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Metal By Numbers 9/16: The charts have your six and your soul

Posted by on September 16, 2015

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. It’s that time again; Five Finger Death Punch have released an album, thus topping the charts and sticking around until it likely goes gold. However you feel about them, it’s good to see that […]

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Metal By Numbers 9/9: Motörhead work their bad magic

Posted by on September 9, 2015

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. The subject of Lemmy’s health has been a hot topic in metal for a while now. It doesn’t feel it started that long ago, but the saga has been going on over two years […]

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Metal By Numbers 9/3: A disturbing amount of debuts

Posted by on September 3, 2015

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Woo, boy. We’ve been hyping this up for a few weeks, but it’s even bigger than we imagined. Below this paragraph you will find twenty-two new metal album added to the charts. And that […]

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Mike Portnoy Launching “Progressive Nation At Sea” Cruise

Posted by on July 30, 2013

Over a year ago, Mike Portnoy told us that he’d love to re-launch the Progressive Nation Tour when the timing was right. Well not only did he finally found the time, but also found a way to re-launch the prog-tastic tour as a cruise festival. Teaming up with InsideOut Music, former Dream Theater keyboardist Derek […]

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New & Noteworthy, April 2nd – Starting Over

Posted by on April 2, 2013

The greatest display of how metal bands differ from the rest of the musical world occurs when a former member is welcomed back into the fold with open arms and no questions asked. In so many other genres, band members that leave are ostracized and are barely ever mentioned by the other band members, for […]

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Mike Portnoy’s Flying Colors Announce Details Regarding Debut Album

Posted by on January 11, 2012

With so much happening with Adrenaline Mob, we almost completely forgot about Mike Portnoy’s other projects. In fact, it’s been a while since we’ve last heard anything about the ex-Dream Theater drummer’s project with Steve Morse (Deep Purple, Dixie Dregs), Neal Morse  (Transatlantic, Spock’s Beard), Dave LaRue (Dixie Dregs) and Casey McPherson (Alpha Rev, Endochine). However, not only have details regarding the supergroup […]

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Mike Portnoy To Tour With Neal Morse

Posted by on March 7, 2011

It’s been revealed that ex-Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy will be touring with multi-instrumentalist Neal Morse (Transatlantic, Spock’s Beard) this coming May. Morse will be touring with musicians who appeared on his 2003 progessive rock concept album Testimony, which highlights his conversion to Christianity. Portnoy, as well as Kansas’ Kerry Livgren, made appearances on Morse’s […]

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Mike Portnoy Announces New Project, While Dream Theater Starts Recording

Posted by on January 3, 2011

Mike Portnoy may not have been welcomed back into Dream Theater and Avenged Sevenfold, but we knew he’d eventually find another project to sink his teeth into. It’s been revealed that Portnoy is working with Steve Morse (Deep Purple, Dixie Dregs), multi-instrumentalist Neal Morse (Transatlantic, Spock’s Beard), bassist Dave LaRue (Dixie Dregs) and vocalist Casey McPherson (Alpha Rev, Endochine) on a new as-yet-unnamed band. The […]

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