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Fates Warning To Play With Mike Portnoy In Brazil

Posted by on February 3, 2012

If you’ve been following Mike Portnoy since his departure from Dream Theater, then you know he’s been keeping himself pretty damn busy. In addition to playing in his own groups like Adrenaline Mob and Flying Colors (plus numerous other projects still in the works), Portnoy has done the occasional fill in gig for bands in […]

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Into Eternity Seeking Touring Singer While Stu Block Continues With Iced Earth

Posted by on November 10, 2011

Into Eternity have been putting the final touches on their first album since 2008’s The Incurable Tragedy, and even gave fans a taste this past Summer with a new song called “Sandstorm.” And as they get closer to finishing the new record, the Canadian prog/ death metal group would like to do some more touring. […]

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Mike Mangini Rumored To Be Dream Theater’s New Drummer

Posted by on March 29, 2011

There’s been so much drama and rumors surrounding Dream Theater’s vacant seat behind the drum kit that fans just want to know who will be Mike Portnoy’s replacement already. Unfortunately, though Dream Theater has made it clear that they have found a new drummer, no confirmation as to who it is has been announced. However, […]

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Mike Portnoy Working On New Project With Symphony X Singer

Posted by on February 4, 2011

Why did we ever doubt that Mike Portnoy wouldn’t have a hard time keeping himself busy with awesome projects? Since leaving Dream Theater and parting ways with Avenged Sevenfold, Portnoy has teamed up with an prog all-star lineup for an as-yet-named group and has even brought back his Beatles tribute band Yellow Matter Custard. But […]

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So Marco Minnemann Is NOT The New Dream Theater Drummer?

Posted by on January 14, 2011

Ever since Mike Portnoy’s departure, fans have been highly speculating who Dream Theater will choose as their new drummer. Guitarist John Petrucci has confirmed that the band has found Portnoy’s replacement and that the band is in the studio recording, but hasn’t revealed any names. Since then, rumors have pointed to German drummer Marco Minnemann […]

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