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Next To None

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Below is our complete Next To None news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Next To None Takes A "Pause"

Pennsylvanian progressive metal act Next To None issued a lyric video for the new song "Pause." The song appears on the band's upcoming new album "Phases," which drops on July 7th via Century Media Records.

The track listing for the album is:

1. 13
2. Answer Me
3. The Apple
4. Beg
5. Alone
6. Kek
7. Clarity
8. Pause
9. Mr Mime
10. Isolation
11. Denial
12. The Wanderer

Check out "Pause" here: More...

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Next To None Announces New Album

Pennsylvania-based metal act Next To None, featuring drummer Max Portnoy, has announced the release of forthcoming second album "Phases" on July 7th through EMP Label Group in North America and InsideOutMusic in Europe.

The band recently completed its first ever European tour alongside label-mates Haken, and has forthcoming dates supporting Mike Portnoy’s Shattered Fortress.

Formed in 2012, in the Lehigh Valley area of Pennsylvania, the foursome released debut "A Light In The Dark" in 2015 via InsideOut (reviewed here), before setting out to work on "Phases."

The album features 12 tracks self-recorded by the band at singer/keyboardist Thomas Cuce’s home studio Battery Power Studios, and mixed by Grammy nominated Periphery bassist Adam “Nolly” Getgood.

Drummer Max Portnoy says, “It's a collective production, with all of the band having their say. We had strong ideas as to how we wanted this album to turn out, and if we'd brought in an outside producer, then this could have changed. So, it was best for us to stick together and follow our own vision.” More...

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Sunburst Out Of ProgPower USA XVIII

ProgPower USA promoter Glenn Harveston announced that Greek power/progressive act Sunburst was dropped from the XVIII roster, due to a VISA issues, in which a particular USCIS agent made an unusual and specific "all-encompassing" request for evidence that was impossible to satisfy in the time left. Harveston also announced that Brazil's Daydream XI will replace Sunburst.

Harveston posted the following announcement: "It is with extreme frustration and disappointment I must announce that Sunburst (Greece) will not be performing at ProgPower USA XVIII. Despite having provided the same type and kind of evidence that has obtained approvals for not only ProgPower USA bands over the last decade, but for well over one hundred other bands submitted by Marc/Play America, one agent at the USCIS (United States Customs & Immigration Services) has deemed our evidence insufficient. Given the all-encompassing breadth of that specific agent's demands (more than ever have been seen by either Marc or myself) in an RFE (Request for Evidence) in our careers, there is literally no hope of satisfying those demands. Sunburst, Marc, & I have all agreed it would be pointless to continue to fight this hopeless battle.

"Rest assured I have every intention of having Sunburst back as soon as possible. They are an amazing band and deserve to be on the ProgPower USA stage. The band is understandably disappointed, but also understand the circumstances cannot be helped.

"I want to calm the fears of those concerned about other bands performing this year. I have already obtained visa approvals for all bands I am specifically responsible for performing on Friday and Saturday. Sunburst was the last band we were waiting on for visa approval. All bands that have been submitted for Wednesday and Thursday so far have also been approved. More...

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Imminent Sonic Destruction Announces Tour Support

Imminent Sonic Destruction and Edensong are pleased to welcome progressive rockers Next To None (featuring Mike Portnoy's son, Max Portnoy), District 97, and Half Past Four as the local support in select markets for a forthcoming North American tour.

While Half Past Four will be the special guests on the tour's kick off at Hard Luck Bar in Toronto, District 97 can be caught at the band's Chicago, IL stop and Next To None will conclude the tour in New York City at Drom. The full itinerary is available below.

Half Past Four keyboardist Igor Kurtzman commented: "Having met the band years ago at Nearfest and later sharing the stage with them in New York, we are particularly excited to play with one of our favorite prog bands Edensong once again." More...

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Next To None Kicking Off U.S. Tour

Progressive metal outfit Next To None is taking a break from working on new music to hit the road on a mini U.S. tour kicking off this Wednesday, July 13th in Fort Atkinson, WI.

The complete set of dates is available below. Next To None is continuing to perform live in support of debut album release "A Light In The Dark" (reviewed here).

Wed Jul 13 HIJYNX Fort Atkinson, WI 8:00PM
Fri Jul 15 The Back Bar Janesville, WI 7:00PM
Sat Jul 16 Skyway Theatre Minneapolis, MN 12:00PM
Sun Jul 17 Agora Cleveland, OH 6:00PM
Thurs Jul 21 State Theatre St Petersburg, FL 7:00PM
Fri Jul 22 Cabana Inn Sarasota, FL 8:00PM
Fri Jul 29 Hard Rock Cafe Philadelphia, PA 8:00PM More...

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Metal Allegiance Announces New Tour Dates

Metal Allegiance is proud to announce the Destination (Almost) East Coast tour! The 7 day trek kicks off March 31st in Providence, Rhode Island followed by stops in Poughkeepsie, New Haven, and Lancaster before the final show on April 7th at the Gramercy in New York.

