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March 29, 2005

HOLLYWOOD (March 29, 2005) – Famed keyboardist, Derek Sherinian, releases yet another masterpiece on InsideOut Music. Mythology, Sherinian’s fourth solo album is a true brilliant work of art. Playing with a cast of virtuoso’s, Mythology is a combination of styles – rock, prog and metal with splashes of jazz. As the composer, Sherinian left a lot of room for the guest artists to feel natural in playing. So much so that Zakk Wylde was inspired by the flow of the music that he wrote lyrics for the track The River Run and also performed the vocals.

The cast o’ characters are comprised of Steve Stevens (Billy Idol), Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society/Ozzy), Allan Holdsworth, Steve Lukather (Toto), Simon Phillips (Toto), John Sykes (Thin Lizzy/Whitesnake, Blue Murder), Tony Franklin (The Firm/Blue Murder), Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy/Blue Murder/Whitesnake/Ted Nugent/Ozzy), Jerry Goodman (Mahavishnu Orchestra/Dixie Dregs) and Brian Tichy (Billy Idol, Ozzy, Slashes Snakepit). With a line-up like that you can only expect the best.

Much of the album was recorded at Sherinian’s own Beachwood Manor Studios in Burbank, CA. Considering that he has released seven full-length recordings in the last five years – four solo albums, and three with Planet X, the studio is always busy. That’s just the way Sherinian likes it. “All I’m trying to do is create music that moves me first,” he says. “I hope other people dig it too.”

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