SONS OF APOLLO — the progressive metal supergroup featuring former DREAM THEATER bandmates Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, as well as bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, THE WINERY DOGS), guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (GUNS N' ROSES) and vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (JOURNEY, TALISMAN, W.E.T.) — has released a new digital EP, "Alive / Tengo Vida". The six-track release includes a Spanish-language version of the group's current single, "Alive", as well as acoustic renditions and radio edits of the song in both English and Spanish.
"Alive / Tengo Vida" track listing:
02. Alive (radio edit)
03. Alive (acoustic version)
04. Tengo Vida ("Alive" Spanish version)
05. Tengo Vida ("Alive" Spanish version - radio edit)
06. Tengo Vida ("Alive" Spanish acoustic version)
A music video for "Tengo Vida" is due to premiere next week.
The release of "Alive / Tengo Vida" precedes SONS OF APOLLO's upcoming tour dates in Mexico and South America, after which the group will hit the road in North America for a month-long tour. From there, SONS OF APOLLO will spend much of the summer performing at European festivals, including Germany's Wacken Open Air, France's Hellfest and Belgium's Graspop Metal Meeting. The group will continue to tour Europe in the fall, including a special performance alongside an orchestra at the Ancient Theatre in Plovdiv, Bulgaria on September 22. That night, the band will perform two sets — one of which, says Portnoy, will be a "very special covers set" — and record the show for a future live CD/DVD.
SONS OF APOLLO's debut album "Psychotic Symphony" was released last October via InsideOut Music. It sold around 5,200 copies in the United States in its first week of release, earning the band the top position on Billboard's Heatseekers chart, which focuses on top-selling albums by new or developing acts, defined as those who have never appeared on the top 100 of the Billboard 200.