Sons of Apollo are checking some major boxes as they wrap up the year. The progressive supergroup spent a good portion of 2019 working on a new record and they're getting the last few things in order to release it in early 2020

The group will hit the road in January and while an official release date has yet to be announced, the new record is expected to arrive somewhere close to the tour. Both founding drummer and keyboardist Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian offered an update on the progress of the upcoming set.

"Another one in the books," stated Sherinian in a tweet. "SOA 2 is mixed, mastered and off to the record company! Can't wait for you to hear this!!! @SonsOfApollo1 @MikePortnoy @bumblefoot @jeffscottsoto @BillyonBass @InsideOutUSA."

Portnoy added, "Yesterday, Derek & I signed off on the SOA2 masters! The album is now officially signed, sealed & delivered to the label...I’m now on my way to LA where the 5 of us will reconvene tomorrow to shoot videos and photos for the new album. More info coming soon!"

The group kept fans occupied between albums with the release of their Live With the Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony live album this past summer. The album was recorded during their September 2019 stop at the Roman Theatre in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

They'll have a chance to show off their live prowess, and perhaps work in some of their new music, when they hit the road on Jan. 24 in Pomona, California. The group will bring along Tony MacAlpine for the run, and dates can be found here.

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