Watch Sons Of Apollo introduce themselves

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Sons Of Apollo – featuring ex Dream Theater men Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal, Mr Big’s Billy Sheehan and ex Journey singer Jeff Scott Soto – have released a new video in which they talk about their new project. Watch it above, and watch the previous instalment below.

The band will release debut album Psychotic Symphony on October 220 via InsideOut, and recently revealed lead track Signs Of The Times.

In the new clip, drummer Portnoy says the band came together in a spirit of “respect and trust,” adding: “Each of the five of us are very used to having a lot of control – these guys have all done solo albums.

“There were many times where I felt strongly about something but Derek was super-passionate about it.”

Sherinian counters: “I learned from him because he was very passionate,” before telling Portnoy: “You could have been a fantastic lawyer.”

Portnoy replies: “No thank you!”

Psychotic Symphony is available for pre-order now. See the tracklist below.

Sons Of Apollo: Psychotic Symphony tracklist

  1. God of The Sun
  2. Coming Home
  3. Signs of the Time
  4. Labyrinth
  5. Alive
  6. Lost In Oblivion
  7. Figaro’s Whore
  8. Divine Addiction
  9. Opus Maximus

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Not only is one-time online news editor Martin an established rock journalist and drummer, but he’s also penned several books on music history, including SAHB Story: The Tale of the Sensational Alex Harvey Band, a band he once managed, and the best-selling Apollo Memories about the history of the legendary and infamous Glasgow Apollo. Martin has written for Classic Rock and Prog and at one time had written more articles for Louder than anyone else (we think he's second now). He’s appeared on TV and when not delving intro all things music, can be found travelling along the UK’s vast canal network.