SONS OF APOLLO , the progressive metal supergroup featuring former DREAM THEATERbandmates Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, as well as guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal(ex-GUNS N’ ROSES), bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, THE WINERY DOGS) and vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (W.E.T., TALISMAN)… released “Live With The Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony” on August 30.
“Live With The Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony” documents the band’s remarkable one-off performance at the Ancient Roman Theatre in Plovdiv, Bulgaria alongside a full orchestra and choir, playing tracks from its debut album, “Psychotic Symphony”, as well as a selection of tracks by legendary bands. It is available as a limited deluxe 3CD + DVD + Blu-ray artbook, special-edition 3CD + DVD Digipak, standalone Blu-ray and digital album.
Portnoy has uploaded an “unreleased outtake” from “Live With The Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony” — a performance clip of the AEROSMITH classic “Dream On”.
Portnoy comments: “I’ve released several dozen live albums through the years with about a dozen different bands, but I have to say that this live release from SONS OF APOLLO may indeed be the most special one of them all!! Everything was aligned that evening: an absolutely beautiful Roman amphitheatre and a perfectly gorgeous summer evening, one set of SONS OF APOLLO material and one set of specially chosen cover songs, and to top it all off being joined by a symphony orchestra and choir…it was a magical evening for everybody in attendance and now we can share it with the rest of the world immortalized in this incredible live package. This package will serve as a nice souvenir to capture the band’s first year on tour and should tide over all of our fans while we complete work on our sophomore studio release that will coming in January 2020.”
CD 1: 01. God Of The Sun 02. Signs Of The Time 03. Divine Addiction 04. That Metal Show Theme 05. Just Let Me Breathe 06. Billy Sheehan Bass Solo 07. Lost In Oblivion 08. Jeff Scott Soto Solo Spot (The Prophet’s Song / Save Me) 09. Alive 10. The Pink Panther Theme 11. Opus Maximus
CD 2: 01. Kashmir 02. Gates Of Babylon 03. Labyrinth 04. Dream On 05. Diary Of A Madman 06. Comfortably Numb 07. The Show Must Go On 08. Hell’s Kitchen 09. Derek Sherinian Keyboard Solo 10. Lines In The Sand
CD 3: 01. Bumblefoot Guitar Spot 02. And The Cradle Will Rock 03. Coming Home