Mike Portnoy Confirms Sons Of Apollo Working On Second Album

Mike Portnoy, formerly of Dream Theater and more recently a member of such bands as The Winery Dogs, Metal Allegiance and The Neal Morse Band among others, has announced via a post on Facebook that Sons Of Apollo, the progressive metal supergroup featuring Portnoy, Billy Sheehan of Mr. Big, former Dream Theater keyboardist Derek Sherinian, vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (Trans Siberian Orchestra/ex Journey) and ex Guns N Roses guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, has been working on a new album. The post reads as follows:

“What an intense writing session we’ve had for Sons Of Apollo 2 over the last week!! It was a whirlwind of creativity and we managed to pull it all together and knock it out of the park (IMHO)…and wasting no time, I’m flying to LA today to begin recording my drum tracks!
We will then spend the rest of the year crafting the album and are shooting to have it out at the end of the year or beginning of 2020…”But worry not, there’s the Live Plovdiv Release coming early this summer to tide you over until then!”

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Mike Portnoy Confirms Sons Of Apollo Working On Second Album

Mike Portnoy, formerly of Dream Theater and more recently a member of such bands as The Winery Dogs, Metal Allegiance and The Neal Morse Band among others, has announced via a post on Facebook that Sons Of Apollo, the progressive metal supergroup featuring Portnoy, Billy Sheehan of Mr. Big, former Dream Theater keyboardist Derek Sherinian, vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (Trans Siberian Orchestra/ex Journey) and ex Guns N Roses guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, has been working on a new album. The post reads as follows:

“What an intense writing session we’ve had for Sons Of Apollo 2 over the last week!! It was a whirlwind of creativity and we managed to pull it all together and knock it out of the park (IMHO)…and wasting no time, I’m flying to LA today to begin recording my drum tracks!
We will then spend the rest of the year crafting the album and are shooting to have it out at the end of the year or beginning of 2020…”But worry not, there’s the Live Plovdiv Release coming early this summer to tide you over until then!”

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Norma Jean Debut New Track “Children Of The Dead”

Norma Jean debut their song “Children Of The Dead” digitally. The song was originally recorded during the sessions for the band’s current album “Polar Similar”.

Past weeks have found Norma Jean demoing new songs for their forthcoming eighth studio release, which should arrive later in the year.

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Of Wolves Premiere New Music Video For “Clear Cutting – Bloodshed – Heart To Hand” From Upcoming New Album “Balance”

Chicago band Of Wolves premiere a new music video for “Clear Cutting – Bloodshed – Heart To Hand”, taken from their upcoming new album “Balance”, which will be released later this year by Cimmerian Shade Recordings.

Check out now “Bloodshed” below.

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Hedvig Mollstad Trio Premiere New Song “Bewitched, Dwarfed and Defeathered” From Upcoming New Album “Smells Funny”

Norwegian jazz metal outfit Hedvig Mollstad Trio premiere a new song entitled “Bewitched, Dwarfed and Defeathered”, taken from their upcoming new album “Smells Funny”, which will be out in stores later this year via Rune Grammofon.

Check out now “Bewitched, Dwarfed and Defeathered” below.

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Depravity Premiere New Music Video For “Despondency” From Latest Album “Evil Upheaval”

Australian death dealers Depravity premiere a new music video for “Despondency”, taken from their latest album “Evil Upheaval”, which saw release earlier this year on Transcending Obscurity.

Check out now “Despondency” below.

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Vinnie Paul’s Final Hellyeah Album To Be Released In 2019

In a post on social media, supergroup Hellyeah announced that they will be releasing a new album next year, their last with late drummer Vinnie Paul, also of Pantera and Damageplan fame, who died in June of this year. The post reads:

“See you all next year and with a new record that is going to blow you away!!”

More information will be revealed as soon as it becomes available.

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Imperial Domain Premiere New Music Video For “Conspiracy”

Swedish melodic death metal band IMPERIAL DOMAIN premiere a new music video for the song “CONSPIRACY” from the album “The Deluge”, which was released earlier this year by Inverse Records.

Watch the clip now below:

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Fister Premiere New Video For “I Am Kuru” From Latest Album “No Spirit Within”

Missouri-based doom trio FISTER is pleased to unveil the grisly new video for “I Am Kuru.” The track comes by way of the band’s No Spirit Within full-length released earlier this year via Listenable Records. View the band’s unsettling clip for “I Am Kuru” (a Doomed Asylum Production) below:

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Annisokay Premiere New Music Video For “Escalators” From Latest Album “Arms”

Germany based metalcore outfit ANNISOKAY have released the new music video for their song ‘Escalators’. The song comes off their brand new record, ‘Arms’, which was released on August 27th this year via Arising Empire.

Watch ‘Escalators’ now below:

ANNISOKAY is currently on the road with their ‘Fully Automatic Tour 2018’ headline tour:

‘Fully Automatic Tour 2018’

w/ I SET MY FRIENDS ON FIRE

30.10. D Dresden – Scheune
31.10. D Nuremberg – Z-Bau
01.11. D Hanover – MusikZentrum
02.11. D Hamburg – Logo
03.11. D Bochum – Matrix
08.11. D Stuttgart – Universum
09.11. D Munich – Backstage
10.11. A Vienna – Flex
15.11. D Saarbrücken – Garage
16.11. D Aschaffenburg – Colos-Saal
17.11. D Leipzig – Täubchenthal

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