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SONS OF APOLLO – February Tour Dates And 2018 Festival Dates

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , , on February 2, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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From Sons Of Apollo facebook:

Sons Of Apollo – 2018 Tour Dates:

Feb 3rd thru 8th – Cruise To The Edge
Feb 9th – Miami, FL – Magic City Casino (Monsters of Rock Cruise Pre Party)
Feb 11th – Orlando, FL – Plaza Live
Feb 12th – Atlanta, GA – Variety Theater
Feb 13th – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
Feb 15th – Asbury Park, NJ – House Of Independants
Feb 16th – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
Feb 17th – Battle Creek, MI – Music Factory
Feb 18th – Joliet, IL – The Forge

2018 Festival Dates:

June 22nd – Clisson, France – Hellfest
June 23rd – Dessel, Belgium – Graspop
June 24th – Milan, Italy – Teatro Degli Arcimbodi
June 30th – Barcelona, Spain – Be Prog My Friend
July 1st – Maidstone, England – Rambling Man Festival
July 14th – Eindhoven, Netherlands – Dynamo MetalFest

Aug 3rd – Germany – Wacken
Aug 18th – Warsaw, Poland – Prog In Park II

Sept 22nd – Plovdiv, Bulgaria – Roman Amphitheater
(A Very Special Evening with SONS OF APOLLO & the Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony including a COVERS Set!)

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* For more info: Sons Of Apollo

LONG LIVE SONS OF APOLLO.

STONE.

TILES – Announces New Live Performances; MIKE PORTNOY Video Endorsement For “Pretending 2 Run” Album Posted

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, news, prog rock, progressive rock, rock music with tags , , , , , on July 14, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Detroit Prog quartet TILES has confirmed several new live appearances in the weeks ahead, and in addition, the band has just issued a short new video endorsement from Mike Portnoy.

Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs, Flying Colors, Dream Theater) praises the new TILES double album Pretending 2 Run backstage after The Winery Dogs show in Detroit. Portnoy and his son Max (Next To None) supply guest drums to the album – simultaneously, the first time the two have been recorded together – in addition to other luminaries including Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull), Adam Holzman (Steven Wilson), Mike Stern (Miles Davis), Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree) and Kim Mitchell. The record was produced by Terry Brown (Rush, Fates Warning) and is finished with artwork by Hugh Syme (Iron Maiden, Rush, Dream Theater).

See the new mini-video HERE or below:

Following their recent Northeastern US tour with Laser’s Edge label mates District 97, TILES has confirmed several new live performances for the Summer and early Fall months. The new gigs include a hometown show August 13th with Laser’s Edge kin Iris Divine as well as Mindmaze and Mare Crisium, followed by back-to-back shows September 29th and 30th at the Cleveland and Detroit nights of Sonic Voyage Fest alongside Circuline and Stratospheerius. Further updates will follow.

TILES Live:

8/13/2016 Token Lounge – Detroit, MI w/ Mindmaze, Iris Divine, Mare Crisium [info]

9/29/2016 Wilberts – Cleveland, OH @ Sonic Voyage Fest w/ Circuline, Stratospheerius [info]

9/30/2016 Token Lounge – Detroit, MI @ Sonic Voyage Fest w/ Circuline, Stratospheerius [info]

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Released in April through the Laser’s Edge Group, Pretending 2 Run is sitting comfortably in the Top 20 of many monthly readers’ polls throughout Europe and is being hailed as one of 2016’s best Prog albums. PROG issued, “the Detroiters really turn up the heat,” calling the band’s delivery, “imaginative, expansive, colorful, diverse and more satisfying than ever.” Classic Rock claims, “whoever invests their time into Pretending 2 Run will have enjoyed every single second.” All Music stated, “Who says the concept album is dead? Brilliant.” iO Pages says, “TILES is still at the top of the progressive rock world. Pretending 2 Run will finish high in many year-end lists.”

Says Eclipsed, “Pretending 2 Run is an enormously complex album that reveals new secrets with each play.” Progression Magazine rated the record 4/5 including, “This album clearly sounds as if it took years to make. ‘Shelter In Place’… ranks as one of the strongest, most memorable tunes in the band’s catalog.”

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Sea Of Tranquility’s 4.5/5 review boasts, “In a year when we’ve seen two longtime prog veterans, Dream Theater and TILES, release lengthy concept albums, I have to give TILES the nod as the more successful of the two…” Music Connection’s review includes, “they’ve upped the ante by giving the listener a double disc with an engaging storyline, meticulously arranged string and choral pieces, sweet vocal harmonies and tuneful jam-based rock, fusion and world beat sounds,” and About.com’s 4/5 review said, “Pretending 2 Run gives prog rock fans everything they could want in a big album.”

