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Here’s what Dream Theater’s next album will sound like, according to Mike Portnoy

Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy has told fans what to expect from their 16th album.Having rejoined the Boston prog metal band in October last year after a 13-year absence, Portnoy has said (via Blabbermouth) the upcoming record will pick up where his last effort with the band left off.“There’s a certain style that the five of us have when we write together,” Portnoy explained.“And if you listen to the album with this lineup from 1999, ‘[Metropolis Pt.

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Download boss approached “21 bands” to headline 2024 festival in “hardest year” for line-up
Download Festival, has revealed that the upcoming 2024 edition was the “hardest year” to secure a line-up – with the team having to approach “21 bands” to find headliners.The promoter was speaking to Planet Rock about the struggle, shortly before the official line-up for the festival was announced on Tuesday night (November 7) – with Queens Of The Stone Age, Avenged Sevenfold and Fall Out Boy set to headline next year’s instalment.80 other acts were also announced for the 2024 edition, including Slipknot legend Corey Taylor, Pantera, Machine Head, The Offspring, Sum 41 and Royal Blood.However, speaking to the outlet, Copping revealed that the team had found it “really tough” locking in these artists compared to previous years.“I don’t mind admitting, this year for 2024 we approached 21 different headliners for Download,” he said. “It’s been probably the hardest year – I’ve said that in previous years before when it’s been hard to put the bill together – but this year has been particularly hard.”According to the festival boss, he has seen that other festivals across Europe have “have been feeling the same” and also “struggling to lock the bands in.”“Myself and the team, we dug in really hard…We would list all the bands that we should go for and, yeah, it was 21 different acts that we approached.