Mike Portnoy Launches Own Metal Band

Tuesday, 6th January 2015

Drummer Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, ADRENALINE MOB) has launched his first full-on metal project. He writes on Facebook: “I just laid down the most brutal drum performance of my career! Picture ‘Angel Of Death’ [SLAYER] meets ‘Dyers Eve’ [METALLICA]… I FINALLY have my metal outlet!”

According to Portnoy, more information about his new metal project will be made available soon.

Portnoy, who co-founded DREAM THEATER 30 years ago, abruptly quit the band in September 2010 while on tour with AVENGED SEVENFOLD. He has since been replaced by Mike Mangini (ANNIHILATOR, EXTREME, JAMES LABRIE, STEVE VAI). Portnoy later revealed that he tried to rejoin DREAM THEATER, only to be rebuffed.