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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1400 on: July 01, 2015, 07:14:54 AM »
would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
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Re: Mike Portnoy
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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1402 on: July 01, 2015, 02:08:13 PM »
I'd still like to know more about the private jet? Who in their relationship could afford to rent one for a flight? (or own it?).


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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1403 on: July 01, 2015, 02:50:46 PM »
It was a PA28; a single prop.

Not sure why you're asking the question but it wasn't a jet. Hiring a single prop isn't prohibitively expensive.
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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1404 on: July 01, 2015, 03:58:34 PM »
It's a story that should be familiar to most of us but a great tribute nonetheless.
https://bravewords.com/news/mike-portnoy-pays-tribute-to-grade-11-high-school-teacher-thank-you-pat-lynch-for-changing-my-life
Gotta say, as much as MP's emotional intensity creates problems for him sometimes, it also creates some really beautiful moments and stories like this as well. Really nice, sad and powerful stuff.

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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1405 on: July 01, 2015, 08:29:11 PM »
It was a PA28; a single prop.

Not sure why you're asking the question but it wasn't a jet. Hiring a single prop isn't prohibitively expensive.

Because every article I've read says "private jet" which can be quite expensive.

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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1406 on: July 01, 2015, 09:13:44 PM »
It was a PA28; a single prop.

Not sure why you're asking the question but it wasn't a jet. Hiring a single prop isn't prohibitively expensive.

Because every article I've read says "private jet" which can be quite expensive.
It was a privately owned Piper Cherokee and was non-commercial, flying under general aviation rules.  Since there were four people on board I'd guess that they were riding up with another couple, one of which was a pilot.
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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1407 on: July 01, 2015, 11:49:12 PM »
...and the pilot sadly suffered a heart attack. The circumstances around the crash were awful.
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Re: Mike Portnoy
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« Reply #1409 on: July 13, 2015, 10:34:41 AM »
Well it sounds like early Testament which is no surprise.......... it's a decent enough thrashy song.  I've been listening to quite a bit of thrash lately and this certainly doesn't stand out as much better than anything else.
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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1410 on: July 13, 2015, 10:35:54 AM »
I agree, it's a decent thrashy song that I enjoyed enough, but nothing exceptional that makes me need this album.
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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1411 on: July 13, 2015, 10:40:11 AM »
First track off Metal Allegiance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=zjXEXx-mIdc

It wasn't bad, but this song could have easily been on The Formation of Damnation.

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« Reply #1412 on: July 13, 2015, 10:49:36 AM »
I loved it!

I will have to check out The Formation of Damnation.
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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1413 on: July 13, 2015, 11:54:51 AM »
Fun enough, but pretty typical 80s thrash.

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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1414 on: July 13, 2015, 02:03:58 PM »
I loved it!

I will have to check out The Formation of Damnation.
That is a great album!
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« Reply #1415 on: July 13, 2015, 02:51:29 PM »
I was no thrash fan back in the day but I like some now. This is exactly how I like it too, and struggle to find. I will probably pick this up.
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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1416 on: July 13, 2015, 04:06:42 PM »
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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1417 on: July 13, 2015, 04:20:18 PM »
Fun enough, but pretty typical 80s thrash.

I was honestly expecting James Hetfield to start singing. And when the vocals came out, I actually thought for a second it was James.
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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1418 on: July 13, 2015, 04:52:54 PM »
Mark Osegueda is pretty funny:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCnr4GnBxJ0  :lol
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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1419 on: July 13, 2015, 06:05:06 PM »
First track off Metal Allegiance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=zjXEXx-mIdc
Mike's drumming  :omg: He's definitely in his element!

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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1420 on: July 14, 2015, 07:15:20 PM »
Metal by numbers, which I feel like most modern thrash metal is.

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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1421 on: July 15, 2015, 04:01:42 AM »
Just listened to this, fantastic to hear Mike playing like that!  Digging it.

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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1422 on: July 15, 2015, 05:17:16 PM »
If you guys have time to kill, Mike did a 1.5 hour interview with Jamey Jasta on the Jasta Show. It's a good listen, he talks about DT, MA, WD and a ton of other stuff. It's not just an interview, but a conversation, which is refreshing. Check it!

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My favorite part of this interview is when Mike namechecks John Zorn. Never got the impression that he was on Mike's radar before. That's awesome.

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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1423 on: July 16, 2015, 09:38:03 AM »
First track off Metal Allegiance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=zjXEXx-mIdc
Mike's drumming  :omg: He's definitely in his element!

Mike's flying around that kit. I'm happy for him that he got to do this project. He's been in bands of all different styles but he's never been a true metal band (Avenged Sevenfold doesn't count since he only recorded the parts and didn't write them).
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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1424 on: July 16, 2015, 10:12:19 AM »
First track off Metal Allegiance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=zjXEXx-mIdc
Mike's drumming  :omg: He's definitely in his element!

Mike's flying around that kit. I'm happy for him that he got to do this project. He's been in bands of all different styles but he's never been a true metal band (Avenged Sevenfold doesn't count since he only recorded the parts and didn't write them).

I guess Adrenaline Mob didn't count?  :lol

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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1425 on: July 16, 2015, 11:26:25 AM »
Adrenaline Mob were are basically Spinal Tap without the jokes.

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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1426 on: July 16, 2015, 12:11:15 PM »
It's more appropriate for this type of music, but that track might break the record for brickwalled audio. I mean, holy crap.
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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1427 on: July 16, 2015, 12:15:53 PM »
It's more appropriate for this type of music, but that track might break the record for brickwalled audio. I mean, holy crap.

The new Metal Allegiance one? It's not that compressed for modern metal music. The general production isn't stellar by any means, but for dynamic range it seems alright.
(If I had to take a guess, I'd say around DR7)
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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1428 on: July 16, 2015, 12:42:48 PM »
It's more appropriate for this type of music, but that track might break the record for brickwalled audio. I mean, holy crap.

The new Metal Allegiance one? It's not that compressed for modern metal music. The general production isn't stellar by any means, but for dynamic range it seems alright.
(If I had to take a guess, I'd say around DR7)

It could have been a lot worse. I looked at the wavs it's right to the edge but not over. Some tracks hit harder than others, but not over.

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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1429 on: July 16, 2015, 03:10:49 PM »
I've had a Metal Allegiance Youtube video running at work today, figured I'd share this gem with you:

https://youtu.be/tj_3FFEpCeo?t=1955

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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1430 on: July 16, 2015, 03:41:04 PM »
I've had a Metal Allegiance Youtube video running at work today, figured I'd share this gem with you:

https://youtu.be/tj_3FFEpCeo?t=1955

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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1431 on: July 19, 2015, 01:51:19 PM »
Um, the song kind of sucks.
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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1432 on: July 19, 2015, 04:42:54 PM »
Of course I haven't heard the rest of the album,  but this might be the first tribute album with original songs I've encountered.
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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1433 on: July 19, 2015, 05:00:40 PM »
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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1434 on: July 19, 2015, 05:37:50 PM »
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