Accompanying the band for these 7 special shows are none other than Mark Oseguesda, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, and Chuck Billy.

“I’m stoked for MA to be playing other areas in the States," comments Mark Menghi. "We’re trying real hard to hit everywhere in America (and all over the world for that matter) when time allows. Prepare for a full-on metal assault during our (almost) East Coast trek.” More...

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Next To None Announces More U.S. Tour Dates

Prog metal group Next To None, featuring drummer Max Portnoy, has been performing up and down the U.S. east coast for the past few weeks.

The band will continue regional performances with several newly announced dates taking place this December and on New Year's Day of 2016.

The new dates will feature additional performances from bands such as Metal Allegiance, In The Presence of Wolves, and Ghost Ship Octavius. See below for all currently confirmed tour dates:

11/8 - Allentown, PA @ Chicago Restaurant & Nightlife
12/4 - Hamden, CT @ The Outer Space Ballroom w/ In The Presences Of Wolves
12/6 - Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East w/ In The Presences Of Wolves
12/9 - New York, NY @ Studio at Webster Hall w/ Ghost Ship Octavius
12/10 - Worcester, MA @ Ralph's Diner w/ Ghost Ship Octavius
12/11 - Philadelphia, PA @ Bull Shooters Saloon w/ Ghost Ship Octavius
12/12 - Binghamton, NY @ Eclipse w/ Ghost Ship Octavius
12/13 - TBA w/ Ghost Ship Octavius
12/19 - Philadelphia, PA @ Bull Shooters Saloon w/ The Madeline Haze
12/31 - Amityville, NY @ Revolution Bar w/ Metal Allegiance
1/1/2016 - Richmond, VA @ Canal Club w/ The Madeline Haze More...

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Next To None Adds More U.S. Shows

The prog metal youngsters from Next To None are currently on a tour of the U.S. east coast with Fates Warning – and they are not stopping any time soon.

The band has announced a second U.S. tour taking place this November with A.D.D. and Blanco Diablo. See below for all currently confirmed tour dates in support of debut full-length album "A Light In The Dark" (check out our review here).

10/23 - Philadelphia, PA @ Bull Shooters Saloon
11/1 - Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
11/8 - Allentown, PA @ Chicago Restaurant & Nightlife
11/10 - Watertown, NY @ The Flashback Lounge w/ A.D.D. + TBA
11/11 - TBA
11/12 - Rochester, NY @ The California Brew Haus w/ A.D.D., Blanco Diablo and X The Sky + 6:00pm in-store appearance at House of Guitars (645 Titus Ave)
11/13 - Niagara Falls, NY @ The Evening Star Concert Hall w/ A.D.D., Blanco Diablo and Surrender Reality
11/14 - Auburn, NY @ Suzy's Lounge w/ A.D.D., Blanco Diablo + TBA More...

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Next To None Posts New Video

Today, in celebration of the band's upcoming tour (kicking off this Saturday in Philadelphia, PA), Next To None reveals a brand new lyric video for "You Are Not Me," created by drummer Max Portnoy himself. Check it out below.

Next To None released debut album "A Light In The Dark" via InsideOut this past summer (check out our review here) and you can also see the all-teen band on these dates:

10/3 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Legendary Dobbs
10/6 - Asbury Park, NJ @ The Saint
10/9 - Hartford, CT @ The Webster w/ Fates Warning
10/10 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium w/ Fates Warning
10/13 - Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus w/ Fates Warning
10/16 - Westland, MI @ The Token Lounge w/ Fates Warning
10/23 - Philadelphia, PA @ Bull Shooters Saloon
10/30 - Amityville, NY @ Revolution Bar
11/1 - Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
11/8 - Allentown, PA @ Chicago Restaurant & Nightlife More...

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Next To None Announces U.S. Shows

Prog metal band Next To None - composed entirely of members under the age of 18 - recently released debut full-length "A Light In The Dark" via InsideOut.

Produced by Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs, Dream Theater, Adrenaline Mob, Twisted Sister), "A Light in the Dark" also features guest appearances by Bumblefoot (Guns N’ Roses) and prog legend Neal Morse.

With the album out for public consumption, now the group is headed out on tour in the U.S. for a string of shows (hopefully none of these venues have 18+ policies!). Dates for the trek are as follows:

10/3 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Legendary Dobbs
10/6 – Asbury Park, NJ @ The Saint
10/9 - Hartford, CT @ The Webster
10/10 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
10/13 - Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus
10/16 - Westland, MI @ The Token Lounge
10/23 - Philadelphia, PA @ Bull Shooters Saloon
11/1 - Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
11/8 - Allentown, PA @ Chicago Restaurant & Nightlif More...

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Next To None Posts "Blood On My Hands" Clip

InsideOut teen prodigy band Next To None is a week away from the release of debut album "A Light in the Dark" on June 29th, 2015.

