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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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Stream the entire Metal Masters 5 show

Posted by on January 24, 2014

This past Wednesday, the place to be was the Anaheim House of Blues, where the Metal Masters 5 clinic took place. The clinic started out as just that, a clinic with some tricks of the trade from metal musicians at the top of their game. Then it got fun, as members of Slayer, Pantera, Exodus, […]

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Pantera, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax members to converge for Metal Masters 5

Posted by on October 24, 2013

Philip Anselmo of Pantera and Down, Kerry King of Slayer, Gary Holt of Slayer and Exodus, Charlie Benante and Frank Bello of Anthrax, David Ellefson and Chris Broderick of Megadeth, Billy Sheehan and Mike Portnoy of Winery Dogs and Rex Brown of Pantera and Kill Devil Hill will all share the same stage this year for […]

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Michael Jackson to get his own metal covers comp

Posted by on September 30, 2013

Whatever your genre of choice, there is no denying the scope of influence Michael Jackson had over the course of his career. Even esteemed metal musicians carry a torch for the late King of Pop, and now there will be an audio record of it via the album, Thriller – A Metal Tribute to Michael Jackson, […]

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The Winery Dogs Announce North American Deal With Loud And Proud

Posted by on May 21, 2013

About a month ago, we showed you a song from The Winery Dogs, a power trio consisting of drummer Mike Portnoy (Adrenaline Mob, ex-Dream Theater), bassist Billy Sheehan (ex Mr. Big) and guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen (Mr. Big, ex-Poison). Now the band has landed a US deal with Loud & Proud Records. While the band’s self-titled […]

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Mike Portnoy’s New Group The Winery Dogs Releases New Music Video

Posted by on April 22, 2013

Mike Portnoy has been working with bassist Billy Sheehan and guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen on a “power trio” project for a very long time. Over the past few weeks, the trio finally revealed the name of said group: The Winery Dogs. And today, fans got their first taste of music in the form of a video […]

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Thoughts On Van Halen’s ‘A Different Kind Of Truth’

Posted by on February 7, 2012

Yesterday, Metal Insider sponsored the New York listening party for Van Halen’s 12th studio album, A Different Kind of Truth. The album, which comes out today, was literally years in the making. The first full VH album with original vocalist David Lee Roth back in the driver’s seat in 28 years, the album came pre-loaded with […]

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John Sykes Comments On Past Collaboration With Mike Portnoy, While Richie Kotzen Comments On Rumors

Posted by on January 30, 2012

By now, you know that Mike Portnoy and guitarist John Sykes are no longer working together on the project they first revealed this past Summer. While we’ve heard from the former Dream Theater drummer since, the former Thin Lizzy/ Whitesnake guitarist has kept quiet. In an update on his official website yesterday, though, Sykes finally […]

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Are Mike Portnoy And Billy Sheehan Working With Richie Kotzen?

Posted by on January 25, 2012

Yesterday, fans were disappointed when Mike Portnoy confirmed he was no longer working with former Whitesnake/ Thin Lizzy guitarist John Sykes. However, the former Dream Theater drummer also revealed that not only was the “secret” bassist none other than Mr. Big’s Billy Sheehan, but that the two had already started working with another singer/ guitarist. And […]

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Mike Portnoy No Longer Working With Thin Lizzy/Whitesnake Guitarist

Posted by on January 24, 2012

Looks like former Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy is down one less project. Despite announcing the project on VH1 Classic’s That Metal Show last Summer (which actually aired in October), it has been revealed that Portnoy is no longer working on a project with guitarist John Sykes (of Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy, and Blue Murder fame). […]

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