Portnoy, Allen team up for prog-metal project

by Michael Popke

Ex-Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy recently tweeted about a new project, proving he is keen to move past awkward breakups with both Dream Theater and Avenged Sevenfold:

VERY excited about a new project I’m working on w one my fav singers in the world: my bro Sir Russell Allen…wait til you hear this sh*t!!!

You may recall that Allen’s main band, Symphony X, was working on a new album last summer that was supposed to be out already. Allen, like Portnoy, doesn’t like to sit still for long – taking on projects with Jorn Lande, Ayreon and his own solo work in the past. Both men are powerhouse performers with their chosen instruments, and it should be fun to see (and hear) how this goes.

(And if you’re not following Portnoy on Twitter, I urge you to do so. He posts about everything from iPhones to  TV shows to middle school sporting events.)

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