Sons Of Apollo - Mike Portnoy's New Band Debuts Song

You might remember Sons Of Apollo, the new prog band featuring former Dream Theater members drummer Mike Portnoy, keyboardist Derek Sherinian, guitarist Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal (ex-Guns N' Roses), bassist Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big, David Lee Roth) and singer Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force). As of now, you can hear a full song from their impending debut album. They have launched a video for their brand new single "Coming Home". Enjoy!

"'Coming Home' immediately felt like the Sons Of Apollo 'grand entrance' as soon as we wrote the song," says Portnoy. "Almost like a fighter entering the ring. I knew this had to be the first video and first time people see us playing together. The video was shot at Ocean Studios in Burbank, CA, where we wrote and recorded the album. So you're essentially seeing the exact place and environment that Sons Of Apollo was born.

"I assume most people's expectations of the band from its lineup is for SOA to be a self-indulgent 'wank-fest' (and granted, there are three 10-minute Prog epics on the album!), but 'Coming Home' is an example that we are just as much a rock band cut from the cloth of classic bands like Van Halen as well."

Set for release on October 20th via InsideOutMusic/Sony, Psychotic Symphony is now available to pre-order on 2CD Mediabook (featuring a second disc of instrumental mixes), gatefold 2LP vinyl plus CD, standard jewelcase CD and digital download.

01. God Of The Sun
02. Coming Home
03. Signs Of The Time (streaming here)
04. Labyrinth
05. Alive
06. Lost In Oblivion
07. Figaro's Whore
08. Divine Addiction
09. Opus Maximus

Posted: 16.09.2017 by BloodTears


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Comments: 4   Visited by: 50 users
16.09.2017 - 17:05
Well, I mean it's not bad, just... dull.
17.09.2017 - 10:38
Yea that's a fucking sleepingpill.
17.09.2017 - 11:44
Well the musicians seem to enjoy it very much at least
17.09.2017 - 12:36
I feel like the other song, Signs Of The Time, is better.

This isn't very exciting overall though...
Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.

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