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Independent musicians, graphic artists, and a computer graphics demogroup have collaborated on a grand scale multimedia tribute to Mike Portnoy, in celebration of over a quarter of a century of highly influential musicianship. Mike Portnoy's early investment into the Internet, as well as his relationship with the global fan base, created a fad-transcending musical community that continues to grow past the post quarter century mark.

Mike Portnoy has always possessed a strong commitment to bringing a diverse lineup of "under the radar" support bands on the road. These tours introduced hundreds of thousands to some truly genre-defining music, and inspired a new generation with music that would have otherwise remained outside the public view. "Mike, over the years, has fueled an online community with tireless energy and effort, of which it has been a pleasure to be a part of. Members of the community feel that paying some of that energy forward is the least they could do to show their appreciation," says compilation producer Anthony Morse.

The multimedia tribute appears in the form of a free three disc digital album, interviews, and some stunning music videos graphically generated by the legendary Greek demogroup Andromeda Software Development.

"Honor Thy Drummer: A Tribute to Mike Portnoy" contains three digital discs, two new, and a bonus 2009 retrospective disc featuring choice selections from the previous digital release "MPF 2009". "Honor Thy Drummer" features a diverse range of styles and approaches, drawing inspiration from Mr. Portnoy's award-winning approach to music, created by acts inspired by his musical influence. The resulting music seamlessly crosses many musical boundaries weaving from heavy time-spanning progressive metal to concise folk.
The "Honor Thy Drummer" multimedia collection is available for free download at Honor Thy Drummer - A Tribute to Mike Portnoy. It contains the digital album in MP3 format, a digital PDF booklet featuring photos, lyrics, and bios of the contributing artists. Two of three interviews with contributing artists RELOCATOR, IN PROGRESS, and S.A. ADAMS are included, and shed light on their collaborations with progressive metal superstars Derek Sherinian, Mark Zonder, and Mike Portnoy himself, all of whom play on the artists' tracks featured in "Honor Thy Drummer". The third interview will be released in January.

The scope of this endeavor reaches across the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and the American continent. This project, fueled by the hard work and dedication of all of the participants, resulted in a quality work free to the world, and without the complications of revenue generation. The collection is, simply put, a high quality independent project available freely to all that desire the audio/visual experience.
BLABBERMOUTH.NET - Free MIKE PORTNOY Tribute Album Released
 

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Also, an observation:

Osama bin Laden -> Al Jazeera

Mike Portnoy -> Blabbermouth
 

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:facepalm:
 

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Pfft. Screw that. While I'm sure the other material on there is worthwhile picking up. Getting the In_Progress CD is worth it just for Mark Zonder's drumming.

...and the fact that I spent a week and a half mastering it...... ::shameless plug :: :D
 

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It makes sense he's on it to be honest. If your fans made a tribute album for you then asked you to be on it, you'd be kind of a dick to say no :lol:
 

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Anyone else catch that he's on his own tribute album?
Haha yeah. I had to re-read that bit and it still doesn't make complete sense. But it does seem like he's on his own tribute album. That really is something. I mean, it might be that someone approached him with a song he really liked, had ideas for, and wanted to be part of. But if the net result is that you're playing on an album clearly billed as a tribute album to you, you've got to say no, haven't you?

Edit: I'm definitely downloading this, though. Well worth a look.
 

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Well, I don't like him, but he is not the first one to be in his own tribute!
Ozzy did it on Nativity in Black, Halford did in Judas Priest Tributes etc. He is a Dick for sure, but he is not the only EGO on this world :)
 

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Well, I don't like him, but he is not the first one to be in his own tribute!
Ozzy did it on Nativity in Black, Halford did in Judas Priest Tributes etc. He is a Dick for sure, but he is not the only EGO on this world :)
When did halford do it?

Ozzy's tribute was in poor taste, and so is Paul DiAnno covering ANOTHER goddamn Iron Maiden song on ANOTHER fucking tribute album, or releasing a new version of Wrathchild on every solo disc he's put out.
 
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