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Mike Portnoy Leaves Dream Theater
When one thinks of the prog titans Dream Theater, the mind spins to drummer Mike Portnoy -- he did form the band, after all. Well, as of now we're all going to have to picture what the band will be like without him. "While it is true that Mike is choosing to pursue other ventures and challenges…
James LaBrie, ‘One More Time’ — Song Premiere
James LaBrie is best known for his gig as the lead singer of prog metal titans Dream Theater, and rightfully so. But Dream Theater are recognized mostly for the complexity and density of their instrumentation. With LaBrie's solo album, 'Static Impulse,' which is due out Sept...
Hard Rock and Metal New Releases — April 20
The weather is warming up and metal releases are blazing through retail shelves. This week, plenty of quality records are landing.
AC/DC, 'Iron Man 2' Soundtrack (Columbia): AC/DC classics like 'Shoot to Thrill,' 'Back in Black,' 'Thunderstruck,' 'T...
Black Anvil, ‘Triumvirate’ — New Album
New York black metal band Black Anvil may have been influenced by progenitors of the genre such as Celtic Frost, Bathory and Sodom, but for some reason they've reached out to one of the aesthetic enemies of their forefathers to produce their second album, 'Triumvirate...
Fates Warning, ‘Parallels’ — Rediscovered Steel
Fates Warning has been on top of the progressive metal heap for over 3 decades. Formed in Connecticut in 1983, the band has had its share of member changes, but the quality of their forward-thinking songwriting has never waned. Their early material found Fates fronted by John Arch, a singer who love…

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