Headbanger’s Lifestyle praised, “TILES has delivered a real masterpiece extraordinaire,” and Absolute Zero Media notes, “Lush and epic prog metal – very, very impressive!” Musipedia Of Metal hails, “A progressive masterpiece. With so many great prog albums this year already, Pretending 2 Run could possibly be the best.” Polyprisma issued, “TILES has created something technically breathtaking and far beyond the norm,” and Profil Prog crowns the record, “A jewel of originality. Highly recommended!”

Stream the 24 bit version of Pretending 2 Run RIGHT HERE, see the “Shelter In Place” video HERE, and the “Weightless” lyric video HERE or below:

Pretending 2 Run is out now worldwide through Laser’s Edge; physical orders can be placed HERE and digital HERE.

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Source: Earsplit PR

For more TILES info:

http://www.facebook.com/Tiles.Band

http://www.tiles-music.com

http://www.twitter.com/tilesband

http://www.lasersedgegroup.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE TILES.

Stone.

Mike Portnoy Is New Twisted Sister Drummer

Posted in classic rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock drummers, rock music with tags , , , , on April 7, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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The above 2 Twitter tweets posted by Mike Portnoy, (The Winery Dogs, Dream Theater), pretty much says it all. These 2 tweets were posted tonight, on April 7th. I am very happy to see that Twisted Sister has a legend such as Mike Portnoy chosen to be their drummer. Metal be thy name. – Stone

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE TWISTED SISTER.

REST IN PEACE, AJ PERO.

Stone.

Mike Portnoy – Releases Personalized Invite Video For Progressive Nation At Sea

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, metal music, Music, progressive rock, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on October 29, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Los Angeles, CA – While on tour with his American power trio – supergroup, The Winery Dogs, Mike Portnoy filmed an epic and personalized invite video to his first ever Progressive Nation at Sea Cruise. Taking you band by band and leading you through the musical adventure that attendees have to look forward to at this one of a kind, floating Progressive Rock festival taking place February 2014.

The video can be seen below:

Mike Portnoy had this to say: “I could not be any prouder or any more excited than I am for Progressive Nation At Sea 2014. It is my ultimate dream lineup ranging from legends like Jon Anderson & Adrian Belew to Prog trailblazers like Spock’s Beard & the Flower Kings to today’s most extreme cutting edge artists like Devin Townsend and Periphery.

I am also excited to be playing with Bigelf, PSMS & Transatlantic…the final encore of which will see Transatlantic & Jon Anderson joining forces for a one-time only set of Yes classics! This is going to be a historic experience and the Prog event of the Millennium! You will not want to miss out on this!”

Progressive Nation at Sea, an infusion of music and technique that will heighten your senses in a way no other vacation ever could! Imagine a couple thousand prog enthusiasts surrounding you on the Norwegian Pearl as we set sail from Miami to Great Stirrup Cay and Grand Bahama Island February 18-22, 2014. The cruise is powered by leading Progressive Rock label InsideOut Music and features the genres most prolific artists.

This music festival at sea gives you an experience that one on land just can’t match. In addition to 5 days in the beautiful Caribbean, music will be happening from morning till late at night. Some of the best experimental music might be in the wee morning hours in an unscheduled jam by the artists! When you finally call it a night (or a morning) you can head back to your comfortable room and get some rest before getting into the action all over again. Did we mention you’d be walking around the same place as your musical heroes? Oh yeah, that means you might be having dinner and drinks right next to your favorite musician!

LINEUP:

Progressive Nation at Sea boasts the musical genius of Transatlantic, Portnoy, Sheehan, MacAlpine, Sherinian, Jon Anderson, Adrian Belew’s Power Trio, Devin Townsend Project, King’s X, Spock’s Beard, The Flower Kings, Pain Of Salvation, Anathema, Riverside, Periphery, Animals as Leaders, The Safety Fire, Tony Harnell & Bumblefoot, Bigelf, Beardfish, The Dear Hunter, Haken, Jolly, Anneke van Giersbergen, Mark Mikel and Next to None.

Check out the FREE PN14 Sampler presented by InsideOut Music & Guitar Center: www.insideoutgcsampler.com  and enter for your chance to win an all expense paid trip to PN14 and a signed guitar from all the artists!

