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    Posted: February 03 2011 at 19:31

Mike Portnoy posted the following Faceboook status today. I was pretty psyched when I read it:

"VERY excited about a new project I am working on with one my fav singers in the world and my good buddy Sir Russell Allen...wait til you hear this sh*t!!"
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 03 2011 at 19:56
Awesome! 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 03 2011 at 21:16
This is gonna be awesome. Portnoy's still as busy as ever!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 03 2011 at 23:16
Oh he got a new job, cool. I don't particularly like Portnoy but I'd hate to see the guy working at McDonald's or something LOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 04 2011 at 01:30
The full lineup:

Mike Portnoy: Drums
Neal Morse: Keyboards
Dave LaRue: Bass
Steve Morse: Guitar
Russell Allen: Vocals

An unholy fusion of symphonic prog, jazz, and power metal.

Dregsatlantic X

BELIEVE. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 04 2011 at 06:38
Wait 'til Steve Morse insists on including a bluegrass tune. Smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 04 2011 at 07:25
Originally posted by Evolver Evolver wrote:

Wait 'til Steve Morse insists on including a bluegrass tune. Smile


Now that would be interesting.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 04 2011 at 07:48
Originally posted by Harry Hood Harry Hood wrote:



An unholy fusion of symphonic prog, jazz, and power metal.

 

everything worked well till power metal.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 04 2011 at 08:19
Originally posted by Harry Hood Harry Hood wrote:

The full lineup:

Mike Portnoy: Drums
Neal Morse: Keyboards
Dave LaRue: Bass
Steve Morse: Guitar
Russell Allen: Vocals

An unholy fusion of symphonic prog, jazz, and power metal.

Dregsatlantic X

BELIEVE. 


The world will shatter into pieces if this rreally work out due to excessive awesomeness! Big smile Shocked
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 04 2011 at 08:55
Originally posted by omardiyejon omardiyejon wrote:

Originally posted by Harry Hood Harry Hood wrote:



An unholy fusion of symphonic prog, jazz, and power metal.

 

everything worked well till power metal.

That's the best part!!!Tongue

I wonder if this is the same as the project with Neal and Steve.  I kind of hope not, because I was looking forward to another Spock's Beardish project.  But TBH if it is the same project that would be epic too.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 04 2011 at 09:23
Originally posted by Harry Hood Harry Hood wrote:

The full lineup:

Mike Portnoy: Drums
Neal Morse: Keyboards
Dave LaRue: Bass
Steve Morse: Guitar
Russell Allen: Vocals

An unholy fusion of symphonic prog, jazz, and power metal.

Dregsatlantic X

BELIEVE. 

An improved Transatlantic? i hope so, cuz i found The Whirlwind a little bit boring. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 04 2011 at 13:16
I'm pretty sure this is a separate project from the one with the Morses. The Morse project involves Neal Morse, Steve Morse, Mike Portnoy, Dave LaRue and Casey McPherson as the vocalist.

I can't wait to see what musicians are involved in this project. I love both Portnoy and Allen, so it already sounds promising! Mike just doesn't know how to take a break, does he?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 04 2011 at 21:24
I'd like to see them do something other than "mainstream" progressive metal.  It's not likely, but I'd like to hear Portnoy do a bit of experimenting.  And Russell Allen is versatile enough that they wouldn't have to just to do a DT and Symphony X mix. Maybe the other musicians will help with that.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 05 2011 at 03:22
Portnoy & Allen ? This definitly looks promising!Smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 05 2011 at 11:48
This would have been pretty cool 10 years ago.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 05 2011 at 12:27
Let's face it: "super groups" mostly suck.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 05 2011 at 12:41
Originally posted by The T The T wrote:

Let's face it: "super groups" mostly suck.


Transatlantic certainly don't. So I don't think this will either.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 05 2011 at 21:43
Originally posted by Anthony H. Anthony H. wrote:

Originally posted by The T The T wrote:

Let's face it: "super groups" mostly suck.


Transatlantic certainly don't. So I don't think this will either.

See also: The Tangent. Had their roots as a super group before they became Tillison's solo band.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 06 2011 at 11:53
Hope this doesn't mean the next Symphony X album is on hold.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 06 2011 at 11:56
Originally posted by Anthony H. Anthony H. wrote:

Originally posted by The T The T wrote:

Let's face it: "super groups" mostly suck.


Transatlantic certainly don't. So I don't think this will either.

Not only does Transatlantic not suck, I actually prefer it to The Flower Kings and Hogarth-era Marillion.

I don't have the least bit of cynicism about whatever they're cooking up.
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