For all of you progressive metal fans out there, you will probably agree with my saying that Symphony X are one of the better prog bands. Their fusion of classical music with progressive metal is pretty cool, and while I haven’t liked anything as much as The Odyssey or Paradise Lost, their whole discography is pretty good. Unfortunately, this news is not, as it has come to our attention that their drummer, the powerhouse that is Jason Rullo, has suffered heart failure and won’t be back in commission again for at least 3-6 months. Bummer. An official statement from the band’s Facebook page:
February 27, 2013
World Management and Symphony X must unfortunately announce that last week, Jason Rullo was admitted to the hospital for heart failure. Jason spent a week in the hospital, and was released last week; he has started a rehab program, and has been told that his recovery will take a minimum of 3-6 months under doctors’ care. We are all hopeful that J will be back soon!
A note from Jason:
“I would just like to say that I am happy to be home with my family after what was quite a week.
We had a few scary days in there but I made it through what was hopefully the worst of it.
Doctors say I have a very good chance for a full recovery so I plan to be back at 100% even if it takes awhile. I will go through cardiac rehab so I can be monitored while returning to form, so that I’ll know when it’s safe for me to return to drumming the way I always have, if not better.
Thanks to my friends and family for the support, and to the fans, I love you all!” JR
Here’s to a fast and easy recovery Jason! We’ll keep you updated if anything else develops. Meantime, go spin their stuff if you haven’t in a while, and pick up Iconoclast, out now via Nuclear Blast.