Welcome to the LOUDEST DOT COM ON THE PLANET!
KNAC.COM
LISTEN NOW!WATCH NOW! LOGIN JOIN
KNAC Magazine KNAC ON-AIR TALENT KNAC Downloads KNAC Contests KNAC Store
News

DEREK SHERINIAN Launches New Track "Empyrean Sky"

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Friday, July 24, 2020 @ 9:12 AM


Taken From New Album The Phoenix, Out September 18th

- advertisement -
World acclaimed keyboardist Derek Sherinian, (SONS OF APOLLO, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION), one of the most significant keyboard players of the modern era, recently announced the release of his new solo album The Phoenix on September 18th, 2020, his first since 2011’s Oceana. Derek comments: "I truly feel that this is my best solo record to date. Simon and I put a lot of energy into the writing, and I am grateful to all of the great players that contributed to this recording."

Today sees the launch of the album’s first single, "Empyrean Sky", which features Sherinian and drummer Simon Phillips joined by Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal on guitar, Jimmy Johnson on bass and Armen Ra on theremin. Listen to the track now BELOW.

As mentioned, Sherinian has teamed up with drummer extraordinaire Simon Phillips, who not only plays drums but also co-produced and co-wrote the album: “It is always an amazing experience to be able to work with Simon. He's been a hero of mine for ages, ever since I heard him playing on albums with Jeff Beck and Michael Schenker. And he is such an invaluable part of the way this new record has come out.”

There are a number of top line guests featured on The Phoenix, as has been the case in the past for Sherinian, on both guitar and bass. Some have become regular contributors to his solo sessions. People such as bassists Tony Franklin (“He's been on all my albums to date”), Jimmy Johnson and Billy Sheehan (Sherinian's bandmate in SONS OF APOLLO). Plus guitarists Joe Bonamassa and Zakk Wylde. In addition, others are welcomed into the fold for the first time. For instance, there's master guitarist Steve Vai. “Steve Vai has always been on my hit list. But it was when I played keyboards on the Generation Axe tour of Asia in 2017 that I asked him to play on my record, which he gladly accepted.” Also present are SONS OF APOLLO bandmate Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal and Kiko Loureiro (MEGADETH). “Kiko and I have known one another for about 20 years. But this is the first time I've had the opportunity to play with him.”

The album features 8 tracks, including a cover of Buddy Miles "Them Changes", and will be released as a Limited Edition Digipak CD, 180g LP + CD & as Digital Album. Find the full track-listing below:

  • "The Phoenix"
  • "Empyrean Sky"
  • "Clouds of Ganymede"
  • "Dragonfly"
  • "Temple of Helios"
  • "Them Changes"
  • "Octopus Pedigree"
  • "Pesadelo"
Pre-order the album here: https://dereksherinian.lnk.to/ThePhoenix


Please log in to view RANTS

If you don't have a username, click here to create an account!

Username: 
Password: 

Message: 
 
 

 





