2006 Derek Sherinian – Blood of the Snake

Blood of the Snake is the fifth solo album by keyboard player Derek Sherinian. It has contributions from Billy Idol, Zakk Wylde, ex-Guns’n’Roses guitarist Slash, John Petrucci of Dream Theater, in addition to previous collaborators Simon Phillips, Yngwie Malmsteen, Tony Franklin, Steve Lukather and Brian Tichy.

A video for a cover version of Mungo Jerry’s “In the Summertime”, with Sherinian, Idol, Slash, Franklin and Tichy, was released in conjunction with the album. In a reference to Idol, the bass drum is painted with the script “Derek Sherinian and The Rebellious Yellers!”.

Sherinian also worked with duduk master Djivan Gasparyan on the song “Prelude to Battle” on the release, written for his great grandmother, who had survived the Armenian genocide.

Tracks

1  Czar Of Steel (Derek Sherinian, Simon Phillips) 6:01
2  Man With No Name (Derek Sherinian, Brian Tichy, Zakk Wylde) 6:53
3  Phantom Shuffle (Derek Sherinian, Simon Phillips) 4:20
4  Been Here Before (Derek Sherinian) 4:29
5  Blood Of The Snake (Derek Sherinian, Brian Tichy) 6:09
6  On The Moon (Derek Sherinian, Simon Phillips) 4:34
7  The Monsoon (Derek Sherinian, Brian Tichy) 6:05
8  Prelude to Battle (Derek Sherinian, Brian Tichy) 2:55
9  Viking Massacre (Derek Sherinian, Brian Tichy) 4:58
10 In The Summertime (Ray Dorset) 6:32

Media

Musicians

1 Czar Of Steel

BassTony Franklin
DrumsSimon Phillips
GuitarJohn Petrucci
KeyboardsDerek Sherinian


2 Man With No Name

BassTony Franklin
DrumsBrian Tichy
GuitarZakk Wylde
KeyboardsDerek Sherinian
ViolinJerry Goodman


3 Phantom Shuffle

BassJimmy Johnson
DrumsSimon Phillips
KeyboardsDerek Sherinian
SaxBrandon Fields


4 Been Here Before

BassTony Franklin
DrumsSimon Phillips
GuitarBrad Gillis
KeyboardsDerek Sherinian
ViolinJerry Goodman


5 Blood Of The Snake

BassTony Franklin
BassRufus Philpot
DrumsBrian Tichy
GuitarYngwie Malmsteen
GuitarZakk Wylde
KeyboardsDerek Sherinian


6 On The Moon

BassTony Franklin
DrumsSimon Phillips
GuitarBrad Gillis
KeyboardsDerek Sherinian
SaxBrandon Fields


7 The Monsoon

BassJohn DeServio
GuitarYngwie Malmsteen
GuitarZakk Wylde
OudDimitris Mahlis
KeyboardsDerek Sherinian


8 Prelude to Battle

BassTony Franklin
KeyboardsDerek Sherinian
GuitarYngwie Malmsteen
DuoDimitris Mahlis
DudukDjivan Gasparyam
PercussionMike Shapiro


9 Viking Massacre

BassBrian Tichy
DrumsBrian Tichy
GuitarYngwie Malmsteen
KeyboardsDerek Sherinian


10 In The Summertime

BassTony Franklin
DrumsBrian Tichy
GuitarSlash
GuitarBrian Tichy
KeyboardsDerek Sherinian
VocalsBilly Idol

Liner Notes

Producer – Derek Sherinian
Co-producer – Brian Tichy, Simon Phillips
Engineer – Alex Todorov, Brian Tichy, Matt Flinker, Simon Phillips
Mastered By – Brad Vance
Mixed By – Alex Todorov, Brian Tichy, Derek Sherinian, Simon Phillips

Artwork, Design – Mattias Norén

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Derek Sherinian
Copyright (c) – Derek Sherinian
Licensed To – Eagle Rock Entertainment Ltd.
Recorded At – Beachwood Manor Studios
Mixed At – Beachwood Manor Studios
Mastered At – Red Mastering