In advance of the album's release, the band is pleased to reveal a lyric video for the album's closing epic track, "Blood on my Hands." Vocalist/keyboardist Thomas Cuce had this to say about the track:

"At the time [I wrote the lyrics] it seemed like every day there was a different person going crazy somewhere and shooting up a building or whatever, and I would ask my self 'Why does this keep happening? What was that person thinking? What led them to do this?' So I tried to put myself in this person's head. I created a character and started from the aftermath of the event, which is where we first hear about it in the news."

Of the song's extended arrangement, he says, "It took us months to write this song and then months to learn it. We had a big dry erase board that we used to chart out all the parts with the time signatures until we had them memorized." More...

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Next To None Streams "You Are Not Me"

Next To None, the teen prodigy band recently signed to InsideOut, is set to release debut album "A Light in the Dark" on June 29th, 2015.

Now the group is pleased to reveal a stream of the track "You Are Not Me" in advance of the release. Check it out below. Max Portnoy also comments:

"'You Are Not Me' is one of our heavier songs that shows more of a modern metal side, it is also probably one of the first songs in prog metal history to feature a beer keg being hit with a bat!" More...

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Next To None Posts Album Trailer

Next To None recently signed to InsideOut and has released a video EPK in advance of upcoming album "A Light in the Dark." The group's debut album is due for release on June 30th in the U.S. and June 29th in Europe.

Based in Pennsylvania, Next To None features Max Portnoy on drums, Ryland Holland on guitar, Kris Rank on bass, and Thomas Cuce on keyboards and lead vocals.

Drummer Max Portnoy says, "It's so exciting to be signing with InsideOut...the home of the greatest prog bands in the world! We are honored to be part of the family."

Says producer Mike Portnoy, "Producing the Next To None album was like a trip back in time for me. I couldn't be prouder of this album and think that Next To None represents the next generation of progressive metal."

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. The Edge Of Sanity
2. You Are Not Me
3. Runaway
4. A Lonely Walk
5. Control
6. Lost
7. Social Anxiety
8. Legacy
9. Blood On My Hands
Digital-only bonus tracks:
10. Fortune Cookie
11. Deafening More...

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Next To None Announces Shows With Haken

Next To None, the teen band recently signed to InsideOut and featuring Max Portnoy, will be opening select shows for English labelmates Haken this coming April and May.

The band features Max Portnoy on drums, Ryland Holland on guitar, Kris Rank on bass, and Thomas Cuce on keyboards and lead vocals. Next To None's debut album, "A Light in the Dark," is due for release on June 29th in Europe and June 30th in the U.S. See the band live:

4/25 Detroit, MI - Token Lounge
4/26 Chicago, IL - Reggie's
4/27 Toronto, ON - Hard Luck
4/30 New York, NY - Studio at Webster Hall
5/1 Philadelphia, PA - Bull Shooters Saloon
5/3 Springfield, VA - Empire More...

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Max Portnoy's Band Releasing Debut Album

Teen prodigy progressive band Next To None announces its signing today to InsideOut and the imminent release of debut album, "A Light in the Dark." Prior to the album's release, the band will be opening shows for English labelmates Haken on a U.S. tour.

Based in Pennsylvania, Next To None features Max Portnoy on drums, Ryland Holland on guitar, Kris Rank on bass, and Thomas Cuce on keyboards and lead vocals. The band has been honing its craft for several years, recording a self-released EP and playing various live gigs, including a slot at the Progressive Nation At Sea 2014 cruise. Later that year, the band went into the studio to record this debut album.

At the ripe young ages of 15 and 16, they emerged with an album they and producer Mike Portnoy (Transatlantic, Flying Colors, ex-Dream Theater) are extremely proud of. "A Light in the Dark" also features guest appearances by Bumblefoot (Guns N Roses) and Neal Morse.

Drummer Max Portnoy says, "It's so exciting to be signing with InsideOut...the home of the greatest prog bands in the world! We are honored to be part of the family."

Says producer Mike Portnoy, "Producing the Next To None album was like a trip back in time for me. I couldn't help but be reminded of recording my very first album with Dream Theater back in 1988. These boys have talent and maturity way beyond their years. It's obvious in their playing abilities, but I was most impressed with their writing and creative abilities. Six of the songs spread across the album tie together to create a conceptual piece...for a group of 15 & 16-year-olds to be thinking in big master strokes like that is absolutely incredible. They are doing things musically and thematically as teenagers that I wasn't exploring until I was in my mid twenties and thirties!

"I must point out that THEY wrote all of the music and performed all of their instruments on the album. I do not want people to think that my role as producer had anything to do with those areas...it is all THEM! My main role was to help them explore the studio for the first time and help them learn the ropes in that department. I couldn't be prouder of this album and think that Next To None represents the next generation of progressive metal." More...

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