This quarterfinal matchup of the Greatest Metal Drummer tournament features two highly respected former members of two of metal's favorite bands, as ex-Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo takes on ex-Dream Theater stickman Mike Portnoy!
Although Dream Theater frontman James Labrie has gone on record saying that he doesn’t ever see a time when founding member and drummer Mike Portnoy would be invited to return to the band due to Mike Mangini becoming a permanent fixture, the possibility of Portnoy’s latest project the Winery Dogs and Dream Theater sharing a stage is an idea that Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci is open to.
While a number of bands have made it into Loudwire's Cage Match Hall of Fame for winning five song battles in a row, few, if any, have done so as impressively as Dream Theater, who enter the Hall of Fame with their track 'The Enemy Inside.'
Dream Theater's run in our Cage Match has been a magnificent production. The band just ousted Korn in their latest matchup and are now just one win away from entering the Loudwire Cage Match Hall of Fame with their fifth and final victory! In order to do so, they'll have to beat a legendary metal act.
Black Sabbath are back with their critically acclaimed album '13,
Can any band stop Dream Theater? The progressive metal act earned its third straight victory in the previous Cage Match with a hard-fought win over Alter Bridge. Now, they'll have to defeat another big-name act to keep their winning streak alive.
Progressive metal champions Dream Theater are poised to release their latest album, a self-titled effort, next month, marking the group's second disc with drummer Mike Mangini. As we all know, Mangini replaced former drummer Mike Portnoy, who left the band then attempted to return but was rebuffed. With Portnoy recently again saying he would return to the band in a heartbeat if asked, frontman James Labrie has weighed in on the matter.
We recently had the pleasure of attending a Dream Theater listening party in New York City for the band's upcoming self-titled release. The members of Dream Theater and those in attendance all hung out with some lovely food and drink while the album blasted through massive speakers, so we took the opportunity to chat with legendary Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci.
Just as Avenged Sevenfold were at the doorstep of the Cage Match Hall of Fame, progressive metal masters Dream Theater swept the rug out from under A7X. Now carving out their own Cage Match trail to the Hall of Fame, Dream Theater face a familiar name with a new face.
Avenged Sevenfold continue their Cage Match domination with a landslide victory over Alice in Chains. A7X only need one more win to enter the Cage Match Hall of Fame, and this next band boasts a fan base just as rabid as Avenged Sevenfold's.
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