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Mike Portnoy

Mike Portnoy, baterista y miembro fundador de Dream Theater ha anunciado hace unas horas que deja dicha banda.

El texto en el que Portnoy anuncia su salida de la banda:

“”I am about to write something I never imagined I’d ever write.

“After 25 years, I have decided to leave DREAM THEATER… the band I founded, led and truly loved for a quarter of a century.

“To many people this will come as a complete shock, and will also likely be misunderstood by some, but please believe me that it is not a hasty decision…it is something I have struggled with for the last year or so….

“After having had such amazing experiences playing with HAIL!, TRANSATLANTIC and AVENGED SEVENFOLD this past year, I have sadly come to the conclusion that I have recently had more fun and better personal relations with these other projects than I have for a while now in DREAM THEATER.

“Please don’t misinterpret me, I love the DREAM THEATER guys dearly and have a long history, friendship and bond that runs incredibly deep with them… it’s just that I think we are in serious need of a little break.

“DREAM THEATER was always my baby…and I nurtured that baby every single day and waking moment of my life since 1985… 24/7, 365… never taking time off from DREAM THEATER’s never-ending responsibilites (even when the band was ‘off’ between cycles)… working overtime and way beyond the call of duty that most sane people ever would do for a band.

“But I’ve come to the conclusion that the DREAM THEATER machine was starting to burn me out…and I really needed a break from the band in order to save my relationship with the other members and keep my DREAM THEATER spirit hungry and inspired.

“We have been on an endless write/record/tour cycle for almost 20 years now (of which I have overseen EVERY aspect without a break) and while a few months apart from each other here and there over the years has been much needed and helpful, I honestly hoped the band could simply agree with me to taking a bit of a ‘hiatus’ to recharge our batteries and ‘save me from ourselves’…

“Sadly, in discussing this with the guys, they determined they do not share my feelings and have decided to continue without me rather than take a breather… I even offered to do some occasional work throughout 2011 against my initial wishes, but it was not to be…

“While it truly hurts for me to even think of a DREAM THEATER without Mike Portnoy (hell, my father named the band!!), I do not want to stand in their way…so I have decided to sacrifice myself and simply leave the band so as to not hold them back against their wishes.

“Strangely enough, I just read an interview that I recently did that asked me about the future of DREAM THEATER and I talked about ‘always following your heart and being true to yourself’… Sadly, I must say that at this particular moment, my heart is not with DREAM THEATER…and I would simply be ‘going through the motions,’ and would honestly NOT be true to myself if I stayed for the sake of obligation without taking the break I felt I needed.

“I wish the guys the best and hope the music and legacy we created together is enjoyed by fans for decades to come… I am proud of every album we made, every song we wrote and every show we played….

“I’m sorry to all the disappointed DREAM THEATER fans around the world… I really tried to salvage the situation and make it work… I honestly just wanted a break (not a split)… but happiness cannot be forced, it needs to come from within.

“You DREAM THEATER fans are the greatest fans in the world and as you all know, I have always busted my ass for you guys and I hope that you will stay with me on my future musical journey, wherever it may lead me…. (and as you all know my work ethic, there will surely be no shortage of future Mike Portnoy projects!)””

Una noticia completamente inesperada. Estaremos atentos a una respuesta desde Dream Theater, y al camino que tomará la banda a partir de este momento.


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“Black Clouds & Silver Linings” es el título que la banda de Metal Progresivo Dream Theater, ha elegido para su nuevo álbum que saldrá  a la venta el 23 de junio. Aparte de la versión normal, se publicará en vinilo y habrá una edición especial de tres discos:

  • El disco standard.
  • Un CD instrumental del disco.
  • Un CD con 6 versiones

El batería Mike Portnoy y el guitarrista John Petrucci se han encargado de la producción nuevamente. “Black Clouds & Silver Linings” tendrá el siguiente track-list:

  • 01. A Nightmare to Remember
  • 02. A Rite of Passage
  • 03. Wither
  • 04. The Shattered Fortress
  • 05. The Best of Times
  • 06. The Count of Tuscany

A continuación podréis “escuchar” un extracto de un minuto de su nuevo disco, que Mike Portnoy, batería de Dream Theater tocó en el programa de Eddie Trunk “Friday Night Rocks”.

Portada del DVD de Dream Theater

Publicado: 1 agosto 2008 de MetaLGoddesS en blogs de Música
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Ya se sabe cómo será la portada del próximo DVD de Dream Theater, “Chaos In Motion 2007/2008”. Para gustos…

Chaos In Motion 2007/2008

Chaos In Motion 2007/2008

El próximo 31 de marzo, Dream Theater publicarán “Forsaken”, que pertenece a su último disco “Systematic Chaos”. El en EP se incluirán dos temas en directo grabados en España el año pasado, “Forsaken” y “Constant Motion”.

Ya se puede ver el vídeo en Youtube, y para que no tengáis que ir allí, lo ponemos aquí. Gracias Kike por avisar.


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Official Site

Official Site

Se acerca otra de las giras más esperadas en nuestro país. Tendremos a Dream Theater con Symphony X de teloneros, algo que sin lugar a dudas merece la pena ver, son grupos, por lo menos Dream Theater, que no pasan mucho por aquí. Por el momento hay confirmadas 3 fechas en España:

  • 02 Nov, 2007 Barcelona Palau Olimpic De Badalona
  • 03 Nov, 2007 Madrid Palacio de Deportes
  • 04 Nov, 2007 Durango (Bilbao) Feria De Muestras
  • Entrada: 37,50
  • Apertura de puertas: 19.00 horas

Sobre todo decir que la fecha de Barcelona es como dice ahí en el Palau Olimpic de Badalona, o sea, en el del Juventut; lo digo porque he visto ya varios sitios que lo anuncian en el Sant Jordi y no es así.

Dejo un vídeo del último disco de Dream Theater.

Dream Theater – Constant Motion

¡Hasta la próxima!