PODCAST: Episode 123: Derek Sherinian on “The Phoenix”, Prog, and More!

Ghost Cult caught up with progressive music legend and keyboardist/producer Derek Sherinian, (Sons of Apollo, Black Country Communion, ex-Dream Theater) to chat all about this new solo album, out this week, September 18th, via InsideOut Music. Derek discussed the new album, working with special guests such as Tony Franklin, Jimmy Johnson, Billy Sheehan, Joe Bonamassa, Zakk Wylde, Steve Vai, Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal, Kiko Loureiro, Derek’s approach to composition, how he lays down guest tracks for bands around the world every day from his home studio, his with mentor and friend Simon Philips, covering Buddy Miles, a hint at future Sons of Apollo plans, discussing his keyboard heroes from history, and a cool story about Patrick Moraz. Pre-order the album here: https://dereksherinian.lnk.to/ThePhoenix and check out our chat. Continue reading

Watch Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian of Sons of Apollo Discuss New Single “Good Divinity”

 

Sons Of Apollo, the prog-Metal supergroup which includes former Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big, David Lee Roth) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force)-just shared their first single and video from their new album MMXX (pronounced: 20/20). Watch Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian discuss the clip in a new video below. MMXX produced by The Del Fuvio Brothers (Portnoy and Sherinian), MMXX will be released on the 17th January 2020 via InsideOutMusic/Sony as a standard CD package, Limited Edition 2 CD package (which includes instrumental mixes and a cappella excerpts), 2 LP + CD package, and on all digital formats. The album is the followup o the acclaimed debut Psychotic Symphony, one of the rare albums Ghost Cult gave a 10 / 10 grade to. Continue reading

Watch the New Video from Sons Of Apollo – “Goodbye Divinity”

Sons Of Apollo, the prog-Metal supergroup which includes former Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big, David Lee Roth) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force)-will release their second studio album in 2020, appropriately titled, MMXX (pronounced: 20/20). Produced by The Del Fuvio Brothers (Portnoy and Sherinian), MMXX will be released on the 17th January 2020 via InsideOutMusic/Sony as a standard CD package, Limited Edition 2 CD package (which includes instrumental mixes and a cappella excerpts), 2 LP + CD package, and on all digital formats. The album is the followup o the acclaimed debut Psychotic Symphony, one of the rare albums Ghost Cult gave a 10 / 10 grade to. Check out the video for the first single, the Vicente Cordero-directed clip for, ‘Goodbye Divinity’ right now! Continue reading

Sons Of Apollo Finishes New Album

In a tweet from keyboardist Derek Sherinian, Sons of Apollo have finished recording their next album. The supergroup features former Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy and Sherinian, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big, David Lee Roth) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force) and just released their live album Live With The Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony on August 30 via InsideOut Music. The band has just booked new US tour dates for early 2020. We’re looking forward to new SOA music! Continue reading

Sons of Apollo Shares Live Video Performance with an orchestra of “Labyrinth”

Progressive Metal supergroup Sons of Apollo will release their deluxe live album Live With The Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony on August 30th via InsideOut Music. Watch their clip of the song ‘Labyrinth’, and pre-order the album below. Continue reading

Sons of Apollo Shares New Dream Theater Cover, Live DVD Due Out Next Month

Sons of Apollo, the prog-metal supergroup featuring former Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big, David Lee Roth) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force) — have announced release of Live With The Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony on August 30 viaS The band shared a cover of Dream Theater’s ‘Just Let Me Breathe’! Continue reading

UPDATED: Mike Portnoy Shares That Writing for the New Sons Of Apollo Album Has Begun

Progressive Metal Supergroup Sons Of Apollo featuring Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian (formerly of Dream Theater) along with guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses), bassist Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big, The Winery Dogs) and vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (Talisman, Trans Siberian Orchestra) have spent the last week in a marathon writing session for their new album. Portnoy posted to his Facebook account with a photo to break the news.* The bands’ acclaimed debut album Psychotic Symphony was released in 2017 via InsideOut Music. Previously with all of the other members’ commitments, especially The Winery Dogs (with Portnoy and Sheehan), it was unknown when Sons Of Apollo would return to action. Continue reading

Sons Of Apollo Cancel Summer Tour Dates

Sons of Apollo, the prog metal supergroup made up of members of Dream Theater, The Winery Dogs, and Journey and more band have canceled all of their summer festival tour dates. The band released a statement to the fans apologizing. Their stunning debut album Psychotic Symphony, came out last October via InsideOut Music. Continue reading

Sons Of Apollo Release New Digital EP

Prog metal supergroup Sons of Apollo just released a digital EP for their track Alive/Tengo Vida. The EP features a Spanish language version of ‘Alive’, ‘Tengo Vida’, and several other versions of the tracks, including acoustic. Continue reading

Black Country Communion Release New Video – The Cove

 

Classic rock supergroup Black Country Communion have released a new video from their album BCCIV, released last fall via Mascot Records. You can watch the video for ‘The Cove’ below. The band is made up of legendary rock artists such as Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Trapeze), Drummer Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin, Foreigner), Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Alice Cooper, Billy Idol) and bluesman guitarist/vocalist Joe Bonamassa. Continue reading