MIKE PORTNOY’s SHATTERED FORTRESS Line-Up Was Revealed

MIKE PORTNOY's SHATTERED FORTRESS Line-Up Was Revealed

Mike Portnoy‘s project Shattered Fortress was assembled with an idea of performing the 12 Step Suite, which the drummer originally wrote as a member of Dream Theater in the period from 2001 to 2009. The suite features five songs in total: “The Glass Prison” from Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence, “This Dying Soul” from Train of Thought, “The Root of All Evil” from Octavarium, “Repentance” from Systematic Chaos, and “The Shattered Fortress” from Black Clouds & Silver Linings.

Portnoy has gathered a team of musicians under the name Shattered Fortress, with the idea of performing the suite for the drummer’s 50th birthday at the Cruise of the Edge festival. The show that happened yesterday included the following line-up:

Mike Portnoy – drums & lead vocals on “Repentance”
Conner Green – bass
Diego Tejeida – keyboards
Richard Henshall – guitars
Charlie Griffiths – guitars
Eric Gillette – guitars
Ross Jennings – lead vocals on “The Glass Prison” & ”The Shattered Fortress”
Daniel Gildenlow - lead vocals on “This Dying Soul”
Ted Leonard - lead vocals on “The Root of All Evil”

Portnoy also included material from his work with Liquid Tension Experiment, with Tony Levin on bass, Eric Gillette on guitar and Diego Tejeida on keyboards.

Cover photo by Kyle Fagala

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