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It will sound great, making you forget that it's not the DT squad playing it.
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It'll sound alright, but there will be 'something' off a tad
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It's gonna be a trainwreck
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Re: Predictions for MP's Shattered Fortress Tour?
« Reply #140 on: February 10, 2017, 08:43:17 PM »
Eric confirmed on guitar.

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Re: Predictions for MP's Shattered Fortress Tour?
« Reply #141 on: February 10, 2017, 08:43:52 PM »
Diego on keys.

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Re: Predictions for MP's Shattered Fortress Tour?
« Reply #142 on: February 10, 2017, 08:48:43 PM »
But who's on drums?  :eek

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Re: Predictions for MP's Shattered Fortress Tour?
« Reply #143 on: February 10, 2017, 08:49:41 PM »
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Re: Predictions for MP's Shattered Fortress Tour?
« Reply #144 on: February 10, 2017, 09:11:11 PM »
Paradigm Shift, Acid Rain, Universal Mind. Mike now talking about the 12SS.

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Re: Predictions for MP's Shattered Fortress Tour?
« Reply #145 on: February 10, 2017, 09:12:59 PM »
Connor, Ross, Richard, and Charlie from Haken brought on now. Three guitar players it looks like.

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Re: Predictions for MP's Shattered Fortress Tour?
« Reply #146 on: February 10, 2017, 09:39:40 PM »
Gildenlow on vocals for a chunk of TDS. Starting TRoaE now.

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Re: Predictions for MP's Shattered Fortress Tour?
« Reply #147 on: February 10, 2017, 09:44:40 PM »
Who sang TGP?

Who sang the rest of TDS?
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Re: Predictions for MP's Shattered Fortress Tour?
« Reply #148 on: February 10, 2017, 09:47:33 PM »
Ted from Spock's Beard on vocals for Root.

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Re: Predictions for MP's Shattered Fortress Tour?
« Reply #149 on: February 10, 2017, 09:49:30 PM »
Who sang TGP?

Who sang the rest of TDS?

Ross form Haken.

Mike doing vox for Repentance.

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Re: Predictions for MP's Shattered Fortress Tour?
« Reply #150 on: February 10, 2017, 09:51:12 PM »
I have no idea who any of these people are (other than MP obviously). I can't wait to see some video of this.
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Re: Predictions for MP's Shattered Fortress Tour?
« Reply #151 on: February 10, 2017, 09:52:30 PM »
So TGP was basically Haken with Portnoy on drums, and so was TDS but with a bit of Gildenlow and now Repentance is the Portnoy show?


Eh. Looking forward to hearing the Gildenlow part. Not a Haken fan, so most of that does nothing for me. And Mike really should have considered my feelings first.
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Re: Predictions for MP's Shattered Fortress Tour?
« Reply #152 on: February 10, 2017, 11:01:29 PM »
Was anything played other than 12SS?

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Re: Predictions for MP's Shattered Fortress Tour?
« Reply #153 on: February 10, 2017, 11:09:28 PM »
Summary:

Portnoy, Tony Levin, Diego from Haken, and Eric from NMB did Paradigm Shift, Acid Rain, and Universal Mind.

Main band for the 12 Step Suite was Diego on keys, Eric on lead guitar, Connor from Haken on bass, and Rich and Charlie from Haken both on rhythm guitar (though they did jump in on a couple unisons). Ross was the primary vocalist, with Daniel Gildenlow DOI g the first 2/3 or so of This Dying Soul and Ted Leonard doing most of The Root of All Evil. Mike did most of Repentance. Ross, Daniel, and Ted all sang the very last vocal section of The Shattered Fortress. No additional DT material played.

Overall I can honestly say this was phenomenal. Considering the complexity of the material and the limited rehearsal time, they were fairly locked in. There was just one minor but noticeable slip up in Acid Rain that I could tell. Eric is an absolute monster, he nailed all the leads. I was a little worried about how Ross might hold up but he was mostly very good. Also, as Nick pointed out, he  mostly struggled on parts that I wouldn't be surprised if James had trouble with.

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Re: Predictions for MP's Shattered Fortress Tour?
« Reply #154 on: February 10, 2017, 11:11:25 PM »
How did they do the transitions? Did they actually come up with cool transitions or did they just end one song and then start the next?

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Re: Predictions for MP's Shattered Fortress Tour?
« Reply #155 on: February 10, 2017, 11:42:34 PM »
Starts in an hour. Essentially confirmed by gear on stage is Eric Gillette, Conner Green, and Diego.

Who are those people?
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Re: Predictions for MP's Shattered Fortress Tour?
« Reply #156 on: February 11, 2017, 02:09:17 AM »
TAC, BlobvanDam, you've never heard of Haken before this? Like, the biggest new prog band of the decade? You need to fix that as soon as possible. You're missing out!

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Re: Predictions for MP's Shattered Fortress Tour?
« Reply #157 on: February 11, 2017, 02:16:09 AM »
TAC, BlobvanDam, you've never heard of Haken before this? Like, the biggest new prog band of the decade? You need to fix that as soon as possible. You're missing out!

Or not. I know you were not talking to me, of course, but let me say that I simply cannot stand the singer.

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Re: Predictions for MP's Shattered Fortress Tour?
« Reply #158 on: February 11, 2017, 02:28:58 AM »
TAC, BlobvanDam, you've never heard of Haken before this? Like, the biggest new prog band of the decade? You need to fix that as soon as possible. You're missing out!

Or not. I know you were not talking to me, of course, but let me say that I simply cannot stand the singer.

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It just surprised me that they've never heard of probably the most popular new prog band to start their career in this decade.

