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Mike Portnoy Forms New Band With Symphony X Vocalist Russell Allen

Former Dream Theater and Avenged Sevenfold drummer Mike Portnoy has announced through his official Twitter page that he is currently working on a new side-project with Symphony X vocalist Russell Allen. Mike Portnoy commented on the new project by saying:

"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!!!"

In other recent news, Mike Portnoy revealed that he has started work on another new project with guitarist Steve Morse of Deep Purple and multi-instrumentalist Neal Morse (Transatlantic, Spock's Beard) bassist Dave LaRue (Dixie Dregs) and vocalist Casey McPherson of Alpha Rev. The group's debut album is currently planned for release later in the year.

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Cynic's avatar

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1. Cynic writes:

Interesting. Not going to outdo SX any time soon though.

# Feb 4, 2011 @ 2:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. TheIronMan writes:

^Not likely.

I'm looking forward more to his other project with Morse and co.

On a side note, I find it funny that this:

"Former Dream Theater and Avenged Sevenfold drummer Mike Portnoy"

is how he is going to be referred to for the remainder of his years.

# Feb 4, 2011 @ 3:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. The_Avant_Garde writes:

To answer the "is how he is going to be referred to for the remainder of his years?" question, the answer is no. But, until he is in an official active band that we can associate him with we do need to have some point of reference for the casual readers who may not be familiar with Mike Portnoy.

# Feb 4, 2011 @ 3:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. tallica_fan writes:

ok now we can block the avenged sevenfold (i refuse to use the acronym) period from our brains.

# Feb 4, 2011 @ 8:15 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Southern_Bastard writes:

I second that emotion that I would like to hear this project with Steve Morse. He rules.

# Feb 4, 2011 @ 12:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Metalheadx101x writes:

It's never good to be a journeyman, I figure he regrets leaving dreamtheatre now.

# Feb 4, 2011 @ 5:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. b.bristowe writes:

Great singer.

# Feb 4, 2011 @ 6:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. D.Titus writes:

He is regreting leaving Dream Theater as he tried to get back in the moment Avenged ended. The band said "No", or more precisely their lawyer said no on behalf of the band.

# Feb 4, 2011 @ 7:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. ATDAWNTHEYSLEEP writes:

W

# Feb 4, 2011 @ 10:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. ATDAWNTHEYSLEEP writes:

Sorry about that "w" ......f'n computer....why is this still news with him..........he has wore out his welcome before he even started....just go away

# Feb 4, 2011 @ 10:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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