SONS OF APOLLO is a sensational new group reuniting Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian after the duo’s last collaboration on Dream Theater’s “Falling Into Infinity” album back in 1997. Also featuring Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses) on guitar, Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big) on bass and Jeff Scott Soto (Trans-Siberian Orchestra, ex-Journey), the “supergroup” tag is hard to avoid but as “Psychotic Symphony” is a brilliant and dynamic fusion of progressive metal, contemporary grooves, and classic rock, SONS OF APOLLO fulfil the high expectations one might attach to such a stellar line-up with ease. “The music is modern, but we have an old school soul”, Sherinian comments the record. “What is unique about SONS OF APOLLO is that we have a true rock n’ roll swagger along with the virtuosity-- a lethal combination!” If you want proof for that, just listen to the epic, eleven minutes long “God Of The Sun”, to hard rock hymns like “Divine Addiction” and “Coming Home” or the heavy “Signs Of The Time”. “Psychotic Symphony” is the work of a real band and one of 2017’s absolute highlights in heavy music. “SONS OF APOLLO is absolutely going to be a full-time band”, says Portnoy, “and we plan on touring all over the world all throughout 2018 and, honestly, it is the priority for all five of us.” Limited Edition 2CD Mediabook includes the instrumental version of the album. The vinyl edition features an etching on Side D.
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