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Re: Predictions for MP's Shattered Fortress Tour?
« Reply #159 on: February 11, 2017, 02:36:18 AM »
TAC, BlobvanDam, you've never heard of Haken before this? Like, the biggest new prog band of the decade? You need to fix that as soon as possible. You're missing out!

I've heard of them, but I don't listen to them, or know any of the musicians in the band. I'm anti-prog. :biggrin:
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Re: Predictions for MP's Shattered Fortress Tour?
« Reply #160 on: February 11, 2017, 04:02:32 AM »
So it's basically Haken with Eric Gillette and MP?

That's actually slightly disappointing. I mean, I like Haken, but I wish MP would get his musicians out of different pools than just one.

That said, has it been confirmed that this is the band for the other dates in the summer?
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« Reply #161 on: February 11, 2017, 04:40:38 AM »
How did they do the transitions? Did they actually come up with cool transitions or did they just end one song and then start the next?

I wasn't there, I would assume that TGP > TDS went exactly as DT were doing it live.
TDS > Root should continue without a pause from the moment that TDS ends to the moment Root starts "for real", without the whole intro.
Root > Repentance could just flow normally, holding the last note of Root and then starting Repentance.
Repentance > Shattered I have no clue about, and it's what I was most interested to hear.

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« Reply #162 on: February 11, 2017, 04:47:13 AM »
I realize people are disappointed this was mostly Haken with Mike Portnoy on drums and an extra guitarist, but I'm sure those are the best guys Mike could put together.

Also, I'm very interested in Ted singing The Root of all evil, I can actually picture it perfectly. :tup

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Re: Predictions for MP's Shattered Fortress Tour?
« Reply #163 on: February 11, 2017, 06:09:34 AM »
TAC, BlobvanDam, you've never heard of Haken before this? Like, the biggest new prog band of the decade? You need to fix that as soon as possible. You're missing out!

Or not. I know you were not talking to me, of course, but let me say that I simply cannot stand the singer.

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It just surprised me that they've never heard of probably the most popular new prog band to start their career in this decade.

Oh, OK, it was a misunderstanding on my part then. Yes, Haken are very popular in the prog metal scene (simply not my cup of tea).

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Re: Predictions for MP's Shattered Fortress Tour?
« Reply #164 on: February 11, 2017, 07:17:41 AM »
I have no idea who any of these people are (other than MP obviously). I can't wait to see some video of this.

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Re: Predictions for MP's Shattered Fortress Tour?
« Reply #165 on: February 11, 2017, 08:06:32 AM »
Some potato-quality footage of The Glass Prison
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« Reply #166 on: February 11, 2017, 08:44:26 AM »
That looks like a lot of fun. Mike must have had the time of his life playing these tunes. I was very uninterested in all of this, but now I'm looking forward to some more footage.

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Re: Predictions for MP's Shattered Fortress Tour?
« Reply #167 on: February 11, 2017, 09:08:44 AM »
That TGP clip sounds great! Everything sounds awesome to me except the Portnoy singing Repentance part. I'm sure he probably did a good job, but I've never been a fan of his vocals so I would've liked if Daniel Gildenlow or Ted stepped up to sing that; but oh well. It's kinda nice he gets a lead moment in the performance of his suite.
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Re: Predictions for MP's Shattered Fortress Tour?
« Reply #168 on: February 11, 2017, 09:18:42 AM »
Some potato-quality footage of The Glass Prison
https://www.facebook.com/boscoaguilar/videos/1435776949790527/

I hope some more footage of whole songs appears, but that sounded excellent from what I could hear. Better than I was expecting under the circumstances. That's probably the benefit of sticking mostly to one band to cover it.
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« Reply #169 on: February 11, 2017, 09:30:55 AM »
Those are all incredible musicians and absolutely the right collaboration choices, especially Eric Gillette. Hope that MP had a blast. 

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« Reply #170 on: February 11, 2017, 09:33:37 AM »
TAC, BlobvanDam, you've never heard of Haken before this? Like, the biggest new prog band of the decade? You need to fix that as soon as possible. You're missing out!

Obviously I've heard of Haken. I listened to the first album, which I found a bit loopy. I would have no idea who any of the band members are.
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« Reply #171 on: February 11, 2017, 09:44:28 AM »
 I'm glad he stuck with one core band with guest vocalists. One of my worries when this was announced that it would sound disjointed with various musicians coming on stage and leaving throughout the piece. Part of appeal of hearing the suite played live is seeing the 5 tunes unified as one piece.

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« Reply #172 on: February 11, 2017, 09:58:18 AM »
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Re: Predictions for MP's Shattered Fortress Tour?
« Reply #173 on: February 11, 2017, 10:09:34 AM »
Of course. For Haken it's a no-brainer as well. Getting asked ny Mike freaking Portnoy to play his songs. I would do it in a heartbeat. From the outsider's perspective though, I think it's a little bit lame that it's essentially Haken covering DT songs with a different drummer (poor Ray!). Which makes me wonder why Eric Gillette is a part of it. Maybe on further editions he's not using all of Haken, but since they were all on the boat anyways, they all joined.

In hindsight, this gives the 'Haken joins MP dfor a poolparty' Facebook posts infinitely more context. I'm sure they decided then and there that this would happen. Anyway, I'll be at either Be Prog! My Friend or Night of the Prog, so I'll catch it there.
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Re: Predictions for MP's Shattered Fortress Tour?
« Reply #174 on: February 11, 2017, 10:13:31 AM »
TAC, BlobvanDam, you've never heard of Haken before this? Like, the biggest new prog band of the decade? You need to fix that as soon as possible. You're missing out!

Obviously I've heard of Haken. I listened to the first album, which I found a bit loopy. I would have no idea who any of the band members are.

I would highly recommend checking out any of their last three releases (Affinity, The Mountain, or the Restorations EP). I haven't listened to the first album yet, but their recent output is really great.