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DREAM THEATER's MIKE PORTNOY Interviewed On 'The Pop Culture Road Trip'; Audio Available

Chris Epting of the weekly radio show "The Pop Culture Road Trip" recently conducted an interview with drummer Mike Portnoy of progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER about Mike's upcoming tour with his side project TRANSATLANTIC, opening for IRON MAIDEN this summer on "The Final Frontier" tour and working with AVENGED SEVENFOLD on the band's forthcoming ...

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MIKE PORTNOY's 'Whirlwind Drumming' DVD Now Available

"Whirlwind Drumming", a brand new DVD featuring drum-cam footage from TRANSATLANTIC's "The Whirlwind" recording sessions, is now available for order at this location. Audio options include "Full Band" and "Isolated Drums." The set also features rare audio and video outtakes. Watch a trailer for the DVD below. TRANSATLANTIC is the progressive rock supergroup ...

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OPETH Confirmed For U.K.'s HIGH VOLTAGE Festival

Swedish progressive metallers OPETH have been confirmed for High Voltage, the U.K.'s new rock festival, which is scheduled to take place July 24-25, 2010 at Victoria Park in London, U.K. The festival billing is shaping up as follows : Main Stage: EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER ZZ TOP FOREIGNER HEAVEN & HELL BACHMAN TURNER JOE BONAMASSA ...

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PAIN OF SALVATION: 'Linoleum' Video Released

"Linoleum", the new video from Sweden's PAIN OF SALVATION, can be viewed below. The clip was directed by Owe Lingwall of Village Road Film (THE RASMUS, AMORPHIS). After promoting the release of the "Linoleum" EP with shows in Russia and the band's first-ever visit to Australia supporting DREAM THEATER, PAIN OF SALVATION also played a ...

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PAIN OF SALVATION's DANIEL GILDENLÖW To Tour With TRANSATLANTIC

Vocalist/guitarist Daniel Gildenlöw of Sweden's PAIN OF SALVATION will join TRANSATLANTIC — the progressive rock supergroup featuring DREAM THEATER's Mike Portnoy, MARILLION's Pete Trewavas, THE FLOWER KINGS' Roine Stolt and Neal Morse (ex-SPOCK'S BEARD) — as an "additional touring member" for the band's upcoming "An Evening With Transatlantic Whirld Tour 2010" in April/May. "An Evening ...

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Classic PANTERA Interview Featured On New ROCK GUERILLA.tv DVD

Issue #272 of Germany's Rock Hard magazine includes the Rock Guerilla.tv DVD Vol. 14 featuring a classic 1992 interview with PANTERA's Dimebag Darrell and Phil Anselmo, as well as exclusive studio reports with DARK TRANQUILLITY and RAGE, an ANTHRAX discography retrospection with Scott Ian, a progressive rock legends special with PORCUPINE TREE's Steven Wilson, and ...

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TRANSATLANTIC: 'Whirld Tour 2010' Dates Announced

TRANSATLANTIC — the progressive rock supergroup featuring DREAM THEATER's Mike Portnoy, MARILLION's Pete Trewavas, THE FLOWER KINGS' Roine Stolt and Neal Morse (ex-SPOCK'S BEARD) — will play its first shows in almost a decade in April/May 2010. "An Evening With Transatlantic Whirld Tour 2010" dates: Apr. 17 - Downey, CA - The Downey Theater Apr. ...

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EMI Expands Its Relationship With CENTURY MEDIA

EMI Music's Label Services division and Century Media Records, one of the world's most renowned and successful labels in the field of heavy music (progressive rock/metal, post-rock and alternative music), have expanded their relationship around the world. EMI will assume physical and digital distribution of Century Media's roster of artists in Australia and New Zealand, ...

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CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS Announces Cooperation With INSIDEOUT MUSIC And SUPERBALL MUSIC

One of the world's most renowned and successful labels in the field of heavy music, Century Media Records, has announced a worldwide cooperation with InsideOut Music and Superball Music, two prominent labels featuring the finest classic acts and hottest newcomers in progressive rock/metal, post-rock and alternative. Both labels will now be distributed worldwide by EMI ...

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DREAM THEATER: New Audio Interview With MIKE PORTNOY Available

Italian journalist Paolo Bianco recently conducted an interview with Mike Portnoy, drummer of the American progressive metal band DREAM THEATER. During the chat, Portnoy shed some light on the upcoming DREAM THEATER album, "Black Clouds & Silver Linings", due out on June 23 via Roadrunner Records. Portnoy said that the inspiration for the song "The ...

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TRANSATLANTIC Reunites For New Studio Album

TRANSATLANTIC, the progressive rock "supergroup" comprised of Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER), Pete Trewavas (MARILLION), Roine Stolt (THE FLOWER KINGS) and Neal Morse (ex-SPOCK'S BEARD), has reunited after a seven-year hiatus to record a brand new studio album. The band began work on the CD in early April in Nashville and is expected to have it ...

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Former MELDRUM Singer To Play 'Extraordinary' Stockholm Shows

Former MELDRUM frontwoman Moa Holmsten will play two shows on Saturday, November 15 at Tantogården in Stockholm, Sweden. The under-18 performance will kick off at 4:00 p.m. and the over-18 show will begin at 8:00 p.m. Also scheduled to appear are MIMIKRY and ALEX FACE. Commented Moa: "l'll be playing with some extra sets of ...

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A Conversation With Denmark's RAUNCHY

By: Scott Alisoglu Denmark's RAUNCHY have been releasing quality albums since 2002 debut "Velvet Noise". While gaining fans slowly, but surely, with each successive release, may seem like a good thing, it is the "slowly" part that has dogged the sextet, while contemporaries have blown up across the global with arguably weaker efforts. Taking the ...

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MONSTER MAGNET: '4-Way Diablo' Lands On German Chart

MONSTER MAGNET's new album, "4-Way Diablo", has entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 81. The CD, which was produced by Matt Hyde and features a cover version of THE ROLLING STONES' "2,000 Light Years from Home", previously landed on the Swedish chart at No. 51. The album sold 1,800 copies in the ...

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MONSTER MAGNET Mainman To Guest On Tonight's 'Tinitus'

MONSTER MAGNET's Dave Wyndorf was interviewed for this week's "Tinitus" radio show, airing tonight (Wednesday, October 24) between 20.00 CET (8:00 p.m.) and 22.00 CET (10:00 p.m.) on Norway's P3. "Tinitus" is Norway's most popular metal show with an average of over 60,000 listeners per week (1.5 percent of the country's population!). To tune into ...

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MONSTER MAGNET Frontman Talks About His Drug Overdose

MONSTER MAGNET frontman Dave Wyndorf recently spoke to U.K.-based music journalist Dave Ling about the occasion on which an overdose on prescription drugs almost killed him on February 27, 2006. "It had been a long time coming," recounts Wyndorf. "Eveything began when I couldn't sleep on tour, so the doctors gave me something that would ...

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DREAM THEATER's MIKE PORTNOY: 'In Constant Motion' Instructional DVD Trailer Available

The trailer for DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy's upcoming instructional DVD, "In Constant Motion", has been posted online at this location (Windows Media, 16 MB). The trailer includes clips from Portnoy's drum "duets" with Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX), Jason Bittner (SHADOWS FALL) and Richard Christy (ex-DEATH, ICED EARTH). Due mid-March via Hudson Music, "In ...

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