Sons of Apollo Release “MMXX”

Sons of Apollo: MMXXThe virtuoso group Sons of Apollo has returned with MMXX, which marks their second studio album. The band has the incredible lineup of former Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, Jeff Scott, and bassist Billy Sheehan, who wields a double-necked bass for the project.

Drummer Mike Portnoy says the music follows the path as their debut, Psychotic Symphony, but is stronger since they’ve had more time together. “Psychotic Symphony was the first time the five of us had worked together, so there was bound to be an air of experimentation happening,” he explains. “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.”

“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.”

You can hear Sheehan and the group tear it up with this music video for “Goodbye Divinity”:

MMXX is available now on CD, vinyl and as a digital download (iTunes and Amazon MP3). A deluxe edition is available that has instrumental and a cappella mixes of each song. The band will be touring the U.S., Europe, and South America extensively this year, so check the tour dates below.

MMXX Track List:

  1. Goodbye Divinity
  2. Wither To Black
  3. Asphyxiation
  4. Desolate July
  5. King Of Delusion
  6. Fall To Ascend
  7. Resurrection Day
  8. New World Today

Sons of Apollo Tour Dates:

Jan 23Sacramento, CACrest Theater
Jan 24Pomona, CAThe Glass House
Jan 25Los Angeles, CAThe Roxy
Jan 26San Francisco, CAThe Fillmore
Jan 28Salt Lake City, UTThe State Room
Jan 29Denver, COThe Oriental Theater
Jan 31St. Charles, ILArcada Theater
Feb 1Battle Creek, MIThe Music Factory
Feb 2Toronto, ONTMod Club
Feb 3Montreal QUECorona Theater
Feb 5Boston, MAParadise Rock Club
Feb 6New York, NYGramercy Theater
Feb 7Jim Thorpe, PAPenn’s Peak
Feb 8Englewood, NJBergen PAC
Feb 28Karlsuhe, GermanyCrystal Ballroom
Feb 29Karlsruhe, GermanyCrystal Ballroom
Mar 2Drammen, NorwayUnion Scene
Mar 3Gothenburg, SwedenTraedgarn
Mar 5Kyiv, UkraineN.A.U Theatre
Mar 7Moscow, RussiaRED
Mar 8St Petersburg, RussiaAurora
Mar 10Pratteln, SwitzerlandZ7
Mar 11Milan, ItalyLive Club
Mar 13Bilbao, SpainSantana 27
Mar 14Barcelona, SpainRazzmatazz 2
Mar 15Madrid, SpainLa Riviera
Mar 17Marseille, FranceCepac Silo
Mar 18Paris, FranceMachine du Moulin Rouge
Mar 19London, U.KIslington Assembly Hall
Mar 21Eindhoven, NetherlandsPrognosis Festival
Mar 22Show Brno, Czech RepublicSono
Mar 24Kosice, SlovakiaColosseum
Mar 25Budapest, HungaryBarba Negra
Apr 18São Paulo, BrazilTom Brasil
Apr 19Rio de Janeiro, BrazilCirco Voador
Apr 21Santiago, ChileBlondie
Apr 23Buenos Aires, ArgentinaTeatro Flores

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