Haven't heard from former Avenged Sevenfold drummer Mike Portnoy in at least three weeks... time for an update!

In a Twitter message a few hours ago, Portnoy reveals he is currently working on a new project with Symphony X frontman Russell Allen (also known from Allen/Lande and Star One).

In Portnoy's own words: "VERY excited about a new project I'm working on [with] one my [favorite] singers in the world: my bro, Sir Russell Allen. Wait till you hear this shit!"




The debut album of his other project - featuring Steve Morse (Deep Purple, ex-Kansas), Neal Morse (Transatlantic, Spock's Beard), Dave LaRue (Dixie Dregs) and Casey McPherson (Alpha Rev, Endochine) - is tentatively due later in the year.


Source: mikeportnoy.com
Band profile: Symphony X
 
Posted: 04.02.2011 by Thryce



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BudDa - 04.02.2011 at 15:35  
Yes..thats the spirit, remain relevant and flood the sites with news..
though, "...my bro, Sir Russell Allen. Wait 'till you hear this shit!" is sooo "yo-boy"..make it sound abit more metal..
ImperialTroll - 04.02.2011 at 15:35  
Portnoy....How about a nice cup of SHUT THE FUCK UP
evoola - 04.02.2011 at 15:47  
So he loads his plate so full of crap he can't concentrate on one thing any more which was Dream Theater. They don't want him back and neither does the craptastic band he quit DT for so he's clinging to Russell Allen from Symphony X who has a brand new cd and tour coming out? How the fuck is that going to work?

Dear Mike, love ya man but you need to get off the blow dude. Time to chillax a bit and let things happen me thinks.
Sasha Batrakov - 04.02.2011 at 17:10  
This is going to be sick!
INÆRIS - 04.02.2011 at 17:31  
I hope Michael Romeo plays guitar for this. It sucks how Portnoy has become the annoying little brother of prog metal with all these little things here and there. Still one hell of a drummer though.
Holy Man - 04.02.2011 at 17:31  
Oh for the love of all that is metal... somebody put this guy out of his misery... I'm so tired of hearing about Portnoy I probably will never listen to ANYTHING he's featured on... ridiculous.
semus - 04.02.2011 at 17:42  
No more of him.... bah
PrimalAntagonist - 04.02.2011 at 17:57  
I wish for some extreme metal stuff from portnoy..........WHOAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
Jiri - 04.02.2011 at 18:18  
Allen is an amazing singer. This could be imteresting...
Ellrohir - 04.02.2011 at 18:28  
Hm...from hero to zero in a few easy steps...
RavenLord - 04.02.2011 at 18:29  
I particularly like how his 20 year stint in DT is eclipsed entirely by a touring slot in Avenged Sevenfold, forevermore branding him 'that former Avenged Sevenfold drummer'...not harbouring a grudge against Portnoy, I trust, Thryce?
Paradox0 - 04.02.2011 at 20:35  
For some reason I clicked this link thinking it was Mike Patton, which would be pretty awesome. Unfortunately, this just means another generic power metal piece I suppose.
Lit. - 04.02.2011 at 22:20  
Just be glad it has nothing to do with the Beatles.
MetallicA_3 - 04.02.2011 at 22:23  
Unfortunately Mike's life without DT became misery
shadowdragonfly1 - 04.02.2011 at 22:30  
My prediction of this album is that its going to be just above average. Russel is an amazing singer and one of my favorites, surely will buy this when it comes out, but im really waiting for the new symphony X so much more than this
Introspekrieg - 04.02.2011 at 22:55  
Written by MetallicA_3 on 04.02.2011 at 22:23

Unfortunately Mike's life without DT became misery


I'm sure it's not that bad...
Asunder - 04.02.2011 at 23:15  
Quote:
The debut album of his other project - featuring Steve Morse (Deep Purple, ex-Kansas), Neal Morse (Transatlantic, Spock's Beard), Dave LaRue (Dixie Dregs) and Casey McPherson (Alpha Rev, Endochine) - is tentatively due later in the year.


Wow just when I thought it couldn't get any worse I noticed the last bit of that announcement. I don't see that album going well..
Fat & Sassy! - 05.02.2011 at 00:01  
Cool story, bro.
The Voyager - 05.02.2011 at 03:48  
Seems to me he should focus on one thing at a time. Otherwise, these projects of his could be in danger of slumping into mediocrity. Either that, or maybe he should just start a new BAND. Not a "project" with an all-star cast, an actual BAND that he can focus on.
Kap'N Korrupt - 05.02.2011 at 05:37  
Written by Introspekrieg on 04.02.2011 at 22:55

Written by MetallicA_3 on 04.02.2011 at 22:23

Unfortunately Mike's life without DT became misery


I'm sure it's not that bad...

