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Psychotic Symphony - SONS OF APOLLO

Since leaving DREAM THEATER seven years ago, Mike Portnoy has been remarkably prolific, having formed several supergroups (THE WINERY DOGS, FLYING COLORS, METAL ALLEGIANCE) while continuing to serve as Neal Morse's percussionist-in-crime on multiple albums and tours. In addition, he's toured extensively with TWISTED SISTER and AVENGED SEVENFOLD; he's recorded and performed with ADRENALINE MOB ...

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MIKE PORTNOY Doesn't Plan On 'Revisiting' DREAM THEATER Material Once SHATTERED FORTRESS Tour Ends

Drummer Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, ex-DREAM THEATER) was recently interviewed by Chile's Video Volante. The full chat can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his recent detours away from progressive metal: Mike: "Even though I made my name in progressive music with DREAM THEATER for twenty-five years, I could ...

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FRAGILE MORTALS Feat. Ex-EXODUS Frontman ROB DUKES, DARRYL 'DMC' MCDANIELS: Making Of 'The Dark Project'

FRAGILE MORTALS, the new band that combines hip-hop legend Darryl "DMC" McDaniels (RUN-D.M.C.) with the metal group GENERATION KILL — featuring vocalist Rob Dukes (ex-EXODUS) and bassist Rob Moschetti (ex-PRO-PAIN, M.O.D.) — released its debut album, "The Dark Project", on October 13 on Digital Launch via Entertainment One Music. It was produced by Ron "Bumblefoot" ...

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SONS OF APOLLO Feat. PORTNOY, SHEEHAN, BUMBLEFOOT, SOTO, SHERINIAN: 'Lost In Oblivion' Video

"Lost In Oblivion", the new Vicente Cordero-directed video from SONS OF APOLLO, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's debut album, "Psychotic Symphony", which is being released today (Friday, October 20) via InsideOut Music. The disc was produced by the dynamic production duo of Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, also affectionately ...

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MIKE PORTNOY On SONS OF APOLLO: 'It's The Way It Was In DREAM THEATER Where I'm Calling The Shots And I'm In Control'

OD from Parisian radio station Morow recently conducted an interview with Mike Portnoy about the former DREAM THEATER drummer's new band, SONS OF APOLLO. SONS OF APOLLO features Portnoy alongside his former DREAM THEATER bandmate, keyboardist Derek Sherinian, guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), bassist Billy Sheehan (THE WINERY DOGS, MR. BIG, ...

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FRAGILE MORTALS Feat. Ex-EXODUS Frontman ROB DUKES, DARRYL 'DMC' MCDANIELS: More 'The Dark Project' Album Details

FRAGILE MORTALS, the new band that combines hip-hop legend Darryl "DMC" McDaniels (RUN-D.M.C.) with the metal group GENERATION KILL — featuring vocalist Rob Dukes (ex-EXODUS) and bassist Rob Moschetti (ex-PRO-PAIN, M.O.D.) — will release its debut album, "The Dark Project", on October 13 on Digital Launch via Entertainment One Music. It was produced by Ron ...

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CARMINE APPICE: 'There Are No New Drum Heroes'

Heavy New York recently conducted an interview with legendary drummer brothers Carmine and Vinny Appice about their upcoming collaborative album, "Sinister", which is due on October 27 via SPV/Steamhammer. You can now watch the chat below. Asked if there are any new drummers that they take inspiration from, Carmine said: "There's not a lot of ...

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SONS OF APOLLO Feat. PORTNOY, SHEEHAN, BUMBLEFOOT, SOTO, SHERINIAN: Teaser For 'Coming Home' Video

A teaser for "Coming Home", the new video from SONS OF APOLLO, the band featuring former DREAM THEATER members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian alongside Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), Billy Sheehan (THE WINERY DOGS, MR. BIG, DAVID LEE ROTH) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-JOURNEY, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN'S RISING FORCE), is available below. The song ...

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Video: BUMBLEFOOT Performs Acoustic Versions Of IRON MAIDEN, KISS, GUNS N' ROSES Classics In Osaka

Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal performed Paul McCartney, IRON MAIDEN, KISS and GUNS N' ROSES classics during his September 7 solo acoustic concert at the Twice Café in Shinsaibashi, Osaka, Japan. Fan-filmed video footage of his appearance can be seen below. Thal recently said that he agonized over his decision to leave ...

