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Album: Dream Theater – Dream Theater

September 10th, 2013

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Dream Theater
Dream Theater
Roadrunner Records
23 September 2013

by Raziq Rauf

A Dramatic Turn of Events was only superficially spectacular. It sounded like a Dream Theater album, but little else. It felt like they were going through the motions somewhat and as they were adapting to a new drummer in Mike Mangini, having written the bulk of his drum lines before he joined, it wasn’t surprising that a little of the dynamism that comes from the ease of familiarity was lost.

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Future Hits 134: Shattered Skies

February 7th, 2013

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Shattered Skies
From: Dublin, Ireland
Lazy equation: Meshuggah + Dream Theater + TesseracT + you get it
URL: Facebook // Bandcamp

Thrash Hits verdict: This Irish quartet isn’t exactly new but they’re on the verge of doing something. Progressive metal or Djent or whatever you want to call it has become exceptionally popular over the last five years and Shattered Skies have a curiously melodic take on the genre. You won’t find many other unsigned bands that sound this good. Yes, they’re unsigned. We speak to guitarist, Ian Rockett.

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Album: Adrenaline Mob – Omertà

April 6th, 2012

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Adrenaline Mob
Omertà
Century Media
19 March 2012

by David Keevill

The arrival of a heavyweight supergroup usually causes one of two reactions. On the one hand, this is this perfect opportunity to see all of your favourite musicians come together in a “dream team”-style scenario, and if by chance this magic formula works, then they’re probably one of few lucky amalgamations not to be utter smegma. In the other, much more swollen bracket, are the musical unions that give way a group of musicians whose heads struggle to fit into one room and whose cock measuring activities take priority over pretty much everything else.

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Album: Avenged Sevenfold – Nightmare

August 5th, 2010


Avenged Sevenfold
Nightmare
Warner Bros.
27 July 2010

by Tom Dare

No one with even a passing familiarity with rock music can be unaware of the tragic death of Avenged Sevenfold’s drummer Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan late last year. Now the Californians have returned with their fifth album Nightmare, and while not even we are big enough bastards to not have anything other than great sympathy for the band losing their friend, the record must be judged purely on the music.

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Progressive Nation Interview: Fredrik Akesson of Opeth on being in Opeth, not Dream Theater

October 22nd, 2009

With Swedish metallers Opeth recently touring with prog overlords Dream Theater, Chris Cope caught up with axeman Fredrik Akesson to talk about his role in the band and why Scandinavia creates so many big, bad metalheads.

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It’s nearly show-time at the final UK show of the tour, and we’re enlisted with the task of taking the burly, hairy man out of his cosy dressing room for a chat. Thankfully Fredrik doesn’t mind standing about in the cold wasteland of boxes and gear behind the stage. It’s extremely dark. Hope he doesn’t bite…

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Progressive Nation Interview: Jordan Rudess of Dream Theater on Prog, Portnoy and iPhones

October 21st, 2009

When progressive metal godfathers Dream Theater landed in Glasgow to wow the wits out of far-from-innocent people with 113/19 time signatures, Chris Cope sat down for a quick chinwag with keyboard wizard Jordan Rudess

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In a few hours he’ll be onstage, headlining the Glasgow SECC, but just now Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess is pretending to be a normal human being and lounging in a hotel bar. There’s a red carpet outside, but that’s for the Indian wedding guests congregating behind us, not for Jordan, or indeed Thrash Hits. The cheek.

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