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FLYING COLORS: Tour Dates Announced

FLYING COLORS — the spectacular new virtuoso prog/pop/metal rock band formed by drummer Mike Portnoy (ex-DREAM THEATER) and guitarist Steve Morse (DEEP PURPLE) — has scheduled the following dates: Sep. 04 - Torrance, CA - James Armstrong Theater Sep. 06 - New York, NY - Best Buy Theater Sep. 09 - Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle ...

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AFFECTOR: 'Harmagedon' Album Samples, Artwork Available

AFFECTOR — the highly skilled, new international band consisting of German guitar-player Daniel Fries, Dutch drummer Collin Leijenaar (NEAL MORSE, DILEMMA) as well bass player Mike LePond (SYMPHONY X) and vocalist Ted Leonard (SPOCK'S BEARD, ENCHANT, THOUGHT CHAMBER), both from the United States — has been preparing for the release of its debut album, "Harmagedon", ...

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FATES WARNING Featuring MIKE PORTNOY: São Paulo Drum-Cam Footage Available

U.S. progressive metal icons FATES WARNING tapped Mike Portnoy (ADRENALINE MOB, TRANSATLANTIC, DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD) to sit behind the kit for their first-ever visit to South America as special guests for QUEENSRŸCHE this past Saturday (April 14) in São Paulo, Brazil. Drum-cam video footage of the performance can be seen below. Commented FATES WARNING: ...

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FATES WARNING Joined By MIKE PORTNOY For São Paulo Concert; Video Available

U.S. progressive metal icons FATES WARNING tapped Mike Portnoy (ADRENALINE MOB, TRANSATLANTIC, DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD) to sit behind the kit for their first-ever visit to South America as special guests for QUEENSRŸCHE this past Saturday (April 14) in São Paulo, Brazil. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below. Commented FATES WARNING: ...

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THE FLOWER KINGS To Release 'Banks Of Eden' In June

After five years of absence, progressive rock band THE FLOWER KINGS will release its new studio album on June 19 in North America and June 18 in Europe. Led by mastermind Roine Stolt (TRANSATLANTIC), the groups new CD is called "Banks Of Eden" and will be released via InsideOut Music. The material is classic THE ...

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NEAL MORSE's Cover Of STYX's 'Come Sail Away'; Audio Sample Available

Six years after publishing a collection of reinterpretations of famous rock and pop songs under the title "Cover To Cover", multi-instrumentalist, composer and singer Neal Morse will release a second album of cover songs, "Cover 2 Cover", in May. Joining Neal once again during the CD's recording sessions were his longtime colleagues Mike Portnoy (drums; ...

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MIKE PORTNOY Featured On NEAL MORSE's 'Cover 2 Cover'

Six years after publishing a collection of reinterpretations of famous rock and pop songs under the title "Cover To Cover", multi-instrumentalist, composer and singer Neal Morse will release a second album of cover songs, "Cover 2 Cover", in May. Joining Neal once again during the CD's recording sessions were his longtime colleagues Mike Portnoy (drums; ...

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FLYING COLORS: Debut Album First-Week Sales Revealed

The self-titled debut album from FLYING COLORS — the spectacular new virtuoso prog/pop/metal rock band formed by drummer Mike Portnoy (ex-DREAM THEATER) and guitarist Steve Morse (DEEP PURPLE) — sold 6,300 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 81 on The Billboard 200 chart. In addition ...

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MIKE PORTNOY: 'Drumming Colors' DVD Now Available

A three-minute trailer for "Drumming Colors", the new DVD from drummer Mike Portnoy (ADRENALINE MOB, DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD) featuring drum-cam footage from the recording sessions for FLYING COLORS' self-titled debut album, can be seen below. The DVD is available exclusively from www.mikeportnoy.com. FLYING COLORS is the spectacular new virtuoso prog/pop/metal rock band ...

