Sons of Apollo to release ‘Live With The Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony’ on August 30th
Sons of Apollo consisting of lead vocalist Jeff Scott Soto, bassist Billy Sheehan, guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, drummer Mike Portnoy and keyboardist Derek Sherinian will be releasing the live album Live With The Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony on August 30, 2019.
ABC Public Relations‘ press release states in part (with slight edits):
“Former Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big, David Lee Roth) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force) are pleased to announce the release of ‘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 & choir, playing tracks from their debut album, Psychotic Symphony, as well as a selection of tracks by legendary bands. It will be available as a limited deluxe 3CD + DVD + Blu-Ray Artbook, Special Edition 3CD + DVD Digipak, standalone Blu-ray and digital album.
Mike 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 SOA 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 Jan 2020.”
The track-listing is as follows:
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)
10. The Pink Panther Theme
11. Opus Maximus
02. Gates Of Babylon
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
01. Bumblefoot Guitar Spot
02. And The Cradle Will Rock
03. Coming Home
Released October 20, 2017 via InsideOutMusic / Sony, Psychotic Symphony is available as a 2CD Mediabook (featuring a second disc of instrumental mixes and extended booklet with an exclusive Studio Diary), Gatefold 2LP vinyl + CD (which comes with an etching on side D and the entire album on the CD), Standard Jewelcase CD & digital download. It was produced by the dynamic production duo of Portnoy and Sherinian, also affectionately known as “The Del Fuvio Brothers,” which is the nickname given to them over 20 years ago during their time together in Dream Theater. Get your copy here: http://smarturl.it/SonsOfApolloPS