Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Mike Portnoy leaves Adrenaline Mob

Here's my post from Facebook just a bit ago

For what this is worth. To Mike Portnoy, this is obviously a very big deal. And to the fans of Adrenaline Mob as well. But to be honest, to the fans of his like myself, and more or less the majority of the progressive rock and prog metal communities, Adrenaline Mob was the least appealing of his new bands/projects since leaving Dream Theater. Even if he likely considered it his most important/significant in a lot of ways. But obviously if it was, it wasn't as important as doing as many of these new projects at once, and in effect potentially holding the band back.

Best of luck to AM, even though I never got into it.


A Message From Mike Portnoy:

It saddens me to announce that the 4 upcoming shows in Latin America this month supporting Halestorm will be my last with Adrenaline Mob.

Unfortunately, I have scheduling conflicts that prevent me from being able to fully commit to the band's future activities at the moment.

As I cannot be in two places at the same time, I don't want to hold them back and have to wait for my schedule to re-open up to resume activity.

I'm very proud of what we started together and the music we made over the past two years and I wish the guys all the best in the future.