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MIKE MANGINI Discusses Songwriting Process For Next DREAM THEATER Album: 'We Just Write It On The Fly'

In a new interview with "The Mistress Carrie Podcast", DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Mangini was asked if the coronavirus pandemic had affected the writing and recording process for the band's upcoming follow-up to 2019's "Distance Over Time" album. He responded: "It was October [when we got together t...
February 7, 2021
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MIKE MANGINI Says New DREAM THEATER LP Will Be 'Energetically Unrelenting'

Mike Mangini has finished laying down his drum tracks for DREAM THEATER's new album. The follow-up to 2019's "Distance Over Time" is tentatively due later this year. Earlier today, Mike took to his Facebook page to write: "My drums for DT15 are complete. "This is a long post, but for those of you ju...
January 24, 2021
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Metal Musicians React To ALEXI LAIHO's Death

Marty Friedman (MEGADETH),Mark Morton (LAMB OF GOD),Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT),Gus G. (FIREWIND, OZZY OSBOURNE),Michael Amott (ARCH ENEMY),Jens Johansson (STRATOVARIUS),Mikael Stanne (DARK TRANQUILLITY) and SONATA ARCTICA are amont the heavy metal musicians who have reacted on social media to t...
January 4, 2021
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KORN Joins Forces With 'World Of Tanks Blitz' For 'Finally Free' Music Video

Wargaming today announced that KORN and free-to-play video game titan World Of Tanks Blitz launched a special Halloween collaboration, revealing the music video for "Finally Free", a track featured on KORN's latest studio album, "The Nothing". The exclusive video sets the stage for World Of Tanks Bl...
October 15, 2020
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DREAM THEATER's JOHN PETRUCCI Says 'People Are Really Happy' About His Musical Reunion With MIKE PORTNOY

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci released his second solo album, "Terminal Velocity", on August 28 via Sound Mind Music/The Orchard. The follow-up to 2005's "Suspended Animation" features guest musicians Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, ex-DREAM THEATER) on drums and Dave LaRue (DIXIE DREGS) on ba...
September 7, 2020
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DREAM THEATER's JOHN PETRUCCI On Reunion With MIKE PORTNOY: It's Really Cool To Be Able To Play Music With My Friend Again

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci will release his second solo album, "Terminal Velocity", on August 28 via Sound Mind Music/The Orchard. The follow-up to 2005's "Suspended Animation" features guest musicians Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, ex-DREAM THEATER) on drums and Dave LaRue (DIXIE DREGS) o...
August 19, 2020
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DREAM THEATER's JOHN PETRUCCI Doesn't Want Fans To Get 'Wrong Idea' That MIKE PORTNOY Is Rejoining Band

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci will release his second solo album, "Terminal Velocity", on August 28 via Sound Mind Music/The Orchard. The follow-up to 2005's "Suspended Animation" features guest musicians Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, ex-DREAM THEATER) on drums and Dave LaRue (DIXIE DREGS) o...
August 8, 2020
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ALCATRAZZ: Music Video For 'Born Innocent' Title Track

The official music video for "Born Innocent", the title track of the new album from the hard-hitting, melodic heavy metal band ALCATRAZZ, can be seen below. The LP was released on July 31 via Silver Lining Music. Alongside the unique vocal prowess and range of star frontman and founding member Graha...
August 2, 2020
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Born Innocent

ALCATRAZZ has returned after years of silence. Sure, they've reared their ugly heads occasionally for live performances, but it's been over 30 years since the renowned act released their last album. For many, they're a footnote in metal history for being a starting point for shred god Yngwie Malmste...
July 27, 2020
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DREAM THEATER's JOHN PETRUCCI Says It Was 'Very Cathartic' To Play Music With MIKE PORTNOY Again

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci will release his second solo album, "Terminal Velocity" in the fall via Sound Mind Music/The Orchard. The follow-up to 2005's "Suspended Animation" features guest musicians Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, ex-DREAM THEATER) on drums and Dave LaRue (DIXIE DREGS) on...
July 10, 2020
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ALCATRAZZ Releases Music Video For STEVE VAI-Penned Song 'Dirty Like The City'

"Dirty Like The City", the new music video from the hard-hitting, melodic heavy metal band ALCATRAZZ, can be seen below. The song is taken from the group's upcoming album, "Born Innocent", due on July 31 via Silver Lining Music. Frontman Graham Bonnet comments: "Steve Vai sent us about 60 songs. Out...
July 10, 2020
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DREAM THEATER's JOHN PETRUCCI Says It's 'Really Awesome' To Reunite With MIKE PORTNOY On 'Terminal Velocity' Album

Former DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy played drums on "Terminal Velocity", the upcoming solo album from DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci. Due in the fall, the disc also features Dave LaRue (DIXIE DREGS) on bass. Petrucci discussed his musical reunion with Portnoy during a lengthy chat with...
July 8, 2020
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MIKE PORTNOY And JOHN PETRUCCI Reunite On DREAM THEATER Guitarist's New Solo Album, 'Terminal Velocity'

Former DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy played drums on "Terminal Velocity", the upcoming solo album from DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci. Due in the fall, the disc also features Dave LaRue (DIXIE DREGS) on bass. Portnoy revealed his involvement with "Terminal Velocity" in a social media pos...
July 1, 2020
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MIKE PORTNOY Has No Plans To Write Autobiography: 'It Seems Like Everything's Been Said Already'

Mike Portnoy says that he has no plans to write an autobiography. The ex-DREAM THEATER drummer addressed the possibility of a tell-all book while filming a new video message on Cameo, which lets users hire celebrities to record brief, personalized video messages about virtually any topic. Asked if h...
June 19, 2020
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ALCATRAZZ Unveils Music Video For 'London 1666'

"London 1666", the new music video from the hard-hitting, melodic heavy metal band ALCATRAZZ, can be seen below. The song is taken from the group's upcoming album, "Born Innocent", due on July 31. Guitarist Joe Stump comments: "Hell on earth is here! 'London 1666' is about the Great Fire of London w...
June 12, 2020