Prog supergroup Sons Of Apollo to release their second full length on the new year.

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Sons Of Apollo. (L-R): Billy Sheehan, Derek Sherinian, Jeff Scott Soto, Mike Portnoy and Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal.
Photo Credit: loudwire.com

Great news folks!!! Get ready to start your new year with a blast!!! ‘Coz progressive metal supergroup – Sons Of Apollo is going to release their second album on 2020.

You’ve read it right. The band recently announced that the album – titled MMXX (pronounced 20/20) will arrive on Jan-17 via InsideOut Music / Sony. To get you all more excited, they have released the first taste of new music from the disc, a driving rocker named “Goodbye Divinity.”

The track is a driving rocker filled with plenty of flourishes throughout the listening journey, as you might expect from the all-star crew. Drummer Mike Portnoy says of the song,

“From the minute we finished writing ‘Goodbye Divinity,’ I knew we had our album opener and the first release off the album. I even remember posting on social media how excited I was about the song the day I tracked it! The song has an immediacy that grabs you right away: great riffs, flashy playing and hooky vocal melodies. All of the elements that make up the SOA sound. The video was directed by Vicente Cordero who I have now done over 20 music videos with, and its look helps catapult the band from the Greek mythological past of the last album into the 21st century with this new album.”

The famous ex-Dream Theater drummer spoke further about the new album by saying,

“Stylistically, we have followed the same path as the debut, 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.”

Source: https://loudwire.com/sons-of-apollo-mmxx-album-goodbye-divinity/

You can watch the video of “Goodbye Divinity” below.

The artwork along with the track listing and the band’s future tour dates are also posted below. To know more about their upcoming performances, please follow here.

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)

Sons of Apollo North America 2020 Tour

Jan. 23 – Sacramento, Calif. @ Crest Theater
Jan. 24 – Pomona, Calif. @ The Glass House
Jan. 25 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Roxy
Jan. 26 – San Francisco, Calif. @ The Fillmore
Jan. 28 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ The State Room
Jan. 29 – Denver, Colo. @ The Oriental Theater
Jan. 31 – St. Charles, Ill. @ Arcada Theater
Feb. 1 – Battle Creek, Mich. @ The Music Factory
Feb. 2 – Toronto, Ontario @ Mod Club
Feb. 3 – Montreal Quebec @ Corona Theater
Feb. 5 – Boston, Mass. @ Paradise Rock Club
Feb. 6 – New York, N.Y. @ Gramercy Theater
Feb. 7 – Jim Thorpe, Pa. @ Penn’s Peak
Feb. 8 – Englewood, N.J. @ Bergen PAC

Sons of Apollo Europe 2020 Tour

Feb. 29 – Germany @ TBA
March 2 – Drammen, Norway @ Union Scene
March 3 – Gothenburg, Sweden @ Traedgarn
March 5 – Kyiv, Ukraine @ N.A.U Theatre
March 7 – Moscow, Russia @ RED
March 8 – St Petersburg, Russia @ Aurora
March 10 – Pratteln, Switzerland @ Z7
March 11 – Milan, Italy @ Live Club
March 13 – Bilbao, Spain @ Santana 27
March 14 – Barcelona, Spain @ Razzmatazz 2
March 15 – Madrid, Spain @ La Riviera
March 17 – France @ TBA
March 18 – France @ TBA
March 19 – London, U.K. @ Islington Assembly Hall
March 20 – Eindhoven, Netherlands @ Prognosis Festival
March 22 – Show Brno, Czech Republic @ Sono
March 24 – Kosice, Slovakia @ Colosseum
March 25 – Budapest, Hungary @ Barba Negra

Sons Of Apollo was formed on 2017 with Jeff Scott Soto (lead vocals), Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (guitar, backing vocals), Billy Sheehan (bass), Derek Sherinian (keyboards, synthesizers), Mike Portnoy (drums, backing vocals); and released their first album – Psychotic Symphony on October of the same year.

On August 30, 2019 the band released their first live album – Live with the Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony, filmed at the Plovdiv Roman Stadium in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

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