Sons of Apollo Unleash Chaotically Dark New Song ‘Fall to Ascend’
Sons of Apollo are continuing their ascent with the new track "Fall to Ascend." The group, who recently completed their MMXX (pronounced 20/20) album and have it on schedule to arrive Jan. 17, have issued a video for the song their second single from the album which can be viewed below.
The track is a chaotic piece of music featuring the talents of all the band's members. The early portion of the song is driven by some killer low end from bassist Billy Sheehan and Jeff Scott Soto's deep and brooding vocal, but as the song reaches its midpoint, there are some blistering solos from guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal and nimble keyboard work from Derek Sherinian, all while Mike Portnoy keeps up with it all pounding away behind the kit.
"Fall to Ascend" is the second single from the MMXX album, falling on the heels of the recent single "Goodbye Divinity." Both tracks are available as digital grat tracks with pre-orders of the album. Head here to get your order in now.
“Stylistically, we have followed the same path as the debut,” outlines drummer Mike Portnoy. “But we feel that it has come out stronger, simply because we know one another better. Psychotic Symphony was the first time the five of us had worked together, so there was bound to be an air of experimentation happening. Now, we can draw on having the experience not only of recording that album, but also of touring together a lot. And now there is clearly a lot more obvious chemistry going on.”
“We did 83 shows on the last tour,” adds keyboardist Derek Sherinian. “And it was so worthwhile, because we came out of it with a stronger bond, and that is certainly reflected in what we wrote.”
Sons of Apollo will hit the road in January to start their promotion of the new album. See dates and get ticketing info here.
Sons of Apollo, "Fall to Ascend"