Michael Stephen Portnoy (born April 20, 1967) American drummer primarily known as the former drummer and backing vocalist for the progressive metal band Dream Theater. Known for his drumming prowess, Portnoy has won 23 awards from the Modern Drummer magazine. He has co-produced the last six Dream Theater albums with John Petrucci, starting from Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory. From A Change of Seasons onwards, Portnoy has been writing a substantial amount of Dream Theater's lyrics, filling the void left by Kevin Moore, who left the band after the release of Awake.
The Wizard & The Frog are from Jersey C.I (westside)Then moving To Brighton U.K (Southside) And then London (Eastside) origianlly releasing two albums on cassette with original art work on each one. Then moving into the 90's with their a 'Best Of' Cd. Followed by the underrated 'What Would You Rather Bee Or A Wasp?' Having over 20 members drifting in an out ranging from Vikings to Ladybirds right back to Posh Lions and Bumblebees.
Dialogue is the common tag for tracks of famous lines/exchanges in movie soundtracks. There are also at least three groups with the name Dialogue: 1) Dialogue is a project created in 2000 by Stefan Riesen and Niels Jensen straight outta Bern, capital city of Switzerland.Riesen(Founder-manager of Phont Music, SuperBra,Morris Audio,Speaker Attack)joined forces with local young talent Jensen to enter the field of minimal deep dubby clicky house,not afraid of using some tasty samples.Dialogue released several 12"es on labels like Lo-Fi Stereo,Highgrade,Stattmusik and Morris Audio.
Moonsorrow is a pagan metal band formed in Helsinki, Finland, in 1995. Musically, the band incorporates elements of black metal and folk metal in their sound. The band call their sound "epic heathen metal" and try to distance themselves from the term "viking metal". The group's earliest formation consisted of cousins Ville Sorvali (vocals and bass) and Henri Sorvali (guitar and keyboards; also keyboards for Finntroll, Barathrum, and session member of Ensiferum) who released various demos that were much more characteristic of melodic black metal than future releases.
Hailing from Stockholm, Sweden 16 year old Yung Lean (real name Jonatan Leandoer Håstad) along with producers Yung Sherman and Yung Gud form the Sad Boys. Lean is the son of Swedish author, translator and literary editor Kristoffer Leandoer. The Sad Boys are influenced by artists such as Lil B, Future and Main Attrakionz. Producers Young Sherman and Yung Gud incorporate cloud ambient beats and auto-tune while Lean constantly raps about "...Fucking hoes and popping pills like Tic Tacs... " all while he sips on an Arizona Ice Tea.
Internal Bleeding are pioneers of the style of death metal called "slam", based in Long Island, New York. Their sound has paved the way for a whole generation of death metal and death-core bands who put heavy, groove laden riffs in the forefront of their music. Internal Bleeding was formed in 1991 with a short-lived original lineup of guitarist Chris Pervelis, bassist Tom Slobowski, vocalist Brian Richards, drummer Bill Tolley, and guitarist Anthony Miola; Slobowski and Richards were quickly replaced by John Colucco and Eric Wigger, respectively.
Luke Hoskins has been making this particular sort of music under the name of dRillbit since 2003.
He has appeared on numerous compilation cds and has also released 6 of his own official dRillbit releases: Facebreaks album 2005 (Noise Machine : NOISE:005),
The extreme ultra violence EP (Noise Machine : NICE : 002
The Cheap Arse Shitcore EP Or The Shit Arse Cheapcore EP(God Rekidz : GOD103)
DRILLBIT is SHITHEAD Album, 2006 (Noise Machine NOISE : 008)
Their early life in Romania consisted of studying gymnastics and ballet where they toured with the Hungarian National Opera. Moving to the United Kingdom with their mother in 2002, the girls shot to fame as the Cheeky Girls after auditions on the British TV shows, Popstars: The Rivals and Channel Four's Model Behaviour. Although they failed to pass the auditions for either shows, they received enough publicity to launch pop careers, releasing four singles and a debut album in the UK, and also touring Europe and Asia.