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CONSFEARACY's Debut To Receive Japanese Release

The self-titled debut album from CONSFEARACY (formerly PROPHESY) — the American/German metal band featuring lead vocalist Brian O'Connor (ex-VICIOUS RUMORS), guitarist Fabian Schwarz (THE NEW BLACK), bassist Günter Auschrat (THE NEW BLACK, ABANDONED), guitarist Ira Black (ex-VICIOUS RUMORS, LIZZY BORDEN, METAL CHURCH) and drummer Timo Weis — will be released in Japan on March 16 ...

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AFFECTOR Signs Worldwide Deal With InsideOut Music

InsideOut Music has announced the signing of the progressive rock/metal band band AFFECTOR to a worldwide deal. The group's debut album, "Harmagedon", was mixed and mastered at The Mouse House in Los Angeles by Rich Mouser (SPOCK'S BEARD, TRANSATLANTIC, NEAL MORSE) and is scheduled for release on May 22 (one day earlier internationally). AFFECTOR is ...

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FATES WARNING Taps Drummer MIKE PORTNOY For Brazil Show

U.S. progressive metal icons FATES WARNING have tapped Mike Portnoy (ADRENALINE MOB, TRANSATLANTIC, DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD) to play drums for the band for their first-ever visit to South America as special guests for QUEENSRŸCHE in São Paulo, Brazil on April 14. Commented FATES WARNING: "We're pleased and excited to announce that Mike Portnoy will ...

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FLYING COLORS: Debut Album Track Listing Revealed

Mascot Label Group has announced the release of the eponymous debut album from FLYING COLORS — the spectacular new virtuoso prog/pop/metal rock band formed by drummer Mike Portnoy (ex-DREAM THEATER) and guitarist Steve Morse (DEEP PURPLE). The CD will be made available via Music Theories Recordings in the U.K. on Monday, March 26, followed by ...

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Updated: MIKE PORTNOY Threatened Legal Action Against Former DREAM THEATER Bandmates

***UPDATE*** (September 20):*** Ronald S. Beinstock, an attorney for progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER, has contacted BLABBERMOUTH.NET to make it clear that there is currently "no pending litigation" between the current members of DREAM THEATER and the band's former drummer, Mike Portnoy. In a letter to BLABBERMOUTH.NET dated Tuesday, September 20, Bienstock wrote, "On or ...

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CONSFEARACY Debut To Receive U.S. Release Next Month

Transatlantic Music Group has set a September 11 U.S. release date for the self-titled debut album from CONSFEARACY (formerly PROPHESY), the American/German metal band featuring lead vocalist Brian O'Connor (ex-VICIOUS RUMORS), guitarist Fabian Schwarz (THE NEW BLACK), bassist Gnter Auschrat (THE NEW BLACK, ABANDONED), guitarist Ira Black (ex-VICIOUS RUMORS, LIZZY BORDEN, METAL CHURCH) and drummer ...

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MIKE PORTNOY Says Collaboration With JOHN SYKES Is A 'Real Band,' Not A Side Project

Drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, ADRENALINE MOB) has joined forces with guitarist/vocalist John Sykes (WHITESNAKE, BLUE MURDER, THIN LIZZY) and an as-yet-undisclosed bassist in a brand new power trio. The project has demoed 12 songs so far at a Los Angeles studio, with Portnoy describing one track as "copping the [LED] ZEPPELIN/[BLACK] SABBATH ...

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BLOTTED SCIENCE, OBSCURA, SPASTIC INK Members Team Up For TERRESTRIAL EXILED Single

Acclaimed San Antonio, Texas guitarist/composer Ron Jarzombek (BLOTTED SCIENCE, WATCHTOWER, SPASTIC INK) has set TERRESTRIAL EXILED as the name of his new Transatlantic project, also featuring co-guitarist Christian Mnzner (OBSCURA, SPAWN OF POSSESSION), bassist Pete Perez (SPASTIC INK, RIOT), and drummer Hannes Grossmann (OBSCURA, BLOTTED SCIENCE). The group's digital single, "Duodecimal Levorotation", produced and mixed ...

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