Tuesday, October 10, 2017

CD Review: Super-Groups Sons Of Apollo & Revolution Saints Arise, Plus Discover Mark Loughman

On October 20th, the latest rock super-group, Sons Of Apollo, will unleash their debut album titled "Psychotic Symphony." Members of this elite rock band come from other current bands like Dream Theater, Mr. Big, Guns N Roses and Journey. The band reunites Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian and The Winery Dogs members Portnoy and Billy Sheehan on this new 9-song album. The album begins and ends with a couple ten-plus minute epic progressive rock pieces as Sons Of Apollo showcase their exceptional musicianship. They continue to electrify with the intense, chugging delivery of "Coming Home" and the more atmospheric, sonic landscape of of the 9-minute "Labyrinth." The Sons Of Apollo head toward the close of the new album with the swift, quick-moving rhythm of "Lost In Oblivion" and the nostalgic, classic seventies rock appeal of "Divine Addiction." To find out more about Sons Of Apollo and their debut album " Psychotic Symphony," please visit the band's Facebook page at facebook.com/SonsOfApollo1.

The American rock super-group Revolution Saints have returned with a brand new studio album titled "Light In The Dark." It will be released on October 13th through Frontiers Music S.R.L. and comes in a number of formats including a single CD, CD/DVD deluxe edition, yinyl and a limited edition box set, which includes the CD, DVD, vinyl, poster, lithograph, sticker and T-shirt. Their new 11-song release begins with the blazing guitars of Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, DIO) on the title song, before the iconic vocals of Deen Castronovo (Journey, Bad English) takes over on the passion of "Freedom." Motoring this new release is the bass groove and harmonizing vocals of Jack Blades (Night Ranger, Damn Yankees) as he helps pick the tempo up with the power of "Ride On." The album continues with the epic six-minute ballad "I Wouldn't Change A Thing," before picking the energy back up with the rawness of "Take You Down" and "Running On The Edge." The album finishes with big arena rock vibes of "Falling Apart." To find out more about Revolution Saints and their latest release "Light In The Dark," please visit revolutionsaints.com.

U.K. born singer/songwriter Mark Loughman is beginning to make a name for himself in the LA rock scene with his new single "My Misophonia." The song is about his rare medical condition, misophonia, which magnifies everyday sounds into anxiety and anger. Loughman carries a raw, seventies-style post-punk vibe on this song, which leads the way for his new album, "Bleedin Aura." The album features Mark working alongside other great artists like Steve Stevens, Billy Morrison and Kenny Arnoff. The video (youtube.com) gives you a slightly comical look into this rare condition that has made Mark Loughman into premier, indie artist. To find out more about Mark Loughman and his latest release "My Misophonia," please visit markloughman.com.

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