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Legendary Drummer Brothers CARMINE And VINNY APPICE To Perform 'Sinister' Album At Three Special Shows

Legendary drummers and brothers Vinny and Carmine Appice have teamed up for a new project called APPICE. They are set to release their debut album, "Sinister", on October 27 via SPV/Steamhammer. Before they do, however, they have announced three special live shows where the brothers will perform "Sinister" together. The three dates include appearances in ...

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SONS OF APOLLO Feat. PORTNOY, SHEEHAN, BUMBLEFOOT, SOTO, SHERINIAN: Introduction Video Part Two

SONS OF APOLLO, the new band featuring former DREAM THEATER members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian alongside Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), Billy Sheehan (THE WINERY DOGS, MR. BIG, DAVID LEE ROTH) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-JOURNEY, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN'S RISING FORCE), will release its debut album, "Psychotic Symphony", on October 20 via InsideOut Music. ...

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SONS OF APOLLO Feat. PORTNOY, SHEEHAN, BUMBLEFOOT, SOTO, SHERINIAN: Introduction Video Part One

SONS OF APOLLO, the new band featuring former DREAM THEATER members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian alongside Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), Billy Sheehan (THE WINERY DOGS, MR. BIG, DAVID LEE ROTH) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-JOURNEY, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN'S RISING FORCE), will release its debut album, "Psychotic Symphony", on October 20 via InsideOut Music. ...

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SONS OF APOLLO Feat. PORTNOY, SHEEHAN, BUMBLEFOOT, SOTO, SHERINIAN: Listen To 'Signs Of The Time' Single

SONS OF APOLLO, the new band featuring former DREAM THEATER members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian alongside Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), Billy Sheehan (THE WINERY DOGS, MR. BIG, DAVID LEE ROTH) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-JOURNEY, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN'S RISING FORCE), will release its debut album, "Psychotic Symphony", on October 20 via InsideOut Music. ...

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SONS OF APOLLO Feat. PORTNOY, SHEEHAN, BUMBLEFOOT, SOTO, SHERINIAN: Video Footage Of Live Debut

SONS OF APOLLO, the new band featuring former DREAM THEATER members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian alongside Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), Billy Sheehan (THE WINERY DOGS, MR. BIG, DAVID LEE ROTH) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-JOURNEY, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN'S RISING FORCE), made its live debut last night (Tuesday, August 1) during the "Ultimate Jam ...

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MIKE PORTNOY, BILLY SHEEHAN, RON 'BUMBLEFOOT' THAL, JEFF SCOTT SOTO, DEREK SHERINIAN Join Forces In SONS OF APOLLO

For the past few months, rumors have been circulating about a new secret project including former DREAM THEATER members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian. Now, the time has come to make the grand and highly anticipated introduction to their new band, SONS OF APOLLO. Reuniting to form SONS OF APOLLO, Portnoy and Sherinian have joined ...

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FRAGILE MORTALS Feat. Ex-EXODUS Frontman ROB DUKES, DARRYL 'DMC' MCDANIELS: 'The Dark Project' Album Due In July

"The Dark Project", the debut album from FRAGILE MORTALS, the new band that combines hip-hop legend Darryl "DMC" McDaniels (RUN-D.M.C.) with the metal group GENERATION KILL — featuring vocalist Rob Dukes (ex-EXODUS) and bassist Rob Moschetti (ex-PRO-PAIN, M.O.D.) — will be made available for digital download on July 13. A 42-minute video featuring behind-the-scenes footage ...

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FRAGILE MORTALS Feat. Ex-EXODUS Frontman ROB DUKES, DARRYL 'DMC' MCDANIELS: 'Whispers Of Death' Video

FRAGILE MORTALS, the new band that combines hip-hop legend Darryl "DMC" McDaniels (RUN-D.M.C.) with the metal group GENERATION KILL — featuring vocalist Rob Dukes (ex-EXODUS) and bassist Rob Moschetti (ex-PRO-PAIN, M.O.D.) — has released a new song called "Whispers Of Death". The official photo video for the track can be seen below. FRAGILE MORTALS previously ...

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MAX PORTNOY's NEXT TO NONE: 'The Apple' Video

The official video for the song "The Apple" from the Pennsylvania-based metal act NEXT TO NONE, featuring drummer Max Portnoy (son of former DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy), can be seen below. The track is taken from NEXT TO NONE's second album, "Phases", which will be released on July 7 through EMP Label Group in ...

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