APOLLO: The ancient Greek and Roman God of music and poetry.
SONS OF APOLLO: The new supergroup featuring members of Dream Theater, Mr. Big, Guns
‘N Roses, and Journey.
In early 2017, rumors began circulating about a new secret project including former Dream
Theater members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian. Finally, on August 1st, the duo revealed
the details to the rest of the world, introducing their new band, SONS OF APOLLO.
Reuniting to form SONS OF APOLLO, Portnoy and Sherinian join forces with guitarist Ron
“Bumblefoot” Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses), bassist Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big, David
Lee Roth) and vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force).
Their debut album, Psychotic Symphony, will be released October 20 on InsideOutMusic/Sony
Psychotic Symphony was produced by the dynamic production duo of Portnoy and Sherinian,
also affectionately known as “The Del Fuvio Brothers,” the nickname given to them over 20
years ago during their time together in Dream Theater.
SONS OF APOLLO formed very organically, its seeds planted with a predecessor group, as
Portnoy explains: “Derek and I reunited shortly after I left Dream Theater in 2010 and we
put together an all-instrumental touring band with Billy Sheehan and Tony MacAlpine. That
was my first time working with Derek since the ‘90s when he was in Dream Theater, and it
was just great to be working with him again. Ever since that tour, which was really just a
one-off live thing, he has been nudging me to start a real, original, full-time band. The
timing just had never been right, because I had too many other things on my plate. Long
story short, the time was finally right to take the bait and put together a band.”
“Mike and I work at a relentless pace in the studio,” continues Sherinian. “The music is
modern, but we have an old-school soul. What is unique about SONS OF APOLLO is that we
have true rock n’ roll swagger along with the virtuosity– a lethal combination!”
Sons Of Apollo Website