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Michael Romeo: "we are thankful to Dream Theater"

Discussion in 'Symphony X (Unofficial)' started by †Russel Allen†®, Jun 15, 2007.

  1. †Russel Allen†®

    †Russel Allen†® The King of Terrors

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    Translated from Whiplash!

    Guitarrist Michael Romeo, which presented last night in Porto Alegre in the new brazilian opening tour from SYMPHONY X, spoke recently to "Roadie Crew" magazine about his band's history in Brazil, and the thankfulness that he has to Mike Portnoy and DREAM THEATER.

    Read some passages:

    Symphony X and the first tour in Brazil

    "Before that tour, we had excursioned in Japan, and people are cool there.Though, more reserved, they just applaud, hence demonstrate their affection for their idols. In Brazil... (laughing) The van that took us to the show place was banged, pushed, grabbed. By the time we left the vehicle, many fans showed up, and we didn't know what to do. Mike LePond came to talk to us that he never could expect something like that. He got scared and satisfied at the same time. We had a lot of fun, and it was all insane, and positive, in spite of technical problems".

    Symphony X and Brazil
    "The truth is that as soon as we finished Paradise Lost, we gathered and putted Brazil as a priority to Symphony X. We built a beautiful history there. You took us when our music wasn't even recognized or played in the US. Brazilians are extremely important to this band. We're on our way to your country, and we're already thinking in the comeback, 'cause certainly we will return soon, and then we'll play more songs from 'Paradise Lost'".

    Thankfulness to DREAM THEATER
    "The idea for that to happen [Symphony X participating on Gigantour] came from Mike Portnoy, Dream Theater's drummer, that suggested Symphony X to Dave Mustaine [MEGADETH]. Gigantour opened many doors to us in the US. (...) We are very grateful to the Drover brothers [Shawn and Glen, respectivelly Megadeth's drummer and guitarrist], to Mike Portnoy, and to Dream Theater".

    :worship:notworthy:worship:
     
  2. OfSinsAndShred

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    Nice choice for a subject line... I'm sure it'll ignite something. :lol:

    Thanks for the interview tidbits!
     
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    1by4by9 Member

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    I just agree with Jeff here.
     
  4. DoomsdayZach

    DoomsdayZach The Professor was right

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    And i just agree that romeo > petrucci
     
  5. J-Dubya 777

    J-Dubya 777 It NEVER ends

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    Don't start!
     
  6. Kenneth R.

    Kenneth R. Cináed

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    Mike Portnoy was just trying to get good bands on Gigantour. :lol:
     
  7. †Russel Allen†®

    †Russel Allen†® The King of Terrors

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    C'mon, fellas...

    If this thread starts with these annoying rants about who owns who, I'll ask Jax to close it... OK? When I started it, my intentions were to show that Mr Romeo is a very "down-to-earth" guy, just a music-passionate man, like us, yet he is one of the most talented musicians in the heavy metal scene.

    That said, let's keep it healthy.
     
  8. Iced Dog

    Iced Dog The Stormrider's Pooch

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    he's not starting anything...it simply means Romeo is pointing at Petrucci















    ...and saying "I own you" :D
     
  9. Matt

    Matt Active Member

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    They should be thankful, touring with DT will get them massive publicity and such
     
  10. dparker88

    dparker88 teh base gahtahrest

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    Correction: "I pwnt j00!!!11"
     
  11. Iced Dog

    Iced Dog The Stormrider's Pooch

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    maybe Romeo shouldn't provoke Petrucci, as he may just launch into World Domination mode
     
  12. proulxski

    proulxski Welcome To Kanata Eh!

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    @Iced Dog: RoFlMaO
     
  13. J-Dubya 777

    J-Dubya 777 It NEVER ends

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    You win one Internet! Great opportunity! Just like Gigantour was...
    See my post in the Luis thread....
     
  14. progmetaldan

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    ...and people will die.
     
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    I'm just glad that SX will get the exposure they deserve through going on tour with DT. I can't wait to see this! :headbang:
     
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    I've got nothing to say except :lol:
     
  17. raythetse

    raythetse Where am I?

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    idunno man, a few years ago i would have agreed with you, but JP has put on quite a bit of muscle...
     
  18. Detective Clarence Beauregard

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    OMG LEPONDD > MYYUNG TOO!111!11!11!!1
     
  19. Xtopher

    Xtopher Creation's menace

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    now thats a little insane.

    this is how it goes:

    Thomas Miller > John Myung > Michael Lepond
     
  20. Kenneth R.

    Kenneth R. Cináed

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    with Stu Hamm ahead of all of the above.
     

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