SYMPHONY X have reportedly been confirmed as the main support act on the upcoming STRATOVARIUS European tour, which is scheduled to kick off in early 2003. The opening act for tour will be Finland's THUNDERSTONE.In other news, a possibility reportedly exists that SYMPHONY X will be touring with HAMMERFALL and BLIND GUARDIAN in North America sometime this fall. However, no official word has yet come down on the matter. SYMPHONY X are currently putting the finishing touches to their new album, entitled The Odyssey, at guitarist Michael Romeo's Haslet, New Jersey home studio for a tentative October release through Inside Out Music. Containing nine tracks, including an 18-minute opus based on Homer's epic sequel to "The Iliad", the album traces Odysseus' perilous, decades long return from the Trojan War, including encounters with all sorts of mythological creatures. Says Romeo: "The new CD is much more focused and quite a bit heavier than a lot of our past work."