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Dream Evil

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Sons of Apollo
« on: October 25, 2017, 10:10:34 PM »
This new, shall we say, super group has now released their debut album. Featuring former Dream Theatre members Mike Portnoy on drums, and Derek Sherinian on keyboards joined by Billy Sheehan on bass, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal on guitar and Jeff Scott Soto on vocals. What's everybody think of these guys so far.

First song released is Lost in Oblivion
  http://teamrock.com/news/2017-10-20/sons-of-apollo-launch-video-for-high-octane-new-track-lost-in-oblivion

I like it, pretty fast paced cool tune. I like the bass and guitar double lead and some cool synths from Derek

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Re: Sons of Apollo
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2017, 06:50:16 PM »
That was nasty These guys Jam Loved It

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Re: Sons of Apollo
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2017, 04:47:23 PM »
here are a few more from the debut.

Coming Home  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_1N8kVYfkE
Signs of the Time   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLVWkqnN3Ck


Cradle will Rock (VH) and Burn (Deep Purple) covers live David Z tribute show.
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8JprfyQ_XM

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Re: Sons of Apollo
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2017, 04:09:36 PM »
This stuff sounds good so far, I gotta check out the whole disc  8)

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Re: Sons of Apollo
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2017, 08:52:52 PM »
Some tour dates posted for these guys albeit not many, but I'm sure there will many more dates to follow.

 http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/sons-of-apollo-feat-portnoy-sheehan-bumblefoot-soto-sherinian-u-s-tour-dates-announced/

Everything I've heard so far from this album is pretty damn good  8)

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Re: Sons of Apollo
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2017, 02:18:55 PM »
Billy Sheehan is a beast that's all I know  8)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30YT0cG2EkE

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Re: Sons of Apollo
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2017, 10:53:58 PM »
Got to see Billy when he toured with David Lee Roth with Vai on guitar, kick ass band. Here is some footage of Bumblefoot Thal playing solo doing Maiden, GNR and Beatles covers. This dude is pretty good and can sing.
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/video-bumblefoot-performs-acoustic-versions-of-iron-maiden-the-beatles-guns-n-roses-classics-in-san-antonio/

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Re: Sons of Apollo
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2018, 06:51:12 PM »
Psychotic Symphony (full album)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxMvr-bOo2s

Very strong debut album, like the majority of this very much, love the jam parts and solo's would definitely want to catch these guys live.   

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Re: Sons of Apollo
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2018, 06:39:42 PM »
Fretless guitar, just wrong lol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4L4wFbL8AyM

Bumblefoot and JSS doing Queen's Save Me leading into Alive.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkI2v5sZM94


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Re: Sons of Apollo
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2018, 10:06:28 PM »
Third song in at the TLA in Philly, Divine Addiction, these guys are fucking killing it  8)
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Re: Sons of Apollo
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2018, 12:52:46 AM »
Man that was an awesome show!!, I told ya you didn't want to miss this one. They were on fire. I knew Soto, Sheehan and Portnoy would not disappoint, but man, can't say enough about how insanely good Bumblefoot was. He was a beast the entire show.  8)
 

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« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2018, 08:23:48 PM »
Yes great show, was not disappointed  8)

Set list last night at the TLA was as follows:
God of the Sun
Signs of the Times
Divine Addiction
Just Let Me Breathe (Dream Theatre cover)
Labyrinth
Sheehan bass solo
Lost in Oblivion
The Prophets Song/Save Me (Queen cover, dedicated to Dio on the anniversary of his passing 8 years ago)
Alive
The Pink Panther Theme
Opus Maximus
Figaro's Whore
Sherinian keyboard solo
Lines in the sand (Dream Theatre cover)

Encores
Cradle Will Rock (Van Halen cover) Soto went through the crowd to the venue bar for a drink and back to the stage, was pretty cool)
Comin Home
Band introductions

Most notable were Divine Addiction, Alive, Pink Panther Theme, Opus Maximus, Figaro's Whore, The Cradle Will Rock and Coming Home. Those seven in particular were incredible.

I'll post some of the footage from that show up as and if it becomes available on you tube.
   
 
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Re: Sons of Apollo
« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2018, 12:52:46 AM »
A few got uploaded with pretty good quality,

Opening song, God Of The Sun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1coJjN0XJc
Divine Addiction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tv9PkrZyF1E
Just Let Me Breathe (Dream Theatre cover): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MF4gH1C8RbE
Lost In Oblivion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUsQFznHZ6Q
Opus Maximus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGv-XMDodDE


These aren't from the Philly show. But they were a few of the highlight songs so I'll throw these up there.
And The Cradle Will Rock (2/15/18) Asbury Park NJ   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEgOvn2TWd4
Pink Panther Theme: (2/15/18) Asbury Park, NJ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrlk5YkskGc
Coming Home: (2/15/18) Asbury Park, NJ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtiEVHTazcU
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Re: Sons of Apollo
« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2018, 11:00:48 PM »
I'm sure those last three will get uploaded soon, if they haven't been already.

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Re: Sons of Apollo
« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2018, 03:50:00 PM »
Great videos they definitely look tight live. Soto sounds awesome with these guys.  8)