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"Honor Thy Drummer: A Tribute to Mike Portnoy" Available For Free Download

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Independent musicians, graphic artists, and a computer graphics demogroup have collaborated on a grand scale multimedia tribute to Mike Portnoy, in celebration of over a quarter of a century of highly influential musicianship. Mike Portnoy’s early investment into the internet, as well as his relationship with the global fan base, created a fad-transcending musical community that continues to grow past the post quarter century mark.

“Mike, over the years, has fueled an online community with tireless energy and effort, of which it has been a pleasure to be a part of. Members of the community feel that paying some of that energy forward is the least they could do to show their appreciation,” says compilation producer Anthony Morse.

The multimedia tribute appears in the form of a free three disc digital album, interviews,
and some stunning music videos graphically generated by the legendary Greek demogroup Andromeda Software Development.

"Honor Thy Drummer: A Tribute to Mike Portnoy" contains 3 digital discs, 2 new, and a bonus
2009 retrospective disc featuring choice selections from the previous digital release MPF
2009. "Honor Thy Drummer" features a diverse range of styles and approaches, drawing inspiration from Mr. Portnoy’s award winning approach to music, created by acts inspired by his musical influence. The resulting music seamlessly crosses many musical boundaries weaving from heavy time-spanning progressive metal to concise folk.

"The Honor Thy Drummer" multimedia collection is available for free download at spaceprog.com. It contains the digital album in MP3 format, a digital PDF booklet featuring photos, lyrics, and bios of the contributing artists. Two of three interviews with contributing artists Relocator, In Progress, and S.A. Adams, are included, and shed light on their collaborations with progressive metal superstars Derek Sherinian, Mark Zonder, and Mike Portnoy himself, all of whom play on the artists‘ tracks featured in Honor Thy Drummer. The third interview will be released in January.

The scope of this endeavor reaches across the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and the American continent. This project, fueled by the hard work and dedication of all of the participants, resulted in a quality work free to the world, and without the complications of revenue generation. The collection is, simply put, a high quality independent project available freely to all that desire the audio/visual experience.

Here are a couple of videos from the compilation:

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1. btbamfav20 writes:

i always wondered y a music news page such as this always puts up the wrong pic for the musicians being covered... i mean, how hard is it to grab a pic off the internet of the people/person ur talking about?

and a portnoy tribute album?!?! it's not like he's dead yet. he just made his biggest mistake of his life is all lmao

NP: The Collective Calm In Mortal Oblivion - Abnormality

# Dec 28, 2010 @ 2:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. deathbringer writes:

Please read our FAQ that is linked in the ? link by the photo. We're working on it.

# Dec 28, 2010 @ 2:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. The_Avant_Garde writes:

post 1 = troll, post 2 = THA MUTHA FUKKIN' BOSS


p.s: sorry, I've been listening to N.W.A for about 4 hours straight now. I dont mind it, buts rubbing off on me now lol

# Dec 28, 2010 @ 8:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. The_Avant_Garde writes:

those videos are actually badass BTW, I cant wait to see the tributes people cook up AFTER he dies!! :D

# Dec 28, 2010 @ 8:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. A Tribute to Mike Portnoy writes:

Mike Portnoy should start his own Mike Portnoy cover band

# Dec 30, 2010 @ 2:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. b.bristowe writes:

...Where he plays guitar.

# Dec 30, 2010 @ 6:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. btbamfav20 writes:

oh, i c now deathbringer, thanks for clearin that up
\m/

# Dec 31, 2010 @ 3:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. FRESH FIST IN YOUR FACE writes:

HE LEFT AX7 CAUSE HE COULDNT HANDLE THE COMPLEXITY OF WHAT THE REV CAOULD PULL OFF DAY IN DAY OUT SH IT VINNIE PAUL ISNT EVEN AS GOOD AS THE REV. WE MISS YOU REV. R.I.P.

NP AX7 BAT COUNTRY

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