Sinphonia was originally formed by drummer Dennis Buhl and bassist
Thor Jeppesen in the last months of 1998. The idea was to play a
progressive metal in the vein of Symphony X, Hexenhaus, and more. In
spring 99 guitarist Henrik Rangstrup and keyboardist Jakob
Thinggaard entered the band. But it wasnt until singer Monika
Pedersen joined in, that the genre of the band started taking real
shape.Monika was not at all the voice originally intended for the
band, but her talent could not be ignored. The style of the band
changed quickly and automatically into a darker version of the
Only 3 months after Monika joined the fold, Sinphonia recorded a 5
track demo at Jacob Hansen Studios (Mercenary,Invocator, Ancient).
With this demo in hand, it only took the band few months to find
both a management and a record deal.
Thus, in the late summer of 2000 the band issued their debut "When
the tide breaks" trough Italian label Lucretia Records (Angra, Time
Machine, and more). Consisting of the 5 tracks from the demo and 3
new recordings with new keyboard player Peter Jensen, the album
received very positive feedback from the media. Following the
release the band played a number of shows in Denmark. When "The
Divine Disharmony" was released, it showed to be a very strong
album. In spite of the weak production the album received many top
reviews, as well as license deals for South America and Russia..