For more information please visit:

Website: www.progressivenationatsea.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/progressivenationatsea

InsideOut Music: www.insideoutmusic.com

Sixthman: www.sixthman.net

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(Source: Glass Onyon, PR)

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LONG LIVE MIKE PORTNOY.

LONG LIVE PROG ROCK & PROG METAL.

Stone.

Progressive Nation At Sea Returns In 2014, Featuring Prog Legends!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, prog rock, progressive rock, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on August 20, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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“PROGRESSIVE NATION AT SEA 2014” MAKES ITS MAIDEN VOYAGE FEB 18TH THRU 22ND FEATURING TRANSATLANTIC, PORTNOY SHEEHAN MACALPINE SHERINIAN, JON ANDERSON, ADRIAN BELEW’S POWER TRIO, DEVIN TOWNSEND, KING’S X, SPOCK’S BEARD, THE FLOWER KINGS, PAIN OF SALVATION, RIVERSIDE, ANIMALS AS LEADERS, THE SAFETY FIRE, TONY HARNELL & BUMBLEFOOT, BIGELF, BEARDFISH, THE DEAR HUNTER, HAKEN, JOLLY AND NEXT TO NONE

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Los Angeles, CA – Progressive Nation is hitting the high seas in 2014!  Join us in this inaugural sailing from February 18th – 22nd 2014 on the luxurious Norwegian Pearl heading from Miami to Great Stirrup Cay and Freeport, Bahamas. This music festival at sea gives you an experience that a land festival just can’t match. In addition to 4 days in the beautiful Caribbean and all the amenities of a cruise ship; you will enjoy music from morning ‘til night with over 40 shows on multiple stages, along with activities, Q&A’s, panels and workshops from your favorite artists.

PROGRESSIVE NATION founder Mike Portnoy elaborates: “In 2008 & 2009, I created a touring package called ‘Progressive Nation’ and with Dream Theater headlining, we did three full tours (two in North America and one in Europe) that showcased a variety of bands that embraced the spirit and musicality of progressive music.

Well after a 5 year hiatus, I have decided to resurrect Progressive Nation and this time we are taking it to the seas! But rather than a 4 band bill like previous Progressive Nation tours, we have expanded the bill to OVER A DOZEN of today’s greatest progressive bands, musicians and artists! (and there may be one or two more still to be confirmed).

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L to R: Mike Portnoy, Billy Sheehan, Derek Sherinian, Tony MacAlpine

Myself and my former DT bandmate Derek Sherinian have teamed up with Sixthman (who have done incredibly successful cruises with Kid Rock, Lynyrd Skynyrd and the annual Kiss Cruise to name a few) as well as our friends at Inside Out Music and look forward to a very successful inaugural launch of PROGRESSIVE NATION AT SEA Feb 18th thru 22nd 2014. We are so excited to take part in this historic maiden voyage and look forward to sharing this one of a kind event with fans from all around the world!”

Visit www.progressivenationatsea.com to register for the pre-sale today!

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This music festival at sea gives music fans an experience that a land festival just can’t match. In addition to 4 days in the beautiful Caribbean, guest will have the opportunity to see their favorite musical heroes perform numerous sets around the many stages set around Norwegian Pearl. And when guests are not attending a performance, a variety of activities hosted by the artists will fill the day.

Progressive Nation at Sea begins at $700 per person plus taxes and fees. Prices include entertainment, meals, and access to Norwegian Pearl’s outstanding amenities, including outdoor pool, hot tubs, rock climbing wall, and fitness center. Fans can read more and sign up for the Progressive Nation pre-sale at:

www.progressivenationatsea.com

With 15 decks of fun, Norwegian Pearl offers guests access to 13 bars and lounges, 19 dining experiences, one outdoor pool, four hot tubs, and spa treatments to help forget about the world left behind. Onboard concerts aren’t the only things that rock on Norwegian Pearl – passengers looking for more activities can visit the outdoor climbing wall, bowl a few frames at the onboard lanes, or tempt lady luck at The Pearl Club Casino.

Progressive Nation cruisers will also have the opportunity to explore the sandy beaches of Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas, their very own private island getaway. A host of beachside activities and games, the gigantic “Hippo” water slide, and access to food and beverage service will make the stay on Great Stirrup Cay an unforgettable experience.

