SONS OF APOLLO - nuovo album e nuovo tour europeo!

SONS OF APOLLO - nuovo album e nuovo tour europeo!


I SONS OF APOLLO, la band formata da ex membri dei Dream Theater Mike Portnoy e Derek Sherinian, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-Guns N' Roses), Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big, David Lee Roth) e Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force), sono orgogliosi di annunciare la release del nuovo album "MMXX", nuovamente tramite Inside Out Music. L'album è stato prodotto dai The Del Fuvio Brothers (Portnoy e Sherinian) e sarà pubblicato il 17 gennaio 2020 nei seguenti formati:
standard CD package
Limited Edition 2CD (contenente mix strumentali e a cappella dell'album)
2LP + CD
digitale
Il preorder sarà disponibile dal 15 novembre 2019 assieme a un instant download del primo singolo "Goodbye Divinity" preordinando su iTunes o Amazon
Disponibile tracklist di "MMXX":
1. Goodbye Divinity (7:16)
2. Wither To Black (4:48)
3. Asphyxiation (5:09)
4. Desolate July (6:11)
5. King Of Delusion (8:49)
6. Fall To Ascend (5:07)
7. Resurrection Day (5:51)
8. New World Today (16:38)
I SONS OF APOLLO saranno in Italia per un unico show l'11 marzo 2020 presso il Live Music Club di Trezzo sull'Adda (MI), di seguito tutte le date del tour europeo:
2.03 Drammen, Norway; Union Scene
3.03 Gothenburg, Sweden; Traedgarn
5.03 Kyiv, Ukraine; N.A.U Theatre
7.03 Moscow, Russia; RED
8.03 St Petersburg, Russia; Aurora
10.03 Pratteln, Switzerland; Z7
11.03 Milan, Italy; Live Club
13.03 Bilbao, Spain; Santana 27
14.03 Barcelona, Spain; Razzmatazz 2
15.03 Madrid, Spain; La Riviera
19.03 London, U.K.; Islington Assembly Hall
20.03 Eindhoven, Netherlands; Prognosis Festival
22.03 Show Brno, Czech Republic; Sono
24.03 Kosice, Slovakia; Colosseum
25.03 Budapest, Hungary; Barba Negra
 
“Stylistically, we have followed the same path as the debut,” outlines drummer Mike Portnoy. “But we feel that it has come out stronger, simply because we know one another better. 'PSYCHOTIC SYMPHONY' was the first time the five of us had worked together, so there was bound to be an air of experimentation happening. Now, we can draw on having the experience not only of recording that album, but also of touring together a lot. And now there is clearly a lot more obvious chemistry going on.”
“We did 83 shows on the last tour,” adds keyboardist Derek Sherinian. “And it was so worthwhile, because we came out of it with a stronger bond, and that is certainly reflected in what we wrote.”
The writing process began at the start of the year, as Portnoy, Sherinian and guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal got together. “The three of us were at my home studio in Pennsylvania,” explains Portnoy. “And it took about three weeks to get all the music written. That was a very smooth process. The last time, it certainly must have felt a little weird for Bumblefoot to be writing with Derek and me, because we were strangers to him. Now, we know one another better and that helped things push along.”
“Because we all have our home studios, it meant everyone could record there as and when they had opportunity,” continues Sherinian. “We all had the luxury of being able to take our time to get all the parts done, which was a huge help in the way the album's come out. I suppose in all, it took about eight months to record everything.”
The lyrics were written by Soto, who also came up with the melody lines with input from Sherinian. “While Jeff was left to come up with the words on his own, as the melody lines are part of the music, it made sense for me to be involved with that part,” says the keyboard player.
There are eight tracks on 'MMXX', with variations in length totalling 60 minutes. “The final song is 'New World Today, which is 16 minutes long,” says Portnoy. “This one has elements similar to 'Opus Maximus' and 'Labyrinth' on the previous album. It has some insane, brilliant instrumental moments, which I am sure the fans will love.”
“We wanted to do something epic here, as we did with 'Opus Maximus' last time around,” adds Sherinian. “You have to remember that Mike and I come from Dream Theater, where we never bothered about how long a song was. So, for us doing a 16 minute track is not a problem.”
The album title was inspired by a simple chronological fact. “This will be released in mid-January 2020,” says Portnoy. “That means it will be one of the first releases in what is a new decade. So I came up with the idea of calling it '2020,' except having it written in the Latin form of 'MMXX'.” And the album's artwork has been created by Thomas Ewerhard (who was responsible for the cover design of 'PSYCHOTIC SYMPHONY'), which inevitably reflects the title. As Portnoy explains, “For the first record, we had a mythological feel. This time around though, there's a much more futuristic style to what we've got. It has a very 21st century appeal. And the band crest is more polished, cleaned up and a lot more modern than last time, when it had an old fashioned look.”
“Each member of this band has their own signature sound on their instrument,” adds Sherinian. “And when you put all of this together what you get is a wonderful five-headed beast. It makes this a sonically special band, which is definitely what comes across on 'MMXX'. You can hear odd time signatures and amazingly crazy performances here. Overall, we've been satisfyingly more adventurous this time than we were before, and I know people are sure to love what we've done.”
SONS OF APOLLO have certainly enriched the music sphere since their formation in 2017. It says much that the huge talent involved immediately combined with a cohesive and recognizable individual stance on their #1 debut album, 'PSYCHOTIC SYMPHONY', acknowledged as one of the finest releases in '17. Praised by Loudwire as an “...impressive debut disc,” it was released 20th October 2017 via InsideOutMusic/Sony. It debuted on Billboard's “Heatseeker” chart at #1, as well as at #10 on the “Rock Chart,” and #33 on the “Top Current Albums” chart.
'PSYCHOTIC SYMPHONY' picked up rave reviews upon its release, and got them a nomination at the Progressive Music Awards 2018 for Best International Band:
“Fuck the term 'supergroup', that's not what this is about. SONS OF APOLLO are simply a group that are super.” - Classic Rock
“'PSYCHOTIC SYMPHONY' is fierce, loud, bewildering, brilliantly performed and monstrously entertaining.” - Prog Magazine
“...'PSYCHOTIC SYMPHONY', truly lives and dies by the instrumentation, which by all involved is next level...At first listen you would be remiss not to draw comparisons from previous works of all involved, though SONS OF APOLLO is not defined by past triumphs. Rather, they represent the bridging of common attractions, with the end result being an album that is fresh and daring.” - Outburn

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