 Recent News
Represent! Get Your KNAC.COM Bumper Sticker
Happenings This Week on KNAC.COM
WITHERFALL Release NSFW "The Other Side Of Fear" Video
TOMBS Announce Bandcamp Virtual Performance
ACCEPT Launch New Single "Zombie Apocalypse"
KICKIN VALENTINA Release Video For "War"
NIGHTWISH Bassist MARCO HIETALA Parts Ways With The Band
THE CROWN Reveals Details For New Album, Royal Destroyer
SCARDUST Release "Mist" Music Video
BLACK SABBATH Albums Heaven And Hell And Mob Rules Deluxe Editions Coming In March
OF MICE & MEN Unleash Crushing New Song "Obsolete"
CONAN To Release New Live Album, Live At Freak Valley
BLOODY HAMMERS Launch Retro Sci-Fi Video "Not Of This Earth"
THE PRETTY RECKLESS Drop New Song "And So It Went", Featuring TOM MORELLO
U.D.O. Announce Live In Bulgaria 2020 - Pandemic Survival Show Release
JOEL HOEKSTRA'S 13 Unveils "Finish Line" Video
LOVE AND DEATH Share New Track "White Flag"
KORPIKLAANI Launch New Single/Video For "Niemi"
MSG Drops New Single "Sail The Darkness"
ENFORCED Releases New Video For "Malignance"
BODY COUNT Announces Fan Contest to Create Next Video "The Hate Is Real"
BUDDERSIDE Reveal Animated Video For "Pardon Me" Featuring PHIL CAMPBELL (MOTÖRHEAD)
ESCAPE THE FATE Drop New Track "Not My Problem" Featuring TRAVIS BARKER
HALLOWS EVE To Re-Release Debut Album Tales Of Terror
ALLEGAEON Launches Acoustic Video For "In Flanders Fields"
SABATON Reveal Animated Video For "No Bullets Fly"
NIGHTFALL Premieres New Song, "Killing Moon"
QUEENSRYCHE Frontman TODD LA TORRE Releases "Vanguards Of The Dawn Wall" Video
Three SACRED REICH Reissues Set For Release In February
THE PRETTY RECKLESS Share Official Video For "25"
WILSON Announce Thank You, Good Night. Live
FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE Unveils New Single/Video "No"
LOVEBITES To Bring Glory To The World With New EP
THE HARPS Vocalist ANDRY LAGIOU Releases Video For "Mistress of the Night"
CHILDREN OF BODOM Frontman ALEXI LAIHO Passes Away
SNAKEYES Drop New Video For "Playing With Armageddon"
GOATWHORE Announces Exclusive Livestream
APOCALYPTICA Postpones Cell-0 World Tour North American Headlining Dates Until Fall 2021
GEMINI SYNDROME Releases Music Video For "Reintegration"
AMORPHIS Kick Off Pre-Order For Special 30th Anniversary Vinyl Collection 2006 – 2020
ENFORCED Unleash New Track "Hemorrhage"
TRIBULATION Launches Video For New Single, "Hour Of The Wolf"
FIRE FROM THE GODS, ILL NIÑO Announce Virtual Concert
IMMORTAL GUARDIAN Unveil "Lockdown" Video
ShipRocked Rescheduled To January 22-27, 2022
SYLOSIS Unleash Brand New Single "Worship Decay"
SEPTEMBER MOURNING Release Official Video For New Single "Wake the Dead"
PRIMAL FEAR Announce New Single "I Will Be Gone" Featuring TARJA TURUNEN
ILL NIÑO Return With New Single And Fresh New Lineup
MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP Reveal New Single And Video For The Power Ballad "After The Rain"
WOLFHEART to Perform Entire Debut Album, Winterborn
QUEENSRŸCHE Frontman TODD LA TORRE Releases First Solo Single, Darkened Majesty"
JAMES DURBIN Unleashes "The Prince of Metal" Video
STRYPER Vocalist MICHAEL SWEET Announces Virtual 5th Annual Christmas Show
Vocalist RONNIE ATKINS Unveils New Solo Album One Shot
LAMB OF GOD Announces Second Collaboration With Nightflyer Roastworks For Overlord Dark Roast Coffee
Evil Or Divine: Live In New York City And Holy Diver Live Announced As First Two Albums In DIO Live Album Reissue Series
MOONSPELL Gets Ungodly With New Video For "Common Prayers"
SAXON Proudly Display Their Inspirations With New Classic Covers Release
ISLANDER Releases New Song, Video For "Crazy Crazy World"
ENFORCED Announces New Album Kill Grid
ACE FREHLEY Debuts "I'm Down" Music Video
DESTRUCTION Announce New Year's Day Livestream
GRETA VAN FLEET Presents "Age Of Machine" Video
Former MUSHROOMHEAD Singer WAYLON REAVIS Diagnosed With Colon Cancer
NIGHTFALL Unveil New Album At Night We Prey
EKTOMORF Reveal Crushing New Single & Video “And The Dead Will Walk”
JOYOUS WOLF Announce Whisky A Go Go Livestream
RICKY WARWICK Releases New Single "You Don't Love Me" (ft. LUKE MORLEY Of THUNDER)
ADRIAN SMITH And RICHIE KOTZEN Announce Collaboration As SMITH/KOTZEN





HOME | MAGAZINE | ON-AIR | DOWNLOADS | CONTESTS | STORE | HELP

©2021 KNAC.COM. All Rights Reserved.    Link to us    Advertise with us    Privacy policy
 Latest News