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Portnoy left DT

Discussion in 'Symphony X (Unofficial)' started by Postulate, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. Postulate

    Postulate Have a nice day! :)

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    Yea just saw that on the MP forums. This has seriously ruined my day. I'm shocked.:OMG:
     
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    TheRelic Prog Nerd Extraordinaire

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    If any of you are on DTF, this is PlaysLikeMyung

    I'm in complete and utter shock at this announcement. DT without Portnoy just... doesn't seem like DT at all :(
     
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    I really hope this is just a phase and he returns to DT.

    Probably not though... looks likely there won't be a new DT album to look forward to :(

    SX, hurry up and get your album out so I know at least that's coming.

    Next I'm expecting Myles Kennedy to leave Alter Bridge after their album
     
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    Wow, damn. This is shocking news indeed. I sometimes think I have a curse that causes bad things to happen with bands I like(and with other things outside of music), and between this and Roy Khan being sick, things are only getting worse for me. This is terrible, and I'm really not sure if I want the band to continue after this, I like Portnoy too much, so listening to them without him would be tough.
     
  6. proulxski

    proulxski Welcome To Kanata Eh!

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    Maybe this is why the new album is taking so long, maybe Rullo was invited to fill his shoes and he told Symphony X to fuck off! Just saying...

    On a serious not though, love portnoy, but he is overrated. I do think DT wont be DT without him, however I have a strong feeling Portnoy being gone will change the musical direction for the better.

    EDIT: On a side note, maybe if he decided to play a regular sized kit, instead of showing off he wouldn't be so burnt out!
     
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    I agree with many Dream Theater fans out there- it was time MP left! I've been the biggest DT fan for a very long time and it was disheartening to see and read many of MP comments in regards to his other projects. Don't get me wrong, I agree that an artist needs to branch out but they also need to remember where priorities and commitments lie when it concerns their main project/band/business.

    Dream Theater will continue, their music will carry and I believe in the "band/ team" concept. With the exception of Rush, all band members are replaceable because it's about the music, the band and most importantly- The Fans!

    Dream Theater will Prevail!:kickass:
     
  8. Meedleyx10

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    Well, Rudess has put out a statement saying that the band still has plans to go in the studio in January and tour after that, so on that note, I'm more excited about what they'll do with out him than I am sad that he's gone.
     
  9. Prismatic Sphere

    Prismatic Sphere We Carouse

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    I don't really care because DT offered so little after Scenes From A Memory but hey, it's about time something gave with them is all I can say.


    Mike Portnoy's drumkit:

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  10. Phanto

    Phanto Alalalalalalalala.

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    So he wanted to take a break but the rest of the band didn't so he left.

    Well as Prismatic Sphere wrote, they didn't really make anything noteworthy after SFAM. Then again SFAM is one of the best albums ever made.

    I guess it's a little sad.
     
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    It does suck, but the other players in DT are awesome at what they do..

    I will just act as if I never knew who DT was until after this.. maybe that will help.. if I can even do it.. :(
     
  12. The Stormbringer

    The Stormbringer www.Metal1.info

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    Uh oh. Hadn't thought of that until now. Hopefully FW stick with Bobby Jarzombek, who has been a great replacement for Zonder so far.

    As for DT, this might be a chance for a breeze of much needed fresh air in their dated songwriting formula.
     
  13. EyeballKid

    EyeballKid Shyamalan'd

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    Guy's being completely honest. If he doesn't want to be in the band, leave the band. Good for Portnoy for having the sensibility to walk away.

    I'm with proul on this one, hopefully it changes DT for the better (or at least makes them listenable again).
     
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    Portnoy was the wrong one to leave the band in order to make them listenable again (I'm looking at you, LaBrie, and Rudess to a lesser extent).

    I'm a little confused how the band is still going... wasn't Portnoy the one who called all the shots? Wouldn't this be like Steve Harris leaving Maiden? Oh well. Maybe now Myung can get some of his ideas in.
     
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    i wonder who'll replace him?Thomas Lang?Jarzombek?
     
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    ABQShredHead ©1970

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    I'm saddened.

    Does that mean the 12-step series ends?
     
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    They finished it on the last album.

    But I am assuming this means we wont hear the whole thing live as planned.
     
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    The news saddens me, but I am looking forward to see if Dt goes back to a more progressive feel.
     
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    Ryan M. Theocratic Fanatic

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    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is a nightmare! At least Transatlantic is good...
     
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