olaf and we didn´t have to cancell the show in Zlin. It seemed for a while that things would go back to normal when a twist of fate came again.
Even though it´s not an easy task, with sorrowful heart, I would like to let you all know that our band-mate and bass player of SYMPHONITY, Tomáš Čelechovský, lost his battle with pancreas cancer in the evening of Wednesday, June 27th 2012. He fought hard to his very last breath but this uphill battle could not be won.
I met Tom around 2004 when he joined NEMESIS. It was shortly after our debut album was released and Tom filled then-vacant position of a bass player. It was our former singer Vilda Majtner who knew him from the past and who introduced him to us. Ever since he became one of my closest friends. I would like to commemorate Tom with something a little bit more personal, a few pictures that show his time with us.
This picture comes from the NEMESIS era. It was 2004 and we were enjoying our stay in Spain after the gig in Bilbao. From the left: Ivo, Vilda, Tomas, Libor and Tom.
After the show we played in Pardubice in the summer 2005. From the left: Martin, Libor and Tom.
The first SYMPHONITY photo session. From the left: Tom, Ivo, Olaf and Libor
After a rehearsal in our favourite restaurant in Pustiměř. From the left: Ivo, Mathias, Olaf, Libor and Tom.
;-) Libor, Tom a Ivo
Tom and Elena at our cottage party.
Tom in public transport. Well, even metal stars have to utilize it sometimes ;-)
Tom warming up for the gig in Kurim.
This year skiing in Čenkovice where we surprised everyone with our great skills ;-)
After the show on the summer part of Masters of Rock in Vizovice. From the left: Tom, Olaf, Martin and Libor.
SYMPHONITY on Winter Masters Of Rock.
Even many of his friends probably do not know that Tomas was married. Tom and Elena tied the knot on 23rd of March 2012 in Ivančice. He has already been battling the hard illness he had.
Tom. While personaly I don´t believe in heaven, instead of wishing you a lovely time up there, I would like to thank you for your friendship, all that we shared together and I am happy that I could be a part, even it was such a short one, of your life...
|2011-08-01||Work in progress|
| Hi there, this is Libor speaking. I'm on vacation in a very small village right now. I'm sitting in the garden, having some
beer and the weather is horrible - the planet is warming, right? ;-) ...Anyway, I think it was a long time ago when we
brought some news to you. So, now it has come the right time to share some informations with you regarding the future of
First of all I wanna say thank you to all of you, the fans all around the world, especially to everyone who have been
sending us messages and emails full of kind words of support. We appreciate this very much.
Moreover, I wanna thank to Czech fans for the great support during our live appearances on the biggest Czech festivals
Masters of Rock last year in summer and winter too.
Probably the most important information for you is that we are still
alive:-) The truth is that some private problems during the last years slowed down us a bit, but this is the life, I think.
I hope everything is going to get better now. We work on new songs at the moment. I have already finished composing some
songs. There are fast songs but also a classic ballad. It will be the second real ballad in the band's history - since the
"Rain" on the "Goddess Of Revenge" album from the Nemesis era.
Further, there are not big changes in the lineup, however we are still not clear about a new drummer. As you probably know,
we played the mentioned MoR festivals again with Martin on drums, but he is very busy because of his CoF engagement, so we
are still looking for a stable drummer. Next month we will try one young Czech guy, so we will see. We extend also the
cooperation with Herbie - he is going to reinforce our vocal section. Well, there is still a lot of work before we will be
ready to enter the studio, but I hope our story ain't over and we will see you on tour for the next album!
By the way, here are a few photos from the working process:
This is my work place in my almost empty apartment;-)
Working on a new material very hard;-)
Inside the January 2011 Issue of Spark you can find review of the Winters Masters of Rock 2010 festival including our performance. Click on the cover for the pdf version.
| Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2011 to all our fans!|
| We are looking for a new stable drummer. Do you have necessary skills? And are you interested in playing with us in a studio and live? In this case please contact us on this e-mail address: email@example.com.|
|2010-12-13||Salvation Dance (Live at Winter Masters Of Rock 2010)|
|2010-12-01||Anyplace,Anywhere,Anytime (Live at Winter Masters Of Rock 2010)|
|2010-11-23||The line-up for the WMOR show|
| For the upcoming Winter Masters Of Rock show, the line up will be slightly changed. Due to serious familly reasons, Olaf will not come to Zlin. Anyway, behind the microphone you will see Herbie Langhans (Seventh Avenue, Sinbreed), the man you can hear on our cover version of the Nena's hit "Anyplace, Anywhere, Anytime", and who performed as a vocalist on some of our previous shows. We believe he will be a respectable replacement.|
|2010-09-22||Interview in the Rock & Metal World Magazine|
In the last issue of Rock & Metal World Magazine you can find interview with Libor, Ivo and Olaf.
|2010-09-15||Winter Masters Of Rock 2010|
Symphonity was confirmed for Winter Masters Of Rock festival in Zlin. As the promoter said this year will be the the strongest one in the whole history of the festival.
|2010-08-30||Give Me Your Helping Hand (Live at Masters Of Rock 2010)|
|2010-07-23||New pictures from Masters Of Rock Festival and RockFest Kurim|
| New pictures from Masters Of Rock festival and RockFest Kurim in the Gallery section.|
|2010-07-20||Rock & Metal World|
|2010-05-25||Masters Of Rock 2010 |
Symphonity will perform at Masters Of Rock Festival in Vizovice. Saturday 17.7.2010 22:00 – 22:45 Coca-cola Stage
|2010-05-23||Give Me Your Helping Hand (Live at Rockfest Kurim 2010)|
| On Rockfest Kurim Symphonity will be performing with Martin "Marthus" Skaroupka (Cradle Of Filth) on the drums and Herbie Langhans (Seventh Avenue) on backing vocals. This event is planned to start at 6:45PM.|
|2010-03-12||Rockfest Kuřim 2010|
| Merry Xmas and happy New Year 2010 to all fans.|
|2009-08-09||Benátská noc 2009 - Bring Us The Light|
|2009-08-08||Pictures from Benatska Noc|
| New pictures from Benatska Noc in the Gallery section.|
|2009-07-30||Videos from Benatska Noc 2009|
| In the Gallery section you can find photos from BasinFireFest 2009...|
|2009-03-18||Libor joined the ENGL family.|
| Libor joined the ENGL family. For more informations have a look at www.engl-amps.com.|
|2009-03-03||Name of the new drummer revealed!
| We are very proud to announce that Mathias Biehl, very talented young guy from Germany, has become the new drummer of Symphonity. Welcome onboard Mathias!|
From left: Ivo (keys), Mathias (drums). Olaf (vocals), Tom (bass) and Libor (guitar).
| Symphonity wish to all metal fans merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Thanks for support and see you at shows in 2009!! Stay Metal!|
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| Ahoj Symphonity, už dlouho nebyla žádná zprávička ohledně druhého alba. Myslíte, že vyjde tento rok? Díky za reakci a hodně úspěchů! ;) |
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