“I’ve kind of strayed away from the progressive metal genre for the last seven years since I left Dream Theater. So I guess for me this line up is a chance to dip my toes back into that world.” From Release: The new supergroup featuring members of Dream Theater, Mr. Big, Guns ‘N Roses, and Journey. For the past few […]Read more ›
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“We knew once the record came out that people would really hear that we’re a rock band, that this record is primarily based in hard rock and classic rock but we have these progressive rock moments and you can hear the virtuosity throughout…” From Release: The new supergroup featuring members of Dream Theater, Mr. Big, Guns ‘N Roses, and Journey. […]Read more ›
SONS OF APOLLO (Featuring Members & Ex-Members of Dream Theater, Guns N´ Roses, Mr Big & Journey) Release Video For ‘Coming Home’.
SONS OF APOLLO–former Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big, David Lee Roth) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force)—have just released the video for Coming Home from their highly anticipated debut album, PSYCHOTIC SYMPHONY. PSYCHOTIC SYMPHONY is available to pre-order HERE “’Coming Home’ immediately felt like the SONS OF APOLLO ‘grand entrance’ as soon as we wrote […]Read more ›
“Not only is it closure for me as an artist wanting to do it, but I think there’s some closure for the fans as well because there was a fear that once I left Dream Theater this would never actually happen, so there’s a sense of unfinished business in finally getting to do it.” From Release: MIKE PORTNOY is a […]Read more ›
Drum Wizard MIKE PORTNOY (ex-Dream Theater, The Winery Dogs, Flying Colors) brings the SHATTERED FORTRESS to Australia and New Zealand this November! The SHATTERED FORTRESS is MIKE PORTNOY and an all-star Prog lineup (Eric Gillette, Richard Henshall & Charlie Griffiths on Guitar,Connor Green on Bass & Diego Tejeida on Keyboards) performing Mike Portnoy’s 12 Step Suite live in its entirety! […]Read more ›
FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER IN AUSTRALIA AT SOUNDWAVE 2016 TROY SANDERS (MASTODON) – MARK OSEGUEDA (DEATH ANGEL) ALEX SKLONICK (TESTAMENT) – MIKE PORTNOY (THE WINERY DOGS) PHIL DEMMELL (MACHINE HEAD) – MARK MENGHI (METAL ALLEGIANCE) More than an experiment, a one-off or a “super group”, METAL ALLEGIANCE is an experience. Like the comic book heroes of ‘The Avengers’, the […]Read more ›
“…when the word Allegiance came up for me when naming this thing I wanted something loyalty, just a loyal group if you will and that’s kind of where the name came from and that’s what we’re trying to do, bring in all these different people, all these sub-genres of metal under one roof.” From release: Heavy Metal is more than […]Read more ›
After the recent announcement that METAL ALLEGIANCE will be releasing an album of original material, a date has been set for the debut album of the musical collective. The self-titled album is scheduled to be available worldwide on September, 18th via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The album features a collection of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal’s most notable performers. Brought together by principal partner Mark […]Read more ›
METAL ALLEGIANCE – signs with Nuclear Blast Entertainment; debut album from musical collective slated for release this year!
After successful appearances at sea on MOTÖRHEAD’s Motörboat and Shiprocked as well as an unforgettable show before NAMM in Anaheim this past January, METAL ALLEGIANCE has signed their first-ever record deal with Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The world-wide deal stems from the popular musical collective uniting to write and record original material this past winter. Brought together by METAL ALLEGIANCE principal partner Mark Menghi, the original material came together from the creative minds of David […]Read more ›
“This time around we were able to breathe and enjoy as we now knew what each other’s personalities were like and we now knew what the sound and style and direction of the music was because we had already established that. So I think this time we were able to just relax and let everyone breathe a little more.” From […]Read more ›
NEW ROCK SUPERGROUP FLYING COLORS RELEASES DEBUT ALBUM TODAY All-star band contains members of Dream Theater, Deep Purple and Alpha Rev While the band name Flying Colors might be unfamiliar to you, the members of this rock supergroup have individually sold millions of records and strong fan base around the world. Flying Colors‘ self-titled debut album is released today through […]Read more ›