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“LA’s unparalleled gem,” Ocean seamlessly blends vintage with the digital age, business with feelings of home, and privacy with, well … PRIVACY!

Ocean Studios, in operation since the early 90’s, has been host to many successful artists over the course of its illustrious career. Since its inception as Los Angeles’ premier, commercially-private studio, Ocean has seen many Grammy nominated & winning artists/engineers/producers, as well as many multiple platinum and gold record projects, craft their works of art within our walls. Considered a landmark among the elite recording community, Ocean continues to impress all those who bear witness to its awesome 6,400 sq. foot structure and magnificent, timeless & unique mic/gear collection – what’s ours is yours! And it’s awe-inspiring, 2,000 sq. ft tracking room with 22’ high ceilings allow for acoustics rarely paralleled.

But merely seeing all that Ocean has to offer is only a fraction of the total experience. As Chad Smith (Drummer, Red Hot Chili Peppers) puts it, “…the drum sounds were among the best I’ve ever recorded.” And regarding Ocean’s custom 56 input, 80 series Neve console, the late, great Producer/Engineer/Mixer Jerry Finn (Blink 182, Green Day, Goo Goo Dolls, Sum 41) said, it’s “… the best sounding console in LA.”

With nearly three decades at the epicenter of the music industry’s top musicians, engineers and producers, Ocean is no stranger to providing a world-class experience for all who enter.

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An ode to a legendary artist and his timeless music, we lay no claim to Jim or The Doors’ legacy — only to preserve the humble & honorable tradition of recording classic records that transcend time. We feel this image is simply a beautiful, human moment between two people that many of us in the community can relate to … or, at the very least, will INSPIRE wonder in all of us. – Mural by

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Thanks for rockin' out our spot, Sons Of Apollo!!
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Introducing SONS OF APOLLO
featuring MIKE PORTNOY, DEREK SHERINIAN, BILLY SHEEHAN, RON "BUMBLEFOOT" THAL AND JEFF SCOTT SOTO
DEBUT ALBUM, ‘PSYCHOTIC SYMPHONY,’
DUE OUT OCTOBER 20 ON INSIDEOUTMUSIC/SONY MUSIC
APOLLO: The ancient Greek and Roman God of music and poetry.
SONS OF APOLLO: The new supergroup featuring members of Dream Theater, Mr. Big, Guns ‘N Roses, and Journey.
For the past few months, rumors have been circulating about a new secret project including former Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian. Now, the time has come to make the grand and highly anticipated introduction to their new band, SONS OF APOLLO.
Reuniting to form SONS OF APOLLO, Portnoy and Sherinian have joined forces with Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big, David Lee Roth) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force). Their debut album, PSYCHOTIC SYMPHONY, will be released October 20 on InsideOutMusic/Sony Music. An album teaser can be seen on InsideOutMusic’s official YouTube page here: youtu.be/kPN2DttzlZQ
PSYCHOTIC SYMPHONY was produced by the dynamic production duo of Portnoy and Sherinian, also affectionately known as “The Del Fuvio Brothers,” which is the nickname given to them over 20 years ago during their time together in Dream Theater.
SONS OF APOLLO got together very organically, as Portnoy explains: “Derek and I reunited shortly after I left Dream Theater in 2010 and we put together an all-instrumental touring band with he and I, Billy Sheehan, and Tony MacAlpine. That was my first time working with Derek since the ‘90s when he was in Dream Theater and it was just great to be working with him again. Ever since that tour, which was really just a one-off live thing, he has been nudging me to start a real, original, full-time band. The timing just had never been right, because I had too many other things on my plate. Long story short, the time was finally right to take the bait and put together a band.”
“Mike and I work at a relentless pace in the studio,” continues Sherinian. “The music is modern, but we have an old school soul. What is unique about SONS OF APOLLO is that we have true rock n’ roll swagger along with the virtuosity-- a lethal combination!”
But what to call the next great supergroup? “Derek was mainly the one behind the name,” says Portnoy. “I have a list that I keep on my phone of about a hundred different band names, which I constantly have to refer to every time I have a new band every year (laughs). So, I pulled up the list and Apollo was one of the names on the list. It was a word that both of us really liked. We started fiddling with different variations of the word. One of the original band names we were working with was Apollo Creed, the character from the ‘Rocky’ movies, but after lots of different discussions on different variations, Derek suggested SONS OF APOLLO and it seemed to stick. Apollo is the God of Music so with that in mind it seemed like a fitting name.”
Mike Portnoy, Derek Sherinian and Billy Sheehan previously toured together in 2012 and 2013 as PSMS (along with guitarist Tony MacAlpine), playing all instrumental versions from each of their previously recorded music. SONS OF APOLLO is the next logical progression by adding a vocalist and creating all-original material. The band incorporates the progressive style and individual technical prowess that Portnoy & Sherinian shared together in Dream Theater combined with the swagger and groove of Van Halen, Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin.
“I have known Mike and Derek for a long time, so when they came to me with Sons of Apollo, I jumped on this straight away,” says Thomas Waber, Label Manager/A&R International of InsideOutMusic. “However, the album they ended up recording exceeded my already high expectations by a long mile! We couldn’t be happier about it!”
SONS OF APOLLO will hit the road in 2018 for their first worldwide tour.
“This is a real band,” Portnoy declares. “This is going to pick up for me and Billy where The Winery Dogs left off, in terms of this being the next logical full-time thing for us. I’m not saying The Winery Dogs have broken up, because we haven’t, we’re just on a break. SONS OF APOLLO is absolutely going to be a full-time band and we plan on touring all over the world all throughout 2018 and, honestly, it is the priority for all five of us.”
Sherinian agrees, “We will go on a worldwide crusade in 2018 to bring SONS OF APOLLO to as many people as possible. Apollo was the God of Music, and we are his mighty offspring!”
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