Flying Colors to Release “Third Stage: Live in London” Album This Fall

Progressive Rock supergroup Flying Colors will release a new live album, Third Stage: Live in London via Music Theories Recordings – home to Ayreon, Jordan Rudess, Von Hertzen Brothers, Michael Romeo, Jason Becker, Paul Gilbert, and Spock’s Beard. The album was filmed during their 2019 US and European tour and the footage captures the exhilarating sold-out final night, on the 14th December at the iconic Grade II Listed, Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London. The album will be released on several formats including, Orange transparent 3LP, Blu-ray, digitally, 2CD/DVD, and a 40-page Earbook which includes 5 discs; 2CD album, 2DVDs and a Blu-ray. The Blu-ray and DVDs in the Earbook also include bonus material of music videos and concert footage of their Morsefest 2019 performance in Cross Plains, Tennessee. Check out the live video for ‘Mask Machine’ below, as well as the trailer. Continue reading

NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: October 4th New Music Releases

Purchase and stream all the new music released today!

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Flying Colors Share New Music Video For “The Loss Inside”

Prog Rock supergroup Flying Colors have shared a new video for their song ‘The Loss Inside’, which you can watch below! Their new album Third Degree on 4th of October. The group includes progressive rock and metal stars such as Steve Morse, Casey McPherson, Neal Morse, Dave LaRue, and Mike Portnoy. Continue reading

Flying Colors Release New Single and Video, New Album Due This Fall

Progressive Rock supergroup Flying Colors (Steve Morse, Mike Portnoy, Neal Morse, Dave LaRue, Casey McPherson) have announced their new album Third Degree will arrive October 4th via Mascot Label Group. To kick off the album cycle, the band have released a new single and video for the track More which you can watch below! Pre-orders are also live at the link in this post. Continue reading

Mike Portnoy Would Still Like to Work with Devin Townsend and Mikael Åkerfeldt Someday

 

Mike Portnoy, by Evil Robb Photography

As music fans, we are getting spoiled these days with supergroups and guest collaborations. One rumor of a collaboration from the last decade that didn’t happen was Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater, Sons of Apollo, The Winery Dogs, Neal Morse Band, Flying Colors) Devin Townsend and Opeth’s Mikael Åkerfeldt . In a series of tweets between Portnoy and Townsend the last few days, Portnoy expressed interest that we would still ike to work with them in some capacity someday. Townsend answered back about his admiration for Portnoy, and offered some insights as to why this never happened. Åkerfeldt is not on Twitter and hasn’t commented. This is obviously just speculation and playful musing by Mike. We are not trying to fan the flames of it, except to say we’d love to hear some music from this group, if it ever happens. Remember that music is a gift and these artists don’t owe the fans much of anything. Thanks for sharing Mike, don’t kill us!  Continue reading

We Can Be Heroes: Mark Menghi And Metal Allegiance

Metal Allegiance, by Omar Cordy/OJC Pics

Metal Allegiance, by Omar Cordy/OJC Pics


We caught up with Mark Menghi of Metal Allegiance, in the middle of hellishly busy week for him. He was rehearsing for a tribute performance to Deep Purple’s Made In Japan album at Saint Vitus Bar, in Brooklyn. We has also rehearsing for their first UK performance ever, at Bloodstock Open Air 2016. So when Mark squeezed us in for a chat, we were pleasantly supposed by his calm, humble demeanor. Mark talked a lot about the profound losses to the music world that led the band to create their new EP, Fallen Heroes (Nuclear Blast).

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