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Tag Archives: Mike Portnoy

Don’t hold your breath for that Dream Theater reunion

Posted by on February 7, 2018

If there’s one thing that Dream Theater fans are, it’s active internet users. And many of them are also hopeful that the most internet-active of it’s current and former members, Mike Portnoy, will one day drum again for the band. So obviously when Portnoy and guitarist John Petrucci appeared in a picture together all the […]

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Sifting to support Sons of Apollo on east coast run

Posted by on February 6, 2018

L.A. prog rock outfit Sifting has announced that they will be direct support for the eight East Coast dates of the Sons of Apollo tour. Guitarist Richard Garcia expresses his excitement for the upcoming tour:

“It’s a huge honor to tour with Sons of Apollo. We’ve been listening to the music these guys have been making since we were born, so sharing the same stage with them every night is a dream come true! We’re beyond excited and we’re ready to make our return to the East Coast. We hope to see some familiar faces as well as meeting new ones! We’ll see everyone soon!”

During this tour, Sifting will be supporting their recently released Not From Here, which was produced by Ryan Williams (Velvet Revolver, Rage Against the Machine) and Steve Evetts (Senses Fail, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Suicide Silence).

SONS OF APOLLO, SIFTING on Tour – (get tickets)
2/9 Miami, FL @ Magic City Casino
2/11 Orlando, FL @ Plaza Live
2/12 Atlanta, GA @ Variety Theatre
2/13 Carrboro, GA @ Cat’s Cradle
2/15 Asbury Park, NJ @ House of Independents
2/16 Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
2/17 Battle Creek, MI @ Music Factory
2/18 Joliet, IL @ The Forge

Not too long ago we got to chat with the prolific Mike Portnoy and talked about Sons of Apollo and their upcoming tour. Check it out!

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Interview: Mike Portnoy talks Sons of Apollo’s “five ring circus,” writing lyrics, his son’s drumming

Posted by on January 22, 2018

Nobody takes pictures of the drummer, unless of course you’re Mike Portnoy. It’s not the norm for the percussion section to be the face of the band however since breaking onto the progressive metal scene with Dream Theater that’s the role Portnoy assumed, and continues with his latest group Sons of Apollo. Founded with ex-Dream […]

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Dream Theater’s John Petrucci reunites with Mike Portnoy on New Years

Posted by on January 2, 2018

Traditionally, we follow the “new year, new me” mentality after every New Years. This phrase can also mean that we have the ability to let go of negativity – including hostility, anger, and extended grudges. With that said, it doesn’t look like we are the only ones who move forward with this mentality when ex-Dream […]

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Review: ProgPower USA XVII Day 4 @ Center Stage Theater, Atlanta, GA 9/0/16

Posted by on September 16, 2016

  ProgPower USA is the premier US festival for progressive and power metal, bringing together a dozen and from all over the world. It takes place every year on a Friday and Saturday in mid-September at the Center Stage Theater in Atlanta, Georgia. It should be noted that while the main festival is on Friday and […]

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Mike Portnoy unveils new project ‘Shattered Fortress’ at ProgPower USA

Posted by on September 12, 2016

During the unveiling of the ProgPower USA 2017 line-up, it was announced that Mike Portnoy (Shattered Fortress, Flying Colors, Ex-Dream Theater) would be forming a band of “some of the best musicians in prog today, some great friends, great musicians.” No names have been given as to who will be involved with the project, but given […]

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ProgPower USA 2017 line-up announced, Mike Portnoy & Katatonia to headline

Posted by on September 12, 2016

ProgPower USA is the premier U.S. festival for progressive and power metal. For 17 years they have been a paramount part in bringing some of the biggest and best names in the international progressive and power metal scenes to a country not known for either. This past Friday, September 9th, right before headliners Fates Warning […]

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Metal community reacts to Prince’s passing

Posted by on April 21, 2016

2016 keeps doing its terrible duty of claiming the lives of iconic musicians like David Bowie or Lemmy (technically 2015) and today a big one has left us, as pop icon Prince has passed at the age of 57. We know Prince isn’t necessarily the embodiment of Satan or heavy music but no one can […]

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Riverside’s guitarist Piotr Grudzinski dies at 40

Posted by on February 22, 2016

In more tragic news polluting this 2016, we’re sad to report the passing of Piotr Grudzinski, guitarist and founding member of the Polish progressive rock band Riverside, at the age of 40. There aren’t many details regarding his passing aside from the short statement released by the band via social media declaring the following: “In […]

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Mike Portnoy says he’d rejoin Dream Theater, given the chance

Posted by on February 10, 2016

Mike Mangini seems to be fitting in with Dream Theater just fine. Having appeared on three albums in the past five years, including the ultra-ambitious The Astonishing, he’s been embraced by both the band and their fan base, who can be pretty particular. However, for 25 years, the drummer and de facto mouthpiece of the band […]

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