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Mike Portnoy, Steve Morse Project Announced

Thursday, January 12th 2012 10:00

Flying Colors will release their debut album in March

As well as Portnoy and Deep Purple's Steve Morse, the band contains former Spock's Beard man Neal Morse, plus Dave LaRue (bass) and Casey McPherson (lead vocals, guitar).

"This album has bits and pieces of what you'd expect from each of us,” says Portnoy. "The sum of all its parts led to brand new, unchartered territory for everyone involved."

Flying Colors convened for just nine days in early 2011, and composed and recorded this album during a short and intense session.

"It was quite an experience,” recalls Dave LaRue. "The band moved at a fast pace, ideas flying around the room at all times. Sections of tunes were arranged, and then re-arranged. Ideas were tried every which way until we made them work, or, in some cases, discarded them altogether. Just keeping track of everything was a challenge!" The album is filled with trial and triumph. It's been an inspiring challenge melding folk, prog, pop, and metal all into one big recording."

The debut album is released on 26 March and you can watch a "making of" video below:


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