Yeah...he's got bitches, blow and blunts...I can just imagine MP being in some promo video with some stupid rap music next being all like "yo bitches, check out my new shit!"

MIKE PORTNOY - WORKING ON NEW PROJECT WITH KATY PERRY
MetallicA_3 - 05.02.2011 at 07:09  
Written by Guest on 05.02.2011 at 05:37

Written by Introspekrieg on 04.02.2011 at 22:55

Written by MetallicA_3 on 04.02.2011 at 22:23

Unfortunately Mike's life without DT became misery


I'm sure it's not that bad...

Yeah...he's got bitches, blow and blunts...I can just imagine MP being in some promo video with some stupid rap music next being all like "yo bitches, check out my new shit!"

MIKE PORTNOY - WORKING ON NEW PROJECT WITH KATY PERRY



LOOOOOOOOOOOOLZ OR EVEN Eminem
MetalSpider - 05.02.2011 at 08:19  
If he works with justin bieber...im going to hunt him down and beat him with his own drumsticks.

Im actually curious to hear what his project with Russell Allen (one of my favourites!) will sound like.
Black Conundrum - 05.02.2011 at 09:42  
This is something I'm curious about.
Angelic Storm - 05.02.2011 at 12:37  
I think he's just lost without Dream Theater, and is probably still smarting from their decision to not accept him back into the band.

As for this new project, anything featuring Russell Allen will get my attention, seeing as he is one of my favourite vocalists. Though as someone else said above, Im much more interested in hearing the new Symphony X material. lol
Milena - 05.02.2011 at 14:20  
Ok, come on guys, don't be rude. He's a brilliant drummer and a prog metal hero. He'll work his stuff out. Besides, Allen totally rules.
Daggon - 06.02.2011 at 05:59  
Well, Allen has a great voice, I hope this is going to be a METAL album, not a prog rock one.
Kap'N Korrupt - 06.02.2011 at 18:23  
Written by MetalSpider on 05.02.2011 at 08:19

If he works with justin bieber...

That's funny because I was gonna put Bieber instead of Katy Perry
x-avier - 09.02.2011 at 23:15  
usher and MP are making a new remix of metropolis.
MetalSpider - 11.02.2011 at 07:38  
Written by Guest on 06.02.2011 at 18:23

Written by MetalSpider on 05.02.2011 at 08:19

If he works with justin bieber...

That's funny because I was gonna put Bieber instead of Katy Perry


lol...well if it was Katy Perry, at least the project would look a little better.
Angelic Storm - 11.02.2011 at 07:44  
Written by MetalSpider on 11.02.2011 at 07:38
lol...well if it was Katy Perry, at least the project would look a little better.


Nah, Russell looks far better than her. lol
MetalSpider - 11.02.2011 at 07:47  
Written by Angelic Storm on 11.02.2011 at 07:44

Written by MetalSpider on 11.02.2011 at 07:38
lol...well if it was Katy Perry, at least the project would look a little better.


Nah, Russell looks far better than her. lol


Well....he is kind of dreamy! lol!
Angelic Storm - 11.02.2011 at 07:49  
Written by MetalSpider on 11.02.2011 at 07:47
Well....he is kind of dreamy! lol!


Haha! No comment! xD
MetalSpider - 11.02.2011 at 07:54  
Written by Angelic Storm on 11.02.2011 at 07:49

Written by MetalSpider on 11.02.2011 at 07:47
Well....he is kind of dreamy! lol!


Haha! No comment! xD




I think thats my cue to find a girlfriend again lol!
Kap'N Korrupt - 13.02.2011 at 06:39  
And then if you add Michael Romeo to the picture, you just have a bunch of good lookin' guys

In all seriousness though, the best that MP can do is fuck off for awhile and come back with a brand new band...NOT A PROJECT! A band perhaps with some unknowns...actually, FOR SURE with some unknowns and just start all over again...
Yavanna - 01.08.2011 at 15:34  
Well, this I wanna see. HAIL PORTNOY
John Shock - 19.09.2011 at 22:55  
If this is really true, then i'm gonna love it, Progressive Metal with Symphonic Power Metal it's a great combination, one of the best voices with one of the best Drummers, well, it's gonna be preeeeeeety .... nice!

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