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Meanstreak Announce New EP, Unleash “Giant Speaks”

Meanstreak, the reunited all-female thrash metal band featuring the wives of three Dream Theater members, have announced a new EP titled Blood Moon. In advance of its February 2nd release, the band has unleashed the single “Giant Speaks.”

Slyly promoting themselves as “The Real Housewives of Heavy Metal” in a new press release, Meanstreak feature guitarist Marlene Portnoy (wife of Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy), guitarist Rena Sands Petrucci (wife of Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci), and Martens Myung (wife of Dream Theater bassist John Myung). The lineup is rounded out by singer Bettina France and drummer Yael Rallis.

As one of the first all-female thrash bands ever, Meanstreak’s first run lasted from 1985 to 1994. They reunited in 2022 to support John Petrucci’s tour featuring Mike Portnoy.

Blood Moon will be the band’s first official release since their one-and-only full-length studio album, 1988’s Roadkill.

“The Meanstreak reunion has been nothing short of incredible,” stated Marlene Portnoy. “It’s been almost 30 years and once we were together, it felt like not a day had passed. Making music with these talented ladies has been the highlight of my life and I’m so excited to see what the future holds for all of us.”

Rena Sands Petrucci added, “We realized this Meanstreak reunion had to happen when we had a zoom party during the pandemic. We weren’t sure if it would go over after 28 years apart but during a 2-month US tour, the crowds were overwhelmingly supportive and gave us the strength and determination to finish our Blood Moon EP and continue our never-ending journey. We can’t wait to get on the road again and share our new material with our amazing fans!!!”

Take a listen to “Giant Speaks,” a new recording of a song that previously appeared on their 1989 demo tape The Other Side, below. Pre-order or pre-save the Blood Moon EP here.

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