Forthcoming announcements are scheduled to follow detailing artist-hosted activities, theme night information, contest additions, and activities!  For full details and to sign up for the pre-sale, fans should visit www.progressivenationatsea.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/progressivenationatsea

twitter: twitter.com/prognationatsea

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(Source: Glass Onyon, PR)

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LONG LIVE PROGRESSIVE NATION.

LONG LIVE MIKE PORTNOY & THIS LINEUP OF BANDS.

Stone.

ADRENALINE MOB “Omertà” – 5 Quick Reasons To Buy This Album

Posted in album reviews, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on May 29, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

ADRENALINE MOB – After repeatedly listening to Omertà, the debut album from supergroup Adrenaline Mob; I’ve come to the Metal conclusion; that there is a life after Dream Theater for founding member/drummer Mike Portnoy after all. I’ll add that Mike Portnoy sounds like a drummer unleashed upon his drum kit with a Metal mission to raise some hell and fun.

I get psyched-out by listening to Omertà and can’t resist this band’s full-throttle approach to playing at such a kick-ass level of excitement. Below are my 5 reasons to buy this intense album of Heavy Metal.

01Mike Portnoy ignites Omertà with his drumming! Those fills! A top ten drummer in the world and no one can tell me any different. ‘Nuff said.

02Russell Allen – A premiere Heavy Rock vocalist is Russell and he comes across as commanding as ever on this album. Russell flexes his muscular vocals on Undaunted, Believe MePsychosane, Feelin’ MeAll On The Line and Indifferent with an intensity that can only be marveled by my ears. Yes, Russell’s range is showcased throughout Omertà and he sings with an iron fist, no doubt about it.

03Mike Orlando plays guitars and bass on Omertà and has given these songs their unreal and memorable melodic moments. Mike shreds, entertains and soars throughout all 11 songs. His Groove Metal style is a thunder strike on this album and he is a consummate player. One listen to Omertà and my Metal brethren should hopefully agree… Mike Orlando is versed in Metal history. Hit The Wall is a grand sonic showcase for Mike Orlando; among many I’ve enjoyed on Omertà.

04Come Undone. This 1993 Duran Duran classic is turned into Heavy Metal gold by Adrenaline Mob. Whoa. Yes, Adrenaline Mob made Come Undone their very Metal own; they took the psyche-you-out key and turned the Metal ignition onto overdrive with their cover of this song. Lzzy Hale of Halestorm lends her dazzling vocals to Come Undone and it’s the lightning strike that puts this song right over-the-top. Chills city my Metal brethren… chills city.

05The Vibes – Adrenaline Mob raided some Metal vibe warehouse somewhere and ran off with the entire F’n inventory. This album is so power-packed with Metal vibes, beats and grooves that it has knocked me Metal senseless. Omertà is easily a required Metal album to own; it’s also a blazing comet of Metal whoop ass that I never want to get out-of-the-way from. Metal be thy name.

Omertà was released on March 13th, 2012, via Elm City Music.

Omertà – Track Listing:

Undaunted

Psychosane

Indifferent

All On The Line

Hit The Wall

Feelin’ Me

Come Undone

Believe Me

Down To The Floor

Angel Sky

Freight Train

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For more info on ADRENALINE MOB, click on the links below!

http://www.adrenalinemob.com

http://www.twitter.com/adrenalinemob

LONG LIVE ADRENALINE MOB.

Stone.

ADRENALINE MOB – ‘UNDAUNTED’ Music Video Is: MUST METAL

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, heavy metal videos, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on March 15, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

ADRENALINE MOB – Released on March 13th, 2012, via Elm City Music is the debut full-length from Metal Supergroup – ADRENALINE MOB. Featuring: Mike Portnoy (Drums), Russell Allen – (Vocals), Mike Orlando (Guitar) and John Moyer (bass).

Below is the music video for Undaunted. This Metal song and video is 100% certified M.O.A.. What is M.O.A. you ask? Metal Odyssey Approved. Undaunted simply kicks serious Metal ass. The Metal grooves are abundant and Russell sings Metal lights out. Mike Orlando on guitar shreds and is a contagious listen! Mike Portnoy is fun to hear and watch on drums… a genuine talent is he.

WARNING: Undaunted is one of those Metal songs that can easily psyche-you-out-of-your-Metal-mind. Turn up the volume with some Metal attitude and Metal be thy name.

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For more info on ADRENALINE MOB, click on the links below:

http://www.adrenalinemob.com

http://www.twitter.com/adrenalinemob

LONG LIVE ADRENALINE MOB.

Stone.

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